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2006-06-30 00:18:24

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - For those of a certain political persuasion, the recent indictment of former House majority leader Tom DeLay provides a happy ending of sorts to "The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress." This less than subtly titled documentary by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck will undoubtedly find few viewers in its limited theatrical release, but it should garner wider audiences on DVD and cable. The latest nonfiction cinematic effort undoubtedly...

2006-06-29 16:13:41

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel voted on Thursday to delay a post-September 11 border security program requiring passports or other high-tech IDs for everyone entering the United States following concerns about lagging technology and poor coordination with Canada. The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the 17-month delay, until June 1, 2009, for fully implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont...

2006-06-27 17:17:01

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans, lacking the support needed to pass a compromise bill that would eliminate most taxes on inherited wealth, on Tuesday abandoned plans to vote on it this week. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said there would be no vote on the bill to permanently reduce what Republicans call the "death tax" before the Senate starts its July 4 recess week. He blamed Democrats for the delay and vowed eventually to force a vote the bill....

2006-06-22 12:05:29

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Indian tribes should strengthen their election laws and contracting rules to prevent corrupt lobbyists like Jack Abramoff from exploiting them, a Senate committee recommended on Thursday. Tribes should also register with the Federal Election Commission so their political contributions can be tracked more easily, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee said in a 373-page report concluding a two-year investigation into Abramoff's lobbying on...

2006-06-20 11:49:54

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Bush administration official was convicted on Tuesday of lying about his links to Jack Abramoff, a disgraced lobbyist whose ties to powerful Republicans have embarrassed the party. A federal jury found David Safavian -- a former chief of staff at the General Services Administration -- guilty of four of five counts of lying and obstructing justice in the first trial to be held in connection with the Abramoff influence-peddling...

2006-06-14 17:49:07

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay for one year a Bush Administration proposal to ease restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. airlines. The vote, mainly pushed by pro-labor Democrats, could upset plans by the Transportation Department to finalize a tentative "Open Skies" agreement with Europe to broaden transatlantic travel by commercial carriers. The administration wants to change long-standing federal law that...

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. James Clyburn, the South Carolina Democrat who chairs the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. House Democrats huddled behind closed doors late Thursday following a rare meeting by...

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 ... properly understood is not a symptom of a democracy's weakness but of its health and strength, especially from the perspective of a political conservative," said the former Republican leader, who has been indicted on campaign finance...

2006-06-05 10:30:13

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress and their aides took free trips worth nearly $50 million paid for by corporations, trade associations and other private groups between January 2000 and June 2005, according to a study released on Monday. Some of the 23,000 trips featured $500-a-night hotel rooms, $25,000 corporate jet rides and visits to popular spots such as Paris, Hawaii and Colorado ski resorts, said the study, by the Center for Public...

2006-05-24 22:13:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Justice Department official denied a report on Wednesday that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a corruption probe. ABC News, citing unnamed Justice Department sources, reported that information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists now cooperating with the government. But a Justice Department official told Reuters: "The story is wrong. Hastert is not under...


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  • A bat.
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