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Sen. Stevens’ Boot Camp Buddy

Bill Allen, the government’s star witness in its case against Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, described “boot camp” trips with the senator  to resorts where they would hike and lose weight : “No hard liquor,” he said. “Just some wine.” Allen’s

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Jury Selection

The trial of Ted Stevens began today as the Senator stood and faced a pool of 184 potential jurors.  Opening arguments may begin as early as Wednesday, and a verdict is expected before the November elections. The Anchorage Daily News

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The Week That Was: The Senator & The Schlub

Sen. Ted Stevens was presumably campaigning in Alaska Wednesday while his lawyer, Brendan Sullivan was in a courtroom In Washington trying to persuade Judge Emmet Sullivan to move the Senator’s trial to his home state so that he could campaign

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“Where’s my goddam money?”

Congressman William Jefferson took the stand yesterday and testified about the manner with which FBI agents interviewed him and searched his home early one morning in 2005 while his wife and daughter slept. He described a trip to the bathroom

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Sen. Craig’s lawyers try to withdraw guilty plea

In a suburban Minneapolis courtroom yesterday attorneys for Sen. Larry Craig sought to withdraw his disorderly conduct plea resulting from his arrest at an airport restroom where he reportedly solicited a sexual encounter through a series of foot-tapping and hand-swiping

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Another Abramoff defendant sentenced

Neil Volz, a former aide to convicted congressman Bob Ney who went on to work for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was yesterday sentenced by Judge Ellen Huvelle to two years probation. He received leniency for his cooperation with the government

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