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April 2009


Fox Cancels Beltway Boys

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It's the end of the road for The Beltway Boys, Fox News Channel's Saturday evening political chat with newsmen Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke. Whispers hears that the show has run its course. 


A Fox spokesman confirmed this when contacted for comment. No ...

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After Specter, 3 More GOP Defections?

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party amid an uphill GOP primary battle in Pennsylvania has fidgety Republicans worried that others will follow—specifically, Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and the 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John ...

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Malia and Sasha Obama Urged to Join Veggie Campaign

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

The fight for veggie lunch options in public schools is landing on Capitol Hill, the White House, and Sidwell Friends School, where the Obama girls are students. Wyntergrace Williams, the 14-year-old daughter of TV's Montel Williams, is coming to Washington to ...

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Denise Austin Gets Congress in Shape

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

Take your run-of-the-mill Capitol Hill luncheon filled with members of Congress, staffers, reporters, experts, and activists, and add fitness guru Denise Austin. What do you get? A roomful of members, staffers, reporters, experts, and activists stretching,

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Usher Teams Up With the Obamas

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

He's a singing sensation and actor, but when Usher Raymond IV comes to Washington, it's because of his other passion: volunteerism. This week, he applauded Barack Obama's signing of the $5.7 billion national service bill and joined Ted Turner's fight against ...

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Obama, Michelle
Obama, Barack

On Eve of 100 Days, It's All Good for Obama

Pollster John Zogby joins the Washington Whispers team to regularly update our new Obamameter. Each week, Zogby will size up Barack Obama on a specific issue, his popularity, or job performance and, based on his polling results and expert analysis, come up with a rating of between 1 and 100. In ...

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Zogby, John

George Bush's Most Controversial Decisions

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

As George W. Bush continues to pen the book on his presidency, friends say that his goal is to focus on 10 to 12 of his most controversial decisions and provide the background that will prove he was right at the time. "As he researches and reviews meeting notes,

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Will Obama Raise Taxes?

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

This week's Tax Day brought protests against taxes and an explanation from President Obama that he cut taxes and was sticking to his goal or lightening the load on the middle class. But it seems that a lot of you don't believe him. We have just posted our latest ...

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Obama, Barack

Harry Reid Pushes For Anti-Polygamy Task Force

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

He's a Mormon convert and a Nevada lawyer, so nobody has to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that polygamy is illegal. But having multiple spouses continues, especially in splinter Mormon groups, and now he's planning to make it a federal case. Reid says he ...

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Hollywood is Hurting in the Recession Too

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Sure, movie ticket and popcorn sales are strong, but Hollywood studios tell Whispers they're hurting. "Our industry really is struggling like everyone," says Angela Belden Martinez, spokeswoman for the Motion Picture Association of America. And just to make sure ...

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New Ad Campaign Says You Owe the Government $483,000

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Paying taxes isn't fun, but what more can you do but laugh when considering your household's piece of the national debt: $483,000? To help that chuckle along, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation today is unveiling some Web spots featuring the comic team Stone and ...

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D.B. Cooper's Cold Case Turns Comical

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By Alex Kingsbury, Washington Whispers

When Special Agent Larry Carr took charge of perhaps the most celebrated crime since the Great Train Robbery, one thing was certain: The FBI wouldn't give him any resources to investigate the cold case. Searching for D. B. Cooper, the legendary larcenist who ...

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Hollywood Movie Studios Hit Back in DVD War

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It didn't take long for Hollywood movie studios, represented by the powerful Motion Picture Association of America, to hit back at a poll in Whispers yesterday from a consumers group that said most Americans want to download DVDs. The studios' claim: The poll was ...

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