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The Sleuth: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

The Clinton Campaign's 'Monster' Fundraising

Even though the candidate herself is offended by the comment, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign is having a field day with the "monster" gaffe by rival Barack Obama's campaign. Mere moments after foreign policy advisor Samantha Power resigned for calling Clinton a "monster," Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe sent out an e-mail far and wide alerting anyone with money to make a contribution...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 7, 2008; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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Cosmic Campaign Meltdown?

Have we reached the point of total cosmic campaign meltdown? First, we have a top campaign aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton comparing Barack Obama to the Clintons' all-time No. 1 enemy combatant: Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr. Then, we have a campaign adviser to Obama calling Sen. Clinton a "monster." And elsewhere -- in a "trickle-down" meltdown effect -- we have the leading GOP candidate to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 7, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti Get Inside John Adams' Head

One thing we learned at Wednesday night's private screening of HBO's upcoming miniseries on John Adams is what miniseries producer Tom Hanks and actor Paul Giamatti, who plays the second president, think about the current Democratic superdelegate madness. How would Adams, a Federalist (and a Massachusetts delegate to the first continental congress), have thought Democratic superdelegates should handle their awesome role in this year's election?...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 6, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sen. Byrd Back on the D.L.

The Senate's longest-serving member, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), was re-admitted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to his office. Byrd, 90, was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center last week after falling at his Virginia home. He was later released after doctors concluded he hadn't broken any bones. According to Byrd's spokesman, Jesse Jacobs, the senator was hospitalized again yesterday because of a reaction...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 5, 2008; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Chuck Schumer's Sartorial Secret

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is a man who stands accused of many things -- loving television cameras, the New York Giants and the sound of his own voice, for example -- but never in his storied career as a politician has he been accused of being a fashion plate. And no one in his or her right mind would ever suspect Schumer of having a...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 5, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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As the Scandal Turns: Clinton, Obama, Rezko and Whitewater

Is this is a small world, or what? Just two days ago, on a java-sipping Sunday morning, Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson and Obama campaign strategist David Alexrod were going at it on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopolous" over strange real estate deals. Wolfson was in his element, firing away at Barack Obama for his land deal with accused swindler Tony Rezko; Alexrod said...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 4, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton, Obama, McCain - Tied for Power

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most powerful presidential candidate of them all? According to the fourth annual "Power Rankings" report by the data and software firm Knowlegis, the answer is: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). And as is often the case with Clinton, the distinction isn't without controversy. Clinton came out on top of the other remaining 2008 presidential candidates in the Senate...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 3, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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