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The Sleuth: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Dick Cheney Loves Him Some Skim Latte

Former vice president Dick Cheney was in a wheelchair at President Obama's inauguration, after hurting his back while moving boxes to his new home in McLean, Va. We've found one of Dick Cheney's new undisclosed locations: the Starbucks on Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va. And while he may be dwelling on the "tough, mean, dirty, nasty business" of being vice president and protecting the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 13, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Blago Calls Illinois Pols Drunkards and Adulterers

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has some final words for the media after he announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President Obama's Senate seat Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) Disgraced former governor Rod Blagojevich can't control himself. In his latest tirade aimed at the Illinois lawmakers who impeached him, Blago accuses his home state legislators of...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 12, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Capitol Hill Is All A-Twitter

Check out this very fun piece by Time's Jay Newton-Small on lawmakers' obsession with Twitter. Her lead example is this story of how a couple of seemingly innocuous Tweets from Baghdad landed Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) in hot water with his colleagues who felt he violated security. And there's the story of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) - she has a huge following on Twitter -...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 11, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Big John Dingell Keeps On Truckin'

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) poses for a photo in his office on Capitol Hill, Feb. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) It's Dingell Day on Capitol Hill, the day Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), an antique lawmaker of 1955 vintage, becomes the longest serving member - ever - of the House of Representatives. Today marks the 19,420th day on the job for "Big John." And...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 11, 2009; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Dick Cheney and Dick Nixon Make Jerry Brown's Facebook List

More and more of you are getting tagged in those "25 Random Things About Me" lists going viral on Facebook. There seems to be no end to their reach. And now comes eccentric former (and possibly future) California governor Jerry Brown's contribution. In his list, the 70-year-old Brown reveals his penchant for Zen meditation, arugula, his black lab, Dharma, cheerleading and running for office. (He's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 10, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Sen. Schumer: Americans Don't Care About 'Porky' Amendments

Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) comments on the Senate floor a little while ago seemingly in defense of "tiny...porky amendments" in the economic stimulus bill took Republicans aback. As you can see in the video above, which Republicans are circulating around, Schumer said, "And let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny - yes -...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 10, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Flying Coach Is All the Rage For Hotshots

Following up on our posting about Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner flying coach class, Huffington Post has this fun posting about all the famous jetsetters out there who are making a point of flying coach. It's official: it's a trend. From Serena Williams and the New York Times Bill Keller to newly installed Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, coach is the way...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 10, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Rep. Jim Clyburn's Shining Moment with Queen Latifah

It'll be worth tuning into tonight's "BET Honors" just to see Queen Latifah serenading House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) with "Wishing On A Star." Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress, who is being honored for his "lifetime of public service," tells us, "I didn't know she was performing, they kept it a surprise from me." The BET awards show was held and taped,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 9, 2009; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Treasury Secretary Geithner Sheds His First-Class Image

UPDATED, 5:32 p.m. ET with comment from Treasury Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner convenes his first meeting as chairman of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets at the Treasury department, Feb. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) For those of you still outraged over Timothy Geithner's income tax lapse, maybe you'll take comfort in this: at least the Treasury secretary isn't flying first class these days....

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 9, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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