OBIT: Robert Novak, 78, conservative political columnist, former 'Crossfire' co-host (UPDATED)
Published 08/18/2009, Associated Press
UPDATED 3:49 P.M.
Political columnist Robert Novak, a diehard conservative, pugilistic debater and proud owner of the “Prince of Darkness” moniker, has died after a battle with brain cancer. Novak ended up actually being a part of a big Washington story, in ways he likely never intended, becoming a central figure in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case.