The Morning Read: Friday, June 1, 2007

Barack Obama plays street ball.

And he campaigns by telling people what they don't want to hear.

John Edwards misspoke when he said he read the National Intelligence Estimate before voting on authorizing the Iraq War.

Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson pull out of the debate co-sponsored by Fox.

Rudy Giuliani said he may implement a national version of Compstat if elected president.

Columbia University agreed to have its student loan practice monitored by Andrew Cuomo.

Eric Dinallo, one of the quietly influential members of the Spitzer administration, gets into Public Lives.

The city’s major plan to overhaul the way it collects garbage may get sunk by three lawmakers who oppose locating a recycling plant near 14th Street.

State lawmakers may also kill Christine Quinn’s plan for a renter rebate.

Mike Bloomberg said that City Council spending could affect his plans to enact changes in property taxes.

Charles Barron stood by the “assassination” remark made by his chief of staff and said the City Councilman it was directed towards didn't need extra security.

The Manhattan taxi robber was arrested.

Bloomberg’s endorsement could “dramatically alter” the East Side Assembly race, according to The Sun.

And The Post editorial board supports a lawsuit against Sheldon Silver and his top aide for using state money to settle a sexual misconduct suit.