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2006-03-01 21:52:27

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices appeared unimpressed on Wednesday with arguments that politics was behind a plan engineered by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's plan to redraw Texas congressional boundaries. "Wow. That's a surprise," Justice Antonin Scalia said sarcastically as the courtroom erupted in laughter. "Legislatures redraw maps all the time for political purposes." A high court ruling against the Texas plan could make it harder for the...

2006-03-01 19:09:54

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices appeared unimpressed on Wednesday with arguments that politics was behind a plan engineered by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's plan to redraw Texas congressional boundaries. "Wow. That's a surprise," Justice Antonin Scalia said sarcastically as the courtroom erupted in laughter. "Legislatures redraw maps all the time for political purposes." A high court ruling against the Texas plan could make it harder for the...

2006-03-01 15:38:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There has been no decision yet to delay a scheduled Senate vote this month on a bill threatening China with steep U.S. tariffs on its exports if Beijing does not revalue its currency, a spokesman for one of the two Senate sponsors of the bill said on Wednesday. "Senator (Lindsey) Graham has not agreed to delay a vote on the China currency legislation," Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican, said in a statement. "No decision has been made...

2006-03-01 12:35:00

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent SUGAR LAND, Texas -- He has been indicted, rebuked and dethroned from his Republican leadership perch, but Tom DeLay's fight for re-election to Congress could be the biggest challenge in a long political career. DeLay, nicknamed "the Hammer" for the blunt way he wielded power during 22 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been swamped by ethics allegations that have made him a prime Democratic target in November's elections and a national...

2006-02-24 12:52:19

Please read in 12th paragraph, "Abdul Qadeer Khan," instead of "Abdl Qadeer Khan" By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday welcomed the delay of a contested deal for a state-owned Arab company to operate terminals at six U.S. ports, but said it should still proceed because national security was not at risk. U.S. President George W. Bush is under political pressure to cancel the deal, which has generated a firestorm on Capitol Hill...

2006-02-24 12:50:06

Please read in 12th paragraph, "Abdul Qadeer Khan," instead of "Abdl Qadeer Khan" By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday welcomed the delay of a contested deal for a state-owned Arab company to operate terminals at six U.S. ports, but said it should still proceed because national security was not at risk. U.S. President George W. Bush is under political pressure to cancel the deal, which has generated a firestorm on Capitol Hill...

2006-02-10 18:27:57

By Thomas Ferraro CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) - President Bush was closely questioned by fellow Republicans on his policy on Iran, health care, immigration and other hot-button issues on Friday at a closed meeting meant to rally party members for this year's congressional elections. Sources at a retreat of the scandal-rocked Republicans in the House of Representatives said Bush drew an ovation when he defended his program to eavesdrop without court warrants on Americans with...

2006-02-09 22:51:16

By Thomas Ferraro CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives, rocked by ethics scandals, met in a secluded Maryland town on Thursday, hoping to regroup under new leadership and position themselves to retain power in November's elections. A week after electing Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as majority leader to succeed indicted Texan Tom DeLay, Republicans opened a three-day retreat at a time when public opinion polls show broad discontent with Congress...

2006-02-09 18:54:39

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jack Abramoff said in correspondence made public on Thursday that President Bush met him "almost a dozen" times, disputing White House claims Bush did not know the former lobbyist at the center of a corruption scandal. "The guy saw me in almost a dozen settings, and joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids. Perhaps he has forgotten everything, who knows," Abramoff wrote in an e-mail to Kim Eisler, national editor for...

2006-02-09 13:18:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, rocked by an ethics scandal, gathered at a secluded Maryland town on Thursday for a retreat, hoping to regroup under new leadership and position themselves to retain power in November's elections. A week after electing Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as majority leader in place of the indicted Texan Tom DeLay, the Republicans were to hold three days of meetings at a hotel in Cambridge, Maryland, a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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