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The Sleuth: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Do Tell: Ben Nelson - Jokester, Daredevil, Rocker

This week, we profile Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) who wore a Brooks Brothers seersucker suit as he chatted with us on the campiest of Senate holidays -- Seersucker Thursday. Sen. Ben Nelson and congressional colleagues on Seersucker Thursday. Nelson hails from McCook, Neb., a town of about 8,000, which has produced three of Nebraska's governors and two of its senators. Besides being the most conservative...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 22, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Michael Moore's Sicko So Meano To Hillary

Michael Moore sure is getting a lot of mileage out of the hit he takes on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in his provocative new movie Sicko, which made its Washington premiere Wednesday night at the Uptown theater. Moore told the Sleuth in the lobby of the theater after the premiere that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a personal friend and supporter of the Clintons whose...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 21, 2007; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Clinton's "You and I" Debuts ... to Boos

There were some notably odd moments for the 2008 Democratic presidential candidates at this week's annual Take Back America conference of liberal activists in Washington. Sen. Clinton speaks Wednesday at the Take Back America conference in Washington. (Linda Davidson -- The Washington Post) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) got to test out her brand new campaign theme song -- "You and I" by Celine Dion....

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 20, 2007; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Johnny Sack's Campaign Cameo

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has a bit of that Edie Falco thing going on, at least in the eyes of Vince Curatola, the actor best-known for playing mobster Johnny "Sack" Sacrimoni on HBO's "The Sopranos." Like Falco, who played Carmela Soprano on the popular series, Clinton "has thick hair, multiple shades of light brown and blond," Curatola said. Actor Vince Curatola loaned his "Sopranos"...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 19, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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