The Morning Read: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hillary Clinton supporter Barney Frank thinks the trailing Democrat should drop out by June 3.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Doug Schoen writes that Clinton needs more negativity to keep her campaign alive. 

Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson says “[t]here are no circumstances under which Senator Clinton will run for governor.”

The city’s CBS affiliate dubs David Paterson “Gov. Tight Wad,” because he donated only $150 to charity.

Paterson ducked reporters who wanted to ask about his “cheapness” yesterday.

Tom Precious recounts Paterson’s “running game.”

But Joe Bruno came to the governor’s defense.

People on the street were not so kind, however.

Michael Bloomberg has strong words for politicians who don’t support gun control.

Bloomberg wants Nancy Pelosi to keep an “open mind” on the Free Trade Pact with Colombia.

In Pennsylvania, there are a lot of gun owners for Clinton and Obama to win over.

The City Council hasn’t renamed a street since the Sonny Carson flap.

Three Council members representing Harlem approved of Bloomberg’s 125th Street rezoning plan.

Some people who donated to Eliot Spitzer’s campaign want their money back.

Andrew Cuomo’s probe of pension fraud on Long Island is cheered by local officials.

Republican State Senator Dale Volker said he was under surveillance last year.

The incoming head of the state police said: “The mission before me is basically to restore confidence.”

Congressional candidate Eric Massa raised more money than incumbent Randy Kuhl.

E.J. McMahon, not surprisingly, is strongly opposed to the new Working Families Party tax proposal

The Wall Street Journal likes the economic plan John McCain laid out yesterday, but thinks it lacks a coherent theme. 

Michael D. Shear and Jonathan Weisman write that McCain’s sweeping economic rhetoric belies that “much of what he detailed was a corporate special pleader’s dream.”

Eliot Spitzer’s father is being treated in a medical center that will be named after Spitzer nemesis, Ken Langone. The Morning Read: Wednesday, April 16, 2008