The Morning Read: Thursday, October 4, 2007

Three women suing Bloomberg L.P. for discrimination say Michael Bloomberg can't be separated from the day-to-day operations of the company.

Bloomberg allegedly calls the company’s CEO “all the time.”

He still refers to it as “my company” and left his closest confidant in charge of it when he left in 2001.

The woman in the lawsuit are seeking $480 million.

Betsy Gotbaum’s daughter-in-law may have died before reaching a police cell in Arizona, where she was found dead last week.

Chuck Schumer changes course on a tax policy.

The state Investigations Commission voted to look into Eliot Spitzer’s selection of NYRA to run the state’s horseracing franchise.

Eliot Spitzer enjoys defending his new driver’s license policy because, mainly, it has nothing to do with investigations of how he tracked Joe Bruno by using state police.

9/11 families are criticizing Spitzer’s plan.

Spitzer will visit Chemung County on Friday and meet with the Star-Gazette editorial board.

David Paterson, Byron Brown and Robert Kennedy are among the likely contenders to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate if she goes to the White House.

New York Conservatives will host Fred Thompson at their fall celebration.

Rudy Giuliani thinks social conservatives are supporting him because, as he told them, “I will be straight with you.”

Giuliani thinks Democrats are lurching all over the place.

The mayor of Mt. Vernon complained that the Democratic opponent who beat him in a primary recently used county resources during the campaign.

A newspaper publisher who got involved that race comes under scrutiny.

Candidates’ relationships with Albany may affect the County Executive race in Onondaga County.

Bus and subway ads could get very boring.

Gail Collins says the McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws are working since they got Newt Gingrich out of the president’s race.

London’s transportation commission thinks congestion pricing is good for New York.

The Daily News editorial board fears the Supreme Court will get the judicial selection process case wrong.

Newsday’s editorial board thinks Andrew Cuomo needs subpoena power.

A newspaper in Montreal defends Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

And Tom Glavine, who did not pitch well in his crucial end-of-season start for the Mets at Shea Stadium, may be leaving. The Morning Read: Thursday, October 4, 2007