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Bush Pays Respects to Snow

President hails late former spokesman's 'record of accomplishment'

(Newser) - President Bush fondly remembered Tony Snow today, telling mourners at his funeral that the conservative commentator-turned-White House press secretary "amassed a rare record of accomplishment." "He knew the job of a reporter was vigorous. He understood the profession and always treated it with respect," Bush said... More »

Snow's Death Puts Politics in Perspective

Elizabeth Edwards salutes cancer victim from across aisle

(Newser) - The death of Tony Snow serves as a tragic reminder that some things are far more important in life than party politics, Elizabeth Edwards writes in Newsweek. The Democratic health adviser pays warm tribute to her fellow cancer sufferer, and expresses hope that the words "common cause" will gain... More »

Snow Was 'the Best': Cheney

Sunday shows also tackle VP rumors, economics, and the mortgage meltdown

(Newser) - Tony Snow, economic policy, veepstakes, and the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae crisis sparked conversation on the Sunday talk show circuit today. Time sums them up:
  • Fox News Sunday paid homage to late newscaster and press secretary Tony Snow; Dick Cheney called him "the best" he's known.
  • Arnold Shwarzenegger applauded John
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Tony Snow Was Good at His Job

Press secretary won over a hostile press corps with wit, knowledge

(Newser) - When Tony Snow took over as press secretary 2 years ago, the White House press corps wanted blood. Snow’s predecessors, the hostile Ari Fleischer and misinformed Scott McClellan, had left a bad taste in their mouths. But then came Snow, a breath of fresh air who won over the... More »

Tony Snow Dies of Cancer at 53

(Newser) - Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a year and a half stint as President Bush's press secretary, has died of colon cancer, Fox News reported today. Snow was 53 years old.  Snow, who served as the... More »

Iraq Making Slow Gains on Goals, Says White House

Government met only half of its benchmarks

(Newser) - Iraq has made "satisfactory" progress on only half of its 18 benchmarks for success, the White House told Congress today, hours after President Bush said the country’s advancements merited a strong US military presence there. Since the July progress report, only one benchmark—reintegrating Baathists into the government—... More »

Snow Sets Departure Date

After weeks of rumors, press secretary will step down next month

(Newser) - After weeks of rumors about his departure, White House press secretary Tony Snow gave his two weeks' notice today. Snow, who has battled colon cancer since 2005, made it clear he was leaving for financial and not health reasons, CNN reports. "I love you," President Bush told Snow,... More »

Spokesman Snow Set to Quit

(Newser) - White House spokesman Tony Snow, who recently battled colon cancer, is ready to step down from his post, CNN is reporting. The move could come as early as next month. On a TV interview show yesterday, Snow said he might not be able to stay for the rest of the... More »

Look, Ma. No Seatbelt!

'Click It or Ticket' proves a sticky wicket for unrestrained motorist-in-chief

(Newser) - The annual national campaign to encourage seatbelt use is off to a slow start thanks to a Texas ranch owner whose access to private roads exempts him from the law. President Bush showed the NATO secretary-general around around his spread in Crawford over the weekend, and although he didn't "... More »

How We Fight: In Public and In Private

Jonathan Alter relives his own struggle with cancer

(Newser) - Fit and under fifty when diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, Newsweek reporter Jonathan Alter talks about his own battle with cancer in the wake of a week of high-profile recurrences. Now in remission, as Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow were until last week, Alter  describes managing the fear... More »

Tony Snow's Cancer Recurs

(Newser) - White House press secretary Tony Snow has cancer again, and this time it's spread to his liver. Doctors discovered the recurrence when they removed a  growth from his lower abdomen yesterday. Snow, who's 51, underwent surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer two years ago. More »

House Vote: Make Rove Testify

Senate expected to approve subpoenas today in prosecutor firing flap

(Newser) - A House panel authorized subpoenas yesterday and the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to do so today in an effort to force Karl Rove and other top administration figures to testify about the firings of federal prosecutors. With the White House offering only private interviews, not under oath, the scene... More »

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