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Scaife dies; went after Bill Clinton

Billionaire funded projects on right to discredit president

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 3:04 a.m.

 In this Oct. 23, 1997, file photo, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, owner and publisher of the Tribune Review newspapers in Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa., greets visitors as they enter the paper's new facility in Warrendale, Pa. during the dedication of the building. Scaife, who published the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and funded libertarian and conservative political causes, including a one-time effort to discredit President Bill Clinton, died at his home early Friday, July 4, 2014, one day after his birthday, The Tribune-Review newspaper reported. He was 82. In 2013, Forbes estimated his wealth at $1.4 billion.
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In this Oct. 23, 1997, file photo, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, owner and publisher of the Tribune Review newspapers in Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa., greets visitors as they enter the paper's new facility in Warrendale, Pa. during the dedication of the building. Scaife, who published the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and funded libertarian and conservative political causes, including a one-time effort to discredit President Bill Clinton, died at his home early Friday, July 4, 2014, one day after his birthday, The Tribune-Review newspaper reported. He was 82. In 2013, Forbes estimated his wealth at $1.4 billion.

Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82.

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