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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.
  • Who Is Charles Krauthammer ?

    01/29/2011 4:53:09 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 129 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 29, 2011 | David Solway
    There's something cryptic and elusive about Krauthammer, like the coy Waldo in the famous puzzle. (And don't miss Steve Green on "Krauthammer Correcting Krauthammer." )Charles Krauthammer has long been recognized as one of America’s most astute and authoritative political columnists, acknowledged as a cut above the majority of his scrivening colleagues. And yet there is something cryptic and elusive about him, like the coy Waldo in the famous puzzle. Perhaps he resents being put in boxes and wishes to preserve his independence of judgment, or his unpredictability. Still, one detects a growing tendency to pronounce upon critical affairs without sufficient...
  • Criminalization of Politics and the Scourge of Tom DeLay (Overwhelming silence from the GOP)

    12/03/2010 7:18:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2010 | Sibyl West
    I cannot help but notice the overwhelming silence from the GOP on the matter of ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's prosecution and trial. Ever since he was forced to step down back in 2005, he has been in a kind of limbo or worse. Two things stand out to me: He was extremely focused and effective in his efforts -- none of which benefited him personally but which benefited his party and his state immensely. His success has earned him the abandonment of his party's members. No one says a peep about him. He may as well have dropped off...
  • Feds Clear DeLay. He Calls Pelosi “The Swamp” (THE HAMMER IS LOOSE!)

    08/16/2010 9:58:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/10 | Chad Pergram
    Feds Clear DeLay. He Calls Pelosi “The Swamp”Chad Pergram | August 16, 2010 It's been a long time since former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) got the chance to come out swinging in public. But that's exactly what the feisty former GOP leader did Monday when the Justice Department told his attorneys it closed its inquiry of DeLay after a six year probe. DeLay was his vintage himself during a telephone conference call with reporters. "They didn't have anything," DeLay boasted. "The case was so weak I never did meet with anyone from the Justice Department and never appeared...
  • (Krauthammer:) A terrorist war Obama has denied

    12/31/2009 9:04:08 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies · 2,630+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    Janet Napolitano -- former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security -- will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked." The attacker's concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son's jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight. He was nonetheless allowed to fly, and would have killed 288 people in the air alone, save for a faulty detonator and quick actions by a few passengers. Heck of a job, Brownie.
  • [Charles Krauthammer] The three envelopes

    10/30/2009 6:31:02 AM PDT · by rhema · 52 replies · 2,845+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    Old Soviet joke: Moscow, 1953. Stalin calls in Khrushchev. "Niki, I'm dying. Don't have much to leave you. Just three envelopes. Open them, one at a time, when you get into big trouble." A few years later, first crisis. Khrushchev opens envelope 1: "Blame everything on me. Uncle Joe." A few years later, a really big crisis. Opens envelope 2: "Blame everything on me. Again. Good luck, Uncle Joe." Third crisis. Opens envelope 3: "Prepare three envelopes." In the Barack Obama version, there are 50 or so such blame-Bush free passes before the gig is up. By my calculation, Obama...
  • Tom Delay on Dancing with the Stars

    08/18/2009 8:33:02 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 17 replies · 816+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 8/18/09 | Reginald Cunningham III
    WASHINGTON, DC – Tom DeLay has announced he will be appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has announced he will be competing on the 9th season of the popular dancing program. Many in Washington are in no way surprised. DeLay was House Majority Leader during George W Bush’s first term. He rose to national prominence for openly redistricting election zones to favor Republicans, and his role in the Terri Schiavo case. Lesser known is that during during his entire Washington career he remained an avid member of the amateur competitive dance circuit. While serving...
  • Tom DeLay targets US liberals in media war

    11/03/2007 8:15:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 279+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/2007 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    For a decade, Tom DeLay ruthlessly enforced Republican rule in Washington with such vigour that he was nicknamed "The Hammer". But the party's former leader in the House of Representatives will this month launch a national grassroots movement to combat the liberal activists who he believes outfoxed and outmanoeuvred Republicans to win the 2006 mid-term elections. Mr DeLay, who revelled in his reputation as a no-holds-barred Washington operator as the party's chief whip and then majority leader from 1995 to 2005, aims to instil an army of conservatives across the country with his political street-fighting skills. Tom DeLay: 'I have...
  • Tom DeLay's Farewell Address to the House

