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7 April 2008


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Penn Ousted as Clinton’s Strategist -- Mark Penn has been a pal of the Clintons for a great many years. He helped Bill Clinton win re-election as president in 1996 and engineered Hillary Clinton’s bid for the senate seat she now holds. He was the chief strategist (he insisted on the title) of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency, but he has resigned over a significant conflict of interests. He will continue to act as the campaign’s pollster.

Putin, Bush Hold Final Summit -- It isn’t quite a new cold war. It isn’t the close friendship for which many had hoped either. American-Russian relations aren’t all that good. For the final time, President George “LBJ” Bush met with President Vladimir Putin over the week-end. The two men tried to spin things, but in the end, nothing much was settled.

Washington Mutual to Get $5 Billion from TPG -- Washington Mutual is big in the US mortgage game, and naturally, it is in some trouble. Fort Worth, Texas-based TPG, Inc. (formerly the Texas Pacific Group) has agreed to put $5 billion into WaMu. The question is whether this will be enough to right Washington Mutual’s ship or whether there is more bad news ahead

Charlton Heston Parts with His Audience at 84 -- When he announced in 2002 that he had Alzheimer’s Disease, Charlton Heston said, “For an actor there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can’t part with you.” Over the week-end, the man who played Moses parted with his audience at 84.

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