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The Sleuth: November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007

Holiday 'Party' Invit$ of the Week

With the year-end fund-raising deadline approaching, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) is dabbling in a seasonal trend: holiday-themed parties masked as fundraisers, giving new meaning to Christmas greenery. Folks can join Dent on Dec. 11 for "cocktails and holiday cheer," according to an email invitation he sent this week. A cartoon of jolly, happy Santa standing under falling snow warms the heart -- until you read...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 21, 2007; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John Kerry vs. T. Boone Pickens, Round 3

UPDATE: The duel that just won't end... Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), traveling in South Africa this week, has responded in writing to his archenemy T. Boone Pickens, the Texas oilman and financier of the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth campaign in 2004 against Kerry's Vietnam War record. Kerry's letter, a copy of which was sent to The Sleuth, is printed below. Check out my previous...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 21, 2007; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Does POTUS Hear the Banging?

The Senate's eerily empty pro forma sessions this week and next have raised an age old question, with a twist: If a gavel bangs in the Senate and no one is around to hear it, does it still bang? Yes, if you look at it from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's perspective. That gavel -- banged once to open the Senate, twice to close it,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 20, 2007; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kerry to Swifties: It's Not Over 'Til We Say it Is

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) can't help himself: he just has to pick the scab every time the folks he blames for ruining his 2004 presidential campaign open their mouths. And now it looks like his latest duel with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth could turn into the Showdown at the U.S. Navy Corral. It all started when Swift Boat financier and megabucks Texas oilman...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 19, 2007; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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