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Rough Sketch: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Obama discovers 'Twitters'; Ed Rendell's big following; Chris Christie feels the love; and Linda McMahon smacks down WWE

This one is sure to be a hit on the Youtubes. In fact, it may be the most important development in presidential web culture since George W. Bush discovered the Internets. President Obama praised his tech-savvy Russian counterpart at Thursday's White House news conference, saying that during Medvedev's "visit to...

By Dana Milbank  | June 24, 2010; 10:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Blagojevich for U.N. ambassador; Barton apology apologia; Rory Reid goes undercover

Ambassador Blago? It's (bleeping) golden! Before the fallen Illinois governor began his alleged effort to sell President Obama's Senate seat, he had another plan: He would use it to "get a good gig" for himself, preferably in Obama's Cabinet. "I'd like to get the [bleep]) out of here," Rod Blagojevich...

By Dana Milbank  | June 23, 2010; 10:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Karl Rove's puny haul; Kendrick Meek's mother; BP's happy news; Blago's brilliance

Karl Rove's new fundraising group pledged to raise $52 million to spend on Republican candidates in November. Based on last month's tally, it may take them a little longer to reach their goal -- 21,667 years, to be precise. Rove's group raised only $200 last month,according to a filing with...

By Dana Milbank  | June 22, 2010; 10:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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J.D. Hayworth's "free money"; Steve Cohen's dorky dancing; Mark Kirk's great escape; and Mike Huckabee's affair with Helen Thomas

Seems that J.D. Hayworth was for government handouts before he was against them. The conservative primary challenger to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), Hayworth calls himself a "conservative steward of your tax dollars." But three years ago, he was part of a business venture that coached people how to squeeze "free...

By Dana Milbank  | June 21, 2010; 9:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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