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4:45 PM ET, March 10, 2008

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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring  —  ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.  —  Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early this afternoon …
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Joseph Goldstein / New York Sun:
Prostitution Case Features Prosecutors of Corruption  —  Prosecutors specializing in government corruption cases are leading the investigation into what authorities say was a prostitution service that charged up to $5,500 an hour — suggesting that the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan …
Fox News:
Sources: Spitzer to Resign Following Reports of ‘Involvement’ With Prostitution Ring, Faces Indictment  —  New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family in an appearance before reporters Monday following reports that he was linked to a high profile prostitution ring.
CNN:
N.Y. Times: Spitzer tells aides he was involved in prostitution ring  —  (CNN) — Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he “acted in way that violates his obligation to his family,” speaking hours after the New York Times reported he told senior administration officials he had been involved in a prostitution ring.
Sewell Chan / City Room:
‘I Apologize to the Public’  —  Following is an excerpt from Gov. Eliot Spitzer's statement to the public, delivered at his Midtown Manhattan office on Monday afternoon: … More than 100 reporters, along with 30 television cameras and 20 still photographers, had awaited Mr. Spitzer's announcement …
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and Publius Pundit
Michelle Malkin:
The fall of Eliot Spitzer: “Client Number 9?”  Update: Report - Expected to resign; Report - indicted?  ; Update: “I apologize to my family.  I apologize to the public.”  Rumor: Resignation at 7pm?  ; Federal wiretap info; Wall Street cheered  —  Scroll down for updates...3:00pm Eastern Spitzer is expected to resign...Wow.
Discussion: WNBC and Associated Press
MSNBC:
Governor apologizes after prostitution link  —  Spitzer doesn't directly cite allegation first reported by N.Y. Times  —  NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public on Monday, but did not not elaborate on a bombshell report that he has been involved in a prostitution ring.
Discussion: GINA COBB and THE LIBERAL JOURNAL
New York Sun:
Report: Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring  —  Governor Set To Make Statement This Afternoon  —  Governor Spitzer acknowledged today to his senior staff that he is involved in a high-end prostitution ring, The New York Times reported.  —  Mr. Spitzer is set to make a statement about his involvement this afternoon.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Spin Cycle
WCBS-TV:
Sources: Spitzer Could Resign Tonight  —  Lt. Gov. David Paterson Could Be Sworn In By 7 P.M.  —  AP: Spitzer Caught On Federal Wiretap, Identified As ‘Client 9’  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Gov. Eliot Spitzer was not expected to continue as governor and may resign by Monday evening …
Marc Ambinder:
NYT News Alert: “Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring”
Discussion: Salon
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
America's worst governor linked to hookers? …
Associated Press:
Gov. Spitzer tied to prostitution ring
Discussion: Eschaton and Pam's House Blend
The Smoking Gun:
Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe
Deacon / Power Line:
THIS IS SAD  —  New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has …
Discussion: City Room and FP Passport
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Spitzer's fall: The prosecutor and the prostitutes
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Something's Popping Up In NY...
Discussion: Gawker
Flip / Suitably Flip:   From Troopergate To Shtupergate [Update: Spitzer To Resign]
Amanda / Think Progress:
Spitzer apologizes: ‘I promised better.’
Discussion: Telegraph and NewsBusters.org
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
Report: Spitzer Linked to Prostitution
Discussion: New York Magazine and PunditGuy
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:   NY governor linked to prostitution ring
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama replies with scorn to HRC veep plan  —  My colleague Carrie Budoff Brown e-mails from Columbus, Miss., with Obama's response to the Clintons' flotation of the notion that he could be her veep: scorn. … Obama was responding to comments from Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson …
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Thomas Ferraro / Boston Globe:
Clintons push Obama as a running mate
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Carbon Output Must Near Zero To Avert Danger, New Studies Say  —  The task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures may be far more difficult than previous research suggested, say scientists who have just published studies indicating …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Clinton Went On Limbaugh?  —  You may have missed it - almost everyone missed it - but Bill Clinton was on Rush Limbaugh's show the day of the Texas primary.  You can hear the radio here.  Limbaugh himself was sick that day, apparently, but he had already urged Republicans to cross over to keep Hillary Clinton in the race.
Richard Owen / Times of London:
Seven new deadly sins: are you guilty?  —  Drug pushers, the obscenely rich, environmental polluters and “manipulative” genetic scientists beware - you may be in danger of losing your mortal soul unless you repent.  —  After 1,500 years the Vatican has brought the seven deadly sins up to date …
Discussion: Pharyngula, Harry's Place and normblog
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Guitar Heros  —  Guitar Heroes … Men crept in darkness to plant a bomb.  They moved in an area where last year I was helping to collect fallen American soldiers from the battlefield.  —  Terrorists.  The ones who murder children in front of their parents.  The ones who take drugs and rape women and boys.
Discussion: PrairiePundit
William Kristol / New York Times:
McCain's Daunting Task  —  Buried inside Sunday's papers was a noteworthy election result.  In a special election to replace former Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, first-time Democratic candidate Bill Foster emerged victorious.  George Bush easily carried the district in 2004 …
 
 
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