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June 2009


Max Cleland and Ted Kennedy's Jacuzzi Meetings

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Max Cleland, the triple-amputee Vietnam War hero and former Georgia senator, has some great tales to tell in his upcoming bio, Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove. In one, he recalls a return trip to the Senate ...

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Dueling Jack Abramoff Flicks

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Who knew defrocked GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff was so interesting? First we heard that actor Kevin Spacey was huddling with jailed Jack to get tips for his Casino Jack movie, due out in 2010. That's the same name Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney had picked for ...

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Abramoff, Jack

DeMint Not Ready to Force Sanford to Resign

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Now that he's had a couple of days to review the impact of Gov. Mark Sanford's affair and reconciliation with his wife, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint isn't pushing to have his friend kicked out of office. However, he said strongly in an interview that he is ...

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Reagan's Statue Hides His Message

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

They are among Ronald Reagan's most inspirational words, spoken in 1992 at his last Republican National Convention appearance. "America's best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead." They were ...

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Reagan, Ronald

McGovern Wants to Feed Children in Haiti

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It's been nearly 40 years since he was at his political apex, but 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern still has some punch in Washington. That's because he's half of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

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McGovern, George

Obama's Trouble With Independent Voters

Pollster John Zogby regularly updates our Obamameter. Each week, Zogby uses his polling, expert analysis, and interaction with major players to come up with a rating of between 1 and 100. Unlike his polls, the Obamameter is his judgment on the performance of the president once multiple factors are ...

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Obama, Barack

Rep. Aaron Schock: Young But Serious

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

Congressman Aaron Schock turned 28 last week, but the youngest member of Congress still finds himself catching flak for looking too young but acting too old. Case in point: When the freshman representative first arrived on Capitol Hill in January, he was ...

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