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The Sleuth: February 4, 2007 - February 10, 2007

The Real Story on Obama's Schooling

So he never attended a madrassah when he was living in Indonesia as a child. But there's no debunking this one: Barack Obama studied taekwondo in Chicago. Is that a taekwondo chop Sen. Obama is laying down on that podium? (Reuters File Photo) The Illinois senator, who is set this weekend to announce his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, took taekwondo classes in the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 8, 2007; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Daryl Hannah: Activist, Helen Thomas Fan

Sure, sure, the capital's chattering classes are well aware that the fabulously leggy blonde Daryl Hannah was in town this week to attend the annual congressional dinner -- one of several annual events where reporters and politicians gather in the same room and pretend to love each other for a few hours. Daryl Hannah was in Washington this week for the annual congressional dinner. (Getty...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 8, 2007; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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'08 Swag Watch: Bundle Up With McCain

Cold weather got you shivering? John McCain is here for you. Keep yourself warm this winter with an official John McCain fleece jacket. (Image courtesy ExploreMcCain.com) The Arizona Republican and White House hopeful is promising a free -- yes, free! -- fleece jacket to any contributor who ponies up $200 or more to his presidential exploratory campaign. (Hey it's not the free football phone that...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 7, 2007; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Nebraska's Senators ... Pals at Last?

The recent behavior of Nebraska's two senators -- Chuck Hagel, a Republican who is flirting with a White House bid, and Ben Nelson, a moderate Democrat -- is downright shocking. The notorious foes are actually ... being nice to each other. Nebraska's senators -- Ben Nelson, left, and Chuck Hagel -- appear to be getting along just fine these days. (Photos by AP and AFP/Getty)...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 6, 2007; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Wassup With Sen. Enzi's Bling?

Seems it's only when lawmakers are up for reelection that we notice the little things, like the bling-bling being sported by the unassuming junior senator from Wyoming, Mike "Lil Lawmaker" Enzi (R-Wyo.). The bling is on his left pinky, no less. The junior senator from the Cowboy State sports a diamond ring on his left pinky finger. (Ray Lustig - The Washington Post) The senator's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 6, 2007; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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