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4:20 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 …
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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.
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
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  —  Scroll down for updates...3:00pm Eastern Spitzer is expected to resign...Wow.
Discussion: WNBC and Sister Toldjah
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
Report: Spitzer Linked to Prostitution … NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, The New York Times reported Monday, citing an anonymous top administration official.  —  Spitzer, who is married with three daughters …
Discussion: New York Magazine and PunditGuy
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
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Something's Popping Up In NY...  Not even sure what to say on this one beyond what in the hell was he thinking: … This one developing in a big way, and we'll get you more details as we hear them.  It's a Monday...  (H/T to Atrios.)  —  UPDATE: NYTimes just updated their piece:
Associated Press:
Gov. Spitzer tied to prostitution ring  —  A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that Gov. Eliot Spitzer's involvement in a prostitution ring was caught on a federal wiretap.  —  Gov. Eliot Spitzer, accused in news reports of being involved in a prostitution ring …
Discussion: Eschaton and Pam's House Blend
Sewell Chan / City Room:   ‘I Apologize to the Public’
Deacon / Power Line:
THIS IS SAD  —  New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has …
Discussion: City Room and FP Passport
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
Official: NY gov caught on wiretap
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   America's worst governor linked to hookers? …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Spitzer apologizes: ‘I promised better.’
Discussion: Telegraph and Wonkette
Flip / Suitably Flip:   From Troopergate To Shtupergate [Update: Spitzer To Resign]
Marc Ambinder:
NYT News Alert: “Spitzer Is 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 …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog and Trailhead
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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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Jim Manzi / The Corner:   Completely Objective Journalism
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.
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Mark Interviews Bill Clinton / TPMCafe:
WTF? Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh Show Day of TX Primary
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Putting The Hastert Seat Loss in Context
Chris / TVNewser:
David Gregory To Anchor 6pm Show on MSNBC  —  First on TVNewser: NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory is being tapped to anchor a new MSNBC program called Race for the White House.  Gregory will take over the 6pmET time slot from Tucker Carlson who remains with the network …
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Associated Press:
Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC
Discussion: FishBowlDC and Wonkette
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
 
 
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