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Tax the Rich. It Won't Hurt (Them, or the Economy)
 Tax the Rich. It Won't Hurt 
 (Them, or the Economy) 
Eliot Spitzer

Tax the Rich. It Won't Hurt (Them, or the Economy)

Marginal tax rates have nothing to do with GDP

(Newser) - Why doesn’t anyone argue for increased taxes on the rich anymore? Only a generation ago, American politicians had no problem calling for high marginal tax rates, but no one’s had the nerve to do it since Ronald Reagan argued that they penalized the rich for working hard—which...

Illinois' Political Culture Is Even Worse Than NY's

But scandals in both states makes it a close race, notes Gail Collins

(Newser) - Illinois and New York both have such awful political cultures that it's tough to decide which state is the biggest loser, writes Gail Collins. Both states have governors who were forced out by scandals and whose successors are mired in controversy, although at least Eliot Spitzer isn't going to be...

Craigslist Pimp Get 25 Years
 Craigslist Pimp Get 25 Years 

Craigslist Pimp Get 25 Years

'Bought' homeless woman, advertised her as sex slave

(Newser) - A New York City man who "bought" a 19-year-old homeless woman and advertised her as a sex slave on Craigslist has been sentenced to 25 years to life. David Brown forced the victim into sex with 30 men in August 2008, collecting payments of between $60 and $200, the...

Sex Scandal Will Take Down Another NY Governor

David Paterson will resign after New York Times exposé: source

(Newser) - Less than 2 years after extramarital indiscretions cost Eliot Spitzer the job, a sex scandal is about to chase his successor as New York governor out of office. Media circles have been abuzz with reports that the New York Times is working on an exposé involving Paterson's personal life and...

Eliot Spitzer Talks Love, Sex&mdash;and Those Socks
 Eliot Spitzer 
 Talks Love, 
 Those Socks 

Eliot Spitzer Talks Love, Sex—and Those Socks

In cringe-inducing interview, Spitzer also gives advice to Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer gave his thoughts on everything from the market meltdown to the Madoff scandal in a wide-ranging interview with Big Think —but who cares about any of that stuff, when Client No. 9 also talked looooove—and Tiger Woods? When asked what advice he would give Tiger, he...

Post Spots Paterson With Galpal

 Post Spots 
 With Galpal 

Post Spots Paterson With Galpal

'Latina lovely' 'works with me,' gov says; Busted, says tabloid

(Newser) - He's no Client No. 9 as yet, but New York Gov. David Paterson was spotted yesterday canoodling with a "Latina lovely" at a Jersey steakhouse, reports the New York Post. And though the guv himself told Post operatives on the scene that "she works with me," fellow...

Juiciest Political Sex Scandals
 Juiciest Political Sex Scandals 

Juiciest Political Sex Scandals

Lovechildren, gay affairs, and hookers, oh my!

(Newser) - From Eliot Spitzer’s $80,000 worth of prostitute action to Mark Sanford “hiking the Appalachian trail,” this decade has been ripe with political sex scandals. The Frisky picks the juiciest. Some of the slightly-lesser-discussed affairs:
  • Mike Duvall: A self-described “family values warrior” in the California State

The Decade's Top Mistresses
 The Decade's Top Mistresses 

The Decade's Top Mistresses

Tiger Woods' women take up a lot of spots

(Newser) - Tiger Woods and Silvio Berlusconi had a whole stable of them; The political careers of Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards were wrecked by theirs; David Letterman actually benefited, ratings-wise, from his. With all these juicy stories to choose from, Vanity Fair offers up this list of the top 10 mistresses...

What Spitzer Could Teach Tiger
 What Spitzer 
 Could Teach Tiger 

What Spitzer Could Teach Tiger

Former NY gov's comeback shows it can be done

(Newser) - Tiger Woods should take a lesson in scandal-management from Eliot Spitzer, Ravi Somaiya writes for Gawker. It's been less than two years since the ex-NY governor's hooker story broke, and he's still married and writing lauded op-eds in the New York Times. Some tips for Tiger:
  • Face the media. It's

Spitzer to AIG: Show Us the Email

Ex-gov wants answers before feds ditch their stake

(Newser) - The Treasury Department's shopping its 80% stake in AIG, but before it sells, all Eliot Spizter wants for Christmas is for the financial behemoth to finally disclose exactly how it triggered the financial crisis. "Who knew what, and when? Who benefited, and by exactly how much?," questions the...

