The Morning Read: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Giuliani falls into third place in New Hampshire; Romney widens his lead.

Hillary Clinton’s Arkansas papers won’t be released any time soon.

But she does have an article in the Des Moines Register.

The executive editor of Roll Call says of Michael Bloomberg, “He has to stop teasing and start talking in order for the public to determine whether he is what America desperately needs."

The last private island in the East River will become public land.

Bloomberg is handling the Broadway strike differently this year than in 2003.

Fred Dicker wants to know if Eliot Spitzer hired a criminal defense attorney.

Maybe somebody in Binghamton, where Spitzer will make an economic announcement, can ask.

The Freedom Tower may get shorter.

State education officials are exerting their power over city schools, reports Jennifer Medina.

The Ray Kelly for mayor rumors are alive and well on Staten Island.

N.J. Congressman Mike Ferguson’s retirement provokes speculation that the G.O.P. will lean farther right and lose out in 2008.

And Dennis Kucinich deliveres an upbeat message while campaigning in Westchester: “Long shots do win. Remember Seabiscuit.”