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2006-04-04 14:21:32

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Tom DeLay's fall from power amid a widening scandal robs Democrats of "Exhibit A" in their allegations of Republican corruption, but analysts said on Tuesday it was unlikely to put the issue behind Republicans before November's elections. With control of Congress at stake in November, DeLay said he was dropping his bid for re-election so the party would have a better shot at keeping the Texan's Republican-leaning...

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. Twelve years after helping Republicans capture control of the House, DeLay, nicknamed "The Hammer" for his hardball political tactics, is ending his bid for a 12th term and will leave Congress as early as next month, party aides said....

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. Twelve years after helping Republicans win control of the House of Representatives, the former majority leader, long called "The Hammer" for his hardball political tactics, intends on Tuesday to announce he is ending his bid for a 12th term and will leave...

2006-04-03 23:19:32

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Tom DeLay, the former majority leader in the House of Representatives ensnared in a widening lobbying corruption scandal, will drop out of his re-election race, House Republican leadership aides confirmed on Monday. He may also retire from Congress next month, they said. DeLay informed House Republican leaders of his decision to drop out of the race in a series of telephone calls to them, aides said. "The fear of the party losing the...

2006-04-03 22:57:13

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Tom DeLay, the former majority leader in the House of Representatives ensnared in a widening lobbying corruption scandal, will drop out of his re-election race, House Republican leadership aides confirmed on Monday. He may also retire from Congress next month, they said. DeLay informed House Republican leaders of his decision to drop out of the race in a series of telephone calls to them, aides said. "The fear of the party losing the...

2006-04-03 21:50:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Tom Delay, the embattled former Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, will drop out of his congressional re-election race and leave Congress, U.S. media reported on Monday. Delay told Time magazine he was to announce on Tuesday that he was not running for re-election. "I'm very much at peace with it," he said. TV channels CNN and MSNBC carried the same news that the 58-year-old Delay, who has been engulfed in a corruption scandal involving a...

2006-03-31 15:59:06

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top aide to Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal on Friday, the second ex-aide to the powerful congressman to admit wrongdoing and agree to cooperate. Tony Rudy, DeLay's former deputy chief of staff, entered the guilty plea to one count of conspiracy in federal court as part of a deal with U.S. Justice Department prosecutors in which he has agreed to testify completely and truthfully....

2006-03-31 11:55:39

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top aide to Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay pleaded guilty in the widening Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal on Friday, the second former assistant to the powerful congressman to do so. Tony Rudy, the former deputy chief of staff to DeLay, entered the guilty plea to one count of conspiracy in federal court as part of a deal with Justice Department prosecutors. The indictment charged that Rudy accepted $86,000 from Abramoff while working...

2006-03-31 10:31:24

By James Vicini and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top aide to Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay is to plead guilty on Friday in the influence-peddling investigation involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, courthouse sources said. Tony Rudy, the former deputy chief of staff to DeLay, was expected to enter the guilty plea in federal court as part of a deal with Justice Department prosecutors, the sources said. He would be the second former DeLay aide to plead guilty...

2006-03-29 13:37:41

MIAMI (Reuters) - Jack Abramoff, a disgraced lobbyist at the heart of a Washington influence-peddling scandal that has rattled top Republicans, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Wednesday for fraud in the purchase of a Florida casino cruise line. Abramoff, who is cooperating in a federal investigation into whether Washington politicians gave his clients favorable treatment in exchange for campaign contributions, Super Bowl tickets and other illegal gifts, was sentenced...


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