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  • Tom DeLay Conviction Overturned By Texas Appellate Court (Tom DeLay for Speaker)

    06/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/19/2013 10:53 am EDT
    A Texas court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who was found guilty of money laundering in 2010. According to KHOU 11 and the Associated Press, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the case's evidence was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions," formally acquitting the former congressman on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    11/24/2010 3:18:25 PM PST · by Non-Sequitur · 322 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 11/24/10 | Unknown
    For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: guilty on both money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The slightly-less-than-humble DeLay lost his majority leadership in Congress after the indictment came down, but he has maintained his claims that this case was politically motivated throughout the entire process right up to defense attorney Dick DeGuerin's closing arguments. The jury clearly didn't buy...
  • (Tom) DeLay jurors warned to focus on case - "too many unrelated questions" (legal decision today?)

    11/24/2010 8:29:08 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 23, 2010, 7:31PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Jurors considering the political money laundering case against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Tuesday delved deep into the evidence, but asked so many legal questions that the judge warned them that they were getting off track... DeLay had with him a copy of Empire of the Summer Moon, a recent nonfiction book about the Comanche people and their famed chief, Quanah Parker, and a TouchPoint Bible that allows readers to find Scripture relevant to their lives. "No demons, nor angels nor DAs can keep you separated from the love of Jesus Christ," DeLay said, playing off of...
  • DeLay jury's questions might hint at a verdict - queries about corporate money being raised legally

    11/23/2010 11:24:58 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2010, 9:01PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Five years after former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay demanded a speedy trial on political money laundering charges, a Travis County jury is now determining his fate. The six-man, six-woman panel showed up at court Monday with a majority of the members dressed in black. They elected one of the women as foreman. And when they returned three times to the courtroom to ask the judge questions during their four hours of deliberation, they all looked away from DeLay. The jurors also were asking visiting Judge Pat Priest questions that indicated they were buying into DeLay's defense that no...
  • PAC treasurer testifies at DeLay laundering trial (witchhunt of Tom DeLay finally comes to court)

    11/02/2010 11:54:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 2, 2010, 11:38AM | N A. LOZANO Associated Press
    ...Prosecutors contend that the former House majority leader used his PAC to illegally funnel $190,000 in corporate donations into Texas legislative races eight years ago. DeLay, who was spending Election Day in court, is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He has denied any wrongdoing. If convicted, Delay could face up to life in prison... Ceverha said corporate funds had been gathered to pay for the PAC's administrative costs and not for candidates. ...The money helped Republicans in 2002 take control of the Texas House. That majority allowed Republicans to push through a congressional redistricting plan...
  • DeLay trial will not be moved (will be in Austin)

    08/26/2010 2:41:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/25/2010
    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, will be tried on money laundering charges in Austin, a Texas judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling came as part of pretrial hearings during which DeLay argued he should be tried in Houston, near his home, because the case involves election matters, the Austin American-Statesman reported. His attorney, Dick DeGuerin also argued DeLay could not get a fair trial in Travis County. "I know there's negative feeling about Tom DeLay -- and it's strong," Senior District Judge Pat Priest said, adding DeLay could get a fair trial nonetheless....
  • DeLay says he's ready to fight state ethics charges

    08/17/2010 9:46:07 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Houston Cronicle ^ | Aug. 16, 2010
    AUSTIN — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Monday put the 5-year-old federal investigation into his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff behind him and turned his attention to an impending trial on Texas ethics issues. DeLay said federal prosecutors told his attorneys last week that he had been "cleared" of any criminal violations in their investigation of Abramoff. The formerRepublican lawmaker, who represented Sugar Land from 1984 to 2006, also said he is ready for up to three days of pre-trial hearings slated to start Aug. 24 in Austin on a state money-laundering charge related to campaign...
  • Ethics cases raise racial questions (here we go again!)

    08/02/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 31 replies · 9+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 8-2-10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The politically charged decisions by veteran Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California to force public trials by the House ethics committee are raising questions about race and whether black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of ethical or criminal wrongdoing than their white colleagues. The controversy over the cases and the prospect of the first simultaneous ethics trials for multiple members in more than 30 years mark the biggest challenge for the ethics committee’s and the House’s ability to police its own members since the mid-1990s, when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and leaders from...
  • Congress: Charlie Rangel's world (CAPTION the corrupt, sad sack, RAT, tax-cheat as he gets BOOTED!)

