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March 11th, 2008
06:53 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks!!! Well, for the first time in weeks the Clinton-Obama race is NOT dominating the headlines... But what happened between Client 9 and a VERY high priced prostitute in room 871 of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC is.... Sources tell most every major news outlet that Client 9 is none other than NY Governor Eliot Spitzer!!! Will he survive this scandal?  There are sooo many details in this one, I didn't want to leave anything out...so grab a few cups of coffee and head right to Top Stories...

Top Stories
Spitzer investigation- is he client 9?
Federal prosecutors have unsealed an affidavit that details a rendezvous in a Washington hotel room last month between a prostitute and a client who a source tells CNN was New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Spitzer linked to prostitution ring...
New York Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer's political future was thrown in doubt yesterday after he was identified as an anonymous client heard on a federal wiretap arranging to pay money and buy train tickets for a high-priced New York prostitute to meet him at a downtown Washington hotel.

Spitzer said to be weighing resignation...
Gov. Eliot Spitzer was a client of a high-end prostitution ring broken up last week by federal authorities, according to law enforcement officials, a development that threatened to end his career and turned the state’s political world upside down.

White Knight to client 9...
He stands close to ruin’s precipice, this tireless crusader and once-charmed politician reduced to a notation on a federal affidavit: Client 9.

Democratic corruption crusades takes a hit...
The accusations that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer patronized a high-priced call girl tarnishes, if not undermines, the Democrats' attempt to portray the Republican Party as the party of corruption in this year's elections, even as it probably ends his own political career.

At the Mayflower hotel...
The woman accused of running a prostitution ring allegedly patronized by Eliot Spitzer told one of her call girls that the New York governor had been known to "ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe."Client 9 and room 871...
It was after 9 on the night before Valentine’s Day when she finally arrived, a young brunette named Kristen. She was 5-foot-5, 105 pounds. Pretty and petite.
 

Spitzer allegations send shock waves...
The idea that Gov. Eliot Spitzer — the square-jawed crusader who promised to bring ethics to Albany, the former prosecutor who chased corruption on Wall Street so ferociously that people nicknamed him Eliot Ness — was somehow involved in a prostitution scandal was too much. New Yorkers who thought they had heard everything were, for a change, dumbfounded.
Shuttle blast off...
Shuttle Endeavour and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Tuesday on what was to be the longest space station mission ever, a 16-day voyage to build a gangly robot and add a new room that will serve as a closet for a future lab.3 suicide bombers in Pakistan...
At least 20 people were killed and 50 others were wounded Tuesday in three suicide bombings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, a high-ranking police official told CNN.

Raw Politics
Obama rejects being #2...
Sen. Barack Obama flatly rejected suggestions Monday he would be a vice presidential running mate for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

 

McCain's past...
At first glance, the trophy wall in the Cactus on 33rd restaurant seems to follow a standard local formula.

Keeping Them Honest
Rezko trial...
Workers in Gov. Rod Blagojevichs patronage office were told to drop everything when Antoin "Tony" Rezko floated an applicant for a state appointment, and Rezko's recommendations were fast-tracked through the bureaucracy, witnesses at his fraud trial testified Monday.

Crime & Punishment
Police seek 2nd person in UNC slaying...
A shadowy figure in the back seat of an SUV in surveillance photos is a second "person of interest" in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student body president, police said Monday.

Wife did NOT know of hubby's plan...
A Lake County woman whose husband allegedly killed a man and assumed the identity of his victim knew nothing of the bizarre plot, despite police labeling her a "person of interest," her attorney said Monday.

What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Madonna inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame...
Madonna, pop music's quick-change artist, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday and paid tribute to people who encouraged her and even critics who panned her for helping drive her career.

Scent-free schools?
Those all-over body sprays that promise to turn teenage boys into babe magnets? Instead of attracting girls, they could be making them sick.


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