The Morning Read: Thursday, December 27, 2007

Barack Obama takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton for being “secretive.”

Michael Bloomberg is sending every new police officer to the city’s toughest neighborhoods.

According to a new ruling from the Conflicts of Interest Board, Blooomberg can diversify his financial portfolio, but he can’t know the identity of the money managers.

State employees may be subpoenaed to testify on whether Spitzer’s private emails, some of which are at the center of an ongoing investigation, were deleted.

Spitzer may want the state to pay for expanding healthcare.

New York bridges are safe.

More people are leaving New York than any other state, writes Tatyana Gershkovich.

Indicted Hillary Clinton fund-raiser Norman Hsu also gave money to a group that supports Clinton.

Spitzer’s first year in office showed modest successes, according to Jay Gallagher.

Andrew MacRae thinks Warren Buffet may like Bloomberg more than either Clinton or Obama.

The congressman from Kansas whose gun law Michael Bloomberg strongly opposes may have another under-funded challenger for re-election this year.

Dick Morris writes that Hillary “seems at times almost a bystander at her husband’s campaign.”

Jon Wiener isn’t impressed with Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy experience.

Ben thinks that Hillary “can no longer win a referendum on herself.”

Jennifer Steinhauer looks at John McCain’s children, who range in age from 19 to 48 and largely stay out of the campaign spotlight.

It’s not Lieberman the maverick or moderate who helps McCain the most; it’s Lieberman the moralist,” writes James Kirchick.

The presidential candidates have resumed campaigning in Iowa.

The Times-Union wants more disclosure from Joe Bruno.

And Vanity Fair looks at Michelle Obama.

The Morning Read: Thursday, December 27, 2007