The Morning Read: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Andrew Cuomo said yesterday he’s “surprised at how scared people are of the attorney general.”

Eliot Spitzer and Rich Baum tell the New York Times that Baum isn’t leaving his job anytime soon.

Consultant Hank Morris is now the target of investigators looking into the Alan Hevesi scandal, the Post reports.

New campaign finance rules in the city mean that candidates may spend more time, and money, on lawyers.

Lisa Colangelo has more on the cancelled Labor Day parade.

Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani visit the Iowa state fair.

Karl Rove goes back to work, attacking Hillary.

Michael Saul notices that in yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama edged out Hillary in the ‘likability’ category.

The NYPD study about homegrown terrorism is written up in Newsweek.

In the Yonkers mayoral race, a judge knocked one candidate off the Independence line and gave it to the incumbent.

James Kirchick says Democrats should stop talking about gay marriage [subscription].

And David Yepsen says that Hillary Clinton and the other presidential candidates need to prove they’re electable.