Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says his guilty verdict is an abuse of power.
A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas Legislature.
Closing arguments were held Monday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.
Opening statements began Monday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, accused of money laundering, will get a fair trial in Austin, a Texas judge ruled Wednesday.
Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells CNN he is thrilled and relieved after his criminal case is closed.
The long-running federal criminal investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been closed, and no charges will be brought, DeLay said Monday.
Congressional corruption scandals are dominating headlines just as campaign season is heating up -- and Democrats might get beaten back by the same tide that swept them into office in 2006.
CNN's Candy Crowley asks reporter Dan Balz and Peter Baker about the ethics charges facing Democrats.
President Obama recently encouraged Americans to "take about 10 minutes to answer 10 questions" and fill out their 2010 census form.
CNN's Jason Carroll explains how redrawing congressional districts could quell partisan bickering.
Donny Osmond's family dinner table may have a unique centerpiece this Thanksgiving holiday: a sparkly, much-perspired-over mirror ball trophy.
An Office wedding, Kate Gosselin has a laugh, Tom DeLay hangs up his Dancing shoes and more
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was injured while rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
In recent seasons, "Dancing With the Stars" has given exposure to such unlikely dancers as "Cheers" and Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger, magician Penn Jillette and Oscar-winning octogenarian actress Cloris Leachman.
Every election cycle, a handful of races not taken very seriously early on become truly competitive contests, and this year is no exception.
Delay: Hastert perfect speaker
Brad Ellsworth opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and is an Indiana sheriff who very much believes in the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Never let it never be said our president does not provide laughs, even as we wobble on the rim of war in the Middle East.
THIS SPRING in Washington, D.C., many lobbying shops are contemplating doing something they haven't done in years: hiring Democrats. That, in turn, may spell the beginning of the end of the decade-...
Shortly before Representative Tom DeLay announced he would leave Congress by summer, half a dozen advisers were on a conference call debating how to unveil their stunning secret. Suddenly, DeLay's Texas twang silenced the chatter. "Anybody wanna hear what I wanna do?" he asked mischievously.
In general, I'm against kicking 'em when they're down ... unless really awful people are involved. I figured Tom DeLay is so awful, plenty of people would gang up on him and I could pass.
Embattled former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Tuesday that he will quit Congress and drop his bid for re-election.
Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay said Tuesday he's dropping his bid for re-election, while insisting he's never acted improperly.
He is a bug exterminator driven to politics by his fury over environmental rules, having once called the EPA the Gestapo of government.
Cynics are fond of meditating on the evil done in the name of reform. I'm a great believer in perpetual reform myself, on the theory that political systems, like houses, are always in want of some fixing. However, I have seen some pluperfect doozies passed off as reform in recent years, starting with "Social Security reform."
The new Republican leader in the House of Representatives backed more stringent disclosure rules for lawmakers and lobbyists Sunday, but criticized measures such as a ban on privately paid travel proposed by other GOP leaders.
House Republicans on Thursday elected U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as majority leader.
It takes a Texas Republican to get that fine, hairline reading on the ethical sensitivity scale we all prize so highly. Thus, it comes as no surprise that a couple of six-packs of Texas Republican congressmen have signed up to endorse Rep. Roy Blunt, Tom DeLay's chosen successor, in the House leadership fight. Glad to see they're taking this ethical stuff seriously.
The Republicans hope Tom DeLay's successor will repair their reputation, but the stink of the lobbying scandal clings hard to the GOP.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert is making moves to push fellow Republican Rep. Bob Ney from his post as chairman of the House Administration Committee, Republican sources said Friday.
Indictments, investigations, a resignation -- and now a top lobbyist has struck a deal to tell his presumably sordid tale to prosecutors. It's enough to rattle the handcuffs of even a convicted official.
When legal and ethical questions began spinning around House majority leader Tom DeLay last year, President George W. Bush was publicly supportive. Privately, though, he questioned his fellow Texan's mojo. Bush had scored 10 points higher than DeLay in the Representative's district in 2004, and that was only after Bush had recorded a telephone message to help rally local Republicans. "I can't believe I had to do robocalls for him," the President said bitingly to an Oval Office visitor.
Abramoff tended to pick clients far removed from the Beltway who were sometimes either too desperate or too unfamiliar with the lobbying trade to question his unorthodox tactics and exorbitant fees
Two top Republicans announced Sunday they would seek the No. 2 position in the House, a day after Rep. Tom DeLay said he will not try to reclaim the majority leader post.
