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Tom DeLay

Who brings in the money

February 3, 2006 - The campaign finance watchdogs at the Center for Responsive Politics have just released the numbers on which politicians in the U.S. House raised the most money in 2005. Here's the breakdown:

Southern Scandal Watch

November 5, 2005 - Sometimes it seems that the whole country is a veritable popcorn machine of scandal, new misdeeds bursting into the air on a daily basis. The South is no exception, and we here at Southern Scandal Watch (TM) are struggling to keep up. But we'll try:

Who Brought Down DeLay?

September 28, 2005 - As disgraced Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) starts pondering why he ever left the bug extermination business, the media is hammering on Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who brought the indictment against DeLay's corporate fundraising machine.

"Ongoing Victory" Over Budget Fat?

September 15, 2005 - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) announced earlier this week that Republican Congress had done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory" in the war on excess spending.

Incredible Lies

June 7, 2005 - The Galveston Daily News reports on more Tom DeLay-related unpleasantness. Back in the 1990s, Saipan, capital of the Northern Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory, was the site of quite a racket for the garment industry.