The Morning Read: Monday, November 26, 2007

As a 23-year-old, Hillary Clinton worked at a left-leaning law firm, reports Josh Gerstein.

Next month, Warren Buffett will host a fund-raiser for her in San Francisco.

Barack Obama is sweeping through the city to raise funds.

John Edwards will chat with Richard Parsons tomorrow.

Republicans are recruiting rich candidates who can finance their own races.

Legal and illegal immigrants contribute to the state’s economy, according to a new report.

New York magazine asks what really is this thing called "electability."

Fred Dicker says Joe Bruno thinks the feds investigated him last year because of Eliot Spitzer. Also, Bruno isn’t meeting with lobbyists from the firm that hired Spitzer’s former aide, Darren Dopp.

Liz reports that Spitzer will speak to Assembly Democrats on Tuesday.

Jacob Gershman profiles Assemblyman, and cupcake advocate, Michael Benjamin of the Bronx.

Geoffrey Gray looks at the problems with fund-raising restrictions on lobbyists.

Randi Weingarten writes that “the department [of Education] is relying on an unnecessarily punitive and counterproductive management style that is intended to create a climate of fear.”

Errol Louis says Mitt Romney’s religion is fair game for public scrutiny and judgment.

Of Hillary Clinton, Michael Goodwin says “there is bipartisan agreement she has an honesty gap. And she has only herself to blame.”

And, The New York Times answers the question: who makes New York manhole covers? The Morning Read: Monday, November 26, 2007