The Morning Read: November 10, 2006

The White House’s use of wiretaps without warrants is expected to be investigated by the new Democrat-controlled congress.

Ken Mehlman is stepping down as head of the RNC.

Before announcing his presidential run yesterday, the Democratic governor of Iowa called 2008 front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Charlie Rangel didn’t quite apologize for making an insulting comment about Mississippi.

Hillary also gave some advice on how to be a political spouse, and “maintain a private sphere,” to Silda Wall Spitzer.

Eliot Spitzer announced his transition team, and jokingly — or not — noted that he still has subpoena power.

Newsday reports on how Spitzer and Mike Bloomberg compared “wish lists” over breakfast.

Joel Klein may not be happy with how the city’s new contract protects some incompetent teachers.

Apparently, there is a high school for senators. James Madison High School has “three alumni from three separate parties elected to the U.S. Senate at the same time.”

The Daily News has a list of do’s and don’ts for the new congress.

The editors of The Sun, which did not endorse Alan Hevesi for comptroller, say that removing him after his “landslide” victory at the ballot “would be a mistake.”

Fred Dicker sees the still-unresolved Hevesi situation as another example of George Pataki’s legacy.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: November 10, 2006