Morning Read: Praise for Bloomberg, Memories of Tatum

Barack Obama wants to end the conflict in Iraq in 2010.
The government increases its stake in Citigroup.
Wilbert Tatum, a “voice of Harlem,” is dead.
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Andrew Cuomo is probing the political ties of people who do work with the state pension fund.
The federal stimulus bill is like “Christmas” for New York.
“The Mayor’s the mystery man who rides a black horse into town and cleans it up,” writes Susan Braudy on Huffington Post.
“Michael Bloomberg has a rare trait for a politician. He is both rational and smart,” says blogger Ethan Schreiber.
“It’s the craziest place in the world.

Morning Read: Praise for Bloomberg, Memories of Tatum