The Morning Read: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Forty percent of Republicans expect Democrats to win the White House in 2008, according to a new New York Times/CBS News poll.

The AP looked at why Rudy Giuliani’s “moderate” social positions are not slowing him down.

Anit-war protesters camped out in front of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco.

Ellen Barry has details of a funeral for the Bronx fire victims;

Eliot Spitzer and his critics in the health care industry agreed to pull their television ads, for now.

In an interview with the Sun, Spitzer said he would consider restoring some proposed cuts to Medicaid and reducing his plans to increase charter schools.

The Times editorial board opposes Spitzer’s plan to detain some sex offenders after they’ve completed their time in jail.

The search for WTC remains continues and there are plans to dig under West Street to look for more.

The city’s Schools Chancellor said criticism from the city Comptroller aired at a conference yesterday was “all old news.”

No city health inspector has been fired for taking a bribe since 2003.

The Coffee Shop, a Union Square eatery featured in Sex and the City, was shut down for health code violations.

And Seton Hall denied a connection between the $1 million the school received from Jon Corzine, and the scholarship they gave to his former girlfriend, union boss Carla Katz.

— Azi Paybarah The Morning Read: Tuesday, March 13, 2007