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3:20 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 …
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 …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
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: Spin Cycle and Atlas Shrugs
Associated Press:   N.Y. governor reportedly in prostitution ring
Michelle Malkin:
The fall of Eliot Spitzer: “Client Number 9?”
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Something's Popping Up In NY...
Associated Press:   N.Y. Times: Gov. Spitzer linked to prostitution ring
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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Putting The Hastert Seat Loss in Context
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.
Mark Interviews Bill Clinton / TPMCafe:
WTF? Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh Show Day of TX Primary
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Associated Press:
Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC … NEW YORK (AP) - The bow tie is out at MNSBC.  David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening.  —  The news network is making a handful of changes to respond to heavy political interest.  Gregory's new show is called …
Discussion: FishBowlDC and Wonkette
Chris / TVNewser:
David Gregory To Anchor 6pm Show on MSNBC
Discussion: Eschaton and Crooks and Liars
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 …
Discussion: Trailhead
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 …
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 …
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
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
NSA's Domestic Spying Grows As Agency Sweeps Up Data  —  Terror Fight Blurs  —  Line Over Domain;  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five years ago, Congress killed an experimental Pentagon antiterrorism program meant to vacuum up electronic data about people in the U.S. to search for suspicious patterns.
New York Magazine:
John Heilemann and Joe Trippi Discuss the Democratic Primary Race Over Instant Messenger  —  Last night, Democratic strategist Joe Trippi sat down to discuss the Democratic primary with New York's John Heilemann from his home on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Discussion: Political Insider
Tom Schaller / American Prospect:
FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME: BLACKS ALREADY TURN OUT AT HIGH RATES AND VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY DEMOCRATIC IN THE SOUTH.  —  In the past 18 months since my book was published, I feel like I have had to repeat nearly a thousand times that the “problem” of blacks not turning out to vote in the South …
Don Surber:
Two Americas  —  The one the Obamas live in and the one for the rest of us.  —  First it was millionaire trial lawyer John Edwards whining about two Americas.  —  Even Democrats rolled their eyes at his $400 haircuts and 25,000-square-foot home (10 times the national average for a new home).
Discussion: The Corner
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
CONDIMENT … Last Tuesday night, after Vermont, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Texas gave John S. McCain the delegates he needed to clinch his party's Presidential nomination, good-fellowship reigned—among Republicans, that is.  “Senator McCain has run an honorable campaign, because he's an honorable man …
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State of Play?  —  Yesterday, I lunched with Last King …
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Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
Wife Lessons  —  Why Michelle Obama is no Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Dr. Helen
Ben / Think Progress:
Rove: ‘I Fully Expect To Be Indicted By The End Of The Year’
Anabel Lee / American Prospect:
Justice Denied for Battered Immigrant Women
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Spokesperson Hedges: Obama Has Not Passed Commander …
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