    07/08/2010 10:37:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 4+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/06/10
    Congress: Charlie Rangel's world The AP takes a long look at the personal side of Charlie Rangel and his relationship with other members of Congress: "His wife, Alma, warns him not to be naive about the glad-handling. 'You know,' she tells him, 'they're putting you on.' ... 'She says it's unseemly,' Rangel says of his wife's advice. 'I say, 'Suppose it's not real. As long as they keep saying these things until I die, what difference does it make?' But he admits, 'It's still painful. It's times like this when I have to reinforce the facts: I'm alive, I'm well,...
  • Democratic Party director files ethics complaints against (Texas Governor) Perry (dirty tricks 2010)

    07/07/2010 1:12:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 06, 2010 | Peggy Fikac
    The Texas Democratic Party's executive director, Ruben Hernandez, has filed ethics complaints against Gov. Rick Perry over a house he bought in College Station. ..."For three years, the Governor failed to report over $200,000 in debt he owed on a house in College Station, as well as over $11,000 in rental income he received from the property," Hernandez said in a statement. Perry spokesman Mark Miner responded, "This is nothing more than a desperate attempt by the Democrat Party to cover for Bill White's ethical scandals, failure to release his tax returns and profiteering during Hurricane Rita when he was...
  • "Drain the Swamp" More Dems in legal trouble.

    03/03/2010 12:00:50 PM PST · by Gillmeister · 34 replies · 1,660+ views
    3-3-10 | gillmeister
    Here's today's list......
  • Chavez-Thompson wins Democratic nomination for Lt Gov (beats Ronnie Earle, Tom Delay prosecutor)

    03/03/2010 7:21:56 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies · 375+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8:08 AM Wed, Mar 03, 2010 | Terrence Stutz
    Labor leader Linda Chavez-Thompson won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor on Tuesday, capturing 53 percent of the primary vote against two opponents. She now faces incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the fall in a race that will be an uphill battle for the Democrat. Chavez-Thompson used her support from labor and Hispanic groups to establish a strong position in the race and also outspent her opponents - including former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle - by a substantial margin. Chavez-Thompson, 65, of San Antonio, is a former executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and a vice...
  • Former DA Earle running for Lt. Gov. [Texas]

    12/20/2009 12:30:43 PM PST · by deport · 37 replies · 933+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 12-18-09 | Kate Alexander
    Former DA Earle running for Lt. Gov. By Kate Alexander | Friday, December 18, 2009, 06:36 PM Former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle is running for lieutenant governor of Texas. Earle, who retired last year after more than three decades as district attorney, filed paperwork with the Texas Democratic Party late Friday to seek the party’s nomination for the statewide office. The winner of the Democratic primary in March will probably face the Republican incumbent David Dewhurst next fall. At this point, Earle is the sole filer for the party’s nomination, but Austin deli owner Marc Katz is...
  • At mayhem central, we relish team of Hutchison and Earle

    12/22/2009 8:54:54 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 477+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12/21/2009 | Ken Herman
    This is so potentially great, even greater than we thought it could be. For a while, ex-Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle talked about running for governor. That could have led to a November battle between Democrat Earle and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, now running against Gov. Rick Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Earle v. Hutchison would have been a rematch of the battle previously known as The State of Texas v. Hutchison, a long-ago criminal case in which Earle was The State of Texas and he wanted to send Hutchison to prison for up to 51 years. The...
  • Dancing Tom DeLay: The pictures

    08/31/2009 11:37:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies · 1,120+ views
    Politico ^ | August 30, 2009 | PATRICK GAVIN
    No one would have guessed that Tom DeLay's next career move would involve dancing, so the announcement that the former House Majority Leader would be a contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" raised the eyebrows of politicos everywhere. The network has now released some promo photos of DeLay with his dancing partner, Cheryl Burke. DeLay appears to enjoying his new role, sporting sweat pants and a shirt from his organization Rio Bend, which works to improve the nation's foster care system. His own slimmer waistline can be attributed to the personal trainer he's been using...
  • Tom DeLay to Dance With The Stars

    08/17/2009 1:56:39 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,323+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-17-09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Tex.) will be back in the spotlight this fall, but not because of political involvement. The conservative Texan will be a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." ABC announced this season's cast today on Good Morning America. DeLay will join the likes of singer Macy Gray, former supermodel Kathy Ireland, former NFL star Michael Irvin, and Donny Osmond. This should be….weird.
  • Is Congressman Murtha About To Become the New Tom DeLay?

