The Morning Read: Thursday, April 5, 2007

There may be a rift between Mike Bloomberg and one of his appointees to the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

They city will promote circumcision.

The bruising budget battle diminished Eliot Spitzer’s approval rating.

Judges across the state are upset they didn’t get pay raises in the state budget.

Spitzer spent $500,000 of his own money to keep his television ads about his Medicaid plan on the air.

Bernie Kerik may not be able to travel to the Caribbean to work with security clients because of legal troubles at home.

James Baker III said the only bi-partisan plan for Iraq is the one his group recommended about 100 days ago.

Barack Obama raised more money for the Democratic primary than Hillary Clinton, according to Ryan Sager.

And a candidate in the New Paltz mayor’s race was removed from the ballot.

– Azi Paybarah