The Morning Read: Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fred Dicker says Eliot Spitzer is stonewalling investigators who are trying to obtain evidence about ISP providers in the investigation of the governor’s use of state troopers to distribute discrediting information about Joe Bruno.

Michael Scherer looks at the policies behind Mike Huckabee’s unusual message of Republican populism.

Bill Clinton implies Mike Bloomberg’s money would give him an advantage in the presidential race, but he doesn’t agree.

Hillary Clinton refuses to predict an Iowa caucus victory in an interview with the Des Moines Register.

On Christmas Eve, Rudy Giuliani says he doesn’t have cancer and reads to children at Hale House.

A new N.Y.C. transit squad is getting really aggressive about graffiti.

John Edwards is usually late.

Patrick Healy examines Hillary Clinton’s eight years as first lady.

Tom Angiotti questions PlaNYC’s population growth projection.

Michael Tomasky remembers that Hillary’s Senate campaign shied away from trying to humanize her and writes that her strategists “believed that trying to satisfy voters (especially women) on the question of Hillary’s humanity was like trying to spice a sauce to suit the tastes of a thousand different cooks.”

And apparently, just about every politician in the tri-state area is a big Bon Jovi fan.

The Morning Read: Wednesday, December 26, 2007