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Reliable Source: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

The Speakes Family Battle Goes South

Larry Speakes, press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, at work in 1985. (Fred Sweets/The Washington Post) Aleta and Larry Speakes at Nationals Park on March 30, 2008. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Larry Speakes had one of those classic Washington...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 17, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Quoted

At a campaign event in Sandusky, Ohio, last October, Meghan McCain and her mother, Cindy, look on as Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher addresses the crowd. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) "Joe the Plumber -- you can quote me --...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 17, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Surreal Estate

Daniel Mudd (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Seller: Daniel Mudd Asking price: $9.5 million Details: The former CEO of Fannie Mae -- ousted when the government seized the failing mortgage giant last fall -- is leaving town and unloading his...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 17, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Tying the knot: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) Engaged: Bill Oefelein and Colleen Shipman, two sides of a NASA love triangle that imploded in 2007 when Oefelein's fellow astronaut, Lisa Nowak, allegedly drove...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 17, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Capitol Hill, a Fibula Buster

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (in pink at Tuesday night's softball game), seen here with Marcia Stein of the Young Survival Coalition. (Photo courtesy of the Young Survival Coalition) A burly guy carried Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the field...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 16, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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It's All About Abe, and They're Lovin' It

Senator Harry Reid and Paul Tetreault, director of the Ford's Theatre Society, sign a bound copy of construction plans for the Ford's Theatre Museum renovations. The society's chairman, Wayne Reynolds, holds the book. (Reflections Photography) Abe Lincoln always draws...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 16, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In . . .

If you hoped to buy the autographed seat President Obama sat in to watch the Wizards beat the Bulls 113-90 -- sorry! Wizards star Gilbert Arenas already got it. The team planned to auction off POTUS's courtside seat from the...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 16, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Serena Williams (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) Serena Williams at Fly early Wednesday morning. The Wimbledon champ (orange halter dress, diamond heart necklace) celebrated the Washington Kastles win with owner Mark Ein and former Redskin Shawn Springs. Drank ......

By The Reliable Source  |  July 16, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Wed: Robert Redford, 72, to his longtime German girlfriend Sibylle Szaggars, 51, in Hamburg this weekend, a rep for the minister who performed the ceremony told reporters. No comment from the couple. She's an abstract artist who's been with the...

By Doug Norwood  |  July 15, 2009; 10:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not Just Another Girls' Night Out

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, left, laughs at a joke made by Sen. Susan Collins, middle, as the congressional women's softball team gathers for a group meeting at Guy Mason Field in D.C. last night. (Marcus Yam/The Washington Post) A...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 15, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update on Jill Biden

Jill Biden (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) Jill Biden is resting at her Delaware home after orthopedic surgery for chronic shoulder pain. The veep's wife injured her rotator cuff and was operated on Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 15, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Chris Cooley (Preston Keres/The Washington Post) "If someone tries to video me taking a [pee] again, I'm not going to hesitate to punch them square in the face." -- Redskins tight end Chris Cooley complaining to Sports Illustrated that...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 15, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Jenna Elfman (AP Photo/John Paul Filo, CBS) Serena Williams browsing the Chevy Chase Bloomingdale's with one of the store's personal shoppers yesterday. Bought a beige Magaschoni lace skirt and beige sleeveless turtleneck, Fendi shoes and pearls -- and left...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 15, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not a Morning Person, Are You, Levi?

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Levi speaks! Again. Days after telling the Associated Press he believes his ex-girlfriend's mom, Sarah Palin, resigned as Alaska governor because she wants to make more money, the...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 14, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Can't Bend the Rules, Beckham

David Beckham (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) When in Virginia, carry your ID. This means you, David Beckham. Yes, even one of the most famous athletes in the world couldn't drink when he failed to produce proof of age, according...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 14, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Malia and Sasha Obama at the Jonas Brothers concert last night with their mom and friends from D.C. and Chicago. No surprise the kids were spotted at Verizon Center -- the boy...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 14, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Love, Etc.

Earlier this month, Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson pal around at Tiger Woods's AT&T National golf tournament in Bethesda. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) Engaged: Rep. Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin. The New York congressman, 44, proposed to Abedin, 33, the glamorous...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 13, 2009; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Last Call for Nathans, and a Piece of D.C. History

The bar crowd last night at Nathans' closing. (Amy Argetsinger) It was, like so many other nights at Nathans, a lively and somewhat drunken scene. An ambulance and TV truck camped outside the corner of M Street and Wisconsin...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 13, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted

David Brooks on "Meet the Press" last year. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) "I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, 'Ewww, get me...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 13, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Jackson Custody Deal?

Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II at last week's memorial service for their father. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terril) Michael Jackson's mother and ex-wife have joined forces to hash out a custody agreement for his...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 13, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update

Tara Wheeler, rear, crowns Miss Virginia 2009 Caressa Cameron last month. (Kyle Green/ AP/The Roanoke Times) When we last heard from Tara Wheeler, we were coming to terms with the fact we weren't going to have a bald Miss...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 13, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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