The Morning Read: Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hillary Clinton’s problem with Norman Hsu “could threaten her image with voters,” writes Pat Healy.

Before the Hsu scandal became public, a Clinton fund-raiser assured the campaign Hsu’s money was “completely legit.”

Clinton told General Petraeus that his report on Iraq required “a willing suspension of disbelief.”

In the state pension scandal, Andrew Cuomo questioned Thomas DiNapoli’s communication director.

The scandal involves “fees” companies allegedly paid to the former comptroller’s political adviser, Hank Morris.

It may also involve Hevesi’s son, a former state senator who went to work for a hedge fund shortly after the comptroller invested state money there.

The state Ethics Commission wants emails from Spitzer aide Darren Dopp.

Empire Racing said the IG’s report on bidders was unfair because one person who wrote it worked for a law firm now linked to a rival bidder.

The “Phony” Fred Thompson web site was linked to people working for Mitt Romney.

Joel Klein will be on the Colbert Report.

Ed Koch thinks the New York Times is wrong on immigration.

The New York Post editorial board thinks Cuomo has plenty to look at in the pension scandal.

The lawsuit against Don Imus is dropped.

And Kanye West outsold 50 Cent yesterday.

The Morning Read: Wednesday, September 12, 2007