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2006-08-08 14:45:03

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Indicted former U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader Tom DeLay said on Tuesday he will not run for his former seat in Congress even though federal courts have ruled his name cannot be removed from the November ballot. "Earlier this year I resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives and became a resident of the state of Virginia, to establish my new business, and where I now legally reside, pay taxes and vote," DeLay said in a statement. "This...

2006-08-07 17:11:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia refused on Monday to put on hold a ruling that Tom DeLay, the indicted former House of Representatives Republican leader, must appear on the November congressional ballot. Texas Republican Party chairwoman Tina Benkiser had requested an emergency stay of the ruling by a U.S. appeals court until Republicans can formally ask the Supreme Court to review the case. But Scalia rejected the request, acting just a couple of...

2006-08-03 16:32:37

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Texas Republican Party said on Thursday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take Tom DeLay, the indicted former House of Representatives Republican leader, off the November congressional ballot. The announcement came within hours of a U.S. Appeals Court decision that the state Republican Party could not replace DeLay, who said he would not seek re-election and resigned from Congress in May after polls showed he might lose his suburban Houston...

2006-08-03 14:38:16

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Appeals Court on Thursday rejected a request by Tom DeLay, the indicted former House of Representatives Republican leader, to have his name taken off the November congressional ballot. In an accompanying opinion, a three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sided with Texas Democrats who sued to keep DeLay's name on the ballot, claiming removing it would violate the U.S. Constitution. Republicans have claimed the Democrats...

2006-08-03 13:59:14

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Appeals Court rejected a request by Tom DeLay, the indicted former House of Representatives Republican leader, to have his name taken off the November congressional ballot, according to a report on the Houston Chronicle Web site on Thursday. DeLay was seeking to have his name taken off the ballot after he resigned from Congress in June so Texas Republican leaders could name a successor. Democrats claimed DeLay should have stepped down before the primary in...

2006-07-20 14:54:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's fundraising committee will shut down and pay a fine for improperly reporting financial activity, according to the U.S. agency that oversees money in politics. DeLay's group, Americans for a Republican Majority, has agreed to pay a penalty of $115,000, the U.S. Federal Election Commission announced late on Wednesday. DeLay became one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress by aggressively raising money for the group,...

2006-07-12 16:56:24

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jurisdictional battle broke out in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday over which government department -- and by extension, which lawmakers -- should oversee decisions on foreign investment. Business lobbyists said the argument could delay progress on reforms to the foreign takeover process that lawmakers began drafting after the furor over Dubai Ports World gaining control of the management of several U.S. port terminals. The...

2006-07-12 12:05:18

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Quelling a rebellion by mostly southern conservatives over landmark civil rights legislation, U.S. House of Representatives leaders announced on Wednesday they will vote this week to extend the Voting Rights Act. "We intend to go on Thursday," House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, told reporters after a weekly meeting of House Republicans. Although a group of Republican lawmakers forced a last-minute delay in the bill in June,...

2006-07-06 15:24:08

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Indicted former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay must stay on the November congressional ballot despite withdrawing from the race, a federal court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help Democrats win this key seat. Texas Republicans quickly responded they would appeal the decision by the U.S. court in Austin, Texas, for the right to choose another Republican to run against Democrat Nick Lampson. The seat is crucial to Democratic hopes to pick up the 15...

2006-07-06 11:48:30

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay's name must stay on a Texas ballot in upcoming congressional elections, despite his decision to withdraw from the race, a U.S. court judge in Austin, Texas, ruled on Thursday. Republican Party officials planned to replace DeLay on the November ballot after he resigned in June and moved from his suburban Houston congressional district to Virginia. Democrats sought an order to keep DeLay on the ballot, claiming he could not...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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