The Morning Read: Friday, August 15, 2008

Evan Bayh and Joe Biden will both speak on Wednesday night at the Democratic convention, which should fuel V.P. speculation about both.

Barack Obama had a phone conversation with Sam Nunn this week – but probably not about the V.P. slot.

There will be some kind of Obama event in Richmond, Virginia next week.

Turns out that John Edwards’ former finance chairman actually did help Rielle Hunter find a lawyer lat year.

This isn’t exactly the way John McCain would like people to get to know his 46-year-old son.

The Washington Post considers whether John McCain is trying too hard to seem presidential.

Rich Lowry lays out his terms for accepting Joe Lieberman as the G.O.P. V.P. nominee.

Al Sharpton will have a role at the Democratic convention, just not on the dais.

Mike Bloomberg says he’s “not suited” to be Secretary of the Treasury in the next administration.

The Sun takes a big picture look at the only competitive general election Congressional race in New York City.

David Paterson has made some unlikely friends and enemies with his push for a property tax cap.

And we couldn’t let this morning pass without wishing a very happy 70th birthday to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. The Morning Read: Friday, August 15, 2008