The Morning Read: Friday, December 28, 2007

The New York Times has a lengthy look at how Rudy Giuliani helped the makers of OxyContin.

Hillary Clinton leads in Iowa, according to a new poll.

Presidential candidates are spending nearly three times as much on advertising in Iowa this year as they did in 2004.

The chance that Al Gore will make a primary endorsement is fading.

Eliot Spitzer said, “I don’t believe we should be raising taxes.”

Spitzer, in an interview, also said, “People will forget the screaming and shouting, 99% of which is silliness.”

Musharraf’s political future may be in trouble after Bhutto’s death.

The New York Times editorial board wants Spitzer to show the public plans for renovating Penn Station.

They also want to know how the presidential candidates would “manage American relations with Pakistan’s decidedly undemocratic president."

Front-running Democrats got to speak a lot more often during debates than front-running Republicans did, according to Chuck Todd and Nicholas Felton.

And Barack Obama says “Our Time is Now.”