The Morning Read: Thursday, December 14, 2006

Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota is recovering from stroke-like symptoms.

Hillary Clinton met with her husband’s political advisers last night in DC.

George Will wants Barack Obama to run.

Bronx state Senator Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. is charged with pocketing $400,000 from non-profits that received state aid.

Negotiations in Albany over key bills are deadlocked.

The plan to close some New York hospitals is headed for approval.

The Post says that the Albany DA has enough to indict Alan Hevesi on criminal charges.

Bill Hammond says Alan Hevesi is in denial.

The sale of government office space in Manhattan before its value was determined is “at best, bizarre and, at worst, illegal,” said Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

Daily News editors say there’s no reason the Public Authorities Control Board should not approve the Atlantic Yards Project.

And City Comptroller Bill Thompson wants Google and Yahoo to address censorship issues.

— Azi Paybarah The Morning Read: Thursday, December 14, 2006