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  • Lampson to Challenge DeLay for Texas Seat

    05/04/2005 4:18:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 74 replies · 1,097+ views
    Associated Press ^ | WENDY BENJAMINSON
    STAFFORD, Texas (AP) - A former Democratic congressman announced Wednesday that he will try to win the seat held by Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who has been hounded by allegations of ethics violations. "We need leaders with a high standard of accountability to the public; who will recognize that there is only one standard for ethical behavior," Nick Lampson told reporters gathered on the front lawn of his aunt's house in suburban Houston. Although Lampson peppered his remarks with comments about an ethics controversy DeLay is facing, he claimed he would focus on his record from four terms...
  • Lott: DeLay Scandal 'Manufactured'

    04/17/2005 12:02:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 1,103+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/17/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott charged on Sunday that partisan critics had "manufactured" the so-called scandal swirling around House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. "This is a manufactured controversy," Lott told ABC's "This Week." "It's a continuation of the politics of personal destruction that we've seen in Washington for years." Lott called allegations that DeLay had broken House ethics rules by taking trips paid by lobbyists and placing family members on his campaign payroll - "a rehash of a rehash of something that was reported two years ago, which is not a violation of ethics or the law." The Mississippi...
  • Senior Republican (Roy Blunt) Says DeLay Won't Quit as Leader

    04/17/2005 2:32:05 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 38 replies · 1,013+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2005 | Reuters
    Apr 17, 2005 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior House Republican said on Sunday he thought embattled Majority Leader Tom DeLay would stay on in his post despite the cloud of ethical allegations swirling around him. "Tom DeLay will stay as leader," said Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Tom DeLay is not going to run away from a fight," he told NBC's "Meet the Press." DeLay was admonished by the House ethics committee last year on three separate matters involving what critics said were strong-armed political tactics. In recent weeks...
  • Limbaugh: Harry Reid Family Cashing In

    04/14/2005 9:19:33 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 42 replies · 1,631+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2005
    Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:19 p.m. EDTLimbaugh: Harry Reid Family Cashing In When it comes to cashing in on family connections, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's relatives can't hold a candle to the clan of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who's sponsored legislation that netted his son hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. So says top radio talker Rush Limbaugh, who first unearthed the dirty details on Reid's nepotism last week - a story that has the mainstream press feigning ignorance as they pull out all the stops to nail DeLay. Story Continues BelowIn recent days, the...
  • DeLay Fills a Need for the Left

    04/13/2005 3:55:14 AM PDT · by YCTHouston · 16 replies · 531+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | March 15, 2005 | David A. Keene
    The left has come up with a target, and his name is Tom DeLay. He isn’t their first and won’t be their last, but for now he’s the Republican they hope to take down. They’ve tried in the past to do the same thing to others. Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld and White House adviser Karl Rove have all been portrayed as ethically challenged and sleazy by the same folks who are now going after the House Republican leader from Texas. Trumped-up charges of illegality, paid ads and reports from ethics groups that are little more than fronts...
  • (3rd Houston Chronicle hit-piece today) What real smoking memo might mean to Tom DeLay

    04/13/2005 1:07:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies · 889+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 13, 2005 | CRAGG HINES
    Will Jack Abramoff be Tom DeLay's Monica Lewinsky? No, not that way. Get your mind out of the gutter. But remember two things. First, Bill Clinton skirted serious trouble (regarding womanizing in his instance) until Lewinsky produced the stained blue dress. Then all his finger-wagging protestations (not to mention perjured deposition) were for naught. The DNA was damning. Second, even after the dress, Clinton hung on despite Republican efforts to dethrone him. That's the good news, bad news as we contemplate what it could mean to DeLay if a lobbyist starts singing for the feds. Jack Abramoff is the once-high-flying...
  • Keep DeLay, or pay the price

    04/12/2005 11:58:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 649+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 13, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    I understand why the Democrats are going after Tom DeLay. Snakes gotta slither, mosquitoes gotta bite, hyenas gotta laugh, and Democrats without a blooming idea in their heads gotta go negative. I also understand why the New York Times is out soliciting Bob Livingston to write an attack op-ed against Delay (he refused), and why they report legal, ethical, common and specifically Ethics Committee-approved activity like Delay employing relatives on his campaign -- as if it were a crime. The owner and staff of that once great paper are so overwhelmingly committed to the Democratic Party that they are willing...
  • (2005) Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay

    04/12/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 162 replies · 5,681+ views
    FPM ^ | 12 APRIL 2005 | Richard Poe
    Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLayBy Richard | April 12, 2005 On the day that Terri Schiavo died — victim of a court order condemning the brain-damaged woman to death by thirst and starvation — Representative Tom DeLay of Texas did what few politicians have the courage to do these days. He spoke his mind."This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most," DeLay told Fox News on March 31. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." DeLay’s strong language worried some Republicans. They pointed...
  • DeLay Trips Accounted for..and.. DEMS ARE TOP PRIVATE TRIP TAKERS

    04/12/2005 12:18:28 PM PDT · by bgsugar · 69 replies · 2,837+ views
    Blank Rome LLP ^ | April 12, 2005 | Comstock
    DeLay Trips Accounted for.....and.... by the way.... DEMS ARE TOP PRIVATE TRIP TAKERS!!!!! The Majority Leader and his office have already provided information about these trips when these stories get written and re-written for sensational value. In addition, the Majority Leader also has instructed his staff to communicate about these trips to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Ethics Committee and sent letters to them saying he would be happy to discuss the trips. In recent years, there has been a growing frenzy surrounding the Ethics Committee, with Democrats and their allies attempting to use it as a partisan...
  • The Real Story Behind the Attacks on Tom DeLay

    04/12/2005 12:19:48 AM PDT · by Anita1 · 12 replies · 906+ views ^ | Thursday, April 7, 2005 | Wes Vernon
    After a steady drumbeat of leftist attacks on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (aided and abetted by the media), you will suddenly read about push "polls," whose purpose will be to see how effective the organized smear job has been. And sure enough, the charts will show the wolf pack has done its job. DeLay's "public approval" ratings will point downward. Unless ... conservatives fight back.
  • Reining In the G.O.P.'s Parade

    04/08/2005 11:15:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 1,166+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    OP-ED COLUMNIST The Republican Party is running into a problem: the conservatism of the American people. Over the past decade, the Republicans have set themselves up as the transformational party. That's fine for a party with big ideals. But the American people, who can be quite bold when it comes to transforming their personal lives, tend to be temperamentally conservative and cautious when it comes to government. They have a taste for order and a distrust of those who want too much change on too many fronts too quickly. It's become increasingly clear that the Republicans are bumping into some...
  • The Truth About DeLay (The outrages against him must stop. -Ben Stein)

    04/11/2005 10:37:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies · 2,270+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 4/12/2005 | Ben Stein
    Herewith a few truths about Tom DeLay, the embattled GOP Majority Leader in The House of Representatives. 1.) Tom DeLay is morally probably the highest level public servant I have ever met. With virtually no political gain to be had from so doing, he has been the most enthusiastic supporter of Israel in the U.S. Congress. He has stood with Israel against terrorism and international anti-Semitism without reservation or fear. This is a man with more moral decency in his little finger than his detractors have in their whole bodies. 2.) The attack against him in the Texas courts are...