The Morning Read: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Joe Bruno criticized the Albany DA’s investigation of the governor, saying it “borders on a conspiracy.”

Andrew Cuomo went after FaceBook.

Albany Republicans will again ask the head of the state police to speak at a hearing before issuing him a subpoena to appear.

Eliot Spitzer’s new plan for driver’s licenses may face some opposition on Long Island.

At Columbia University, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned whether the Holocaust happened, “who truly was involved” in September 11, and said there were no gays in Iran.

Ahmadinejad was defiant and conciliatory in his nearly two-hour appearance.

Michael Bloomberg said terrorism, immigration and healthcare are issues “that congress has been unwilling to face.”

For a guy who isn’t running, Bloomberg is busy with national stuff.

The group trying to draft Bloomberg for president gets more ink.

Michael Bloomberg had a photo op with the president of France yesterday.

Ed Ryan conceded his County Executive race to Bill Magnarelli, making Magnarelli the Democratic candidate for that office in Onondoga County.

Evan Bayh will endorse Hillary Clinton.

Elizabeth Edwards said Hillary Clinton’s earlier healthcare initiative failed because the Clintons backed down in the face opposition.

The New York Times editorial board has a message for Albany Republicans: “all this chest-thumping is not a substitute for doing state work that really matters.”

The Daily News editorial board slams Vito Lopez for having the power to pick judges.

And David Yassky’s entrance into the comptroller race is noted by the New York Sun.