The Morning Read: Monday, August 25, 2008

Politico reports that Bill Clinton is irritated that he’s being given a topic for his convention speech, and the Obama people are irritated that the Clintons think they have so much sway.

Ted Kennedy, who was going to be the subject of a live video tribute tonight at the convention, is now expected to show up and deliver an address in person.

Jon Corzine isn’t ruling out a position in an Obama cabinet.

The Florida and Michigan delgations will be seated.

From the campaign, here’s Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama arriving in Denver and being greeted the governor.

Jeremy Peters profiles the New York delegation to the Democratic convention.

A New York Times/CBS poll shows Hillary Clinton supporters are wearily backing Barack Obama.

Some Clinton supporters, like those in Buffalo, are doing OK.

Howard Wolfson has advice on how to heal the Clinton-Obama rift.

Following the McCain campaign’s talking points, Rudy Giuliani said Obama should have picked Clinton.

Celese Katz talks to two New York delegates, each of whom backed difference candidates in the primary.

Cindy Adams takes a spin around Denver and narrowly avoids eating “bull meatballs.”

Irene Liu hangs with the New York delegation.

Tom Wrobleski is here too.

Some political observers in New York say Obama should increase his presence there.

The New York Times editorial board writes that, for Obama to be elected, "he will first have to make clear where he wants to take [the] nation.”

Charles Hurt reads John McCain’s mind.

Unnamed Republican operatives in New York tell Fred Dicker that McCain’s popularity is helping them in key legislative races.

Here’s a humorous take on Denver’s events.

An armed man in Pennsylvania prevented a New York City official from inspecting gun sales at his store.

Here’s Clarence Norman’s schedule in prison.

A lot of New York people in Denver are talking about term limits.

Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson said the issue should go before the voters.

There may be a legal battle if term limits are changed.

For the presidential debate at Hofstra, the 5,200-seating venue will “shrink” to seat fewer than 1,000 people.

State Senator Kevin Parker can keep sending government mailers to his constituents, but his challengers can’t.

Joe Biden pushed legislation favored by a company doing business with his son.

Scott Stringer and Marty Markowitz run nonprofit groups that get money from big businesses.

There’s pride in Harlem for Obama.

CNN will share it’s Skycam footage of Obama’s speech.

Black officials debate what the rise of Obama means for the civil rights movement.

The Morning Read: Monday, August 25, 2008