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Tony Snow, Former Bush Spokesman, Dies at 53 - New York Times

July 13th, 2008, 19:23

By @ July 13th, 2008, 19:23 in General

WASHINGTON — Tony Snow , the conservative columnist and television commentator who relished sparring with reporters during a 17-month stint as President Bush’s press secretary, died on Saturday after struggling publicly and candidly with colon cancer. He was 53. Mr. Snow’s death was announced

Paulson cool to shield Fannie/Freddie investors: report - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is insisting that if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need rescuing, the plan should not benefit shareholders of the giant mortgage finance firms, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper

Italy's Ricco wins 9th stage of Tour de France - Seattle Times
Riccardo Ricco of Italy won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, and Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg kept the yellow jersey as the race veered into the Pyrenees mountains. BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France — Riccardo Ricco of Italy won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, and Kim

Schwarzenegger Suggests He's Open To Serving In Obama Cabinet - ABC News
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is hinting that he might be open to a position in presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's cabinet. Schwarzenegger opens up on Bush's environmental record and the raging CA. fires. "I'm always ready to help in any way I can

Official: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan - Boston Globe
KABUL, Afghanistan— A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. troops since the 2001 invasion, a Western official said. Militants fired machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars from homes and

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