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The Sleuth: August 17, 2008 - August 23, 2008

Party Time '08, Obama's Mile High Club

This year's Democratic convention may as well be called Obamapalooza. The week-long celebration in the Mile High City is shaping up to be a round-the-clock, celebrity-infused, boozy bash with night after night of live concerts by major recording artists, as well as more intimate daytime and post-gavel receptions hosted by lobbyists hoping to make a splash with the Democratic presidential nominee. Among the biggest names...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 22, 2008; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Edwards Won't Ruin Democratic Convention After All

It's official: Democrats have dodged the John Edwards bullet at their party's national convention in Denver next week. Edwards, whose infidelity to his cancer-stricken wife has made him a leper among his own people, won't be anywhere on the sidelines. "Unequivocally, he is not going to Denver," says Jonathan Prince, who served as deputy chief of staff on the Edwards 2008 presidential campaign. John Edwards...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 19, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Obama's Vice Presidential Pick Is Already Staffed

If you're one of those political junkies who can hardly bear the anxiety of waiting for Barack Obama to choose his vice presidential running mate, think of how David Wade and Chris Mather feel. They're among a handful of Democratic political aides from Washington who have packed their bags and moved to Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago to work for... well, they don't know yet....

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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