The Morning Read: Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Iran’s army may be branded a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Rudy Giuliani said he would open negotiations with Iran, according to an article in Foreign Affairs .

Here is John Edward’s piece in Foreign Affairs.

Hillary Clinton’s television ad upset the White House.

And she’s courting Hispanics.

Of the $354 million in federal funding New York got to ease traffic, only $10 million was earmarked for congestion pricing, a program that would cost $223 million.

Bloomberg called it a “great victory” and “golden opportunity.”

Congestion pricing critic Sheldon Silver said the local commission studying the issue will ultimately recommend something “Solomon-like.”

Eliot Spitzer and Michael Bloomberg discussed affordable housing in the Bronx.

Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who was accused of rape, hired as his lawyer the guy who kept Sean “P. Diddy” Combs out of jail.

Get ready for George Pataki, Inc. Or some company like that.

Two more people connected with former judge Gerald Garson were sentenced to jail terms.

Suspects in the Newark murders had a long rap sheet.

Cory Booker named a Portuguese man to head that city’s police department, risking the goodwill of other minority groups.

Robert Scheer questions Hillary Clinton’s credentials on military issues.

Michelle Malkin thinks the Newark murders could affect the immigration debate, since the suspects were undocumented.

James Carville thinks Karl Rove lost more than the midterm elections.

Bob McManus hates that “gushy” New York Times story about Eliot Spitzer, and says of the governor that “those cobra eyes give him away every time.”

And Michael Goodwin wonders if the state Inspector General may have another conflict of interest, this time with the Steve Mitnick case. The Morning Read: Wednesday, August 15, 2007