The Morning Read: Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Journal News reports that local anti-war activists are not happy with Hillary Clinton.

Write-ups of yesterdays MLK celebration at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network are here, here and here.

Eliot Spitzer is making a mistake by not putting up a candidate in the race for state comptroller, says the editorial board of the New York Post.

Bill Hammond compares New York’s health care spending to California’s.

Friends of George Pataki could make millions from a real estate deal in Brooklyn.

Mike Bloomberg installed a clock in his bullpen to remind his staff how much time left they have to complete everything before he leaves office.

New York Republicans had a bad year, but they can always count on Staten Island.

Republican Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado will not seek re-election in 2008, which should make the Democratic National Convention in Denver that much more interesting.

The Pentagon is backing away from remarks made by a top official about boycotting law firms that defend detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

And a majority of women are living without a spouse.

– Azi Paybarah