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The Sleuth: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Gov. Palin Makes Lad Mag's Hottest List

So what if she's getting excoriated for her I-can-see-Russia foreign policy creds? At least Sarah Palin has other things going for her. Just ask the occasionally raunchy lad mag Maxim. Maxim has published a "World's Hottest Politicians" list, in which the Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee -- known in her home state as "hottest governor" -- ranks No. 2. Palin is just behind...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 26, 2008; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (288)
 
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Liberals Plan Big Bash to Watch Thrilla in Oxford

Even until a few moments ago when John McCain announced he would show up after all to debate Barack Obama in Mississippi, political junkies were still moving ahead with plans to hold mega debate watch parties tonight. One in particular promises to be especially raucous. Organized by a gathering of liberal movers and shakers calling themselves the "Progressive Happy Hour Crew," the shindig is shaping...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 26, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Joe Biden's Plane, High-Flying Muppet Show

Between desperate attempts to pull the candidate's foot out of his mouth, aides traveling with Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden are all fun and games. The Biden plane has become an airborne comedy show. And on a plane where the average age is 33, two political veterans traveling with the Delaware senator stand out -- not just for their age, but for their zany...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 25, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Third Party Candidates Want McCain's Debate Spot

If the success of a rescue plan depends on its wackiness, this one might just work. A couple of colorful third-party presidential candidates who both hail from Georgia but are ideological opposites are offering to save the first presidential debate. If John McCain goes through with his threat to skip Friday night's first presidential debate at Ole Miss University, Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 25, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Hillary Clinton Back In the Saddle, Raising Cash for Dems

The Senate Democrats' star player is back in the game. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) held a big fundraiser at her swank Embassy Row home, known as Whitehaven, Tuesday night to raise money for Senate Democrats, who are hoping to gain four to seven seats on Election Day. The event, hosted by the Women's Senate Network of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was Clinton's first...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 25, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Artist Paints Portrait of 'President Obama'

He doesn't have the White House locked up yet but Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) already is the subject of a portrait titled "President Obama." (Courtesy of Chaz Guest) "The painting is on hold and ready for when he walks into the Oval Office," says Chaz Guest, the artist who painted it. Guest tells us the painting will be on loan to Senator/Possibly President Obama from...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 24, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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James Meredith Bails On Ole Miss Debate

There'll be something sorely missing from this Friday's historic presidential debate at the University of Mississippi. Despite an earnest invitation and high expectations, James Meredith won't be there. Many a story has been written over the past week about the symbolism of Barack Obama, the first African-American presidential nominee of either major party, debating GOP nominee John McCain at Ole Miss, where Meredith, in 1962,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 24, 2008; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Senate Aide's Bert & Ernie Boyz Joke, Not So Funny to All

Proving yet again the dangers of "reply all" in e-mail, a Republican Senate aide managed to offend his colleagues during a bipartisan e-mail exchange Tuesday with a joke implying Bert and Ernie -- the beloved duo from Sesame Street -- are more than just roommates. The e-mail exchange began innocently enough with an invitation from an aide to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) encouraging all Senate...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 23, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Falwell's 'Champions for Christ' Debate Coach Schools McCain

During the 2000 presidential campaign, John McCain lumped Jerry Falwell in with the "agents of intolerance." Flash forward eight years and McCain has really changed his tune. So much so that he's using a disciple of the former Agent of Intolerance to prepare him for his first high-stakes presidential debate this Friday against Barack Obama. McCain's chief debate coach is Brett O'Donnell, who molded Falwell's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 23, 2008; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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