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The Sleuth: January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007

Mrs. Alito Makes Nice With Ralph Neas

Folks who attended this week's book party for ABC News Supreme Court correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg couldn't believe their eyes when they saw Martha Ann Alito all chummy and chatty with liberal judicial activist Ralph Neas, who fought tooth and nail (to no avail) to keep Justice Samuel Alito off the High Court. The Who's Who among judicial Washington at Wednesday night's Metropolitan Club event...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 26, 2007; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Norm Coleman Injured in Dumpster Dive

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) returned to Capitol Hill this week with a prominent gash on his forehead after he was knocked nearly unconscious back home in St. Paul while -- of all things -- dumpster diving. The Senator assures me he wasn't digging for food, or trash that he might treasure, or even a Vulnerable GOP Incumbent's Guide to Distancing Yourself From The Iraq War...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 26, 2007; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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About This Blog

The Sleuth intends to take you on a regular joy ride through the back halls of Congress and all the other political hotspots in Washington where trouble, intrigue, backslapping and, we can only hope, romance abound. I'll give you better than a front-row seat to the show. This blog will take you backstage, shining a light on the zanier, more offbeat side of the capital's...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 25, 2007; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Bio of Mary Ann Akers

Mary Ann Akers comes to washingtonpost.com from Roll Call, where she wrote the must-read "Heard on the Hill" column -- a newsy, nosy and irreverent look at what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in Washington. Akers has a strong news background in both print and broadcast. She was a reporter for National Public Radio covering everything from politics and Congress to...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 25, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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