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The Sleuth: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

A Man and His Flat Top

And now, we bring you the first in a semi-regular style series on the freshmen senators -- where they dine, where they shop and, of course, where they get their hair done. Sen. Jon Tester is all about his flat top. The Montana Democrat used his hair as a tool in his successful campaign to oust Republican Conrad Burns. His buzz cut - the emblem...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 2, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Neocon Coffee Klatch at White House

President Bush, noted bookworm, held a private confab with leading neoconservatives in the dining room of the White House residence Wednesday afternoon, hosting British historian Andrew Roberts, author of one of the president's favorite recent books, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. The president's remarks at the off-the-public-schedule event were... off the record. But one participant in the room described President Bush as...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 1, 2007; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sen. Durbin's Big Week

It's only Wednesday, but Sen. Dick Durbin's week has already been made, by an actor-turned Special Olympics activist who dropped by his office. Vanessa Williams (yes, that former Miss America, the one who was dethroned on account of her posing in a porn magazine) also met briefly with the junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, during her romp on the Hill Tuesday, but she really...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 28, 2007; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Staring Adversity In The Face

Not that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) was out for revenge or anything. But he sure did seem to enjoy at least a wee measure of satisfaction in making mega GOP donor Sam Fox squirm during Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to consider Fox's nomination to be ambassador to Belgium. Fox, a Bush "Ranger" whose generosity has likely helped him on his way to the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 28, 2007; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Safe Place for Hard Cold Cash

The latest casualty in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal is also the youngest: Will Heaton, 28, who served as chief of staff to convicted ex-Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), pleaded guilty conspiracy charges Monday. One of the revelations made in the plea agreement documents is that Ney, who's now serving 30 months in prison on corruption charges, kept a safe in his office filled with "thousands...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 26, 2007; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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