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2006-08-07 10:32:11

By Andrea Hopkins CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Bob Ney, dogged by a corruption scandal involving disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, dropped out of the U.S.

2006-08-07 07:59:47

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Bob Ney, dogged by a corruption scandal involving disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, will not seek re-election in the November mid-term election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said on Monday.

2006-06-08 20:39:56

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democrats will decide next week whether to remove Rep. William Jefferson from a powerful committee pending the outcome of a federal investigation of the Louisiana Democrat on possible bribery charges. "We will take it up next Thursday," said Rep.

2006-06-08 17:56:29

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fallen Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas left the U.S. House of Representatives he once led on Thursday with a ringing defense of conservatism and his no-holds barred brand of partisanship. "Partisanship ...

2006-05-26 16:21:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former aide to Rep. William Jefferson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the Louisiana Democrat solicit bribes in an African telecommunications venture, the Justice Department said on Friday.

2006-05-26 16:17:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former aide to Rep. William Jefferson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the Louisiana Democrat solicit bribes in an African telecommunications venture, the Justice Department said on Friday.

2006-04-04 17:30:24

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the House of Representatives' fallen majority leader, withdrew on Tuesday from a re-election race he was in danger of losing due to scandals and said he would quit Congress by mid-June.

2006-04-04 07:12:50

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the House of Representatives' fallen majority leader, is calling it quits in face of mounting legal problems and a tough re-election campaign that may have been unwinnable.

2006-04-04 01:30:59

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, one of the most powerful members of Congress, is now ready to call it quits in the face of mounting legal problems and a tough reelection campaign.

2006-03-06 15:55:00

The U.S. Senate began consideration of legislation on Monday that would require lobbyists to disclose more about their activities and ban gifts by lobbyists to members of Congress and staff.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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