The Morning Read: Friday, January 12, 2007

Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal saying that victory in Iraq “cannot be achieved by purely military means,” and calling for the creation of an Iraqi Citizen Job Corps similar to FDR’s program during the Great Depression.

President Bush’s plan to boost troop levels in Iraq has run into opposition in Congress.

That opposition isn’t so tough, writes Massimo Calabresi in Time.

Charlie Rangel has some words for Nancy Pelosi.

John Edwards is coming to Harlem to give an MLK speech.

Eliot Spitzer’s right hand man, Lloyd Constantine, describes himself as the monster man of the administration.

Andrew Cuomo and the Albany District Attorney are teaming up to fight public corruption.

Tom Suozzi is reconsidering running for a third term.

People making moves for the state comptroller job include Joe Morelle and Richard Brodsky.

The case against Scooter Libby may not be that strong.

Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota is out of the intensive care unit and speaking a little.

And Leroy Comrie is taking on “the N-word”.

— Azi Paybarah

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