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The Sleuth: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

DC Madam Case: Weirder By the Vitter (Minute)

The DC Madam case, which forced Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "very serious sin" confession, is getting weirder by the minute. DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey is trying to subpoena gossip columnists, investigative TV reporters, government officials, madams of scandals past, and, now, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). And no, Leahy is not embroiled in the madam scandal. He's being threatened...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 12, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Chaos at the Petraeus Hearing

There was as much Keystone Cops as there was pomp and circumstance for the long-awaited and much-hyped hearing welcoming Gen. David Petraeus's Iraq report to Congress Monday. The microphones went dead, the lights went out, hecklers ran roughshod over the event, the chairman of the committee had a brief cursing fit and, at one point, seemed to not know which way was up and which...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 10, 2007; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Satiated By Craig Scandal, Gay Outer Backs Off Staffers

Closeted gay congressional staffers can rest easier. Their worst living nightmare, vigilante gay outer and activist blogger Michael Rogers, has called a truce of sorts: he says he'll stop targeting Capitol Hill aides and will instead limit his campaign solely to publicly elected officials and candidates. "Enough readers expressed concerns that I have decided to now focus on elected officials, those running for office and...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 10, 2007; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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