The Morning Read: November 20, 2006

Charlie Rangel wants to bring back the draft.

The governor’s appointee investigating the Alan Hevesi chauffeur scandal now has subpoena power.

Chauffeur scandals wouldn’t happen if elected officialstook public transportation, like Mike Bloomberg.

Who’s now worth about $20 billion.

Ben looks at Malcolm Smith’s business practices.

Chris Smith wonders what’s next for Chuck Schumer.

Next for Roberto Ramirez and other lobbyists who raised money for Eliot Spitzer: new offices in Albany.

The New Yorker looks at the effect of the Democratic victory on some of the White House’s more aggressivemilitary options.

In between the pages of the New Yorker: a copy of Al Gore’s movie.

Unlike Democrats, election results don’t change Republicans, says Jonathan Chait in TNR [subscription].
“If Republicans win, it’s because they were conservative. If they lose, it’s because they weren’t.”

That’s not good, say the WSJ’s editors [subscription].

Rudy Giuliani may get swift-boated by his New York City-based critics like Norm Siegel.

The Post looks at one of the friends of disgraced labor leader Brian McLaughlin.

Why did Nancy Pelosi get involved in the Murtha-Hoyer race for Majority Leader?

Time Magazine dispels six myths of the 2004 elections.

Newsweek looks at Bill and Hillary’s battle plan in the wake of the midterm elections.

Howard Feinman looks at the divisions in the Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi has to manage.

And the Clintons’ neighbor got shot.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: November 20, 2006