    05/13/2009 12:15:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    Is Congressman Murtha About To Become the New Tom DeLay? By Bill Pascoe | May 13, 2009 9:13 AM Is Rep. John P. "The P is for Power" Murtha about to become the new Tom DeLay? He will if Rep. Pete Sessions and the National Republican Congressional Committee have anything to say about it. DeLay, of course, became the face of Republican congressional corruption in the 2006 cycle. Though DeLay himself has never been convicted of anything -- and continues to maintain his innocence as federal and state prosecutions against him move forward at a glacial pace -- several...
  • Choice for Treasury secretary admits he failed to pay taxes

    01/14/2009 5:38:00 AM PST · by spintreebob · 114 replies · 3,971+ views
    KC Star ^ | 1/14/09 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE AP
    Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary disclosed publicly Tuesday that he failed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes from 2001 to 2004. Senate Democrats tried to brush aside the last-minute complication as a minor bump on an otherwise smooth path to confirmation for Timothy Geithner, who has been president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. After the underpayments were detected, Geithner paid back taxes and interest totaling $43,200.
  • TX: Huffman Takes Senate Seat 17 in Runoff

    12/16/2008 10:53:36 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 33 replies · 3,767+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/16/08 | Alan Bernstein
    Huffman takes Senate Dist. 17 seat in runoff By ALAN BERNSTEIN Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Dec. 16, 2008, 11:32PM 1 2 STEVE UECKERT CHRONICLE BuzzRepublican Joan Huffman defeated Democrat Chris Bell in Tuesday's runoff election for a Houston-area seat in the Texas Senate, setting a new high for the number of women in the 31-member legislative chamber. With votes from all precincts counted, Huffman, a former judge and prosecutor, had 56 percent against the former congressman and Houston councilman, according to results that will be made final and official in a few days. "I have my supporters and thousands of...
  • (Texas) State Senate 17 headed for runoff (Chris Bell-D didn't win, good chance for GOP)

    11/04/2008 10:44:40 PM PST · by weegee · 2 replies · 861+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | November, 4, 2008 | DEE DIXON
    With 40 percent of the votes tallied, it appeared two Houston lawyers - a Republican and a Democrat - will face one another in a runoff to complete an unexpired term in Texas Senate District 17. As of 10:30 p.m., 183,125 ballots were counted. With neither Democrat Chris Bell nor Republican Joan Huffman winning 50 percent plus 1, the candidates will go to a special election in December. Reached at her campaign headquarters, Huffman she was ready to go "head to head" with Bell. She received 26 percent of the votes cast. "We are optimistic," she said. "So far it...
  • (Ronnie) Earle (Travis County DA) Announces Retirement

    12/14/2007 1:12:06 PM PST · by anymouse · 44 replies · 755+ views
    Austin American Spokesman ^ | Friday, December 14, 2007 | Laylan Copelin
    Candidates lining up to replace longtime Travis County district attorney. Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who has led that office since 1977, told his staff today that he will not seek re-election. He was expected to issue a statement later. Earle, 65, will serve the one year remaining on his term, but his retirement will end an era. "Is the district attorney's job an elective office?" Ken Oden, a former county attorney, once quipped about his friend's long tenure. Earle, a Democrat, might not be done with politics. By retiring, he would be available for a gubernatorial bid in...
  • Ronnie Earle, Travis Co. (TX) DA, Dances Naked With Other Men While Beating Cooked Chickens

    10/06/2007 4:13:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 145 replies · 4,065+ views
    Red State ^ | October 6, 2007
    No, I'm NOT being metaphorical nor am I kidding. If I wasn't having so much fun laughing at Ronnie Earle, I might even wish that it weren't true. Evidently Travis County DA Ronnie Earle - who is once again back in the running for most politically-driven DA in the nation now that Mike Nifong has been disbarred - is involved in this New Age, "re-discover your masculinity" cult called the ManKind Project. That's according to the liberal Houston Press. And boy does this outfit sound scary. Forty men at a time strip down and do tribal dances and beat cooked...
  • DeLay wins round in Texas court

