The Morning Read: Monday, December 18, 2006

Newsweek looks at, what else, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Obama has a lot of potential but remains something of a mystery, according to New York magazine.

Hillary’s pollster said that she’s not a polarizing figure and that John McCain’s problem isn’t his personality, but his views.

John Edwards is still the front-runner in Iowa.

The Economist takes note of Mike Bloomberg’s 25-year plan for New York City.

Bloomberg is the Daily News’s New Yorker of the Year.

Sheldon Silver could derail the Atlantic Yards project.

Rudy Giuliani will headline a political event in California in February.

George Pataki defends his legacy and his handling of Ground Zero.

There is talk of Randi Weingarten possibly heading the national teacher’s union.

– Azi Paybarah