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A New Newton

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Dr. Michael Debakey, who died July 11 at age 99, had included among his patients, Wayne Newton, 66. I had a conversation on the phone today with Wayne, as "Mr.Las Vegas" readies for another stand in…

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Mike Nichols recuperating

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HIS MANY friends and admirers are sighing with relief to learn that the famous director Mike Nichols has now already gone home from the hospital after heart surgery and is ready to recuperate in…

  • Biz

Obama’s Big Buy

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Ad Age reports that Barack Obama’s campaign has made a whopping $5 million buy of ad time during NBC Universal’s coverage of the Olympic Games in Beijing. The trade mag calls it "the first…

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Famous Faces on the Right

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. An anti-Obama film is in the works that suggests he’s Hollywood’s darling. Doonesbury mocks John McCain’s paucity of star supporters. And the…

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Obama “Hype”

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If the release today of a new McCain campaign video and a new David Bossie doc are any clue, the Republicans have their storyline about Barack Obama: Elite, cocky, overhyped, and held up by the media…

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McCain vs. the Media

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In a week when much of the media is zeroed in on Barack Obama’s trip overseas, John McCain is taking a page from Hillary Clinton’s playbook and trying to guilt journalists into more balanced…

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