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The Sleuth: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Advice From One Supreme Court Sherpa to Another

Jamie Brown, left, special assistant to the president; Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.; former Indiana senator Daniel R. Coats; and police officer R.D. Moore on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) President Obama's first Supreme Court nomination is shining a spotlight on the delicate and critical role of the sherpa, the person (or persons) tapped with ushering the nominee through the grisly...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 5, 2009; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nixon Plumber and His Prosecutor, Together Again

Watergate plumber Egil "Bud" Krogh and Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste reunite at Ben-Veniste's book party. It was a chance meeting on a downtown street, but it gave Washington super lawyer and new author Richard Ben-Veniste an opportunity to create some buzz at his book party last night. Ben-Veniste bumped into Egil "Bud" Krogh, whom he hadn't seen in 36 years since he prosecuted him...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 4, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sotomayor's Solo and Healthy Night Out

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor meets with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) during a visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday Although Sonia Sotomayor has been described as having the exact opposite personality of David Souter, the famously reclusive retiring justice she's been nominated to replace, she sure acted like him last night. President Obama's Supreme Court choice dined alone at DC Coast, a K Street restaurant...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 3, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Dick Cheney Explains Why He's Unbound

Dick Cheney finally explained last night in a brief interview with the Sleuth how he has suddenly transformed himself from the most secretive man in government to the country's biggest motormouth. We caught the once-silent, now-chatty former vice president as he was leaving the annual Gerald R. Ford White House reunion dinner at the Willard InterContinental hotel and asked him why - after eight years...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 2, 2009; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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