    06/27/2007 10:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,175+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 27, 2007 | KELLEY SHANNON
    AUSTIN, Texas - The state's highest criminal court on Wednesday refused to reinstate a dropped conspiracy charge against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
  • BLOOMTOWN HOUSTON

    06/12/2007 9:45:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 434+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 10, 2007 | TORY GATTIS
    Houston is at a turning point. With a boost from noted urbanist Joel Kotkin, our city has begun recasting its national reputation from "that ugly, sprawling, weird city without zoning" to the exemplar city for "Opportunity Urbanism," a compelling new paradigm for cities in the 21st century. This paradigm asserts that the fundamental (but recently forgotten) core mission of cities is to accelerate the upward social and economic mobility of its inhabitants. This may sound obvious to the average person, but in the wonkish world of urban policy and planning, the themes of the past decade have been environmentalism (smart...
  • DeLay: FBI ‘running amok’

    05/08/2007 7:01:16 PM PDT · by Jean S · 10 replies · 684+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/9/07 | Alexander Bolton
    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is calling on the Justice Department either to drop its investigation of his wife and former political associates or else to bring charges quickly. DeLay said he has given the FBI documents exonerating his wife, but an associate of the former lawmaker said that agents have followed up with a fresh round of subpoenas. The inquiry appears to be focused on determining whether DeLay’s wife, Christine, earned her pay from two organizations controlled by Ed Buckham, a lobbyist once closely affiliated with the former Republican leader, according to sources interviewed by federal investigators....
  • Blogger Tom DeLay Doesn't Do the Typing

    12/26/2006 1:30:32 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 953+ views
    Reuters on AOL News ^ | December 26, 2006 | Donna Smith
    WASHINGTON (Dec. 26) - Former U.S. Republican leader Tom DeLay, known as "The Hammer" for his tough tactics on Capitol Hill, hasn't nailed the art of typing but that's not keeping him from a new career as a blogger. The former U.S. House of Representatives leader's entry into the blogosphere brought an onslaught of nasty responses during a trial run on Sunday, December 10. "I guess liberals are the only ones around on Sunday afternoons and they inundated us with vile, nasty comments. We pulled it down and cleaned it up," DeLay told Reuters. In an interview, he said he...
  • GOP says mailout is reckless-Dem ad ...an effort to split write-in voting (Rats want DeLay's seat)

    11/01/2006 8:23:54 AM PST · by weegee · 43 replies · 1,268+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2006, 11:07PM | By KRISTEN MACK
    The National Democratic Party has spent $50,000 promoting a nominal Republican write-in candidate to succeed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a move the more prominent GOP campaign called a "desperate" effort to split the write-in vote. The mailout on behalf of write-in candidate Don Richardson describes positions potentially appealing to conservatives who, according to a recent Chronicle-11 News poll, make up at least 55 percent of the district's population. "Don Richardson supports President Bush's Patriot Act," the mailer says. "Do you?" It also says he would put troops on the border to stop illegal immigration, allow law enforcement officials...
  • Write-in Could Win Delay's Spot, Poll Finds.

    10/29/2006 9:24:34 PM PST · by rhinohunter · 324 replies · 9,802+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10-29-2006 | Doug Miller
    On Monday President Bush flies into Houston to campaign for a congressional candidate who — at one point — looked like a long shot. But an exclusive poll indicates that Shelley Sekula-Gibbs may pull off a political upset and win her write-in campaign for Congress.
  • Sugar Land mayor withdraws from (Congressional) race for DeLay's House seat

    08/21/2006 1:17:13 PM PDT · by weegee · 70 replies · 1,925+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2006, 1:55PM | ERIC HANSON
    SUGAR LAND — Mayor David Wallace will not run as a write-in Republican candidate for the congressional seat vacated by Tom DeLay. Wallace announced his decision about the Congressional District 22 race today at a news conference at Sugar Land City Hall. The decision comes after Republican party leaders from Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties selected Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs as the party's choice to run in the November election as a write-in candidate. No Republican will appear on the ballot because DeLay stepped down after winning the nomination in March. A court ruled the party could...
  • DeLay Seat Turns into Fiasco

