The Morning Read: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Clive Crook of the Financial Times says Barack Obama doesn’t need foreign policy specifics to get elected.

John McCain said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign “out of loyalty” to the president.

A $124 billion spending bill requiring troops to withdraw from Iraq starting October 1 passed the House.

Joe Lieberman, writing in the Washington Post, thinks withdrawing troops is “dangerously wrong.”

Eliot Spitzer wants to upgrade abortion laws in New York.

People who raise enough money for Spitzer can get onto special conference calls, and maybe even attend a holiday party with him.

The killing of a state trooper has upended Spitzer's political agenda in Albany.

The suspected killer, Travis Trim, is believed to be dead.

The City Comptroller is holding up an FDNY contract.

Half of public high school students graduate on time, up from 47 percent, according to a state official who also said that the city will use the state’s formula to calculate these figures from now on.

Embattled attorney Raoul Felder says he’s not resigning.

And Al D’Amato is still getting health benefits thanks to his wife’s job on Long Island.