The Morning Read: July 6, 2006

The Times reports on Hillary Clinton’s political calculation in the Connecticut Senate race.

Republicans on Staten Island battle out two primaries, Republican and Independence, before they compete with the Democratic candidate.

Mike Bloomberg endorsed Joe Lieberman without prompting yesterday, the Post reports.

The Sun reports Mr. Bloomberg testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on immigration, saying: “It’s as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural forces of supply and demand and defeat the natural desire for freedom and opportunity.”

—Nicole Brydson