The Morning Read: Monday, July 7, 2008

Barack Obama will ditch the Pepsi Center for a 75,000 seat football stadium to deliver his convention acceptance speech – which will come on the 45th anniversary of this.

New Zogby poll has Obama at 273 electoral votes – but does anyone think Bob Barr will really get 6 percent?

Some conservatives are making noise about a platform fight before the Republican convention.

McCain’s message of the week: I’ll balance the budget in four years.

Anyone else getting the feeling that Obama might end up talking more about Afghanistan than Iraq this fall?

Members of Congress are back from their break and ready to rescue us all from high gas prices.

Yes, the late Jesse Helms actually did work that didn’t involve race-baiting and gay-baiting.

Alan Hevesi’s name is back in the news – and once again it involves an investigation.

Eliot Spitzer may not have been too fond of his State Police security detail.

The New York Sun handicaps the race to succeed Chief Judge Judith Kaye.

And the Politicker joins the rest of America in wishing a happy 68th birthday to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and an equally happy 47th birthday to cowardly former Houston Rocket center Ralph Sampson.

The Morning Read: Monday, July 7, 2008