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10:25 AM ET, March 12, 2008

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Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
SPITZER TO RESIGN IN THE HOUR, SOURCES SAY  —  Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to resign and will begin notifying top state officials of his decision just after 9 a.m., The Post has learned.  —  Word began circulating of his decision in state political circles just minutes ago …
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Eric Konigsberg / New York Times:
The Public Ordeal of a Private Person  —  Silda Wall Spitzer gave up a high-powered career as a corporate lawyer to raise three daughters and support her husband as he sought elective office, yet has always had deep reservations about his political career.  Time and again, she has found herself …
ABCNEWS:
Spitzer Escort: Governor Was a Nice Guy, Good Tipper  —  22-Year-Old Escort Says Spitzer 'Didn't Do Anything That Wasn't Clean'  —  A 22-year-old escort found on another call-girl Web site told ABC News in a phone interview that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had been one of her customers two years ago …
New York Times:
Spitzer Wrestles Over Response, Paralyzing Albany  —  State government remained paralyzed on Tuesday as Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, was engaged in an intense legal and family debate about whether to resign or, as aides said his wife was urging, to stay on.
New York Times:
Spitzer Aides Say Governor Will Resign This Morning  —  Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, will resign today, some of his staff members said they have been told.  Mr. Spitzer is scheduled to speak today at 11:30 a.m. at his Manhattan office, a top aide said.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Wall Street Journal:
Spitzer Resists Calls to Resign
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Gene Maddaus / Daily Breeze:
Ferraro defends controversial comments on Barack Obama  —  Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro today defended a remark she made to the Daily Breeze last week, in which she suggested that Sen. Barack Obama would not be where he is if he were white.
Michael Duffy / Time:
Obama Win Defined By Race
David Mamet / Village Voice:
Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’  —  John Maynard Keynes was twitted with changing his mind.  He replied, “When the facts change, I change my opinion.  What do you do, sir?”  —  My favorite example of a change of mind was Norman Mailer at The Village Voice.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Re-vote picture clouds  —  For a moment, it looked like party leaders were marching toward a Florida revote.  But Obama's campaign signaled today that the mechanics would be an obstacle, and Florida's congressional delegation just took a hard line against a re-vote in a joint statement:
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Marc Ambinder:
House Dems in Florida: No Re-Do  —  Moments ago, Democrats representing Florida in Congress released this joint statement, effectively putting the kibosh on a mail-in re-do primary: … Even if the candidates agree, there will be no expedited solution unless the courts somehow intervene …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Florida lawmakers balk at new ‘mail-in’ primary
Discussion: New York Times, TalkLeft and The Page
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Wins in Mississippi  —  Senator Barack Obama won Mississippi's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, building his delegate lead over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the final contest before the nominating fight heads to Pennsylvania for a six-week showdown.
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Fox News:
Obama Wins Mississippi Democratic Primary
Discussion: Hot Air, MSNBC and Wonkette
CNN:
Caucus win gives Obama more Texas delegates than Clinton  —  (CNN) — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has won the Texas Democratic caucuses and will get more delegates out of the state than his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won the state's primary, according to CNN estimates.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and The Field
CAMERA:
BBC Fabricates Home Demolition Report  —  On Friday, March 7, 2008, the BBC's World News with Jonathan Charles (seen in the U.S. on PBS stations as part of BBC America) aired footage purporting to show the demolition and burning of a house that belongs to the family of Ala Abu Dheim …
Discussion: Spectator and Confederate Yankee
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MISSISSIPPI CROSSOVERS  —  I suspect partisans on either side will draw different interpretations from it.  But here's another interesting tidbit out of the Mississippi exit poll.  The conventional wisdom and to a significant degree the reality in many other states has been that Barack …
Discussion: CNN
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Richard Wolffe / Newsweek:
Going Deep in the Deep South  —  Obama posts a predicted win in Mississippi
Discussion: Gothamist
 
 
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New York Times:
Iraq Attacks Lower, but Steady, New Figures Show
Discussion: Firedoglake and Think Progress
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Signs of life from House Democratic leaders
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton's Pennsylvania Plan
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Spitzer's Media Enablers
Discussion: URGENT AGENDA
Andrew G. Biggs / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Tax Hike
Joe Pappalardo / Popular Mechanics:
Stryker Crews in Iraq Rally to Defend Their Rides: Field Report
Kerry Howley / Reason Magazine:
Thoughts on Thoughts on Spitzer
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Spitzer's Troubles May Hurt Clinton
Discussion: NY Daily News and Wonkette
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Gallup:
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Agence France Presse:
McCain heads to Israel, Europe
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Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
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