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The Sleuth: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

Tiniest Fiddle: No Gift Bags For Pols at White House Correspondents Dinner

Who doesn't love a good gift bag? They are one of the best reasons to go to the late-night "after parties" that follow the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, besides chatting up tipsy celebrities and politicians. But this year -- the dinner is scheduled for this Saturday night -- lots of partygoers will be looking the gift horse in the mouth. They have no...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 23, 2008; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Denny Rehberg Sleeps At the Tune Inn?

From glancing at his latest campaign financial disclosure report, it looks as if Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) has finally hit rock bottom. Because according to the report, Rehberg, a multi-millionaire who sleeps on the sofa in his congressional office and showers in the House gym, spent a cold February night at the Tune Inn, which, while it offers plenty of cheap draft beer and greasy...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 23, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Former Rep. John Sweeney, Fighting GOP Conspiracies

It looks like the vast right wing conspiracy doesn't discriminate when it comes to party affiliation. Lawyers for John Sweeney Jr., the son of former GOP Rep. John Sweeney of upstate New York, are now arguing that the younger Sweeney's arrest in a violent brawl four years ago was part of a conspiracy led by former Gov. George Pataki -- a Republican -- to destroy...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 23, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Playboy, Pot and Power Play: Spring Fever Strikes Potomac

While the presidential campaign rages on, here's what Congress is up to: Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul are trying to legalize pot smoking; another congressman has proposed legislation to ban lad mags at military bases; and the Senate has shut down until its most famous adversaries can return from the battle field. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has shuttered the chamber's doors until...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 23, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama and Clinton, Wrestling In the Raw

To win a presidential primary in Pennsylvania, there are things one must do to earn the support of a certain crucial voting bloc. Which is why tonight's three-hour special episode of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Raw" will feature Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. Clinton and Obama, as well as John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, have agreed to "get in the ring" tonight to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 21, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
 
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