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The Sleuth: June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007

Do Tell: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Funny Senator

In this week's installment of "Do Tell," we chat with first-term Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose class peers have deemed her funniest freshman. Klobuchar discusses the challenges of being a new kid on the block - from her most embarrassing etiquette faux pas and the thrill of gaveling Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to order to her husband's tireless work in the Senate Spouses organization. (Watch...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 8, 2007; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cabinet Member Misses Senator's Obit

Maybe Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and his staff are just in denial. Or maybe they don't read the papers, thus missing the sad news that Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.) died Monday, seven months after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Whatever the case, Leavitt's office called Thomas's office late Thursday afternoon to request a meeting with the late senator. Needless to say, grief-stricken...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 7, 2007; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Times Editor Spoofs Murdoch Bid for WSJ

There's funny "ha-ha" - and then there's funny "ouch." The latter would best describe the reaction of Wall Street Journal reporters and editors to a tabloidized version of the paper's fabled front page lampooning a potential Rupert Murdoch ownership. As you can see, the mock WSJ front page looks like a hybrid of the traditional Journal, with its signature pin dot drawings and bullet point...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 7, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rep. Conyers Miffed at Fox News Mix-up

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) is not a happy camper with Fox News Channel for mistaking him for indicted Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is about a head taller than Conyers, about 20 years younger and otherwise bears little resemblance to the Judiciary Committee chairman. "Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 5, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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Condi for President (But Where's the Candidate?)

With Fred Thompson inching toward an official presidential candidacy, the "Draft Condi" movement is cranking up the volume on its candidate-less campaign for the White House. Today, one of the leading -- and zaniest -- Condi for President grassroots groups sweeping the Internet, Think Condi, is putting out a press release titled "Fred Thompson Draft Movement Success, Think Condi Can Follow." "I am pleased to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 4, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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