Eliot Spitzer

Commentary & Opinion
12:00 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Liz Benjamin: Spitzer's Return

The biggest question about Eliot Spitzer's decision to throw his hat into the New York City comptroller's race isn't why he's doing it - the disgraced former governor has been dropping not-so-subtle hints about his desire to return to public life for years now.
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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

7/8/13 - Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Newsman Ray Graf and special guest Elaina Newport - producer, original cast member, and one of the founders of The Capitol Steps.  

The Capitol Steps are at The Cranwell Resort in Lenox for the summer with performances through September 1. 

New York News
6:17 am
Mon July 8, 2013

AP Source: Ex-Gov. Spitzer Eying NYC Comptroller

Credit NY1

A person close to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to politics with a run for New York City comptroller.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Spitzer was only speaking to The New York Times.

Candidates for citywide offices like comptroller have to have 3,750 signatures from registered voters in their party by Thursday.

Spitzer, a Democrat, stepped down from the governor's office in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

He has spoken in the past about the potential for the comptroller's job.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

U.S. Rep. Markey Defends Fundraiser with Former NY Gov.

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is defending a planned fundraiser hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes criticized the decision, saying Markey shouldn't "rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes."

Spitzer was forced from office in 2008 after he was accused of spending thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes.

The fundraiser for Markey's Senate campaign is planned for later this month in Washington.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:27 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Eliot Spitzer - Jobs & the Fiscal Cliff

The jobs report last Friday was confusing, to say the least. Yes, the core unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, but a major reason for that was a drop in the size of the workforce—now a mere 63.6 percent of the population, far below what it has been over the past decade. While 146,000 jobs were created, the employment market remains anemic, demand is still low, and median income is still trending flat to down.

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Commentary & Opinion
2:53 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Eliot Spitzer - Buffet's Fiscal Cliff

Sometimes "who says it" is just as important as "what they say." So it is with Warren Buffett's op-ed in today's New York Times about taxes and the fiscal realities of our budget. 

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Commentary & Opinion
11:09 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Eliot Spitzer - A Positive Look at Politics

      Maybe it is the proximity of Thanksgiving that has gotten to me - but here is a really positive take on the year in politics:

The good guys won. And I don't just mean the President got re-elected.

There was more to it - so let's take a closer look at two specific aspects of the political landscape.

First - democracy was elevated.

Yes -- that may sound crazy after all the bile and nasty TV ads that buffeted us this year. At the fringe the ugliness was there, as it will always be unfortunately.

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Commentary & Opinion
9:17 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Eliot Spitzer - Looking at the Data

If last week was all about politics - and thankfully things turned out pretty well - maybe thisweek we can put ideology and partisanship aside for a moment and apply a more objective,scientific approach to some of the tough issues we face. What do historical records and datasuggest might be the better course for our nation to follow?

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Eliot Spitzer

Gov. Spitzer and Alan Chartock speak at The Linda in Albany
Andre Pilarczyk

WAMC’s Alan Chartock is joined by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. This interview was taped October 21, 2012 in front of a live audience at The Linda in Albany.

Commentary & Opinion
5:26 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Eliot Spitzer - The Presidential Candidates on Foreign Polices

Photo: Andre Pilarczyk

At this stage of the race -- with candidates as smart as both President Obama and Governor Romney -- it is safe to say that nothing happens by accident.  So what is the takeaway from last night's foreign policy debate?  

Mitt Romney wanted to obscure differences rather than clarify them, even going so far as to etch-a-sketch away his most hawkish language on Afghanistan and Iran.   But why?

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