The Morning Read: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The New York Times profiles Barack Obama’s 26-year-old body guy, Reggie Love.

Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation wants Hillary Clinton to make a quick exit after June 3.

No Republican has emerged as a front-runner in the race for Vito Fossella’s seat.

Staten Island’s G.O.P. chairman said the vetting process is not over.

Fossella was photographed with his wife at a parade yesterday, and, referring to the news coverage, asked, “When is this going to end?”

Bill Hammond calls the Working Families Party tax plan ”basically a big transfer of wealth.”

State lawmakers still have not fixed the state’s housing problems.

Anthony Como marched in a Memorial Day parade with Serf Maltese and Dennis Gallagher’s staff. 

AM New York profiles "the mayor of Willets Point," also known as the last resident in the neighborhood.

Denny Farrell’s campaign finances are in disarray.

Michael Bloomberg has an offer to play a Nathan Lane role on Broadway.

Bloomberg thanked veterans and anti-war protesters yesterday.

Bloomberg’s counterpart in London is keeping his job as a newspaper columnist with the Daily Telegraph.

The Daily News looks at City Council spending and finds that members spent on everything from cab rides to maid service.

The New York Times editorial board wants David Paterson to reform the Rockefeller drug laws.

The New York Post editorial board doesn’t like of Avi Schick.

George Marlin has an op-ed asking for more tax cuts.

It cost the city $253,000 to fire one public school teacher.

And plans to celebrate New York’s 400th anniversary were scaled back for budgetary reasons.