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10:15 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 …
CLINTON YANKS SPITZER ENDORSEMENT FASTER THAN A HOOKER YANKS... WELL, YOU GET IT  —  Depending on who you're talking to in Albany and Washington this afternoon, Eliot Spitzer has either already resigned and slinked away to a fortified bunker in the Poconos, or he is going to spend a few days talking …
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.
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 …
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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
America's worst governor linked to hookers?  Update: The Emperor's Club?  Update: Spitzer to resign?  Update: Spitzer apologizes; Update: Caught on federal wiretap; Update: Video added; no resignation; Update: Not indicted; Update: Hillary scrubs website of Spitzer references; Update: New details
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Who cares if Eliot Spitzer hires prostitutes?  —  (updated below)  —  Regarding all of the breathless moralizing from all sides over the “reprehensible,” outrageous crimes of Eliot Spitzer: are there actually many people left who care if an adult who isn't their spouse hires prostitutes?
Discussion: CNN, D-Day and City Room
Spitzer Expected To Resign, Sources Say  —  NEW YORK — New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is expected to resign after telling senior members of his administration that he was involved in a prostitution ring, sources told  —  The governor met with his senior aides earlier Monday afternoon …
Discussion: Dealbreaker and Gothamist
The Smoking Gun:
Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe  —  New York governor identified as “Client-9” in FBI affidavit  —  With the bombshell news today that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been implicated in a prostitution ring, the Democratic politician will now always be known as “Client-9,” …
Discussion: Gawker and Atlas Shrugs
Source: Spitzer investigated for allegedly meeting with prostitute  —  (CNN) — New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is under investigation for allegedly meeting with a prostitute in a Washington hotel, two sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN.  —  One of the sources said Spitzer …
Michelle Malkin:
What Spitzer was up to today before the news broke
Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:   How The “Emperor's Club” Probe Started
Yeas & Nays:
Washington's most infamous hotel room...for now
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Gothamist
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:   Mr. American Hypocrite Weighs In
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Some Questions About the Spitzer Incident
Sewell Chan / City Room:
‘I Apologize to the Public’
Discussion: Open Left and TVNewser
Marc Ambinder:
Client 9's Options
Discussion: Firedoglake
Chris Orr / The New Republic:
Great Moments in Compartmentalization
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
NY governor linked to prostitution ring
Rove taunted at University of Iowa  —  (CNN) — Former top Bush aide Karl Rove didn't get the friendliest of receptions at the University of Iowa Sunday, CNN affiliate KCRG reports.  —  Rove, who was paid $40,000 to speak at the University, was confronted with an at-times hostile crowd of 1,000 …
Glenn Reynolds /
GOOD FOR OBAMA!  Sen. DeMint's office emails: “Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) has agreed to cosponsor the DeMint-McCain earmark moratorium amendment. ”  Excellent move.  I wonder if Hillary will follow suit?  Given her earmark history, it seems unlikely.
Discussion: Don Surber and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Obama, Clinton join McCain vs. earmarks
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hot Air
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 …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama On Veep Talk: Clintons Are Trying To “Hoodwink” You
Flavia Krause-Jackson / Bloomberg:
Vatican Lists Seven Social Sins, Including Drug Abuse  —  The Vatican has put together a list of seven “social” sins that includes excessive wealth, drug abuse, littering, genetic tampering and creating poverty.  —  Echoing the concept of the seven cardinal vices — set to paper by Pope Gregory …
Richard Owen / Times of London:
Seven new deadly sins: are you guilty?
Discussion: Pharyngula
Taylor Marsh:
TPM Cuts Female Writer Not Making Case for Obama  —  Hi there.  Linda Hirshman here.  I just got the boot from TPM Café, where I have been blogging for more than a year.  Back story: I published a piece on the cover of the Outlook section of the Washington Post last Sunday, March 2 …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Spitzer scandal rocks New York
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House panel sues White House officials
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Spokesperson Hedges: Obama Has Not Passed Commander …