The Morning Read: Friday, April 13, 2007

NJ Governor Jon Corzine broke his left leg, sternum, collarbone, six ribs and a lower vertebra in a car accident.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards declined to tell Gay City News if they support removing the ban on sodomy in the US military.

Rudy Giuliani’s straight-forward stubbornness is good for campaigns, bad for diplomacy, and may make him a bad president, says Joe Klein in Time.

Gersh Kuntzman says Obamania has hit Brooklyn.

Mike Bloomberg showed he has Midwestern support for his fight against illegal guns.

Next week, Bloomberg will meet with the mayor of London, who has been criticized by Jewish groups for some of his remarks.

Downtown Express defends the double standard of decency that lead to Don Imus’ firing, saying, in an editorial, “Satire by the weak of the powerful is one thing…”

The Daily News editorial says that the problem is bigger than Imus.

Albany DA David Soares will investigate accusations of political corruption in the Rensselaer County legislature and city of Troy.

Good government groups want a new campaign finance law in Albany.

NYPD transit radios went down for two hours yesterday.

Jacob Gershman explains how the Pataki administration left an $800 million problem.

Councilman Al Vann defended his efforts to rename a street after the self-proclaimed “anti-white” Sonny Carson.

A lawyer for City Council candidate Mathieu Eugene told a judge “I believe it was a matter of integrity that [Eugene] didn’t take the oath of office,” after winning the February 20th election.

Dee Richards thinks John Catsimatidis will stand out in next year’s mayoral race because he’s the only Republican.

The Morning Read: Friday, April 13, 2007