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The Sleuth: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Congressman Reynolds: Will Rock For Cash

Add Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) to the list of members of Congress who are going to show their supporters a rockin' good time in exchange for hard cold cash. Following the lead of several of his colleagues, Republicans and Democrats alike, Reynolds is planning to host a fundraiser at one of the hottest upcoming tickets in town: the Police reunion tour. The subject line of...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 12, 2007; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Guest House Chaplain Prays For Armenian Genocide Resolution

Nothing like a little prayer to rally legislative action on Capitol Hill. At least that seemed to be the hope this week of the guest chaplain in the House, His Holiness Karekin II of the republic of Armenia. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised floor action soon on a resolution that would classify the 1915 massacres of Armenians as genocide. So no better time than...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 11, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Civility Between Leaders Threatens Partisanship In Senate

What, has partisanship lost its luster? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has invited his counterpart - dare we say nemesis - Majority Leader Harry Reid to give a talk Monday at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Yes, that Reid, the one who goes throat to throat with McConnell and the GOP on the floor of the Senate each day in one of...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 11, 2007; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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House Tackles Favre

OK, we get that he's totally awesome. That he has thrown more touchdown passes than any quarterback ever. That despite turning the ripe old age of 38 this week he still breaks gridiron records. And that sports reporters harbor intense emotional feelings beyond admiration for him. Packers QB Brett Favre can add one more trophy to his collection -- an official congratulations from the House...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 10, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Rep. Crowley Performing His Musical Idol Bruce Springsteen's 'Pink Cadillac' with E Street Band Member Nils Lofgren

By Washington Post editors  |  October 8, 2007; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rep. Joe Crowley, Dancing In The Dark With Bruce?

Could Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) be the next Courteney Cox? It would be his second dream come true. The congressman's first dream, of being a rock star like Bruce Springsteen (actually, he wants to BE Bruce Springsteen), has come fantisizingly close to reality, thanks to the power of YouTube. Just in time for Springsteen's President Bush-bashing "Magic" tour, Crowley, a chief deputy whip for his...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 8, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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