• Politics Confidential

    It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when all of America seemed to be rooting for Washington. It was exactly 90 years ago: the last time a Washington, D.C., baseball team won a World Series championship.

    “It really was, amazingly, an early version of America's team,” said Fred Frommer, author of a “You Gotta Have Heart,” a new book on the history of baseball in the nation’s capital.

    “When the [Washington] Senators clinched the seventh game here in Washington, it was such a mad house,” Frommer told “Politics Confidential” in an interview conducted on the field at Washington’s Nationals Park. “The fans rushed the field; they danced on top of dugouts; the police had to come in and rescue the Senators, because they were getting mobbed to death. And then that night, fans were celebrating on Pennsylvania Avenue; there were so many of them on there that cars had to go onto the street tracks. It was just amazing, amazing time.”

    Ninety years later, the

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  • Power Players

    New Mexico Republican Senate candidate Allen Weh says he didn’t intend to make national headlines with the release of a provocativeWeb video that used a frame of video of American journalist James Foley’s killer – a move his critics called “offensive.”

    But now that he is in the spotlight, Weh told “Power Players” he has absolutely no regrets over his controversial entrance onto the national stage.

    “I'm not a politically correct guy in a lot of ways, that's one thing,” Weh said. “This town may not be ready for me. I will call a spade a spade.”

    Standing by the campaign video, Weh writes off the blowback he’s received as isolated “far left” critics, and points out that the Web video only showed an image of Foley’s killer and not some of the more graphic scenes.

    “It didn't include the frame of the beheading, it included the frame of the killer,” said Weh. “The whole message was very simple: failed leadership in Washington. … [It had] nothing to do with that one particular

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  • The Fine Print

    More than a decade after Clay Aiken made his singing debut on the stage of “American Idol,” he is taking to the political stage, competing for a very different sort of title: U.S. Congressman.

    Running as a Democrat in North Carolina’s 2nd District, Aiken is making the case to voters that his voice is good for more than just singing.

    “What people don't recognize is that in the months and weeks following 'American Idol,' I worked to set up an organization for kids with disabilities, and for the last 11 years I've helped grow that organization from one that had programs in North Carolina to one that has programs in states across the country,” Aiken told “The Fine Print.”

    In an effort to get voters to focus on him as a candidate rather than a singer, Aiken has put a stop on the singing – at least for now – as he travels across in his native North Carolina, where he faces an uphill battle as a Democrat running in a conservative district.

    “I recognize that this box that people

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