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The Sleuth: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Elizabeth Edwards Expects Paternity Test

Elizabeth Edwards, unwittingly perhaps, continues to draw attention to the story of her husband's extramarital affair with a campaign aide and the question of whether he fathered his mistress's child. In her latest television appearance, on CNN's "Larry King Live" Wednesday night, Edwards said she expects the issue will at some point be settled once and for all. Asked if there might be a "solution"...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 20, 2009; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Are Birthers High On DeLay's Dance Card?

Tom DeLay has announced that his dance partner on "Dancing With the Stars" will be Cheryl Burke, a two-time winner of the ABC show. Laser-focused on winning, the Hammer, as the disciplinarian former House majority leader was known in Congress, is already compiling a list of e-mail addresses and phone numbers through his Web site for an anticipated massive get-out-vote effort. A source close to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 20, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Jenny Sanford Unplugged in Vogue

(Jonathan Becker/Vogue) South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford likened her estranged husband's affair with an Argentine woman to pornography addiction or alcoholism in an interview in the September issue of Vogue magazine, set to hit newsstands this week. "Over the course of both pastoral and marriage counseling, it became clear to me that he was just obsessed with going to see this woman. I have...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 17, 2009; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Tom DeLay Dances Back Into the Limelight

(Photo credit: Chris Greenberg -- Bloomberg News) Who knew that Tom DeLay was such a dancing machine? The former House Republican leader has been selected as a contestant on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," joining cultural celebrities such as Grammy award winning singer Macy Gray and '70s icon Donny Osmond. One thing is clear: the entire DeLay family is ecstatic about the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 17, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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