The Morning Read: Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Supreme Court loosened regulations on political advertising in a 5-to-4 decision yesterday.

The New York Times investigates Rupert Murdoch‘s business in China, and says he “cooperates closely with China’s censors and state broadcasters.”

Michael Bloomberg has some tips for reducing energy consumption.

Bloomberg’s defection from his party “echoes a national trend” of “voters who decline to enroll as either Democrats or Republicans,” according to the Telegram.

Bloomberg wouldn’t win a single state because he has no charisma like John F. Kennedy, or convictions like Barry Goldwater, says Pat Buchanan.

Christie Whitman said she doesn’t blame Rudy Giuliani for how the clean-up at Ground Zero was conducted.

Al D’Amato and Peter Kalikow are among the people helping Fred Thompson in New York.

Andrew Cuomo’s office gets profiled by the New York Sun.

City Council staffer Viola Plummer may be suspended and asked to attend anger management classes for making an “assassination” remark about Leroy Comrie.

The city transportation commissioner lobbied federal officials on congestion pricing.

Some city lawmakers are again eying a ban on sales of spray paint and broad-tip markers to minors.

Senior citizens in the Bronx don’t mind getting cold meals instead of hot meals, according to a survey of a new pilot program.

News Corp. and Dow Jones are nearing a deal that could make Rupert Murdoch the owner of the Wall Street Journal [subscription].

Richard Cohen remembers when a party presiding over an unpopular war won 49 out of 50 states in a presidential election.

The New York Times editorial board doesn’t like the Supreme Court rulings yesterday.

The Daily News called Christie Whitman’s testimony to Congress yesterday “fiction.”

And Paris Hilton is out.