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The Sleuth: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

Biden Slams Sam Fox Recess Appointment

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden (D-Del.) finally weighed in today on the Bush administration's surprise recess appointment of Sam Fox to be ambassador to Belgium. Democrats are outraged, arguing it is illegal for President Bush to use a recess appointment to install someone whose nomination was no longer even pending before Congress. Biden, who is running for president and was stumping in Iowa...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 5, 2007; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Democrats Outraged Over Fox Recess Appointment

Senate Democrats are livid over what they view as President Bush's illegal maneuver to bypass the Senate confirmation process and appoint controversial nominee Sam Fox as ambassador to Belgium while Congress is away on recess. Democrats find the recess appointment -- a common maneuver by presidents whose nominees stand little chance of getting through the standard confirmation process -- particularly egregious since Fox's nomination wasn't...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 4, 2007; 9:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
 
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Kerry and Gingrich Prepare for Smackdown

Out of the presidential race but still itching to be a part of it all, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) seems to be trying to position himself as the Newt Gingrich of his party. You know, the thinking man who tries to steer the debate, frame the issues that candidates should be discussing, and hog air time. We'll see how well Kerry does in his aspiring...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 4, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Edwards Provides Lesson in E-Campaigning 101

When you visit the John Edwards for President Web site, you're invited to send a sympathy note to the Edwardses. And tens of thousands of well wishers have done so since that heart-wrenching news conference two weeks ago at which Elizabeth Edwards courageously discussed her incurable cancer. What those well wishers get in return -- e-mail messages soliciting contributions to Edwards's campaign. Visitors to the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 4, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (154)
 
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