    Mr. Speaker, Political careers tend to end in one of three ways: defeat, death, or retirement. And despite the fervent and mostly noble exertions of my adversaries over the years, I rise today to bid farewell to this House under the happiest of the available options. I wish to begin the end of my congressional career by publicly thanking, for the last time as their representative, the people of the 22nd District of Texas. Everything I have ever been able to accomplish here, I owe and dedicate to them. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve them...
  • DeLay: Partisanship Refreshes Politics

    06/08/2006 6:04:41 PM PDT · by wjersey · 9 replies · 301+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 6/8/2006 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay, bowing to legal and ethical troubles, said goodbye to the House on Thursday and took a shot at his liberal opponents. Some Democrats walked out during the farewell. The 11-term Republican from Texas, said it is customary for departing lawmakers to "reminisce about the 'good old days' of political harmony and across-the-aisle camaraderie." "I can't do that," he said. "For all its faults, it is partisanship _ based on core principles _ that clarifies our debates, that prevents one party from straying too far from the mainstream and that constantly refreshes our politics with new...
  • DeLay departure will be a deliberately low-key affair (on Friday)

    06/08/2006 5:54:35 PM PDT · by wjersey · 8 replies · 198+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/5/2006 | Patrick O'Connor
    Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) will leave Congress this week with a pronounced lack of fanfare. The former majority leader ends his almost-24-year congressional career this week when he officially resigns Friday. The controversial Texan leaves Capitol Hill under a cloud of doubt about the election-year prospects for his Republican colleagues, and his last week in the House promises to be an understated affair. The Texas delegation has organized a dinner in his honor tonight at a restaurant in downtown Washington, and DeLay himself is expected to address his colleagues during the weekly conference meeting tomorrow morning, according to an itinerary...
  • Nothing to See Here (DeLay steps down for reasons having nothing to do with Abramoff. Right)

    04/04/2006 9:08:40 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 36 replies · 2,501+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 4, 2006 | Matthew Continetti
    TOM DELAY wants you to know that his decision to stand down for reelection and resign from Congress by summer has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the investigation into the business practices of Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who pleaded guilty to corruption, bribery, and wire fraud charges (among others) in January and who was sentenced to almost six years in prison (for starters) last week."I paid lawyers to investigate me as if they were prosecuting me," DeLay told Time's Mike Allen, who broke the story late yesterday evening. "They found nothing. There is absolutely nothing--no connection with Jack Abramoff...
  • Officials: DeLay Won't Run, Means to Resign

    04/03/2006 7:46:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 104 replies · 3,990+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/06 | Liz Sidoti - AP
    WASHINGTON - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texan touched by a lobbying scandal that ensnared some of his former top aides and cost the congressman to his leadership post, won't seek re-election to Congress, a Republican official said Monday. DeLay was expected to disclose the plans Tuesday, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the DeLay had not publicly disclosed his plans.
  • DeLay Feels 'Free' Without Leadership Pressures

    03/19/2006 3:52:13 AM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 485+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2006 | Ssmantha Levine
    WASHINGTON - Just moseying off the House floor to grab a cigar and have a smoke on an outdoor balcony is a fairly new thing for former House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land. During his days in the No. 2 slot, which he held for two years before his indictment in Travis County last fall forced to him to step down, the congressman refrained from milling around with lawmakers off the floor, where reporters wait to pepper members with questions. He certainly would not have sauntered through that free-fire zone on a day like Thursday, when the House was...
  • Charles Martel

    11/05/2005 8:39:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 5 replies · 923+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 2003 | Catholic Encyclopedia
    Charles Martel Born about 688; died at Quierzy on the Oise, 21 October, 741. He was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpaïde or Chalpaïde. Pepin, who died in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished...
  • DeLay Smile May Foil Democrat Campaign Ads

    10/20/2005 7:09:05 PM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 50 replies · 2,179+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | October 20, 2005 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Why is Tom DeLay smiling? After all, he's been indicted. Forced out of his job as House majority leader. And called into court for fingerprinting and a mugshot like a common criminal. Answer: A photo of DeLay grinning from ear to ear doesn't pack quite the punch in a Democratic attack ad as one that looks more like the mugshot of, say, actor Hugh Grant. Note the House of Representatives security pin on DeLay's lapel. He looks in the photo like a proud member of Congress who might just have won the lottery, not one indicted on charges of money...
  • (2005) Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay

