The Morning Read: Thursday, March 22, 2007

The guy who created the 1984-style attack video of Hillary Clinton was fired from his job at a consulting company under contract with Barack Obama.

John Edwards cancelled a campaign appearance and is scheduled to make an announcement about his wife’s health and his campaign in DC later today.

Eliot Spitzer reached out to individual lawmakers to get their support for his budget.

Mike Bloomberg asked Congress for $150 million in annual aid to monitor and treat WTC related illnesses.

The Sun looks at Richard Parsons’ possible 2009 mayoral run.

Jonathan Hicks looked at the second special election in Brooklyn’s 40th Council district.

Errol Louis likes Senator Chris Dodd’s approach to mortgage lending.

The New Republic and National Review have launched a new television-like feature.

And the Nassau County Comptroller took his name out of consideration for the state tax commissioner job.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Thursday, March 22, 2007