The Morning Read: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hillary Clinton said there’s no difference between her and Barack Obama when it comes to the Iraq War.

Clinton said the U.S. needs better preparation for disasters.

Barack Obama’s wife is targeting female voters in Iowa.

Some major New York Republicans didn’t endorse Rudy Giuliani yesterday.

Ben has a guide to Al Gore fever.

There is a little buzz about the idea of Mike Bloomberg supporting Adolfo Carrion for mayor.

Bloomberg said the city’s high school graduation rate is 60 percent.

Bloomberg reacted harshly to a federal lawsuit charging the FDNY with discrimination in its hiring practices.

Ray Kelly said that low pay for police is hurting the NYPD’s recruiting effort.

Major businesses are donating to the mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

The L train will remain crowded for a while longer.

Columbia University fired its director of financial aid for promoting he loan company in which he had a financial interest.

CNN will start delivering local news [subscription].

J.J. Dionne Jr. thinks it would be good if Al Gore ran for president.

And the Daily News editorial board compared John Edwards to Paris Hilton for his explainiation of the $400 haircut.

The Morning Read: Tuesday, May 22, 2007