The Morning Read: Friday, September 19, 2008

Barack Obama spoke last night with economic experts, including Michael Bloomberg.

Todd Palin is defying a subpoena to testify in Sarah Palin’s "Troopergate."

Jonathan Cohn writes that John McCain is attacking Barack Obama’s "spending" plan, because that’s easier to oppose than a national health care plan.

Hillary Clinton has an op-ed about health care for women.

U.S. News & World Report asks the question, "Is Sarah Palin’s Star Beginning to Fall?"

At swanky fund-raisers, there is no financial crisis.

The guy who hacked into Palin’s email account may be the 20-year-old son of a Democratic state lawmaker.

Stocks were up 410 points after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the government would create an entity to buy bad debt.

Errol Louis wants to know who is helping the little guy.

Charlie Rangel survived a vote on whether to keep him as Ways and Means Committee chairman.

David Paterson is “a governor determined to seize the moment,” writes Jacob Gershman.

Dan Janison wonders how much Hillary Clinton is helping Obama.

Anthony Seminerio’s arrest is leading to calls for more financial disclosures from state lawmakers.

Seminerio’s legal troubles is, politically, bad news for Serf Maltese.

Jose Rivera is facing his toughest political battle in years.

Anthony Weiner said more newspapers should be like the New York Sun.

The New York Sun editorial board doesn’t like The New York Times’ call for a tax increase.

The city comptroller is looking into how Marty Markowitz steers public money to a charity he controls.

Markowitz is unsure if he’ll continue the charity after leaving office in 2009.

A conservative blogger wonders why Republican State Senator Jim Alessi isn’t campaigning much.

John Hall wants to challenge his opponent’s self-created party, called “Energy.”

And Jack Davis’ congressional bid is over.

The Morning Read: Friday, September 19, 2008