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The Sleuth: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Angelina Jolie Darts Across Traffic in Downtown DC

Lobbyists and working stiffs in downtown Washington got a huge thrill this morning watching Angelina Jolie running like the wind through screeching traffic as two men chased her. It was all part of a scene she was filming for her new movie, "Salt," which is being shot here in Washington this week while her other half, Brad Pitt, hobnobs on Capitol Hill to promote his...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 5, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Brancy Puts Brangelina on Back Burner

Brad Pitt at the annual British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House in London, England, Feb. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) The hallway outside Nancy Pelosi's office will be a mob scene today when Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt shows up to meet with the House speaker. While his other half, Angelina Jolie, will be busy filming her spy thriller "Salt" at the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 5, 2009; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Sen. Vitter's Family Values Kick

Senator David Vitter (R-La.), shown at a congressional hearing on the state of the war in Iraq, September, 2007. (File photo - Getty Images) With his 2010 reelection campaign looming, Sen. David Vitter (R-Very Serious Sin) is beating his family values drum. The Louisiana senator has introduced an amendment to the omnibus spending bill before the Senate to drastically cut funding for family planning...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 4, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Roland Burris Gearing Up For 2010 Senate Race?

Looks like embattled and defiant Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is already plotting his 2010 Senate race. Burris, who refuses to step down despite many calls for his resignation, has launched this campaign Web site. The "Roland W. Burris for U.S. Senate" site includes a brief biography of Burris but makes no mention of the drama surrounding his questionable appointment to the Senate by impeached former...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 3, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Pelosi on Rush and Her Relationship With Obama

The White House may have crowned Rush Limbaugh King of Republicans, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi certainly has not. Even as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and other Obama aides are actively painting Limbaugh as the true face of the Republican party, their Enemy No. 1, Pelosi is holding fast to her strict policy of not stooping to answer questions about the conservative...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 3, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Upheaval at the RNC

After three days, the Republican National Committee is still unable to explain why its finance director abruptly resigned on Friday. New RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been on a house-cleaning campaign to fire and replace most of the pre-election staff, including some who have worked at the committee for decades. But sources say Tim Crawford, a relative unknown in political circles who was hired in...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 2, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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