Des Moines, Iowa -- It's early in the evening the night before the Iowa Democratic Party holds their annual Jefferson Jackson Day fundraiser, but already the nation's top political reporters are on the prowl in downtown Des Moines, dining and drinking the political Kool-Aid of the 2008 cycle, with the campaign big dogs that pull the strings behind the curtain.Howie P.S.:
Former Senator Mike Gravel and Congressman Dennis Kucinich were not invited to speak at the JJ dinner because their poll numbers don't show they are viable candidates and with only six weeks left before their caucus, the state party is culling the field.
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1. move furtively: to move about in a furtive way
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