The Morning Read: Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A two-year-old donated $2,300 to Barack Obama.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick endorsed Obama, officially.

The presidential candidates are “not as anti-war as they seem,” says Tom Oliphant of the Guardian.

Dave Saltonstall says Mario Cuomo’s decision not to run for president led to today’s candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani.

Rudy Giulliani said one of his key victories as mayor was handing off City Hall to another Republican, Michael Bloomberg.

Sheldon Silver blocked a vote on whether to open a recycling transfer station at Gansevoort Street, a key element in a garbage plan backed by Bloomberg.

Assembly Democrats voted not to consider a Republican bill opposing Eliot Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

More county clerks said they’ll oppose Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

Bill Thompson said it’s unclear whether there have been improvements in city public schools.

Thompson said vocational educational shouldn’t be considered second-rate.

The man who was attacked while guarding Bloomberg is doing well.

Freshman congressman John Hall visited Iraq.

Robert Morgenthau defended his decision to release an off-duty cop involved in a deadly shooting .

For supporting the Boston Red Sox, Rudy Giuliani is dubbed “Judas Giuliani.”

Diane Ravitch says merit pay won’t fix schools.

The New York Post editorial board likes Bill Thompson’s education plan.

The Daily News editorial board wants to stop the MTA fare hike.

The Daily News editorial board also likes that Leroy Comrie doesn’t have his name on garbage cans.

And Newsday’s editorial board blames Spitzer for the driver’s license fight. The Morning Read: Wednesday, October 24, 2007