The Morning Read: Friday, March 15, 2007

New polls show Barack Obama within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

Hillary quickly clarified her position about the morality homosexuality.

Nagourney writes that John McCain is giving candor another try.

New Jersey is one step closer to having its presidential primary in February.

Sheldon Silver’s budget proposal includes more money for non-public schools than Governor Spitzer’s.

Malcolm Smith said he’s “praying” for Joe Bruno and that the pressure of passing a budget is probably getting to him.

The FBI is expected to serve its second subpoena on the city of Yonkers.

Critics of the St. Patrick’s Day parade organizer, John Donleavy, called for his removal.

A City Hall aide was arrested for DWI.

And James Oddo and his bats make it into Public Lives.

– Azi Paybarah