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DeLay waxes delusional: WASHINGTON - American society looks down on Christianity, U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay asserted Tuesday at a conference of religious conservatives, but God and Jesus Christ have chosen Christians to stand up for faith. … The Sugar...


Under-medicated

Sometimes I think I should devote this entire blog to Pat Robertson: CHICAGO - Four Illinois pharmacists have sued U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co., saying they were wrongly fired for refusing to dispense the “morning-after” emergency contraceptive pill. The...


RIP Tom DeLay

We hardly knew ye: WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom DeLay, under indictment on criminal charges in Texas, announced Saturday that he will not try to reclaim his job as majority leader of the House of Representatives. In a letter to...


Back down the money trail

The sound of dollars returning to roost: WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his successor Roy Blunt on Wednesday joined the list of officials shedding political donations from Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful lobbyist who...


Tom's tomorrow

E&P predicts a not-so-happy New Year for DeLay and his fellow corrupt Republicans: Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff are putting the finishing touches on a plea deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday, according...


Jackpot

UPDATED: If Tom DeLay thinks 2005 was bad, 2006 is looking a whole lot worse: WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 - Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist under criminal investigation, has been discussing with prosecutors a deal that would grant him a reduced...


Sweetening Sugarland

DeLay’s Cunningham connection: WASHINGTON (AP) - Two defense contractors at the center of ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s bribery case also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to curry favor with other influential lawmakers, records show. One contractor, Brent Wilkes, provided...


Reed hunt

Ralph’s feet get a little closer to the fire: AUSTIN - Three Texas watchdog groups asked a Texas county official Thursday to investigate former Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed, who worked with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to press state officials to...


Clamping down on wingnut pharmacists

Perhaps Walgreens is getting the message: ST. LOUIS – Walgreen Co. said it has put four Illinois pharmacists in the St. Louis area on unpaid leave for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception in violation of a state rule....


The Abramoff net widens

And the (paid-subscription) Wall Street Journal has the scoop: A Justice Department investigation into possible influence-peddling by prominent Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is examining his dealings with four lawmakers, more than a dozen current and former congressional aides and two...


Pecking order

Around 40 million turkeys will be eaten today. And they’re not taking it anymore: A rash of wild turkey attacks on humans have been reported around the country, particularly where expanding suburbs jostle with wooded hills. In Dover, Massachusetts, it...


Today Scanlon…

Tomorrow Ney and DeLay: Michael Scanlon, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to bribe public officials, a charge growing out of the government investigation of attempts to defraud Indian tribes and corrupt a...


The Sugar Land money pit

Throwing bad money after bad: WASHINGTON – An A-list of Washington lobbyists will throw a fundraiser Thursday for Rep. Tom DeLay, a sure sign the Sugar Land Republican still has friends despite an indictment that forced him to step down...


DeLay sets the dogs on Earle

DeLay’s defense tactics—for those of you not lucky enough to live in Austin—sink to a new low: With his future tied to the outcome of a criminal indictment in Texas, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) is using an extraordinary array of...


Dickering

Hubris ('hyü-br&s): exaggerated pride or self-confidence: AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas prosecutor tried to persuade Rep. Tom DeLay to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and save his job as majority leader but DeLay refused, the congressman’s attorney said Monday. Dick...


Money pit

UPDATED: I think this is what is meant by “throwing good money after bad:” Cash in the campaign coffers of Rep. Tom DeLay rose to $1.2 million over the past three months, although much of the money came before the...


DeLaying tactics

This is business as usual for DeGuerin, and probably BS. I hope: Prosecutor Ronnie Earle “and his staff engaged in an extraordinarily irregular and desperate attempt to contrive a viable charge and get a substitute indictment of Tom Delay before...


Abramoffed

The political equivalent of avian flu—and just as deadly: WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 - President Bush’s pick for the second-ranking position at the Justice Department abruptly withdrew his nomination today after facing weeks of questions over his ties to the lobbyist...


DeLay in deeper

Looks like Tom has a few more issues to deal with: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A Texas grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on a new charge of money laundering Monday, less than a week after another grand jury leveled...


The Iron Lady and The Hammer

Why am I not surprised that two of the most reviled people from each side of the Atlantic turn out to be acquainted: A DOCUMENT linking Margaret Thatcher to a US corruption probe is so explosive civil servants have been...


Experience and insight

Words not usually associated with Tom DeLay: Indicted Texas Rep. Tom DeLay will serve as a “very powerful adviser” to the Republican leadership while he battles the conspiracy charge that forced him to step aside as House majority leader, a...


Smoking Blunt

If anyone can walk in Tom DeLay’s footsteps, Roy Blunt can: In 2003, Rep. Blunt divorced his wife of 31 years to marry Philip Morris (now Altria) lobbyist Abigail Perlman. Before it was known publicly that Rep. Blunt and Ms....


DeLay indicted

Oh happy day: WASHINGTON - A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that could force him to step down as House majority leader. DeLay...


DeLayed action

This could be entertaining: A Texas grand jury’s recent interest in conspiracy charges could lead to last-minute criminal indictments possibly against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as it wraps up its investigation Wednesday into DeLay’s state political organization, according to...


Forgotten

Jack remembers Karl. Karl remembers nothing: Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff bragged two years ago that he was in contact with White House political aide Karl Rove on behalf of a large, Bermuda-based corporation that wanted to avoid incurring some taxes...


Closer

Just a matter of time: Two associates of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay were indicted Tuesday on additional felony charges of violating Texas election law and criminal conspiracy to violate election law for their role in the 2002 legislative...


The twin worlds of Tom DeLay

Fantasy: It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, but you should have been in that control room where those people were making life and death decisions, people that stayed up and got no sleep and very little food for...


Sugar daddy

A match made in hell [link dead]: WASHINGTON – Battered by months of ethics allegations, Majority Leader Tom DeLay has turned for help to the White House, which is sending Vice President Dick Cheney next month to headline a fundraiser...


Abramoff’s other chums

It’s not just DeLay, it’s also Bob Ney and Conrad Burns: Earlier today, lobbyist Jack Abramoff was indicted for bank fraud in connection with his 2000 purchase of the SunCruz gambling ships from Greek millionaire Gus Boulis. To finance the...


DeLayed development

Fostering children, fostering connections: RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Monday opened a privately financed project touted as an innovative way of giving abused and neglected children a stable foster home environment. “There is no other...


Supreme beings

Never mind that majority leader Tom DeLay has agreed to appear on a right-wing Christian telecast to rally wingnut support for Roberts’ Supreme Court nomination. After all, (a) it’s not exactly surprising, (b) it’s being organized by DeLay buddy and...


Gimme five

The wild and wacky world of the super-lobbyist: June 22 (Bloomberg) – Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who is the subject of a federal investigation, diverted funds from Indian tribes into projects ranging from an Orthodox Jewish academy to an...


Dispensable

Pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives are another fine example of how out of touch right-wing hate groups are with the rest of the country: A new poll commissioned by the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association...


Life in a theocracy, part 2

America has Tom DeLay and James Dobson; Italy has Pope Benedict. Spot the difference: This week Pope Benedict XVI stepped into politics for the first time since his election six weeks ago, endorsing calls to voters from Italy’s Roman Catholic...


Dean on DeLay

Sometimes I really warm to Howard Dean: Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean, who famously refused to prejudge Osama bin Laden’s guilt, is standing by his judgment that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay may deserve jail time for allegations of corruption....


Like a stone

Another day, another poll. This from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News (subscribers only, although some of the data can be found here): By 49%-12%, Americans say Mr. Bush and his administration are placing “too much emphasis” on Iraq...