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The Sleuth: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

Sinbad Takes the High Road, Lets Hillary Be

We now declare the Sinbad v. Hillary case closed. Sinbad, the comedian who lit up the Internet earlier this month in an exclusive interview with the Sleuth about his 1996 trip to Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, isn't fighting back against Clinton's dismissive remarks about him. "I made my statement, and she made hers," Sinbad wrote to the Sleuth this week in an...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 21, 2008; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Howard Dean's Gay Headache

As if dealing with a protracted Democratic presidential primary fight and the Michigan and Florida delegate debacles weren't enough, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean had to spend two days this month getting deposed in a nasty lawsuit that has roiled the DNC and the gay community. Two Thursdays ago, on March 6, Dean did a flurry of early morning television interviews on the political...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 20, 2008; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tom Foley: Baby You're Much 2 Fast

Attention political and hot-rod junkies: Now's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a little red corvette once driven by the speaker of the House of Representatives -- the speaker who was a 30-year incumbent until the GOP tidal wave of 1994 swept him and his party out of power. That's right, former speaker Tom Foley's (D-Wash.) 2001 shiny red convertible corvette is up for sale....

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 20, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wasserman Schultz Under Siege from Liberal Bloggers

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is getting brutally walloped in the liberal blogosphere for refusing to endorse the Democratic challengers to three potentially vulnerable GOP incumbents in Florida. Liberal bloggers are irate that Wasserman Schultz, who co-chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red-to-Blue program, has declined to endorse the Democrats running to unseat Cuban-American Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother, Mario Diaz-Balart. Wasserman...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 19, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sen. Vitter Resents Comparisons with Ex-Gov. Spitzer

Double standard? What double standard? If you ask Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), his past "sin" involving call girls is different from that of disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. And those who dare to compare the two cases, he says, are the types of folks who disagree with the senator on "important issues like immigration." That's what Vitter told a reporter with the Independent...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 19, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Move Over, Oprah; Hillary Has Elton John

From London to New York, Sir Elton John is going all out for his favorite candidates. The British rock legend will help raise money for Hillary Clinton's campaign. (AP File Photo) Taking a breaking from campaigning for a London mayoral candidate, John is inviting thousands of his closest friends to attend a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 9 to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 17, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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