The Morning Read: Monday, June 4, 2007

At last night's debate, Hillary Clinton held firm on her Iraq vote while Barack Obama told John Edwards “you’re about four and a half years late on leadership on this issue.

Martin Evans looks at the activities in the spin room after the debate.

Barack Obama said that America should not turn inward after the Iraq War, in a lengthy article in Foreign Affairs.

Mitt Romney, in that same publication, said that foreign policy is too partisan right now.

Joe Biden has an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about terrorists and nuclear weapons.

A top aide to Rudy Giuliani struck back against Mike Bloomberg over the former mayor’s budget policies.

Bloomberg is the national face of gun control.

New York magazine’s Jennifer Senior goes on the campaign trail and wonders, “If I’m already sick of McCain, how does McCain feel?”

Here’s a look at Mitt Romney’s business roots.

The terrorists accused of plotting to attack JFK Airport “appeared to possess little money, uncertain training and no known background in planning a terror attack.”

Federal investigators are looking at how Joe Bruno paid next-to-nothing for two horses.

Republican Assembly candidate on the East Side, Greg Camp, got the Times endorsement.

A SUNY professor got a $141,995 pay-raise.

Off-Track Betting wants to place electronic betting terminals in NYC bars.

Charles Barron said if the City Council removes his chief of staff, he’d consider it retaliation for his vote on the Sonny Carson street renaming.

The Daily News editorial board notes that with 12 days left in the legislative session, there haven’t been any public hearings on Bloomberg’s top legislative priority: congestion pricing.

Jacob Gershman sees problems with Eliot Spitzer’s plan to overthrow Republicans in the state Senate.

And an unnamed associate of Andrew Cuomo said that Cuomo is laying back and waiting for Eliot Spitzer to implode.