The Morning Read: Monday, June 2, 2008

Hillary Clinton is mounting a "last ditch" campaign to get Barack Obama‘s superdelegates.

According to the Politico, her campaign is starting to get rid of some staff members.

She tells Anne Kornblut her campaign is still "alive and well."

Clinton shows “no signs of conceding,” writes the Wall Street Journal.

She may lose key supporters soon, reports the L.A. Times.

Vanity Fair‘s long article on Bill Clinton is up.

Terry McAuliffe said Obama has a problem with Latino voters.

David Paterson’s directive to recognize same-sex marriages didn’t go over well everywhere in his neighborhood.

That’s partly because it’s right before a major election, and as one Republican tells Newsday, the issue gets the base “engaged.”

The Daily News editorial board thinks Paterson’s directive usurped the legislature’s role.

Paterson’s honeymoon with state lawmakers is over, writes Rick Karlin.

The New York Times editorial board wants judges to get paid more.

The New York Post editorial board likes how Christine Quinn is using the budget surplus.

Geoffrey Gray has a lengthy profile of Sheldon Silver, who he portrays as suspicioius of the media and reports is unwilling meet with the New York Times editorial board.

David Soares is refusing a Freedom of Information Law request to turn over files related to his investigation of Eliot Spitzer.

Simcha Felder is running for State Senate instead of city comptroller.

The New York Post is reporting that Felder will get Michael Bloomberg’s support.

Felder’s opponent thinks Felder is part of a Republican conspiracy.

Tomorrow is the special election in Queens, and also the first day candidates for the same office can start collecting signatures for the September 9 election.

The “most heated issue” in tomorrow’s primary between Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and and his challenger, Robert Andrews, is the 34-year-age difference between them, writes David Chen.

Bill Murphy notes that Al Sharpton
has made Saturday a news day. [second item]

The city education department is investigating allegations of grade tampering at a charter school.

The Bronx County clerk was too tired and hungry to perform weddings.

The city owns the site of the latest crane collapse.

Chuck Schumer likes the new Starret City deal.

And here are the facts and the myths surrounding Bloomberg’s fashion choices, courtesy of Michael Barbaro.