The Morning Read: Friday, January 5, 2007

The Democrats’ domestic agenda items “suggest that they’re picking selected fights rather than going for wholesale change.”

Hillary Clinton ducked a question about whether Barack Obama is experienced enough to be president.

When asked about 2008, Clinton told reporters to worry about the next two days, two weeks and two months instead of the next two years.

Obama’s hometown paper says his past drug use should not be an issue in the campaign.

President Bush may call for 20,000 more troops to go to Iraq.

New state comptroller…Diana Taylor?

Eliot Spitzer will propose legalizing gay marriage within the year, according to a spokesman.

Some 9/11 families are turning to Spitzer for new leadership at Ground Zero.

Andrew Cuomo’s investigation of state member items is comes in for some praise.

The New Jersey Senate looks to ban all gifts to lawmakers.

Mike Bloomberg sounded reluctant to win his own bid to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Only 27 percent of NYC students eligible for free tutoring actually sign up for it [first item].

And a Vanity Fair writer has a contemporary take on some upcoming anniversaries.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Friday, January 5, 2007