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The Sleuth: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Bloomberg Drops Another Hint He Might Run

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a rapt audience on the steps of City Hall Thursday as he did what he loves to do most these days: hint that he might join the presidential race. Some were admirers, some not -- the audience was a bipartisan group of over 40 Capitol Hill press secretaries taking a delegation trip (read: junket) to Manhattan. Bloomberg's independent starpower...

By Eric Pianin  |  January 10, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Was Young Barry Obama Too Girl Crazy?

Young Barry Obama reportedly was known for three things at the primary school he attended in Jakarta in the 1960s -- his smarts, his popularity ... and being gaga for girls. He was so "naughty," according to a report by Al Jazeera English, that the other boys on the playground regularly tied Obama to a tree. What did young Barack Obama, the senator from Illinois...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 10, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
 
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Now Batting, Henry Waxman

Shucks. We were hoping to see a potential pitcher's duel next week but a House committee has postponed a day of scheduled testimony from two of Major League Baseball's best pitchers accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs: Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. Clemens and Pettitte, close friends who have spent much of their careers with the New York Yankees, along Brian McNamee, Kirk Radomski and Chuck...

By Eric Pianin  |  January 9, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Mystery: What Was Clinton Lugging Around This Morning?

Was that former (and possibly future) first daughter Chelsea Clinton's toy Yorkshire Terrier that Hillary Rodham Clinton was seen carrying at one o'clock this morning as she left her New Hampshire victory celebration? Clinton was spotted carrying a small pet carrier big enough for a cat - or, a little Yorkie. The little black-and-tan Yorkie, which was a fixture of the Clinton campaign in Iowa,...

By Eric Pianin  |  January 9, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lapsed Mormon Unloads On Mitt Romney

For all the talk about dirty tricks this season, one of the more questionable (and curious) came at a news conference Monday far from the campaign trail. At a news conference at the sleepy National Press Club in Washington, a no-name college classmate of Mitt Romney hawked his "open letter" to Romney titled "Mitt, Set Our People Free!" A lapsed Mormon, Michael Moody mocked his...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 7, 2008; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (636)
 
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