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The Sleuth: January 28, 2007 - February 3, 2007

Buzzing About Edwards's New Compound

Former Sen. John Edwards, the "working man's" presidential candidate, is getting some heat for his new, palatial estate outside Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina. Even a few folks who are close to the Edwardses have expressed alarm to political reporters about the 29,000-square-foot house and connecting recreation-and-media arena. The Edwards home near Chapel Hill, N.C. (Photo by Don Carrington) The buzz over the...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 2, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Will Freshman Avoid the Curse of D Street?

He's just a freshman, after all, so he might not know how to spot the capital's omens just yet. House Speaker Pelosi administers the oath to Rep. Vern Buchanan on Jan. 4, while Buchanan's wife, Sandy, holds the Bible at center. (AP) Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) bought a house on the most cursed block in all of Washington, paying an undisclosed sum for the home...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 2, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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One Last Secret From Gerald Ford?

Looks like Gerald Ford is going to be doing some more talking from the grave. Gerald Ford has one last big secret, it seems. We just have to wait until the fall to find out... (AP File Photo) This time, we may well find out the secret he told a young Newsweek reporter in 1974 at the height of the Watergate crisis when Ford was...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 1, 2007; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pelosi: No Harm, No Fowl

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) returned from a four-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan Monday night to a bizarre, Hitchcock-ian scene -- a beady-eyed, black bird flying around her posh Georgetown apartment. Were this bird perched upon a bust of Pallas just above her chamber door ("perched, and sat, and nothing more"), then she'd be cool with that. But this simply wasn't Edgar Allan Poe's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 31, 2007; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Grudge Factor

These are chilly days on Capitol Hill ... and on the campaign trail for Fox News journalists -- at least when they're anywhere near Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Will Fox have to watch Obama on C-Span like the rest of us? (Reuters photo) Sources tell The Sleuth that the Obama camp has "frozen out" Fox News reporters and producers in the wake of the network's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 30, 2007; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (365)
 
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