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NY State Gay Marriage Foes Weigh Strategies

Governor appears ready for battle

(Newser) - The surprise news that New York will recognize out-of-state gay marriages has traditionalists weighing public pressure and legal action, the New York Times reports. One Republican said a lawsuit charging Gov. David Paterson with overstepping his authority was possible; others compared the move to Eliot Spitzer’s foiled attempt to... More »

NYC Approves Congestion Toll

City passes $8 fee to drive into midtown Manhattan

(Newser) - New York City has moved a step closer to charging drivers $8 to enter midtown Manhattan. The City Council voted 30-20 in favor of the proposal, known as "congestion pricing," that has already been established in cities like London to reduce traffic. The next hurdle is approval from... More »

Spitzer Slammed for Smearing Political Rival

He may have lied about Troopergate, Albany DA says

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer was more involved a smear campaign against political rival Joe Bruno than he cared to admit, according to a report today. Spitzer's answers to investigators were possibly "not truthful," Albany District Attorney P. David Soares said—but Soares is not seeking prosecution, in part due to... More »

Spitzer: Hooked on Covert Ops

Ex-gov spent career trying to ditch silver spoon image

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer didn't patronize a pricey call girl ring just for the sex, Chris Smith writes in a  provocative New York post-mortem. What really attracted him was the covert op. The silver-spoon-fed Ivy Leaguer was always rebelling against being squeaky clean; as a young prosecutor, he got "hooked on... More »

Spitzer Resigns, Effective Monday

'The remorse I feel will always be with me,' New York governor says

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer, with his wife again at his side, announced his resignation in a short press conference this morning. The New York governor apologized for his "private" misconduct, again without making direct reference to the prostitution scandal that has ended his political career. "I am deeply sorry that... More »

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