Morning Read, Upstate: McHugh is Confirmed

Barack Obama will speak Monday in Troy at Hudson Valley Community College.

The Suffolk County Democratic Chairman sees "opportunity," in the wake of the Senate coup, for the G.O.P. to gain seats there.

The M.T.A. board voted to approve Jay Walder as its chair, including his salary and benefits.

Seventy percent of voters say David Paterson shouldn't run for governor.

The same poll shows his approval rating dropped a point.

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of John McHugh to lead the Department of the Army.

The voice vote, last night, came after two Kansas senators removed their hold on McHugh's nomination.

Doug Hoffman wants his fellow candidates to "disavow" ACORN.

State officials are considering cutting off funding.

Byron Brown's primary challenge galvanized his base.

Bob Conner wonders if the Times Union endorsement put Jerry Jennings over the top.

Rochester Turning blasted Elmira Mayor Tom Reed.

The Times Union is considering charging for Capitol Confidential.

A former mental health worker says he was muzzled regarding the death of an autistic boy in 2007.

The body of an unidentified Civil War soldier was interned in Saratoga National Cemetery.

Luke Gucker is still going to run for Albany City Council.

Hackett's Hardware is closing its Potsdam store.

And below, Representatives Eliot Engel and Anthony Weiner talk about Max Baucus' health care proposal: Morning Read, Upstate: McHugh is Confirmed