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5:45 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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Governor apologizes after prostitution link  —  Spitzer doesn't directly cite allegation first reported by New York Times  —  NEW YORK - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who swept to office as a no-nonsense crimebuster known as the “sheriff of Wall Street, apologized to his family and the public Monday …
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.
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
NY governor linked to prostitution ring  —  NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the crusading politician who built his career on rooting out corruption, apologized Monday after allegations surfaced that he paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl.  He did not elaborate on the scandal, which drew calls for his resignation.
Deacon / Power Line:
THIS IS SAD  —  New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and City Room
Flip / Suitably Flip:
From Troopergate To Shtupergate [Update: Spitzer To Resign]
Discussion: TigerHawk
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Spitzer's fall: The prosecutor and the prostitutes
Discussion: TownHall Blog
James M. Odato / Capitol confidential:
Spitzer And Emperor's Club (updated with affidavit)
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 …
Ben / Think Progress:
Rove: ‘I Fully Expect To Be Indicted By The End Of The Year’  —  Karl Rove, former senior aide to President Bush, spoke to a hostile crowd at the University of Iowa yesterday evening.  Students and local citizens protested his appearance at the university and “staged a mock trial” for Rove inside the student union before the speech.
CNN:   Rove taunted at University of Iowa
Mark Geary / KCRG-TV:
Karl Rove's Visit to U of I Sparks Controversy
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: The Seminal
Chris / TVNewser:
David Gregory To Anchor 6pm Show on MSNBC
Discussion: The Politico, Eschaton and Jossip
Tucker Carlson replaced on MSNBC
Discussion: The Page
Gallup Daily: Obama Recaptures Lead Among Democrats  —  Based on polling conducted March 7-9, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Forty-nine percent of Democratic voters nationally support Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination compared with 44% backing Hillary Clinton, giving Obama a slight …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Obama's March Surge
Democracy Now:
Headlines for March 10, 2008  —  President Bush has vetoed a congressional measure that would have banned the CIA from using interrogation practices seen by many as forms of torture.  The bill forced the CIA to abide by interrogation rules in the Army Field Manual.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
The FARC's Guardian Angel
Discussion: Israpundit
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
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 …
Associated Press:
McCain: Renzi no longer part of campaign  —  PHOENIX — John McCain says indicted Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is no longer taking part in his presidential campaign.  —  McCain told reporters in Phoenix on Monday that he didn't know if Renzi had officially stepped down as a campaign co-chair.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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.
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