The Morning Read: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hillary Clinton has gone to significant lengths to cultivate relationships with U.S. military leaders.

Hillary said she’d sign on with the Democratic plan to withdraw all combat trrops from Iraq by the end of the summer of 2008, but also said that she would keep some troops there “to deal with al Qaeda.”

Barack Obama’s still-vague health care plan would theoretically achieve universal coverage faster than Hillary’s plan.

Eliot Spitzer is moving away from talking about a government shutdown.

And he softened his stance on what he’ll negotiate to get a budget passed.

“The police may have overreached and misused surveillance authority,” the Times editorial board wrote.

“No wonder the convention went off without a hitch,” wrote the Post editorial board.

A Queens drug dealer said he was shot by Sean Bell.

And the state employee who chauffeured Alan Hevesi’s wife is out of a job.

— Azi Paybarah The Morning Read: Tuesday, March 27, 2007