Morning Read: October 4, 2006

The mayor, who has been criticized as being insensitive to 9/11 families, will lead fundraising efforts for World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

The state’s lobbying commission can subpoena travel records for Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

The Daily News wonders if Alan Hevesi has the guts to debate Chris Callaghan.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $60,000 in their first ad buy in the race against upstate GOP Rep. John Sweeney.

Adolfo Carrion kept referring to Mayor Bloomberg as Mr. President. In turn, Bloomberg has some kind words for the man who’d like to replace him.

Jeanine Pirro’s kids come to her rescue. Note the cool picture, too.

Andrew Cuomo denied playing a role in the Pirro affair.

And the guy leading the Pirro investigation isn’t who she thinks.

Ed Koch is disappointed in Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer for abandoning Joe Lieberman.

The Times looks at Bob Woodward’s ability to scoop his own newspaper.

The New York Post editors note, “Twenty-three years ago, not only did Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds remain in office after it was discovered he had had sex with male congressional pages, his constituents re-elected him five times.”

The president of the TWU, Roger Toussaint, is selling $3 autographs to raise money for his re-election.

The publisher of the Miami Herald quit yesterday, but invited back three journalists who were fired for taking money from the Bush administration to comment on anti-Fidel Castro TV and radio.

— Azi Paybarah

Morning Read: October 4, 2006