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Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, former politician of the Democratic Party and currently a political commentator. He is currently the co-host of In the Arena (previously Parker Spitzer), a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on the CNN cable network (U.S.). He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General.
Spitzer was born and raised in The Bronx, to real estate tycoon Bernard Spitzer. He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School for his Juris Doctor. It was there that he met his future wife, Silda Wall. After earning his Juris Doctor degree, Spitzer joined the law firm of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Ex-NY Governor Spitzer Must Face Greenberg Defamation Suit
2014-06-25
Former American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Maurice Greenberg sued Eliot Spitzer in New York State Supreme Court in Putnam County last year seeking unspecified damages for statements the ex-New York governor made to media ...
(Businessweek)

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    Michael Garcia profile: The Fifa investigator into ethics and corruption
    2014-06-02
    Michael Garcia is a former US attorney who became a household name after leading the successful prosecution against former Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after a high-profile sex scandal. During that time he also investigated a ...
    (The Independent)

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      Astorino calls on Cuomo to 'repudiate' Hitler remarks
      2014-03-18
      Cuomo has a close relationship with Langone, a registered Republican and notable nemesis of former governor Eliot Spitzer. Cuomo appointed Langone to his transition team following his 2010 election, and Langone has donated at least $50,000 to the ...
      (Capital New York)
      1. Home Depot Founder Langone: Bashing of Rich Is Reminder of Hitler

      2013
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      Eliot Spitzer Denies He's Plotting Another Run for Office
      2013-10-23
      Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer insists he's not diving back into the political arena just yet, contrary to a New York Post report earlier this evening. “Eliot is not contemplating a run for office. His conversation at lunch had nothing to do with politics. He's ...
      (Politicker)
      1. Over Kosher Sushi, Spitzer Oerheard Planning Political Comeback
      2. Report: Spitzer Seeks To Run For Office Again

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      Tell Me The Truth: Oscar Winner Alex Gibney on WikiLeaks And Uncovering The ...
      2013-05-31
      As a documentary filmmaker, his films have taken on Eliot Spitzer (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer), Enron (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Jack Abramoff (Casino Jack and the United States of Money), the Catholic church (Mea Maxima ...
      (Co.Create)
      1. Film review: 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks'
      2. 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks' is fair and balanced
      3. IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Documentary Filmmaker Alex Gibney Talks 'We ...

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      Coup against Silver? Cuomo's the one feeling the heat
      2013-04-09
      Eliot L. Spitzer saw that when he tried to block then-Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli from becoming state comptroller. Assembly Democrats brushed aside Spitzer and voted DiNapoli into the office, and it was the beginning of the end of Spitzer's ...
      (Buffalo News)
      1. Cuomo says overhaul of NY ethics needed -- again
      2. Cuomo gives Silver a pass, denies potential coup attempt

      2012
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      Eliot Spitzer as Keith Olbermann's Replacement (9)
      2012-03-30
      Keith Olbermann Fired; Eliot Spitzer Will Replace Him Immediately: Read Current TV Statement (International Business Times)
      Keith Olbermann Reacts to Firing, Being Replaced By Eliot Spitzer (The Inquisitr)
      VIEWPOINT WITH ELIOT SPITZER Replaces Current TV's 'Keith Olbermann' (Broadway World)
      Excerpt: Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV -- less than a year after Olbermann was hired as lead anchor. Effective immediately, his show will be replaced by "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer." Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off... (Read article)

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      Spitzer to Raise Money for Inslee (4)
      2012-02-24
      Former NY Gov. Spitzer to raise money for Inslee (Seattle Times, Kitsap Sun)
      Former NY Gov. Spitzer to raise money for Inslee in Manhattan (Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma News Tribune)
      Excerpt: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will host a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee in Manhattan next month. Inslee campaign spokeswoman Jaime Smith says the event will be March 5, with tickets ranging from $1,000 to... (Read article)

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      Wall Street (6)
      2012-02-10
      How Wall Street is gaming the Greek bailout. (Slate)
      Eliot Spitzer: How Wall Street is Gaming the Greek Bailout (AlterNet)
      Eliot Spitzer and the Left’s War Against Wall Street (RedState)
      Excerpt: As always. Save this story. Follow all The Best Policy articles. Follow the Business section. Follow stories by Eliot Spitzer. MySlate is a new tool that you track your favorite parts Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment... (Read article)

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      Sheriff of Wall Street (4)
      2011-11-18
      Former 'Sheriff Of Wall Street' Defends Dodd-Frank Regulation (RTT News, RTT News)
      Eliot Spitzer: Sheriff of Wall Street on capitalism (BBC News)
      Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the Occupy Movements and Being ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’ (Albany Times Union (blog))
      Excerpt: (RTTNews) - Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says Republican calls to repeal the Dodd-Frank banking reform act ignore the economic lessons of the financial crisis. In an interview with RTTNews, Spitzer, who as New York's attorney general in the late 1990s and early 2000s earned a reputation... (Read article)

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      New York (11)
      2011-11-18
      APNewsBreak: New York ethics commission already comes under scrutiny (Syracuse Post-Standard)
      When Will New York Have A Functioning Ethics Agency? (Gotham Gazette)
      Catskills Deal for the New York City Watershed (New York Times)
      Excerpt: Eliot Spitzer, which regulated the executive branch and lobbying. The Legislature regulated lawmakers. Advocates had declared both systems failures as New York entered four years of... (Read article)

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      New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns
      2008-03-12
      New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has announced that he has resigned, effective Monday. Spitzer was recently discovered to have been a client of a prostitution ring on numerous occasions.
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      New York governor Spitzer tied to prostitution ring
      2008-03-10
      According to a report by The New York Times (The Times), New York Governor Eliot Spitzer informed his senior administration officials on Monday that he was being investigated for using a "high-class" prostitution ring. The Times report cites anonymous officials who work for Spitzer. A law enforcement official who spoke to Associated Press on condition of anonymity stated that a federal wiretap related to a recent investigation revealed that Spitzer paid for prostitutes from an online service under investigation.
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      New York state Governor Eliot Spitzer proposes legalization of same-sex marriages
      2007-04-29
      The Governor of the state of New York, Eliot Spitzer is proposing a bill that would make same-sex marriages legal in the state.
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