By Ann Curry, NBC News anchor
First an apology. Completely forgot to blog last night in the shock that rippled through our newsroom as the facts about the Elliot Spitzer investigation unfolded.
This place where Brian Williams usually sits is surrounded by some of the world's most seasoned newswriters and producers, not the sort to drop their jaws when a story breaks, but not even they saw this coming.
That the New York governor, who has been called "The Crusader," and "Mr. Clean," because of his righteous investigations of wrongdoings, could fall so hard from grace reminds us all that everything is not always as it seems.
Today, as the investigation broadens, Mike Taibbi is gathering still more surprising details for his report tonight.
Lee Cowan has news from the Obama campaign on this primary day in Mississippi, and Kelly O'Donnell from the McCain campaign, and we also expect to have an update on the US position on Darfur. The State Department is now calling "horrific" Sudan's human rights record in the region, because of "torture, beatings, and rape by government security forces and their proxy militia in Darfur."
There are more signs the situation there is worsening still. The U.N. is halving its emergency food deliveries to Darfur because of a surge in attacks on its convoys. The World Food Program reports 45 trucks have already been hijacked this year.
There is also news on stem cells and Alzheimer's, and on a much lighter note
President Bush's singing debut in white tie and cowboy hat to bring you tonight. The truth is we have too much to tell you to fit our newscast, so we will not waste a word.