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The Sleuth: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Sen. Kerry Clarifies Joke About Palin

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would like to amend that little joke he made earlier this week about Sarah Palin when he said he wished it had been the Alaska governor who had gone missing instead of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. "Too bad, if a governor had to go missing, it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin," Kerry told a...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 26, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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On the Hill, a Moment of Silence for Jackson

They certainly weren't getting many C-SPAN viewers anyway in light of the 24-7 coverage of Michael Jackson's death. So what better time for members of Congress to break for a moment of silence in honor of the pop superstar than during today's debate on the climate-change bill, one of President Obama's highest legislative priorities? "We pay tribute to the culture that he has left...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 26, 2009; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Sasha Obama - and Dad - Sink Rahm Emanuel

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs goes splash in the dunk tank at the luau for members of Congress and their families. June 25, 2009. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Updated 9:14 p.m. Sasha Obama was the star of the first-ever White House luau, wowing the crowd with a pitch so tough that the 8-year-old sank her dad's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, in the dunking booth,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 25, 2009; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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RNC: Do You Know Where Your Governor Is?

You might think the Republican Party would want to avoid the topic of secret gubernatorial travel right now. Given that one of the party's top governors, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, is clinging to his political life after flying off to Argentina to meet with his girlfriend -- without telling anyone where he was going -- you would think the whole subject of governors' comings...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 25, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Who Really Outed Mark Sanford?

The State newspaper briefly explains in today's coverage of its blockbuster exclusive on Gov. Mark Sanford's secret getaway to Argentina and his extramarital affair why it sat on the story for six months. In a nutshell: State journalists were unable to contact the woman in Argentina with whom the South Carolina governor was corresponding via e-mail. The newspaper obtained the e-mails back in December....

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 25, 2009; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Sanford Now Toxic to Gubernatorial Candidates

Apparently when you're running to succeed a governor who is now the prime poster boy for scandal for the Republican Party, you don't want your name anywhere near the story. Smart thinking. One of the politicians who hopes to succeed Mark Sanford when his South Carolina gubernatorial term expires in 2010 is Rep. Gresham Barrett ( R-S.C.), a declared candidate for governor of the Palmetto...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 24, 2009; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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One By One, Republicans Say Good-Bye to the Presidency

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), left, and Gov. Mark Sanford (S.C. ) (Photos: Ensign -- AP/Lauren Victoria Burke; Sanford -- AP /Brett Flashnick ) UPDATE, 6:47 p.m., ET: The State newspaper has exclusive e-mails between Gov. Mark Sanford and his mistress in Argentina. UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. ET: Well, it doesn't get much crazier than this. Governor Sanford made a stunning admission at his news conference this...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 24, 2009; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (332)
 
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Boehner Drops Big Bucks on Golf

Everyone knows House Minority Leader John Boehner loves to play golf. And now we know just how much. Last month, the Ohio Republican's political action committee, Freedom Project, revealed it spent $10,657.46 on greens fees and food and beverages at the swanky Ritz Carlton of Naples, Fla., in April. And now, his PAC's newly filed campaign report with the Federal Election Commission for May shows...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 24, 2009; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Obama on Smoking: '95 Percent Cured'

Updated, 3:24 p.m. President Obama revealed today at his nationally televised news conference that he has fallen off the wagon but is "95 percent cured" of his tobacco addiction. The president was asked about his smoking habit in light of his action on Monday signing into the law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which brings tobacco products under federal control for...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 23, 2009; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Ensign Is Back But Not Exactly In the Saddle

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is mobbed by reporters upon his return to Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) made a not-so-grand return to Washington this week for his first Senate vote since admitting he had an extramarital affair with a campaign aide. Even though he bucked his party to protect his home state's interests, Ensign still emerged from hiding a loser,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  June 23, 2009; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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