The Morning Read: Thursday, April 12, 2007

Andrew Cuomo got the nation's largest student loan company to curb its business practices and pay $2 million to educate the public about the industry.

Unlike George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer based his federal PAC in New York.

Joe Bruno promised to a problem with the Saratoga Springs.

Christine Quinn is getting members in line to override the mayor veto of a cap on pedicabs.

The city comptroller wants to know if Wal-Mart spied on its shareholders.

46 percent of New Yorkers give Rudy Giuliani a thumbs down, compared to 44 percent that support him, according to a New York 1 poll.

"It's important for the president of the United States to understand how difficult these jobs are," said John Edwards, who spent the day working in a senior center in Westchester.

Joe Biden, in an op-ed, takes on John McCain over his support of the troop increase in Iraq.

A five-member Board of Ethics is expected to be created soon in Nassau.

There are some court theatrics in Brooklyn.

And Kurt Vonnegut has passed away.