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The Sleuth: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

Plame: Hearing Room Chic

Forget about her testimony. Let's talk about the fashion statement Valerie Plame made today when she went before Congress. Ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame made a stylish appearance Friday on Capitol Hill. (Getty Images) SLEUTH BONUS: Can you guess which New York Times reporter that is in the background ogling Plame's "suit." Plame showed up at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform decked out...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 16, 2007; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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Kerry Isn't Giving Up

It's looking more likely that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) could get an ounce of revenge against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group that helped ruin his 2006 presidential quest. Sources tell the Sleuth that Swift Boat donor Sam Fox's nomination to be ambassador to Belgium is in real jeopardy. As readers may recall, Kerry got a rare opportunity to tussle with Fox during...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 15, 2007; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democrats Furiously Raising Dough for Tim Johnson

While Republicans are a taking a deferential kid-glove approach to the delicate situation of Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-S.D.) recovery from a severe brain hemorrhage, Democrats are raising money hand over fist to make sure they keep that Red-State seat in 2008. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and members of the Democratic Caucus held a third fundraiser in as many days Wednesday evening for Johnson' campaign...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 15, 2007; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Richardson's Secret Weapon: The Bolo Tie

Make no mistake about it: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, an underdog in the Democratic presidential primary field, was pandering to Sunbelt voters when he signed a bill into law Tuesday making the bolo tie his state's official neckwear. Democrat Bill Richardson is courting the bolo tie lovers of America. (Getty Images) Just ask Richardson himself. We did, and he fessed up in an e-mail...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 14, 2007; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fed Chief Bernanke: Juice A Regular Guy

Maybe Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is trying to start a consumer trend to drive down those record-high orange juice prices. And if not, at least Americans can rest easier knowing that the man who manages the world's biggest economy knows his pricing system (unlike a certain former president who didn't know the price of milk). Bernanke was spotted at the Harris Teeter market in...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 14, 2007; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dr. Ensign Treats the Elephant in the Room

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) wrestled with whether he should hold a news conference today on the U.S. attorney firings. Sen. Ensign makes a point during his Tuesday news conference on Capitol Hill (AP Photo). On the one hand, one of the eight U.S. attorneys who was summarily fired by the Bush administration worked in Nevada, and that angered Ensign -- the GOP's top lawmaker in...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 13, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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