Morning Read: Barack Obama, Benedict Arnold, Jane Fonda

Politicians should stop meddling in public authorities, a new report finds.

Protesters heckled Joel Klein off the stage at a meeting of the Panel For Education Policy.

Eric Dinallo sent David Paterson a letter urging hin to issue an executive order which would give the attorney general more powers to conduct criminal investigations of public officials.

A series of corruption inquiries in Mayor Ed Koch’s final term have informed his reform efforts this year.

Democrats are not pleased that they have to answer questions about  Cordoba House.

Mayor Bloomberg knew about the contents of Obama’s speech Friday night, but Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand did not.

Jurors in Rod Blagojevich want to review the testimony of Bradley Tusk.

David Paterson will skip an ethics hearing looking into whether or not he violated state law by taking World Series tickets. His lawyer says the Public Integrity Commission should wait until Judith Kaye wraps up her probe.

Carl Paladino picks up support.

Right Wing bloggers were asked to vote on the worst Americans in history. Barack Obama came out ahead of Benedict Arnold, John Wilkes Booth, and even Jane Fonda. But kudos to Jummy Carter!

Keith Olbermann points out that the Ground Zero Mosque is neither at Ground Zero nor is a mosque.

News Corp took advantage of the Citizens United decision and gave $1 million to the Republican Governor’s Association

Glenn Beck will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream speech there.” Beck said he chose the day because it fit the participant’s schedule.