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Spitzer to Holder: Prosecute Goldman Sachs or Resign

SPITZER: Senator, I’m going to take a leap. I’m going to say it out loud. Very directly. Goldman Sachs, you lied to the public. You lied to your clients. You’ve got a problem. You come on the show. Sue me. I don’t care. You lied to the public, you should be prosecuted. I’m going to […]

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frailty, temptation, and common miscalculation

“You knew the risks. Either you felt you were above the law or you had some kind of death wish.” His response was that neither was the case. “It’s a story that has been repeated since our earliest days as a species. It’s both obvious and not susceptible to an answer,” he insisted. “Nonetheless, we […]

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I Apologize to the Public

Following is a transcript of Gov. Eliot Spitzer’€™s brief statement to the public, delivered at his Midtown Manhattan office on Monday afternoon: Over the past nine years, eight as attorney general and one as governor, I’€™ve tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. We […]

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Suspended Spitzer Aide Is Expected Back at Work

Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s communications director, who was a central figure in an attempt to use the State Police to embarrass the governor’s main rival, is expected to return to state government as early as this week, people briefed on the matter said yesterday. From: Suspended Spitzer Aide Is Expected Back at Work – New York […]

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Eliot Spitzer News

Though two independent investigations proved that no illegal activity occurred on my watch, it is crystal clear that what members of my administration did was wrong — no ifs, ands or buts.I have apologized to Joe Bruno, the Senate majority leader, and now I want to apologize to all New Yorkers. From An Apology From […]

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Leading New York Mayors Endorse Spitzer

New York, NY (December 5, 2005) – Spitzer 2006, Eliot Spitzer’s campaign for Governor today announced the support of 35 city mayors and mayors-elect from across the state. The list of supportive mayors includes all of the largest upstate cities, as well as leading mayors from smaller cities. For more, head over to the Spitzer […]

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Fall of the Rovean empire?

For 30 years, beginning with the Nixon presidency, advanced under Reagan, stalled with the elder Bush, a new political economy struggled to be born. The idea was pure and simple: centralization of power in the hands of the Republican Party would ensure that it never lost it again. Under George W. Bush, this new system […]