The Morning Read: Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Hillary Clinton and other 2008 candidates will forgo federal matching funds, and the spending limits attached to them, in the primary and general elections.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board congratulates her. [subscription]

Liz Cheney slams Hillary on Iraq in an op-ed in the Washington Post. “Anyone who has watched her remarkable trajectory can have no doubt that she’ll do whatever it takes to win the presidency. I wish she felt the same way about the war.”

Rudy will sell part of his business, a sign, perhaps, that he really is running for president.

Hillary’s web chat yesterday was mostly girl talk.

Bill Clinton said he’ll do whatever he’s asked to in order to help his wife.

A Daily News story implicates Carl Andrews in the selling of judgeships in Brooklyn.

A real estate developer forced by Eliot Spitzer to repay $1 million in Medicaid overcharges contributed thousands to Christine Quinn.

Some city workers are being tracked electronically.

More information about the arrests made during the Republican National Convention should be released by the city, a judge ruled.

The ailing Democratic chair of the Staten Island organization is not doing well, according to his family.

Recipients of state member items will have to reveal any potential conflicts of interest with lawmakers in advance, said state attorney general Andrew Cuomo.

The Wall Street Journal editorial warns that “If Mr. Cuomo uses his powers the way Mr. Spitzer did, even fewer companies will want to go public in the U.S.”

– Azi Paybarah