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The Sleuth: December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Ed Rollins: More Dirty Tricks

If you thought Iowa was full of dirty tricks, wait 'til you get a load of the fun Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee's campaign chairman has in store for New Hampshire! A blogger for Townhall.com was the only other person in a little dive restaurant in Des Moines Thursday where the legendary political operative Ed Rollins happened to be dining with his wife - and,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 4, 2008; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Which '08 Candidate Is Winning the Beer Vote?

Sure, voters have been known to choose presidential candidates for reasons as seemingly superficial as good looks, religion or that time the candidate winked at them from the back seat of a limo. But have voters ever chosen the next president of the United States based on who'd be more fun to drink some suds with? While the Hillary Clintons, Barack Obamas, John Edwards, Mitt...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 3, 2008; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pakistan Trip Conjures Eerie Memories for 2 Lamwakers

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) are back on American soil after what turned into a rather dramatic trip to Pakistan -- a fact-finding mission that evoked eerie memories for both. The two lawmakers stopped in Pakistan last week as part of a larger trip to the Middle East and South Asia. They were scheduled to meet Banazir Bhutto for dinner on...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 3, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Hastert, the Untold Story

As if the Mark Foley page scandal hadn't done enough damage to Republicans. Now we discover that legal bills arising from the tawdry affair landed former Speaker Dennis Hastert in hot water with the Federal Election Commission before he left town. According to FEC documents, Hastert last January initially failed to disclose that legal fees had wiped out the final bit of cash he had...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 2, 2008; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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