The Morning Read: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hillary Clinton will concede to Barack Obama on Saturday.

Anne Kornblut and Dan Balz have a lengthy campaign obituary in the Washington Post.

The Obama campaign announces, in all caps, that he will be campaigning with Jim Webb.

Here’s the local reaction from Long Island.

And the reaction from Buffalo.

Neighbors in Chappaqua are a little sad, a little relieved.

Bill Clinton managed not to talk about Hillary during an appearance yesterday.

The New York Times editorial board thinks there should be no quid pro quo for the V.P. slot.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes, “[T]the issue is whether buying short-term campaign peace is worth the inevitable headaches that Bill and Hillary Clinton would make for his Presidency.”

N.P.R. wonders what Clinton will do next.

Settling back in the Senate is never easy for candidates.

Michael Bloomberg wants to stay in public office.

The New York Post editorial board wants Bloomberg to engineer a third term in City Hall.

David Paterson unveiled his campaign finance reform bill, as activists were holding a press conference on the topic, while Assembly Democrats say they’re working on their own bill.

Good government groups gave Paterson a failing grade on reform.

Paterson aides said they’re working on fixing the budget right now.

Staten Island’s Republican congressional candidate is getting a challenge from his son.

The former building commissioner has a new job.

Serph Maltese called Anthony Como’s election results, “[A] good sign for my future.”

A nonprofit connected to State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. is under investigation.

Albany’s former district attorney said he won’t challenge the incumbent, David Soares.

The relationship between an upstate Assemblyman and a lobbyist is coming under scrutiny.

Robert Kennedy’s children remember their father.

And a Chicago Sun-Times columnist thinks Bloomberg is a better public speaker than John McCain, but adds that the two together have “[n]o sizzle. They both look like grandpas!”

The Morning Read: Thursday, June 5, 2008