The Morning Read: Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui mailed out a disturbing video to NBC News in which he says things like, “You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience.”

Reactions to the late-term-partial-birth abortion ban from the 2008 candidates was quick and broke along party lines.

Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings sunk in a USA Today/Gallup survey.

John Edwards may be having lunch with Mario Cuomo today.

The West Islip Fire District spent $615 of taxpayer money on porn.

Diana Fortuna said the state budget “didn’t bring about nearly enough change.”

Eliot Spitzer won’t be mentioning ethanol in his energy speech today.

Spitzer issued his first veto.

Mike Bloomberg is expected to advocate some kind of congestion pricing during his environmental speech later this week.

The City Council proclamation given to the founder of Scientology was criticized by Bloomberg, and may lead to new rules in the Council.

Ed Koch said that Al Sharpton would be a “crossover leader” if he apologized for the Tawana Brawley hoax.

Pedro Espada denies he wants to take over the GOP in the Bronx.

And the Daily News editorial board blasts Jon Corzine for speeding to meet with Don Imus and the Rutgers basketball team.