Ex-Madam: If Spitzer Runs, So Do I
 If Spitzer Runs, 
 So Do I 

Ex-Madam: If Spitzer Runs, So Do I

Eliot Spitzer's competition for comptroller could be Kristin Davis

(Newser) - If Eliot Spitzer enters the New York comptroller race, he'll have more than voters to worry about: His former madam is gunning for him. Kristin Davis challenged Spitzer, aka Client 9, to a duel in the primaries via her blog . “It's ludicrous that Spitzer would even consider running for...

Spitzer Call Girl's New Calling: Advice Columnist

NY Post's newest scribe is Ashley Dupre

(Newser) - The call girl whose assignations with Eliot Spitzer helped cost him the New York governor's office has a new gig: advice columnist. For the New York Post , of course. In today's debut effort, Ashley Dupre answers a parenting question, then gets into the good stuff.
  • "Are there telltale signs

Rachel Uchitel Had 'Crazy Ambien Sex' With Tiger
 Rachel Uchitel Had 
 'Crazy Ambien Sex' With Tiger 

Rachel Uchitel Had 'Crazy Ambien Sex' With Tiger

Plus, Ashley Dupre, of all people, weighs in on Woods scandal

(Newser) - The Tiger Woods news just keeps on getting more disturbing: The latest revelation involves the drugs he allegedly did with Rachel Uchitel before they slept together. Uchitel, aka alleged mistress No. 1, bragged to friends about her “crazy Ambien sex” with Tiger, sources tell Radar . Why the insomnia drug?...

Spitzer to Give Ethics Lecture at Harvard

Former madam slams university's decision

(Newser) - A Harvard University ethics center is hosting a lecture by none other than Eliot Spitzer tomorrow. The disgraced governor will speak about when it's right for the government to intervene in the markets. Despite the intellectual theme, his former madam tells the Daily News that Spitzer is a "man...

NYT Cozied Up to Spitzer Staff Amid Scandal

Emails reveal friendly exchanges between reporters, sources

(Newser) - The New York Times may have broken the news that Eliot Spitzer had a prostitute problem, but it was awfully nice to Spitzer’s staff amid the scandal. Gawker used New York’s open records law to snag a huge number of emails between reporters and Spitzer’s people, and...

How to Kill the Chamber of Commerce...
How to Kill the Chamber of Commerce...
eliot spitzer

How to Kill the Chamber of Commerce...

...before its lobbyists do more damage on climate change, etc.

(Newser) - The Chamber of Commerce's outrageous stand against action on global warming, which has spurred a number of huge corporations to drop out, is not an anomaly, says Eliot Spitzer. From environmental protection to deregulation to fiscal policy to health care reform, it’s always on the wrong side of history,...

Top Public Mea Culpas
 Top Public 
 Mea Culpas 

Top Public Mea Culpas

Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton is king of the list

(Newser) - David Letterman’s acknowledgement yesterday of some skeletons in his closet is only the latest caught by television’s unforgiving lens; Lisa Todorovich runs down her faves on True/Slant:
  • Bill Clinton: The Democratic candidate, with wife Hillary alongside, cops to “mistakes in my marriage in a 1992 interview with

Prez to Paterson: Get Out of NY Gov Race

Obama fears Dem's unpopularity could hand race to GOP

(Newser) - President Obama has told New York Gov. David Paterson not to run in next year's gubernatorial election, reports the New York Times. Obama's fear is that the unpopular Democrat could give otherwise listless Republicans incentive to storm the polls, sources say. That would be doubly true if former New York...

Spitzer Hooker Now Pimping Self to Tab

In a bid to boost her musical career, Ashley Dupre sells sex to the New York Post

(Newser) - Former Spitzer call girl Ashley Dupre is “deep and throaty” on her second single, writes Dan Aquilante for the ever-so-subtle New York Post. Dupre “has turned feminist riot grrl” in a tune that might be inspired by “a dumped high-school sweetheart,” or maybe “her freedom...

Spitzer Wows Students in First Law Class

But reporter finds lecture disappointingly free of sex, hookers

(Newser) - The press was barred from Eliot Spitzer’s first lecture at City College of New York yesterday, but that didn’t stop one enterprising Daily News reporter from sneaking in. If he was expecting pearls of wisdom on Emperors’ Club hookers, he was disappointed. The disgraced governor began by nodding...

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