    04/12/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 161 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's Backers Launch Offense

    04/09/2005 7:56:45 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 1,421+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2005 | Mike Allen
    Officials working with DeLay said he is trying to lock in support by sowing the message that an attack on him is an attack on the conservative movement, and that taking him out would be the Democrats' first step toward regaining control of the House and Senate. These officials said they believe the attacks are part of a strategy by Democrats, aided by watchdog groups funded by liberals, to use the ethics process to try to regain power. At the same time, DeLay is continuing his high-decibel comments -- including his warning last week about "a judiciary run amok" --...
  • Liberals Launch 'Fire Tom DeLay' Campaign

    04/07/2005 7:17:39 AM PDT · by Pendragon_6 · 25 replies · 623+ views
    CNS News ^ | 4-7-2005 | Susan Jones-Morning Editor
    ( - While liberal groups press their attack on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, his fellow Republicans continue defending him and DeLay accuses the liberal media of joining the political effort to embarrass him.In a "Dear Member" email sent Wednesday, the liberal advocacy group wrote, "It is time to fire Tom DeLay as House Majority Leader." And the "progressive" Campaign for America's Future is running ads saying that "Tom DeLay can't wash his hands of corruption...but Congress can certainly wash its hands of Tom DeLay." The group also produced a new, full-page newspaper ad questioning DeLay's standards. The
  • DeLay tackles 'liberal media, out of control judges' in home turf

    04/05/2005 10:59:41 AM PDT · by bgsugar · 49 replies · 1,721+ views
    Fort Bend/Southwest Sun ^ | 04/05/2005 | SESHADRI KUMAR
    DeLay tackles 'liberal media, out of control judges' in home turf By: SESHADRI KUMAR , Editor House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land was in his elements at the Sugar Land Rotary Club last week as he spelled out his views on issues ranging from "how to fight the liberal media" and the "out of control" judges to the ethics violation charges and his leadership role in the Congress to social security reforms and tax reforms. Responding to the standing ovation, DeLay said "I wish some in the national media had seen the warm welcome. It would have helped...
  • Bugged by Tom DeLay. What is it about exterminators Dems don’t like?

    03/23/2005 12:15:57 PM PST · by Crackingham · 10 replies · 636+ views
    National Review ^ | Mar. 23, 2005 | Ned Rice
    Tom DeLay is much in the news these days, even for a Majority Whip whose party's ascendancy (here and abroad) is beginning to resemble a beautiful, freakish juggernaut. Since their 40-year stranglehold on Congress slipped away at century's turn the Democrats become either apoplectic or befuddled whenever Republicans see fit to exercise their hard-won legislative leverage. Which makes Tom DeLay a lightning rod for criticism because, after all, they don't go after guys who don't know how to TCB. Or to put it another way, you'll notice there aren't a lot of "Impeach Mary Bono" websites. The House leader from...
  • DeLay: We Can't Afford Luxury of Dangerous Rhetoric; Demands Apology for Pelosi's Remarks

    05/20/2004 3:32:07 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 95 replies · 115+ views
    DeLay: We Can't Afford Luxury of Dangerous Rhetoric; Demands Apology for Pelosi's Remarks 5/20/2004 3:35:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Stuart Roy or Jonathan Grella, 202-225-4000, both of the Office of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay WASHINGTON, May 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) today demanded an apology from Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for comments she made accusing President Bush of being responsible for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq. "Nancy Pelosi should apologize for her irresponsible, dangerous rhetoric," DeLay said. "She apparently is so caught up in partisan hatred for President...
  • Parties Split on Majority Leader DeLay

    09/04/2002 9:32:08 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 7 replies · 207+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 04, 2002 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — For some Democrats, the very prospect of the House maintaining its majority -- and elevating Texas Republican Tom "The Hammer" DeLay to the role of Majority Leader -- is too much to contemplate.</p> <p>"It would continue the country down the path of ruin that the Republican leadership has already started to take us down," said Texas Democratic Party Chair Mary Beth Malcom. "It's a scary thought for this nation."</p>