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The Sleuth: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Out for Obama: Gay Rights Group Plans Mega Inaugural Shindig

Cyndi Lauper scheduled to headline the Out for Equality inaugural extravaganza. (AP Photo) The "Out for Equality" ball (though its gay-rights organizers don't want to call it a ball) is shaping up to be one of the single hottest tickets on inauguration night. And you don't have to be L, G, B or T to want in on this action. The party, being organized...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 26, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Congressman Dingell Hospitalized

Mere days after being ousted as chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, veteran lawmaker Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has been hospitalized. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) arrives at the House Democratic Caucus to elect leadership on Capitol Hill, Nov. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The 82-year-old congressman was experiencing "some discomfort," according to a statement released by his office. Aides didn't elaborate on...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 25, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Obama's Inaugural Committee Plots the Celebration

Barack Obama's newly formed inaugural committee promised today it will not raise money from corporations, political action committees or currently registered lobbyists for the historic celebrations on Jan. 20 that will mark the dawning of the Obama administration. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is boasting a bipartisan roster of co-chairs with deep Chicago roots. In addition to Democrats William Daley, Penny Pritzker, John Rogers and Julianna...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 25, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee Sets Up Shop

Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee begins its work today, though an official announcement of its formation is not expected until later in the week. Key members of the finance team and press staff have arrived in Washington for the undertaking of what is widely expected to be the most highly attended presidential inauguration ever. Their task is to organize - and raise several million dollars...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 24, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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