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Reliable Source: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

Obama on First Pup Preference: "Mutts Like Me."

President-elect Barack Obama today made his first public comments since the election regarding the hotly debated issue of what dog to bring to the White House. The Obamas promised daughters Malia and Sasha a dog if elected; the question...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  First Family  
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rs-milla

Designer Kai Milla and husband Stevie Wonder in 2005. (PHOTO CREDIT GOES HERE)...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More Dirt on Sarah Palin's Fancy Duds

Sarah and Todd Palin (David McNew/Getty Images) The McCain-Palin campaign is over, but Wardrobe-gate lives on. More embarrassing details have emerged about Sarah Palin's infamous shopping sprees -- including even more designer duds, plus sprayed-on tans and fancy underwear....

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
 
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Update

Mystery solved: Oprah Winfrey's "Mr. Man," left, is Sam Perry. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) The mystery man who let Oprah Winfrey cry on his shoulder in front of all the TV cameras in Chicago on election night? We asked...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Surreal Estate

Lara Logan (Helayne Seidman for The Washington Post) Buyer: Lara Logan Price: $1.51 million Details: After wrapping an extended tour in Baghdad -- and as she prepares to have her first child in January -- CBS's foreign affairs correspondent...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Bob Weir (Dino Perrucci) Bob Weir in the midst of the jubilant crowd rallying at the White House very late on election night. The gray-bearded Grateful Dead guitarist had attended the more polite party hosted by Democratic leadership the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 7, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Move Over, Barney: It's Bark Obama

A yellow Lab (Washington Humane Society) The Obama-Biden administration is already going to the dogs! "Sasha and Malia, I love you both more than you can imagine," the president-elect told them in Tuesday's victory speech. "And you have earned...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 6, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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The Obamas: Too Young for Woodstock

History was made Tuesday when Barack Obama, 47, was elected president -- the first man with a last name ending in a vowel (other than "y" or silent "e") to ascend to the White House, paving the way for...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 6, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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No Name, No Fame

Oprah Winfrey, with a mystery man in Grant Park on Tuesday night. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The big mystery Tuesday night: Who were the folks the cameras kept panning to during Obama's speech, the ones flanking Oprah Winfrey...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 6, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In...

Tim Robbins (AP Photo/Andy Kropa) Tim Robbins required a court order to vote Tuesday. The activist actor was turned away at his N.Y.C. polling station when officials couldn't find his name on the rolls; waited hours, then needed a...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 6, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Election Night, the Capital Opts for a Few-Party System

Jean Statler, a marketing consultant, poses with a wax statue of Barack Obama at Quorvis's bipartisan election night party. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post) The hilarious calls came in last week from well-meaning out-of-towners: "Where are all the fabulous election-night...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 5, 2008; 1:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Parties  
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The Land of the Free

A bad sign: People expecting free Election Day Ben & Jerry's in Dupont Circle were met with news that the chain's 19th Street outpost is closed for the winter. (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post) How did the many offers of...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 5, 2008; 1:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sarah & the Cities: Baltimore Buys for 'Washingtonienne'

Sarah Jessica Parker (By Craig Blankenhorn/The Kobal Collection) D.C. real estate bargain-hunters long ago discovered the secret, and now so has Sarah Jessica Parker: Baltimore is so much cheaper! The producer of the HBO pilot "The Washingtonienne" brought filming...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 5, 2008; 1:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Who Could've Predicted This Monkey Business?

An undated family photo of Armani the monkey. In an explosion of campaign tension, a prominent pundit violently attacked a local reporter, sending her to the hospital two days before Election Day. The pundit: celebrated capuchin monkey Armani, who...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 4, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Today, They'll Do Whatever It Takes Not to Jinx It

John McCain sees a movie; daughter Meghan wears purple. Barack Obama plays a game of basketball. Election Day superstitions range from the sublime to the infamous: James Carville wore the same underwear for days in the 1992 campaign. "I brush...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 4, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak, in happier times. (AP Photo/Disneyland, Paul Hifmeyer) Disengaging: "The Bachelorette" star DeAnna Pappas, 26, and Jesse Csincsak, also 26, the pro snowboarder fiance she picked from a field of 25 dudes on the ABC...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 4, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Stevie Wonder (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Stevie Wonder sipping tea at Kaz Sushi Bistro downtown Saturday night with two women and another man. (His wife is from Bowie.) Navy blue shirt, gold chain, braids. An excited pack of fans in...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 4, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No 'Do in This Fight, but Cristophe Has an Offer

Celebrity stylist Cristophe. (Photo courtesy of Cristophe) This 2008 presidential race has been lots of fun, but definitely lacking a certain something: a good Cristophe controversy. "The hair has not been an issue in the election," said the Belgian-born...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 3, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, Isn't That...?

No parsley for Sarah Jessica Parker, thank you. (By Craig Blankenhorn -- The Kobal Collection) Sen. Mary Landrieu taking a break from her super-close race back home to trick-or-treat with her daughter on Capitol Hill. The Louisiana Democrat (denim...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 3, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sorry, You're Not on the List

Sigmund Young and Holly Hixon enjoy their 15 minutes at the Warhol party. (Photo by Amy Argetsinger) One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Event: 1960s-esque Andy Warhol "Factory Party," Wednesday night. Site:...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 3, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted

"I gave her the option. ... You want your money in a ring, or you want your money in the wedding? Woman's gonna choose a ring." -- Gilbert Arenas telling a Comcast SportsNet interviewer that he and fiancee Laura...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 3, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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