Eric Florack on July 12th, 2008

Yeah, I know… Who? I’ll bet Billy Beck knows the name, though. From the New York Times Ruth Greenglass, whose damning testimony in the Rosenberg atomic-bomb spy case of the early 1950s helped lead to the execution of her sister-in-law Ethel Rosenberg, died on April 7. She was 84. Mrs. Greenglass’s testimony was later called […]

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Eric Florack on July 12th, 2008

From Newsroom America: A federal judge in Detroit has blocked oil and gas exploration near a forest and a river in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The U.S. Forest Service had given permission to Savoy Energy LP of Traverse City in 2005 to begin exploration, but U.S. District Judge David Lawson ruled Thursday the agency had […]

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Eric Florack on July 12th, 2008

HOUSTON, July 12 (Reuters) – Surgeon Michael DeBakey, whose ground-breaking heart transplants and coronary bypass operations made him one of the giants of 20th century medicine, has died at age 99. The Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital said DeBakey died on Friday of natural causes. Methodist Hospital in Houston was his primary surgical […]

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Eric Florack on July 12th, 2008

Barack Obama appears to be losing ground in the polling data, which Ed Morrissey notes this morning: Last month, Newsweek’s poll surprised many by showing a huge gap between Barack Obama and John McCain, with the Democratic nominee-apparent enjoying a 15-point lead over the Republican.  One month later, Obama has lost all of the momentum […]

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davidl on July 12th, 2008

Fox News: Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 53. A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly […]

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