The Evans-Novak Political Report, the venerable Washington tipsheet, will publish its final issue next week.

The report, started by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak in 1967, had been written by Novak until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August. Timothy P. Carney, who has been writing the report, announced this week that it was closing up shop, according to The American Spectator.

"Now, most people ask me, what is happening to the venerable Evans-Novak Political Report," Carney wrote. "Sadly, after more than 40 years, this publication, launched in 1967 by Rowland Evans and Bob Novak, is folding. Next week's will be the final issue. After Novak's illness forced his retirement, the reins were handed over to me. With the personnel changes and the market changes, Eagle [Publishing] has decided to retire the publication."