The Morning Read: Thursday, May 24, 2007

For the first time, a direct link was made between someone’s death and their exposure to dust from the World Trade Center.

Despite the no-timetable bill in Congress, Hillary Clinton wants military leaders to have withdrawal plans ready.

Rudy Guiliani attacked John Edwards for saying the 'war on terror' was a bumper sticker slogan.

Bill Richardson faces the immigration issue.

Eliot Spitzer wants to start negotiating the state budget earlier.

Mike Bloomberg will speak at a forum next month in California at which Arnold Schwarzenegger will also be featured.

A poll yesterday showed Bloomberg would get a lot of support to run for governor.

Joe Bruno thinks the current governor is a dictator.

The rate hike Con-Ed is proposing is closer to 36 percent, not the 17 percent the company says, according to Mike Gianaris.

Upstate freshman Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand is the target of a GOP radio ad.

A school for pregnant girls will close.

Peter Braunstein was convicted of the Halloween sex attack.

A list of successors to Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank has emerged [subscription].

A key member of the Bancroft family says he opposes Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy the company [subscription].

Dick Morris says Bill Clinton was paid by a company now known to provide information that helped criminals rip off the elderly.

And the Post is redeemed, sort of, over their inaccurate front page story saying Dick Gephardt will be John Kerry's running mate.