The Morning Read: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Democratic voters in New Hampshire and Iowa think Hillary Clinton is more electable than Barack Obama and John Edwards, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

Clinton is the star of the G.O.P. storyline.

John Edwards chats with the New Republic.

Judith Regan filed a $100 million lawsuit against News Corp, and alleges that the company is trying to protect Rudy Giuliani’s presidential ambitions.

Another woman is claiming she was discriminated against by Bloomberg L.P. after she got pregnant.

Rudy Giuliani’s first television ad is about how he brought New York City to heel as mayor.

Eliot Spitzer told the New York Times he’s dropping the driver’s license issue because “The issue was gaining traction not based on thoughtful discourse, but based on sound bites and less than careful analysis.”

Another lawyer is helping state Republicans subpoena records from Spitzer’s aides.

A state lawmaker wants to take away voting powers from MTA Board members who don’t attend enough public hearings.

Spitzer, Bloomberg and George Pataki may be sued by the families of victims from the Deutsche Bank fire.

Spitzer is pushing to collect taxes on goods sold online.

A publisher in Westchester said City Hall is confiscating his newspapers.

Ravi Batra is in an uphill battle in Mount Vernon.

Dick Morris says Rudy Giuliani could lose the nomination if Mitt Romney builds momentum in the early states.

Michael Goodwin, doing what he figures is a Spitzer impression, says, “Make people afraid of you, and they’ll respect you.”

On Spitzer, the Daily News editorial board writes, “Accepting that the license fight is over – and that he lost – may be the day he begins to bounce back.”

And the New York Post editorial board thinks Spitzer can restore public confidence in him by putting Andrew Cuomo in charge of the investigation currently being handled by the state’s commission on Public Integrity. The Morning Read: Wednesday, November 14, 2007