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2008-06-20 15:00:02

A former Bush administration spokesman told a U.S. congressional committee he doesn't know if a crime was committed when Valerie Plame's identity was leaked. Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, has written What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, in which he discusses several issues the White house faced, including the disclosure of the name of Plame as a CIA operative. McClellan told the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary...

2008-06-16 06:00:19

By Gary Levin The symbolism was as touching as it was obvious: The chair Tim Russert filled for 17 years on NBC's Meet the Press was left vacant on Sunday's broadcast, acknowledging the gap not just on TV's longest-running show but also in political coverage on and beyond NBC. "I'm glad I'm not in the position of president of NBC News today, who has to figure out how to juggle the programs and fit someone else in his slot," says Larry Grossman. He held that post in 1984 when he recruited...

2008-06-15 18:00:02

By Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 15--WASHINGTON -- The public will get to say goodbye to Emmy-winning newsman Tim Russert during a wake in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. A private funeral and memorial will follow on Wednesday, according to NBC officials. The public wake for the long-time moderator of "Meet the Press" will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in St. Albans School in the nation's capital. A spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo said there's been no...

2008-06-15 15:00:02

By Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 15--WASHINGTON -- Buffalo's federal lawmakers said today that they want to rename a portion of U.S. Route 20 in Orchard Park after the late Tim Russert. Meanwhile, Mayor Byron W. Brown proclaimed this Father's Day "Tim Russert Day" in Buffalo during a community vigil today in Tim Russert Park on the border between the city and West Seneca. Brown cited Russert's love of the city and its football team, but also "his love of family above all...

2008-06-14 12:00:24

DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volunteers and staff of the American Heart Association extend their sympathy to the family and friends of national television journalist Tim Russert who died suddenly on Friday. "Tim Russert was a respected and honored journalist and we are deeply saddened by this loss," said Dan Jones, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. "He was an ardent champion for those issues that touched all of our lives, including healthcare. In fact, he...

2008-06-14 03:00:02

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--It seemed as if Tim Russert was always leaning. Leaning in for that nugget of information he was doggedly digging out of an interview subject. Leaning forward to be closer to the person he was talking to, because he had a good story to tell, or something to show on the dry-erase board he had covered with numbers and other markings. And, unless you were the subject of one of Russert's grillings, it was tempting to lean right back...

2008-06-14 00:00:20

PHILADELPHIA _ NBC's Tim Russert, 58, perhaps the most widely respected newsperson in all of television, collapsed and died of a heart attack while at work in Washington Friday afternoon. Russert, a senior vice president at NBC, was the network's Washington bureau chief and had been moderator of "Meet the Press" for more than 16 years. Virtually every major American political figure since 1992 had weathered his intense questioning, and he had been an imposing NBC presence on dozens of...

2008-06-13 18:00:22

U.S. activist the Rev. Al Sharpton remembered late newsman Tim Russert Friday as one of the best and fairest journalists in TV history. Russert died after collapsing in the Washington bureau of NBC News Friday. He was 58. I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Tim Russert and the country has lost one of the best and fairest journalists to ever sit in a TV studio, Sharpton, president of National Action Network, said in a statement. I saw him recently and he told me fondly...

2007-03-30 18:00:16

By Paul Edward Parker; Journal Staff Writer The attorney general's office this week releases statistics measuring visits to its site since the posting of Station fire evidence. * * * The state's former medical examiner was more popular than a rock star, at least when measured by the number of people who checked out an Internet copy of their testimony in the Station nightclub fire investigation. People viewed the grand jury testimony of Dr. Elizabeth A. Laposata 392 times in the...

2006-09-05 17:33:40

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government asked a federal judge on Tuesday to imprison two reporters who have refused to reveal sources in the BALCO steroid case which has damaged the reputations of top athletes, but prosecutors agreed to delay imposition of the punishment. San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams have declined to name the source who allowed them access to transcripts of grand jury testimony from top athletes involved in the...