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Rough Sketch: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Why Tomatoes Hate America

The tomatoes attacked us brutally and without warning. Yesterday, our leaders struck back against the pernicious produce. "As we hold this hearing, grocers and restaurants nationwide have been pulling tomatoes from the shelves and menus," announced Rep. John Shimkus, the ranking Republican member of the House Commerce subcommittee assigned to...

By Dana Milbank  | June 13, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Impeach Bush? Then You Get...

The House had a busy day yesterday. There was the Amtrak bill, an extension of unemployment benefits, and legislation on NASA's budget. Oh, yeah: And lawmakers decided whether or not to impeach the president of the United States. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Gadfly) thought it would be a swell idea,...

By Dana Milbank  | June 12, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Dems and the Party Unity Thing

It was billed as a post-primary unity event at Democratic National Committee headquarters yesterday. But the unity fell apart before the opening "thank you all for coming." As 18 elected Democrats filed into the party's conference room for the show of force, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, evidently not realizing the...

By Dana Milbank  | June 11, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Indiana Jones at the Zoo

It was hotter than the Sumatran jungle in Woodley Park for yesterday's unveiling of the National Zoo's latest animal exhibit. Two hundred dignitaries waited, fanning and mopping themselves, as the creature approached. It cocked its head and looked warily at the spectators, revealing its silver mane and the scar beneath...

By Dana Milbank  | June 10, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

During the campaign, it was her opponent who owned the lofty rhetoric. But on the day she finally conceded defeat, it was Hillary Clinton's words that soared. "As we gather here today," she told her supporters and staff members at the National Building Museum yesterday, "the 50th woman to leave...

By Dana Milbank  | June 8, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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