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Tom DeLay

Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1984 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005, when he resigned because of criminal money laundering charges in connection with a campaign finance investigation. He was convicted of money laundering in 2010 and sentenced to three years in prison but is free on bail while appealing his conviction.
Tom DeLay began his career as a politician in 1978 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1985, he became a born-again Christian. In 1988, after just a few years in the U.S. House, Tom DeLay was appointed Deputy Minority Whip. In 1994 he helped Newt Gingrich effect the Republican Revolution, which gave the Republicans the victory in the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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DeLAY: From King George III to King Obama I
2014-07-03
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” ...
(Washington Times)
  1. From King George III to King Obama I

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Arthur Seen as Category 2 Storm Boosting Threats to Coast
2014-07-03
“Arthur is going to cause problems tonight along the Carolina coastline and by tomorrow morning it is going to be close to Cape Hatteras,” said Tom Kines, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. “Once it moves away from Cape ...
(Businessweek)

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    Area lawmakers weigh in on state budget
    2014-07-02
    Area lawmakers say Gov. Tom Corbett's delay in signing a 2014-15 state budget won't affect their opinion of a $29.1 billion plan passed in both houses of the General Assembly. Those opinions reflect a Democratic minority in both houses that opposed the ...
    (Tribune-Review)
    1. State lawmakers clock in for late-hour budget scramble
    2. 1-time items would just delay tax hikes

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    Star Wars Bits: Will Harrison Ford's Injury Delay Episode VII? Plus Tom Cruise ...
    2014-06-23
    The rumors about Harrison Ford's injury continue to snowball and threaten to delay production Star Wars Episode VII. How are filmmakers dealing with the injury and could it impact the release date? Read about that, and all the items below, in this ...
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    1. Oscar Isaac's Star Wars role 'to be expanded' following Harrison Ford's broken ...
    2. Tom Cruise in and Harrison Ford out of Star Wars: Episode VII?
    3. 'Star Wars Episode 7' Rumors: Tom Cruise Cameo Story Is 'Pure Fiction', Will ...

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    Prosecutors Ask Texas Court To Reinstate Tom DeLay Convictions
    2014-06-18
    AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 (Reuters) - Prosecutors asked the highest criminal court in Texas on Wednesday to reinstate the 2010 convictions of former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom Delay for money laundering and conspiracy, saying a ...
    (Huffington Post)
    1. Appeals court hears arguments in Tom DeLay case

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    Tom DeLay to go before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    2014-06-18
    S.TIN, TX - JANUARY 10: Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tom Delay arrives in the 250th district court of Judge Pat Priest at the Travis County Courthouse on January 10, 2011 in Austin, Texas. Delay's sentencing loomed through the holidays after an ...
    (KHOU)
    1. Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Tom DeLay Case

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    GOP's McCarthy would bring much different approach to majority-leader role ...
    2014-06-16
    Over the past 20 years, Republicans have placed the majority-leader job in the hands of wildly different personality types, from the economics professor (Dick Armey of Texas) to the aggressive social conservative (Tom DeLay of Texas) to the laid-back ...
    (Ames Tribune)
    1. A California Texans will love

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    SEPTA rail workers strike
    2014-06-14
    Tom Corbett was prepared to ask President Obama to quickly appoint a presidential emergency board to mediate the dispute. Under federal railroad law, the creation of such a board would compel the workers to return to the job for 240 days. On behalf of ...
    (Allentown Morning Call)
    1. No deal: SEPTA Regional Rail workers announce strike
    2. Philadelphia-area transit, unions negotiate as strike threat looms
    3. SEPTA braces for regional rail strike

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    For tea party Republicans, House leadership hopes turn into disappointment
    2014-06-13
    McCarthy's office — led by chief of staff Tim Berry, who served in the same role for former House majority leader Tom Delay (R-Tex.) — methodically built their count with a numerical ranking system that DeLay had mastered. That gave McCarthy critical ...
    (Washington Post)
    1. Rep. McCarthy on cusp of power, but GOP tensions won't change
    2. Kevin McCarthy appears poised to claim House majority leader post
    3. Dallas lawmakers Sessions, Hensarling end bids for House majority leader

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