    08/16/2006 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Columbine · 69 replies · 1,810+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 16, 2006 | Bobby Eberle
    In a recent speech, I told the audience about the political landscape of the 2006 elections. It’s going to be much tougher for Republicans than in recent election cycles. As a political party, we must have our act together in order to be successful. Unfortunately, that task has become tougher. The congressional seat of former Majority Leader Tom DeLay is now in jeopardy thanks in part to a failure in leadership from party officials. Following a primary election victory, Rep. DeLay decided, through the advice of party officials, that because of the media circus that was surrounding his pending court...
  • Writing in choice on eSlate will take a little more work (electronic ballot disenfranchises)

    08/10/2006 10:00:42 AM PDT · by weegee · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    Houston Chronicle | Aug. 10, 2006, 5:05AM | no byline
    Write-in candidate names are not on the ballot by design. To cast a vote for one on the electronic eSlate machines, which don't have a keyboard, you'll have to use the "select" dial to choose "write-in." Even then, the names won't automatically pop up, said Scott Haywood, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office. In each booth there will be a printed list of candidates who have been certified for the Congressional District 22 race. Using the dial and a picture of a keyboard on the screen, the voter will click the letters of the name they want. Potential...
  • Sugar Land mayor (David Wallace) to be write-in for DeLay's seat

    08/09/2006 1:02:03 PM PDT · by weegee · 19 replies · 785+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 9, 2006, 1:11PM | By KRISTEN MACK
    Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace will be a write-in candidate for the seat House Majority Leader Tom DeLay abandoned, according to a member of Wallace's campaign team. Wallace made the decision after DeLay announced Tuesday that he would withdraw his name from the November ballot, leaving the Republican slot blank and opening up the race to a GOP write-in candidate. The state Republican Party lost its legal battle to replace DeLay with another candidate of its choosing earlier this week. Anyone can run as a write-in candidate. But the state Republican Party says it will back a single campaign. "Republicans...
  • Judge says DeLay 'withdrew': Statement may spell trouble for GOP

    06/28/2006 3:49:28 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 45 replies · 1,638+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2006 | Janet Elliott
    AUSTIN - A federal judge hearing a ballot dispute Monday involving former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay said he thinks that DeLay withdrew from the November election, indicating potential trouble for Republicans who want to name a replacement candidate. "He is not going to participate in the election and he withdrew," said U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who did not issue an official ruling after a daylong trial regarding DeLay's status as the GOP nominee for the 22nd Congressional District. Jim Bopp, a lawyer for the Republican Party of Texas, disagreed, telling Sparks "there's been no withdrawal." Bopp said that instead,...
  • Court Nixes Part of Texas Political Map

    06/28/2006 8:56:44 AM PDT · by jmranchman · 39 replies · 1,248+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/28/06 | Gina Holland
    Court nixes part of Texas political map By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld most of the Republican-boosting Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay but threw out part, saying some of the new boundaries failed to protect minority voting rights. ADVERTISEMENT The fractured decision was a small victory for Democratic and minority groups who accused Republicans of an unconstitutional power grab in drawing boundaries that booted four Democratic incumbents from office. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060628/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_texas_redistricting Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, said Hispanics do not have...
  • Shelly Moore Capito Push Poll, WV

    04/17/2006 10:42:25 AM PDT · by pageonetoo · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Landline "unknown caller" ID | Monday, April 17, 2006 | Unkown "committee for a clean WV"
    I was sitting at the computer reading about the cruise my daughter and I are taking this weekend, when the phone rings, and a womans voice announces that there is a message for concerned West virginians. She then goes on to say that Shelly Moore Capito is a friend of indicted Tom Delay etc, etc, etc... I hung up about then, but thought, damn, the Dems are getting worried for some reason. I wish Shelly had chosen to take on "Sheets"!
  • We Still Have Tom DeLay To Kick Around (Bill Press)

