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New York State Governor

A November Election For Lieutenant Governor?

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

A 1943 N.Y. court ruling ordered the state to hold an election to fill a vacancy in the office of lieutenant governor. Yes, we could have an election this November to decide who will fill the current vacancy.

Governor Jindal, Governor Sanford... Mayor Bloomberg?

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Gotbaum

Mayor Bloomberg refuses to extend federally funded benefits to hungry, out-of-work New Yorkers while they look for jobs. Though with his friends in the financial sector, he isn't so strict.

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

Was Caroline Kennedy Ever the Real Candidate?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Was Caroline nothing more than cover for New York Governor David Paterson's efforts to court and vet the candidate who would most benefit him?

Why Did Caroline Kennedy Drop Out?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

My hunch is that six weeks of intense media scrutiny was more than Caroline could stomach. People lined up to see her and to touch her. Coverage was always deferential.

On the Appointment of Caroline Kennedy, or Any Other Non-Elected Individual to Fill the New York Senate Vacancy

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vazquez

Barack Obama's campaign, in its mastery of the myriad intricacies of our electoral process, created a strategy which has helped us rediscover and reexamine democracy in America.

Elect Hillary's Replacement

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

There would be the added cost of a special election, but that's a small price to pay for a Senate seat (which, as Governor Blagojevich so eloquently reminded us, is no cheap thing).

Report: Spitzer Has Used Hookers For 6 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Report: Spitzer Has Used Hookers For 6 Years: The New York Post reported Tuesday that Gov. Eliot Spitzer's history with prostitutes might go back furt...

Eliot Spitzer Thought Process Flowchart

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What's the public and media to do after Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught up in a sex and prostitution scandal? Pass around Spitzer jokes and make copious...

Eliot Spitzer: Dickipedia

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is a former New York State Attorney General, the current Governor of New York, a self-professed "steamroll...

Money Transfers Busted Spitzer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News is reporting that it wasn't sex, but suspicious money transfers that triggered the federal investigation into a New York prostitution ring li...

Spitzer Prostitution Scandal: NY Gov Admits Links To Sex Ring

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** CLICK HERE FOR NEW UPDATES -- SPITZER MULLING RESIGNATION ** "Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a hig...

Amy Ephron On Women Wronged

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amy Ephron blogs here at HuffPost: I just want one of them, Hillary, Silda, to stand on the steps of the house, the White House, the Governor's Mansi...

Eliot Spitzer Prostitution Scandal: What $5,500 Gets You At The Emperors Club

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a story that recalls the heyday of New York's seedy Times Square sex trade, Governor Eliot Spitzer has been linked to a high-priced prostitution ri...

Ex-NYSE Director Langone on Spitzer: "We All Have Our Own Private Hells. I Hope His Private Hell Is Hotter Than Anybody Else's."

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The revelations about Eliot Spitzer's illegal dalliances with a high-priced prostitute have got plenty of his former targets coming out of the woodwor...

Spitzer Traffic Crashes NYT Website

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today at about 2 p.m. the New York Times broke the Spitzer story on its web site — and promptly started wobbling under the weight of the huge re...

Money Transfers Busted Spitzer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News is reporting that it wasn't sex, but suspicious money transfers that triggered the federal investigation into a New York prostitution ring li...

Spitzer? But I Don't Even Know 'Er!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Spitzer is a superdelegate, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton. What will happen to his vote? How will Clinton react? Will she support him as she supported her own husband? Also, so much for the first Jewish president.

Spitzer Resignation Watch: Aides Say NY Gov Will Step Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATED: 2:00 PM ET ** Aides Divided On Spitzer Resignation: "Top aides to Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Tuesday morning that they expect the governor t...

Resignation Would Cost Spitzer Superdelegate Status

2008 Democratic Convention Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Should Spitzer resign he would lose his superdelegate status. Spitzer is in Clinton's corner on our endorsement list. He would be replaced by Lt. Gove...