Rep. Tom Tancredo was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on his way to the Capitol one Friday morning in April 2002 when his cell phone rang. Though the caller ID read unidentified, Tancredo had no trouble recognizing the voice on the other end of the line: it was White House adviser Karl Rove, and he was seething.
Thirty-one hours into the get-out-the-vote bus tour across Florida last weekend, Rep. Corrine Brown showed why she's sometimes referred to as "Queen." Brown, a Florida Democrat, was one of the movers and shakers on the four-day, seven-city tour brimming with Congressional Black Caucus members, leading African-American Hollywood actors and organized-labor bigwigs.
Former green beret Dr. Jeffery MacDonald says his family was killed on a rainy night in 1970 by a group of drug-crazed hippies chanting, "Acid is groovy." It's a story, and an alibi, from another time, but MacDonald is continuing his long-running crusade to clear his name.