The Who2 Blog September 2006
Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is the country's youngest PM since World War II. He's still 52, mind you, but that counts for young in the slow-moving world of Japanese politics. He's a charmer, and the job is in his blood: his granddad, Nobusuke Kishi, was prime minister of Japan from 1957-60. Add your own "Honest Abe" joke here.Read More »
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Ann Richards has died of esophogeal cancer at age 73.
Richards made a famously feisty keynote address at the Democratic convention in 1988, telling listeners that Republican candidate George Bush was "born with a silver foot in his mouth." She was elected governor of Texas two years later, serving from 1991-95.