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Rough Sketch: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Arizona congressional candidate fires guns in ad; Alvin Greene's new website; Idaho awaits the apocalypse

Arizona voters who don't pull the lever for Republican congressional candidate Pamela Gorman have this to consider: She just might shoot them. Gorman, in a new ad, fires a machine gun and pistols scores of times as a goofy sounding announcer calls this year "our best shot at changing...

By Dana Milbank  | June 29, 2010; 10:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Steve Forbes celebrates Byrd's death; Blago flirted with Oprah; Charlie Crist's flack attacks

Steve Forbes, the publisher and one-time presidential candidate, demonstrated the perils of writing a eulogy in 140 characters or less. "Good news," he Tweeted on Monday, about 10 hours after Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of the Senate in history, was pronounced dead. "Financial reform bill may still fail...

By Dana Milbank  | June 29, 2010; 4:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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The Robert Byrd confirmation hearings

It is still early in the proceedings, but the Senate Judiciary Committee appears headed toward a unanimous vote to send Sen. Robert Byrd's nomination to St. Peter with a recommendation of swift confirmation. The chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), gave a cursory welcome on Monday to Elena Kagan, President Obama's...

By Dana Milbank  | June 28, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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