Sanford-watch, day 6

Disgraced South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford stubbornly won’t give up his post. (We’re taking bets whether his wife will be standing by him when he does it.) (NYT)

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff goes to court today to receive his punishment, which will likely be a life sentence. (Bloomberg)

Supreme Court Justice David Souter will decide his last case today before retiring, leaving a space open that will hopefully be taken by nominated appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor. (ABC)

Barack Obama praises historic climate change bill passed by the House last week, but calls a provision that imposes tariffs on countries that don’t limit their global warming emissions ” (WSJ)

Governor David Paterson‘s push to legalize gay marriage in New York is at a standstill in a State Senate concerned with more important things, like locking each other out of secret meetings. (NYT)