U.S. Representative Tom DeLay (R-Texas) sent the following letter to members of the House Republican Conference, explaining his decision to permanently step down as majority leader:
House Speaker Dennis Hastert became the latest lawmaker to dump campaign contributions from clients of high-flying lobbyist Jack Abramoff, giving about $70,000 to charity Tuesday.
Before auld acquaintance is forgot, let's bring to mind the political Plays of the Year, for auld lang syne.
Senior Defense Department officials say Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told them nobody should stay for just another year, but that he wants them for the rest of President Bush's second term. That is read as a signal that Rumsfeld intends to serve out the next three years.
The judge in the money-laundering and conspiracy case against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay declined to rule Tuesday on a motion to dismiss the charges against the Texas Republican, saying he would need two weeks before he came to a decision.
In a high-profile political case, you don't just need a lawyer who can handle your defense. You need a lawyer who can handle your image.
Washington in the fall of 2005 suffers from an acute shortage of humor, especially of the self-deprecating variety.
Lawyers for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay filed a motion Friday asking a Texas court to set aside an indictment against him, accusing the Texas prosecutor of trying to "cover up" that a grand jury had refused to bring an indictment.
A Texas grand jury brought a charge of money laundering Monday against Rep. Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader indicted last week on conspiracy charges stemming from a campaign finance probe.
Between Tom DeLay's ethics problems, the handling of Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq war and soaring gas prices, you'd think congressional Democrats would be counting the days in anticipation of the 2006 midterm elections.
The news that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay had been dreading for months was brought by an aide, who interrupted DeLay's weekly lunch with Dennis Hastert in the House Speaker's office.
The Germans have a word for the emotion that seized many Democrats after hearing of the criminal indictment on money-laundering charges of House Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas.
As Rep. Tom DeLay began moving out of his leadership suite in the Capitol to his smaller district office in the Cannon Building, his Republican colleagues in the House began pondering a future without "The Hammer" as majority leader.
Rep. Tom DeLay went on the attack after his indictment on a conspiracy charge, blasting a Texas prosecutor and rejecting the allegation that forced him to give up the House leadership as "blatant political partisanship."
He is a bug exterminator driven to politics by his fury over environmental rules (he once called the EPA the Gestapo of government).
Kevin Madden, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, released the following statement regarding the announcement Wednesday that a Texas grand jury has indicted DeLay on charges of conspiring to "knowingly make a political contribution" in violation of Texas law outlawing corporate contributions:
As the Unites States faces the monumental expense of rebuilding the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, two prominent Republican senators took aim at members of their own party, saying the federal government could find the money if it would drop some of its controversial spending.
Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, an associate of several influential GOP figures, appeared in federal court Friday on wire fraud and conspiracy charges and was released on $2.25 million bond.
Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, an associate of several leading Republicans, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on fraud and conspiracy charges arising from a deal to buy Florida casino boats in 2000.
Congress last week passed energy legislation costing $14.5 billion in tax credits and spending.
Thanks to The Washington Post's Sylvia Moreno, we learn that then-19-year-old Marty G. Mortenson of Flagstaff, Arizona, enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2002.
What is the definition of silence?
Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is defending remarks he made that enraged Republican leaders this week.
You want irony? This week's CBS News poll reported Congress' approval rating at a dismal 29 percent, the lowest recorded number since 1996, right after that Republican Congress, in a showdown with Democratic president Bill Clinton, followed the unwise leadership of Speaker Newt Gingrich and shut down the government.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay reacted angrily Thursday to this week's episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" for what he called a "manipulation of my name" in the show.
After Howard Dean last weekend declared Tom DeLay ought to be in jail, a longtime Democratic operative told me the party's national chairman had momentarily ripped off his muzzle but that it soon would be restored.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were hustled to "undisclosed secure locations" by Capitol Police when parts of the U.S. Capitol were evacuated briefly during a security scare Wednesday.
Forget the freebie trips across the Atlantic and the Pacific. Forget the casinos and the allegedly illicit contributions -- they represent only degrees of avarice.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay spoke about the virtue of humility Thursday, telling a gathering to imagine what could be accomplished "if we spent less time ducking responsibility and more time welcoming it."
