The Morning Read: Monday, January 15, 2007

The Times looks at Hillary Clinton and John McCain’s position on Iraq.

John Edwards and Hillary Clinton trade some indirect barbs.

Barack Obama will get in, or out, of the 2008 race soon.

The state comptroller’s office criticized George Pataki’s use of chartered planes in his final days as governor.

Joe Bruno went to a strip club, courtesy of friend Jared Abbruzzese.

The Village Voice drops a bombshell accusation about the sale of judgeships in Brooklyn.

And they even explain, in impressive detail, how reporter Wayne Barrett, with help from late newsman Jack Newfield, broke the story.

Colin Miner, who worked with Newfield on a number of those Brooklyn stories, has a piece in the New York Sun.

This could tarnish the “Spitzer shine,” according to the Daily News.

Spitzer nominated for the appellate court the judge who busted the TWU.

Chuck Schumer joined the line-up of Democrats campaigning for state Senate candidate Craig Johnson.

Former state Senator Seymour Lachman and Robert Polner of NYU give Eliot Spitzer some advice.

And Al Sharpton has kind words for Christine Quinn.

– Azi Paybarah