The Morning Read: August 23, 2006

Mike Bloomberg said he’s staying in City Hall and ruled out a presidential run.

Patrick Healy looks at Hillary Clinton’s anti-war challenger, Jonathan Tasini. He’s progressive, but as the head of Democracy for America noted, “I think progressives are a lot more pragmatic than people think…”

Another Hillary challenger, Republican candidate KT McFarland, is resuming her campaign after her daughter’s arrest for shoplifting. The AP reports she is accused of stealing clothes worth $250.

And Crain’s [no link] reports that Brooklyn congressional candidate Yvette Clarke doesn’t have a diploma from Oberlin College, the school she mentions in her bio.

Azi Paybarah