Two Republican members of the House ethics committee recused themselves Wednesday from any investigation of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, saying their presence on the panel could pose a potential conflict of interest because they both contributed to DeLay's legal defense fund.
American Indian tribes, now flush with tremendous casino wealth, may be the most intriguing new political force in America today.
Since he emerged as a leading character in the controversy over House majority leader Tom DeLay's ethical standards, Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been famously tight-lipped.
This week a beleaguered minority enjoyed a rare victory in American politics -- rare enough to make it the political Play of the Week.
The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reverse Republican-written rules that led Democrats to shut down the ethics committee.
Democrats in the House are blocking the ethics committee from organizing so they can protect several fellow party members from ethics investigations, Speaker Dennis Hastert said Wednesday.
The White House stands "strongly" behind Tom DeLay amid ethical questions over the House majority leader's fund- raising and overseas trips, deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said Monday.
On August 30, 2001, then majority whip Tom DeLay, his wife, his staff and two Florida Republican House members arrived in Malaysia on what was billed as an educational trip.
Inside the cozy relationship between Tom DeLay and D.C.'s most notorious lobbyist. Could it take the leader down?
Top Democrats assailed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Sunday over ethical questions that have put him at the center of a political firestorm, while Republicans came to his defense.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday that he fully supports his embattled Majority Leader Tom DeLay and will do so until it's proven he violated the chamber's rules by accepting trips from lobbyists.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, riding out a political storm over allegations he took trips that were paid for by lobbyists, tried to put to rest another swirling controversy Wednesday: his threats of retribution against judges involved in the Terri Schiavo case.
The political frenzy on Capitol Hill surrounding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ethics is just the latest issue splintering Congressional Republicans.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay defended his family Wednesday, saying newspaper articles about his wife and daughter and about his trip to Russia were "seedy" efforts by the "liberal media" to humiliate him.
The law that moved Terri Schiavo's case into federal court was an impressive accomplishment for congressional Republicans, many of whom interrupted their recess and returned to the Capitol to take action on the measure.
The Bush administration would have preferred a "different ruling" than a federal judge's decision Tuesday rejecting a request to restore a feeding tube for Terri Schiavo, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.
Tom DeLay, who has wielded political power with uncommon efficiency, looks into the mirror and sees a victim of politics.
Imagine a world where April 15 is just another spring day.
Majority Leader Tom DeLay asked House Republicans Monday to reverse a December rule change that allows indicted leaders to continue to hold leadership posts in the chamber.
A recent rule change will allow the majority leader to keep his position even if indicted by a grand jury
House ethics committee leaders say the complaint that led to a rebuke of Republican leader Tom DeLay in October was filled with exaggerations. They warned lawmakers of possible discipline if it happens again.
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For the second time in two weeks, the House Ethics Committee has issued admonishments to Majority Leader Tom DeLay over his conduct, warning the Texas Republican to "temper" his future actions to comply with House rules and standards of conduct.
Republicans spent a week formally honoring the late Ronald W. Reagan in June. This month, they'll likely spend a week (at least) tearing down his near-namesake, ballet-dancing son, Ronald P. Reagan, following news that he's going prime time in Boston.
Relations between Republicans and Democrats in Congress have rarely been worse.
A freshman Democrat -- already defeated for re-election -- filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against House Republican leader Tom DeLay.
While President Bush spends Tuesday morning feting Hamid Karzai and highlighting how the war on terror has played out in Afghanistan, Sen. John Kerry will be keeping his focus studiously domestic, well removed from the red-carpet doings in Washington.
Under new campaign-finance rules, big donors can no longer spend lavish sums to entertain politicians at the parties' national conventions. But that won't stop the partying this year.
Congressional Republicans wasted little time Wednesday after Sen. John Kerry's Super Tuesday victories to hammer the economic policies of the Massachusetts Democrat now that he has all but won his party's presidential nomination.
A tuxedo-clad Republican leaned across the linen tablecloth and whispered, "He's George Bush's worst nightmare." This Washington insider wasn't referring to Al Gore, Tom Daschle, or Dick Gephardt. ...
Listen to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay denounce the "death penalty," and you might think the Texas congressman was no longer a supporter of capital punishment. Not to worry. DeLay's rhetoric actua...
For all the talk of tax cuts, what business really wants from a Republican Congress is regulatory relief. For decades a phalanx of powerful Democratic committee chairmen prevented meaningful regula...
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