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Reliable Source: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Nov. 15, 2008)

Craig Robinson Basketball coach and first brother-in-law Craig Robinson: Ten days after his team won, his other team lost, at Howard University. Visiting her new home on Monday, Michelle Obama checked out the closet space, of course . ....

By The Reliable Source  |  November 15, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Roundup: Colbert, Kanye, Katharine Graham

When Rahm met Stephen... (Photo by Richard A. Lipski -- The Washington Post) In Saturday's Names and Faces, Marissa Newhall writes about Kanye's latest arrest and that will-it-ever-happen? HBO biopic of Katharine Graham. Also: The exhilarating, epic, high-school-on-a-world-stage breakup...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 15, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obamarama: Just Another School Day for Sasha

Sasha Obama on the way to school in Chicago Thursday morning; that's older sister Malia climbing out behind her while their dad waits in the car. The girls currently attend the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools(Photo by Amanda...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Nov. 14, 2008)

(By Charlie Neibergall -- Associated Press) Which school for Malia and Sasha? Our colleague Valerie Strauss writes that speculation is focused on Sidwell, Georgetown Day and Maret; few are putting money on a public school. Meanwhile, this guy wonders...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Inaugural Ideas: Second Thoughts for Third Parties

Ralph Nader (Dominic Bracco/The Washington Post) You'll never guess who really, really wants to go to the inauguration: Ralph Nader. The sometimes cantankerous outsider has sent an open letter to Barack Obama asking that third-party candidates -- the Libertarian...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Dogged Flackery

A dog from "Marley and Me" at an adoption event on the Ellipse on Nov. 12. (Jeffrey Snyder/Twentieth Century Fox) A four-month-old Peruvian hairless puppy. (REUTERS/Mariana Bazo) The intense public interest in the future Obama dog has been an...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Continental Flare-Up: Carla vs. Italy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (AP Photo/Gerard Cerles) French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are feuding over his crack that Barack Obama is "young, handsome and tanned." Bruni-Sarkozy told Journal du Dimanche:...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted

John Cleese (REUTERS/Fred Prouser) "I've had a hair transplant ... because I have got a very strange shaped head. It's very pointy. And I don't like wearing wigs." -- John Cleese baring all in a British television interview, reports...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 14, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who Was That Bow-Tied Superhero?

Former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams (Susan Biddle/The Washington Post) D.C. has a new crime fighter: Mr. Bow Tie! Tony Williams was on K Street yesterday afternoon when a thief grabbed a package from a UPS hand truck. The deliveryman,...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 13, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The Open Secret of First Family Code Names

The Obamas: Malia, Barack, Sasha and Michelle. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but the secret code names for the new first family are Barack Obama, "Renegade"; Michelle, "Renaissance"; Malia, "Radiance"; Sasha, "Rosebud." So, uh, what's the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 13, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Love, Etc.

Grover Norquist (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas) Adopting: Grover and Samah Norquist, who welcomed Grace a week ago. The conservative president of Americans for Tax Reform got a call from his wife last summer: "I met a little girl, and I...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 13, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Surreal Estate

Barbara Harrison (Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post) Seller: Barbara Harrison and John Pyles Price: $7.5 million Details: The NBC4 morning anchor and her developer husband have listed their seven-bedroom, 6 1/2-bath home overlooking Rock Creek Park -- for the fourth...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 13, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Wiseguy Explains His Smarting Words

Denis Leary (Molly Riley/Reuters) George Carlin said comedians have a duty to find out where the line is drawn -- and cross it. Denis Leary stepped over it last month when he mocked parents for jumping on the "autism...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 12, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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N.J. Politician Apologizes for 9:30 Club Incident

A New Jersey politician who was arrested Friday for allegedly relieving himself on fellow Deadheads from the balcony of the 9:30 club apologized Monday at a Jersey City council meeting. Council member Steve Lipski (D) said he is an alcoholic...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 12, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Palin Says She Didn't Even Go Shopping

Sarah and Todd Palin (David McNew/Getty Images) Sarah Palin insists she never asked for the fancy wardrobe that caused such a fuss. In Monday's interview with Fox's Greta Van Susteren, Palin said she arrived at the GOP convention to...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 12, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Billy Corgan (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) Billy Corgan leaving the White House on Monday afternoon -- same day as the big Obama visit, but no connection. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman, tall and bald as ever, in overcoat and scarf, wouldn't...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 12, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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He Needs No Acting Counsel: Floyd Abrams in 'Nothing but the Truth'

Attorney Floyd Abrams, left, with Judy Miller in October 2004. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano) The holiday movie season is just around the corner, which means it's time to start listening for "Oscar buzz" -- or just making up some...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 11, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Moving Experience for Obama's Mother-in-Law

Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Cue the mother-in-law jokes! The newly dubbed "First Granny" is coming to the White House. By all accounts, Marian Robinson gets on splendidly with her son-in-law -- so well that...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 11, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Quoted

"That's something I want to talk to her about: What's our vision for her hair?" -- Jessica Steele, owner of Wasilla's Beehive Beauty Shop and creator of Sarah Palin's up-do, telling the Associated Press how she's looking forward to seeing...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 11, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted, Part Deux

"I don't want to classify myself. ... You never know what's going to happen." -- Lindsay Lohan in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, sort of ducking the question of her sexuality, several months into her much-9publicized relationship with DJ...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 11, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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George Mason Says Good Night, Gunston

Gunston: Excited by new opportunities, chance for career growth. (File photo) As the college basketball season tips off this week, there will be one fewer local celebrity on the sidelines: Gunston is done. After years of debate and research,...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 10, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

James Packard-Gomez, left, and Erwin Gomez: Still together, just not together-together. (Photo by Zaid Hamid) Splitting, Part 1: D.C. eyebrow-grooming guru Erwin Gomez, 43, and his partner of 15 years, James Packard-Gomez, 39 -- but they're only severing the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 10, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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He Weathered the Election; Now He Comes to D.C.

Ayers outside his Chicago home last week. (Photo by Peter Slevin) Customers at the lefty coffeehouse Busboys and Poets are doing double takes when they see the big display of the new book "City Kids, City Schools" by William...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 10, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Updates: The Towel Incident; Too Young for Woodstock?

McCain strategist Steve Schmidt is denying one of the juicier tidbits in Newsweek's massive behind-the-scenes report about the campaign: that Sarah Palin met him and Mark Salter at the door of her St. Paul, Minn., hotel room wrapped in...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 10, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kathleen Turner: So [Very] Happy

Kathleen Turner, uncensoring. (Photo by Carol Rosegg) In Saturday's Names and Faces column, Marissa Newhall reports on Kathleen Turner's happy expletives at the Knock Out Abuse gala... Is the Oprah Era ending, or is a new one beginning?... David...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 9, 2008; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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