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Rough Sketch: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Billy Joel's Campaign Soundtrack

Billy Joel was not in a Washington state of mind. The singer had come to the National Press Club yesterday for what was billed as a luncheon talk about "celebrity endorsements of political candidates." But the Piano Man didn't want to talk politics. "I was wondering why you guys wanted...

By Dana Milbank  | October 24, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Looking for the Real America

RICHMOND, VA Something unreal is happening here in the real America. Two hours before Barack Obama's appearance at a campaign rally here Wednesday, they played the national anthem -- and people stood and sang. Some even put hands on hearts! In the first row sat a woman -- we'll...

By Dana Milbank  | October 23, 2008; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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D.C. Finally Gets a Vote

Finally, the people of the District of Columbia are getting a vote in congressional elections. In the coming days, a dozen D.C. residents will have a big say in deciding who will represent Alaska in the Senate over the next six years. If they acquit Sen. Ted Stevens in his...

By Dana Milbank  | October 22, 2008; 1:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A New Chair for Stevens

Ted Stevens has sat on many things during his 40 years in the Senate. The 84-year-old Alaskan has had a seat on the commerce committee longer than any Republican in history, he boasted during his trial on corruption-related charges. He also sat on the Senate committees on appropriations, rules, governmental...

By Dana Milbank  | October 21, 2008; 12:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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