The Morning Read: Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Times looks at the potential downside for Rudy Giuliani of being a New Yorker.

Giuliani leads Hillary Clinton in two of three crucial swing states and pretty much breaks even with Hillary’s base of female voters, according to a recent poll.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson addressed his alleged issues with women.

Among the partners at the law firm George Pataki joined is George Bundy Smith, whom Pataki declined to reappoint to the state’s Court of Appeals.

Joe Bruno said the governor’s health care spending plan doesn’t put patients firsts, and that “anybody that doesn’t need a psychiatrist” can see that.

Former Lt. Governor Mary Donohue may not become a federal judge after all.

A homeless advocacy group said the mayor is behind his goals to reduce chronic homelessness.

Councilman-elect Dr. Mathieu Eugene of Brooklyn has not given the City Council proof that he met residency requirements to hold office.

Eugene is not a licensed doctor in the United States.

The federal government is probing the Yonkers City Council.

NJ Governor Jon Corzine is facing more questions about the gifts he gave to the union leader he dated before his election.

A Suffolk official apologized for saying he’d load a gun and start shooting at day laborers if they congregated outside his home.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger has a Hummer that smells like French Fries.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Thursday, March 8, 2007