    04/06/2006 12:26:54 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 16 replies · 844+ views
    Bill Press ^ | 4/6/06 | Bill Press
    Nobody shed a tear shed when Tom DeLay announced he was resigning from the House of Representatives. For Congress, for the Republican Party and for the American people, it’s goodbye and good riddance. Republicans needed Tom DeLay like they need another Duke Cunningham. There’s only so much sleaze any party can stand. Even Republicans! Tom DeLay represents the worst of American politics. He’s mean. He’s ruthless. He was always more interested in amassing — and abusing — political power than in serving the people or working with members of the opposition to pass important legislation. He never built bridges. He...
  • Delay live on Fox - Now

    04/04/2006 6:24:32 AM PDT · by gondramB · 90 replies · 3,253+ views
    Live on Fox news no link
  • Ex-DeLay Aide Reportedly to Plead Guilty

    03/31/2006 7:35:48 AM PST · by Coop · 8 replies · 974+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/31/06 | Unknown
    <p>WASHINGTON - Tony Rudy, a former top aide to Rep. Tom DeLay, has agreed to plead guilty to charges in the widening federal investigation of lobbyist fraud, a law enforcement official said Friday.</p> <p>A hearing was scheduled Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, where Rudy was expected to enter his plea.</p>
  • H'wood goes pol-vaulting

    02/26/2006 1:19:33 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 433+ views
    Variety ^ | February 26, 2006 | WILLIAM TRIPLETT
    Let the campaigning begin! No, not the Oscars. That race is almost over. The next big campaign is Election 2006. And who in D.C. is enjoying the entertainment biz's largesse this election year? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, it's -- no surprise -- Hillary Clinton, who has taken in $213,645 so far from movie, TV and music industry sources. Second place is closely contested by two Teds: Ted Stevens, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee ($100,500), and Ted Kennedy, of the Democratic family dynasty ($94,600). Clinton has been a Hollywood favorite almost from...
  • Democrats Launch Smiling Tom Delay Mug Shot Ad Campaign

    10/21/2005 2:21:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 120 replies · 6,666+ views
    email from Democrats.org
  • Tom DeLay Mug Shot (Pretty good pic, great smile! Not going to be good for political fodder)

    10/20/2005 12:30:38 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 216 replies · 9,496+ views
    Republican pol is booked on conspiracy, money laundering charges OCTOBER 20--Here's the Tom DeLay mug shot snapped this afternoon when the deposed House majority leader appeared at a Harris County, Texas sheriff's office to be booked on conspiracy and money laundering charges. The Republican pol, 58, was forced to submit to a brief photo and fingerprint session after a District Judge yesterday issued an arrest warrant for him. DeLay's mug shot was taken at the sheriff's office in Richmond. The congressman is scheduled for his initial court appearance tomorrow in Travis County District Court. (2 pages) SAY CHEESE: Click here...
  • Photo-Op Indictment For A "Filmmaker" Activist (Earle filmaker paid political activist Dem activist)

    10/20/2005 10:32:53 AM PDT · by hipaatwo · 17 replies · 979+ views
    Junkyard Blog ^ | October 19, 2005
    (snip) The resulting film is called The Big Buy, made by Texas filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck. (emphasis added) Jim Schermbeck is not just a filmmaker. I have been looking into Schermbeck's odd connection to the DeLay case for the past couple of weeks. Go to this web site, and scroll down to the bottom. See a familiar name? It's Jim Schermbeck, "filmmaker." And leftwing activist. Check out this sympathetic story in the Dallas Observer, which identifies Schermbeck not as a filmmaker, but as an environmental activist. A couple of weeks ago I spoke via phone with Harold Green,...
  • Calls on DeLay's home phone subpoenaed

    10/13/2005 1:08:49 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 28 replies · 1,643+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 13, 2005
    WASHINGTON - A Texas prosecutor has subpoenaed outgoing and incoming calls for U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's home phone number.  More details to come.
  • Coming Soon:The Ronnie Earle Movie(prosecutor has let a film crew follow him through the case)

    09/29/2005 3:31:41 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 111 replies · 3,058+ views
    NRO ^ | Byron York
    The DeLay prosecutor has let a film crew follow him through the whole case. For the last two years, as he pursued the investigation that led to Wednesday's indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Travis County, Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle has given a film crew "extraordinary access" to make a motion picture about his work on the case. The resulting film is called The Big Buy, made by Texas filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck. "Raymond Chandler meets Willie Nelson on the corner of Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in The Big Buy, a Texas noir political detective story...