The Morning Read: May 17, 2006

The Post reports that former deputy mayor under Giuliani Rudy Washington may have a respiratory illness related to pollution at the World Trade Center; and John Faso voted against equal pay.

The Times reports Faso’s growing support is beginning to make Republicans nervous; and Jonathan Hicks profiles Denise O’Donnell.

And the Sun’s editorial board wonders if Mike Bloomberg might really have national ambitions.

—Nicole Brydson