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2006-02-08 17:14:10

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama patched up a feud and pledged on Wednesday to work together to enact new lobbying limits in the wake of the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. The Arizona Republican and the Illinois Democrat, who exchanged sharply worded letters this week, told the Senate Rules Committee they both want to reconcile competing measures to reform the pervasive Washington practice of plying lawmakers with donations and...

2006-02-02 15:40:40

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner is a low-key Midwestern conservative whose sociable exterior masks the toughness of an experienced and canny politician, now in the top ranks of congressional leadership. A chain-smoker who counts tobacco firms among his larger political contributors, Boehner has been known to hand out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the House floor, although he says he regrets it. He is also, however, a longtime foe of...

2006-02-02 15:46:27

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio upset a former deputy to indicted Texan Tom DeLay on Thursday to become majority leader of the scandal-rocked U.S. House of Representatives. With this party leadership election, House Republicans hoped to get beyond an ethics scandal that threatens their control of the U.S. Congress in the November elections. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri had appeared to be the front-runner, based on a long list...

2006-02-02 14:38:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio upset a former deputy to indicted Texan Tom DeLay on Thursday to become majority leader of the scandal-rocked U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Roy Blunt had appeared to be the front-runner, based on a long list of public commitments, but Boehner, who campaigned on a vow to seek to renew the party's "spirit and vision," defeated Blunt and Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona in a secret election by fellow Republicans. Boehner had 122...

2006-02-02 09:05:14

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, trying to move beyond an ethics scandal that threatens their hold on power, will meet behind closed doors on Thursday to elect a majority leader to replace indicted Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas. DeLay's former deputy, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, appeared to be the front-runner, saying he had public commitments of support from 100 of the 231 House Republicans ahead of the noon EDT...

2006-02-01 17:30:15

By Steve Holland NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - President Bush on Wednesday called for overhauling the way lobbyists do business in Washington in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, and the House of Representatives took a first step but delayed introduction of a broader measure. On a 379-50 vote, the Republican-led House changed its rules to ban access by former members-turned-registered lobbyists to its chamber and gym. But introduction of a broader Republican bill to tighten...

2006-01-22 15:06:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least five photos show U.S. President George W. Bush with the lobbyist at the center of a corruption scandal, TIME magazine reported on Sunday. The White House has tried to play down any contact with Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges this month and agreed to help prosecutors in a congressional corruption investigation. TIME did not publish the photographs, saying its source refused to provide them for publication. Most look like those taken...

2006-01-21 11:42:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats accused Republicans on Saturday of using "doublespeak" and abusing their power in order to help special interest groups. With Republicans burdened by the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in the weekly Democratic radio address that years of controlling both the White House and Congress had corrupted the Republican Party. "There is a price to pay for this Republican abuse of power and it can be seen in...

2006-01-18 17:48:18

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their cure for ethics scandals that have engulfed the Republican-controlled Congress, including shutting down "pay-to-play" arrangements that created unusually close ties between lawmakers and lobbyists. "The Republicans have turned Congress into an auction house for sale to the highest bidder," said House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Leading Senate Democrats joined her to...

2006-01-16 10:45:20

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lobbying reform is a top priority for returning U.S. lawmakers as Republicans push to keep majority control of Congress and deal with an ethics scandal that threatens to overshadow an election-year agenda including immigration reform and tax cuts. The Senate returns on Wednesday from a month-long break to begin a second session of Congress with a lively debate and likely vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, named by President George W....


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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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