Good Morning!!! It is Friday and what a news week it was! I think many are still in shock over the fall of NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. Who would have thought? It is a story that is still dominating the headlines...
BUT there are lots of headlines to get through in Raw Politics today...from what to do with the Florida vote, to allegations that Saturday Night Live is pro-Hillary, to Obama catching up to Hillary in the super delegate count...so take a look.
BUT scroll down to What YOU will be talking about TODAY– there is a great story about a woman who donated her kidney to a stranger who had a caffeine fix... and you know I LOVE caffeine!!!
U.S. is examining Spitzer funds...
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Gov. Eliot Spitzer used campaign funds in connection with his meetings with prostitutes, including payments for hotels or ground transportation, three people with knowledge of the investigation said.
Client 9, Client 10?
FBI Director Robert Mueller is bright and engaging, although he didn't engage two questions about the Eliot Spitzer case when he met Wednesday with the Tribune editorial board. He did, though, get us thinking anew about the unnamed "Client 10" who allegedly arranged to have a call girl flown to Chicago - and thinking, too, about all the other johns who risk personal ruin as this tawdry case continues to unfold:
Dupre's myspace page...
In three days, Ashley Alexandra Dupre went from being an unknown 22-year-old aspiring musician to the fifth most-searched subject on Google because of her alleged sexual encounters with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
They watched Spitzer, they watch you, too...
Every time you swipe your credit card, take cash out of an ATM or transfer money into your bank account, a sophisticated network of computers is keeping track.
Almost everything seems to be going wrong for the American economy at once. People are buying less, but most things are costing more. Mortgage rates are rising, the dollar is falling and prices of key commodities like oil are leaping from one record high to the next.
Thumbs down on Florida Primary solution..
Florida Democrats, searching for a way out of their mess of a presidential contest, unveiled a detailed plan Thursday for rerunning the state's primary election by mail. There was one big problem: Hardly anyone who mattered liked the idea.
Is SNL pro Hillary?
For three decades, "Saturday Night Live" has prided itself on skewering politicians of all stripes with equal zeal, from Chevy Chase's clumsy Gerald Ford to Darrell Hammond's sighing Al Gore.
Obama budget vote could come back to bite him...
Republicans yesterday forced Sen. Barack Obama to vote against what they labeled his own $1.4 trillion spending plan, cobbled together from his presidential campaign promises — one of a series of budget votes that will provide political fodder for the rest of the election year.
Clinton opens her home...
Having mastered the art of town-hall meetings on the campaign trail, Sen. Hillary Clinton is now holding them in a more comfortable setting: her living room.
Dems fret over warring words...
Democrats are increasingly worried about their chances for victory in November after a series of attacks by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on rival Sen. Barack Obama's leadership, credibility, readiness as commander in chief and, now, his ability to win the White House.
Obama has cut into Hillary delegate lead...
Barack Obama has pulled almost even with Hillary Clinton in endorsements from top elected officials and has cut into her lead among the other superdelegates she's relying on to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
Michigan Democrats are close to an agreement with presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to hold a do-over primary.
Keeping Them Honest
Senate rejects earmark ban...
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly shot down an effort Thursday night to ban "earmark" spending for one year - quashing an effort backed by all three senators seeking the presidency
Crime & Punishment
Killer smiles as jury recommends death...
A jury recommended the death penalty Thursday for a man who murdered a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy after escaping from custody.
What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Sheriff suggests charges after woman stuck to toilet...
A sheriff in Kansas is recommending charges in the case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body became stuck to the seat.
One latte, one kidney, please!
Every day for three years, Annamarie Ausnes went to her local Seattle Starbucks for her usual morning coffee. She developed a casual relationship with the barista that soon percolated and ultimately saved her life.
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