The Morning Read: Friday, May 16, 2008

The ruling of the California Supreme Court that lifted a ban on same-sex marriage was split four to three.

Of the three presidential candidates, all oppose gay marriage and “not one has shown any eagerness to make the issue a priority,” writes Adam Nagourney.

John Edwards says he won’t be Barack Obama’s V.P.

The A.P. says that even Florida and Michigan delegates won’t save Hillary Clinton‘s candidacy.

David Paterson’s apartment in Harlem is rent stabilized.

Paterson opposes bills that would sweeten pension benefits.

The governor continues to be undecided about who should oversee development projects on the West Side.

The former head of security to George Pataki committed suicide, reports Fred Dicker.

Michael Gormley says there is “no indication” that he was connected to Andrew Cuomo’s probe of state police.

Unions paid a guy whose report is cited by state lawmakers as the reason benefits to unions need to be increased.

Congressional wives complained about Vito Fossella.

Fossella met with realtors from his district.

Mike McMahon and Domenic Recchia don’t rule out challenging each other for Fossella’s seat.

Christine Quinn got contributions from library trustees immediately after she fought to get more city funding for libraries.

Dan Janison explains why Michael Bloomberg loses his temper.

The New York Sun editorial boards hopes Bloomberg stays involved in government, maybe in Albany.

The Albany County D.A. has new rules for prosecuting drunk driving cases.

Here’s the latest round in the battle of the shields.

Water is about to get more expensive.

Jim Gennaro doesn’t like that.

Jim McGreevey is having a tough time these days.

The New York Post will soon cost 50 cents.

Brooklyn Paper takes a swipe at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle over a story about who the state Conservative Party chairman is backing for president.. [last item]

David Yassky chats with the Queens Tribune.

Cathy Nolan is recovering.

Peter Vallone, Jr. writes a Daily News op-ed telling John Conyers and others that the NYPD needs more money.

The Washington Times reports that John McCain is reaching out to liberal bloggers.

The Morning Read: Friday, May 16, 2008