The Morning Read: Thursday, December 13, 2007

Eliot Spitzer says he’ll release the transcript of the testimony he gives to the state commission on public integrity.

A firm connected to controversial political consultant Hank Morris is still receiving large payments from the state comptroller’s office.

Hillary Clinton supporters are questioning Mark Penn‘s strategy.

Bill Shaheen apologizes for the comments he made about Barack Obama’s drug use.

Bill Clinton is planning to sever his ties from Ron Burkle’s investment firm.

John McCain has kind words for Michael Bloomberg.

A flier sent to library supporters in Queens gets criticized for promoting politicians.

Rudy Giuliani wants George Pataki’s endorsement, but Michael Bloomberg is getting in the way.

The panel looking at how to reduce congestion in New York City isn’t ruling out imposing tolls on East River bridges.

The feds want to see Al Sharpton’s financial records.

Kirsten Danis files her notes from Bloomberg’s trip to China and Bali.

Michael Goodwin wants to hear Spitzer’s testimony.

Dick Morris muses on the impact of Oprah Winfrey on the presidential campaign.

And Gail Collins has a really good time analyzing the Republican presidential field.