The Morning Read: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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McCain suggests Obama is running for a second Jimmy Carter term–and it sort of dates him.

Obama will organize in all 50 states.

Hillary Clinton spent yesterday in her Chappaqua house.

Obama’s economic adviser defended Wal-Mart.

Writing in The Sun, Anne Applebaum wonders how foreigners will see Obama.

Eve Fairbanks questions McCain’s use of old photographs.

David Saltonstall is not impressed with Obama’s bike outfit, and reports that the blogosphere also gave it poor marks.

Eliot Spitzer is considering making a business out of flipping distressed commercial properties, Jacob Gershman reports.

Tom DiNapoli quietly gave dozens of staffers a raise.

Andrew Cuomo struck a deal with Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable to block web sites with child pornography.

The New York Post editorial board wants David Paterson to fire two Spitzer holdovers if they withhold their Troopergate testimony.

Bill Hammond wants the brownfield legislation cleaned up.

Pete Grannis has a problem with it, too.

Joan Millman has a bill that would make hybrid vehicles louder.

Five percent of police shootings were avoidable, according to a new RAND study.

Bill Thompson’s audit finds that one of the city’s biggest water deadbeats is the NYCEDC.

Just as city residents are about to be hit with a 14.5 percent water rate hike.

If a promised community center doesn’t open, says Martin Dilan, “[W]e might as well set up gang recruitment centers."

The Lower East Side will be rezoned to thwart N.Y.U.’s expansion.

Tony Avella wants to ban foie gras.

Spy rules come under scrutiny in Congress, again.

The New York Times editorial board is worried about national parks.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board takes issue with Chuck Schumer.

Fran Powers lost his bid for the Libertarian Party endorsement in the Congressional race in which he’s running against his father.

Jeanine Pirro is doing jury duty.

The teacher’s union is going to grade Joel Klein.

And the city’s role in the death of three-year-old Kyle Smith is coming under criticism.

The Morning Read: Tuesday, June 10, 2008