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The Sleuth: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

Memo to McCain: Downticket 'Celebrity' Meddling Backfires

If John McCain is wondering whether attacking the celebrity is a good tactic, he might want to take note of what happened to the GOP candidate in New Mexico's 1st district open-seat House race. The Republican candidate there, county sheriff Darren White, is being sued by Formula One racing legend Al Unser Sr. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner claims White's deputies unduly roughed him up...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 6, 2008; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Note to Sleuth Readers

Starting today at noon (and lasting for a little more than 24 hours) we are undergoing some much needed system maintenance. We apologize for the gag order, but during this time readers will not be allowed to post comments. Remain calm, don't panic, and we'll let you know as soon as you're able to let loose your torrent of freedom of expression. And although we...

By Paul Volpe  |  August 5, 2008; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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They're Baaaack... Swift Boat Veterans Take Aim At Obama

Just as they sought to destroy John Kerry in 2004, the founders of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group are aiming their guns at this season's presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. But unlike four years ago, when the Swifties spent millions to discredit Kerry, their hit on Barack Obama so far hasn't cost them a dime. The opening assault came over the weekend in the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 5, 2008; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
 
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Mitt For Veep, Stopping Joggers In Their Tracks

The veep frenzy is getting crazier by the minute. One Sleuth informant this morning was certain he had cracked the mystery of who will become John McCain's running mate. The evidence was a big, glossy poster with Mitt Romney's face on it and the message "MITT FOR VEEP/McCain-Romney '08" being carried under the arm of one Ron Kaufman, the hotshot Washington lobbyist who served as...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 4, 2008; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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