The Morning Read: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The New York Times editorial board is very displeased with Hillary Clinton’s negativity.

So is Errol Louis.

Jonathan Weisman thinks Barack Obama needs to, and will, get more negative in the coming weeks.

Robert Gibbs shows off the new Obama campaign slogan.

Here’s what Obama said last night after the votes were counted.

On Clinton, Charles Hurt writes, "She has been queen of this party for 15 years – if club members haven’t gone with her by now, they’re not going to."

Andrew Malcolm notes that Ron Paul had a surge in Pennsylvania.

About $12 million in funding from the City Council to local community groups is on hold, due to the new vetting process.

That new vetting process is a "political blow" to Christine Quinn, according to Grace Rauh.

Steve Malanga thinks the problem of nonprofits and taxpayer money has been going on for a long time.

City Council lawyers denied requests by Tom Robbins for information about which capital projects were funded.

Funding made at the request of Kendall Stewart is also being held up.

Patricia Lancaster said she left her job because of "all the recent fatalities and events that I take very seriously to be on my watch, and it’s wrenching."

The Buildings Department has had a long history of problems.

The New York Post editorial board is surprised Lancaster was ousted.

David Paterson is trying to reduce spending.

One of Sheldon Silver’s opponents blasts him for only listening to big money and special interests in this new video.

Former Brooklyn judge Michael Garson plead guilty to possessing a forged document that he used to gain power of attorney over his aunt’s assets.

The editorial board of the Syracuse Post-Standard wants an easier time getting information from the state police.

And a New Jersey man who stole a car belonging to Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Morning Read: Wednesday, April 23, 2008