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The Sleuth: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Fred and Jeri Thompson: Last Chance For Romance?

With an 8-month-old baby boy and a 4-year-old daughter, it might be tricky for Fred and Jeri Thompson -- the as-yet unofficial potential first couple -- to steal some candlelit alone time on this special day, their fifth wedding anniversary. Former Sen. Fred Thompson and his wife, Jeri, arrive for a party at the Macedonian Embassy in Washington following the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 29, 2007; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Howard "the Matchmaker" Dean

If you've been wondering where the now-silent scream machine Howard Dean has been, we found him. Seems the not-so-visible Democratic National Committee chairman has been busying himself with logic and matchmaking while employing that 50-state strategy of his. Dean was spotted in a United Airlines terminal of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Tuesday night before boarding a red-eye flight back to Washington, D.C. playing the puzzle...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 27, 2007; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Title IX, Not For Congressional Baseball Game

Even before she got suited up to take to the diamond last night in her "IX" jersey for the annual congressional baseball game, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) got some heavy incoming. A group challenging Title IX was looking to make an example of the California congresswoman, a big Title IX proponent - and the only woman on the Democratic team's roster. Ah, the height of...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 26, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sen. Coburn, Tumor Gone, Returns to Voting

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) returned to Washington Monday nearly two weeks after undergoing brain surgery. The 59-year-old senator had surgery on June 13 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to remove a benign pituitary tumor. Coburn, according to his spokesman, returned to his Capitol Hill office saying he was eager to "get after it" - just in time for resumption of the immigration debate...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 25, 2007; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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