The Morning Read: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hillary Clinton and other elected officials said there may not be enough money to treat 9/11 workers.

Hillary pulled ahead of Rudy Giuliani and John McCain in a Newsweek poll.

In that same poll, Barack Obama was in a statistical dead heat with McCain and Giuliani in head-to-head matches.

The Washington Post takes a lengthy look at Giuilani’s presidential bid.

The Chicago Tribune has a column defending Obama’s experience and credibility as a 2008 candidate.

Alan Hevesi’s lawyers are in negotiations with the Albany County District Attorney.

If Hevesi is indicted by the Albany DA, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will not support him, reports Fred Dicker.

Joe Mahoney reports that the indictment could come today.

There may be pressure on Sheldon Silver to delay approval of the Atlantic Yards project.

And Herman Badillo said that education is not a high priority in the Hispanic Community.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Tuesday, December 19, 2006