The Morning Read: Monday, February 5, 2007

Hillary Clinton’s first major fund-raiser in New York is this week.

A comptroller vote is near with Tom DiNapoli as the front-runner, reports Fred Dicker.

Candidates in Nassau’s special election are slugging it out.

Jonathan Hicks looks at ethnic politics in Brooklyn’s special election.

Eliot Spitzer is looking to close some prisons, which have collectively become “an economic development program.”

Spitzer has a lot of enemies.

Mike Bloomberg is lobbying Albany today for more state aid.

Matthew Chayes looks at the real impact of some recent City Council resolutions.

Bernie Kerik has a new client: the president of Guyana.

Increased military spending on top of tax cuts have been “nearly painless” for the American economy, reports the Wall Street Journal. [subscription]

The Economist wonders why so many people are running for president.

The New Yorker looks at Hillary, Joe Lieberman and Iraq.

New York writes about RFK, Jr.

– Azi Paybarah