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Making Him Do It

Intragovernmental squabbling probably makes the conflict-averse Obama uncomfortable. But the “make him do it” dynamic could finally bring the center of Washington’s political debate closer to the progressive center of American public opinion.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009 READ MORE


Learning From Clinton’s Mistakes

One of the clearest signals President-elect Barack Obama has sent is his determination to learn from the Clinton years, and particularly from the former president’s failures on health care.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE


Let’s Pledge to Stop Being Stupid About Teen Sex

“Virginity pledges” are one of the ways that government officials measure whether abstinence-only education is “working.” They count the pledges as proof that teens will abstain. It turns out that this is like counting New Year’s resolutions as proof that you lost 10 pounds.

Posted on Jan 1, 2009 READ MORE



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‘Whatever Nancy Wants, Nancy Gets’

Nancy Pelosi isn’t as showy as some of her predecessors, but according to a profile in the Politico, the most powerful woman in American political history is firmly in control of her domain. Tom “the Hammer” DeLay says she is “the most powerful speaker in a generation—she will be able to do anything she wants.” As one anonymous lawmaker put it, “Whatever Nancy wants, Nancy gets.”

Posted on Nov 12, 2008 READ MORE


Stevens’ Corruption Was About the Little Things

For a steel sculpture of migrating salmon, amongst other goodies, Ted Stevens—one of the lions of the Senate—was willing to forfeit the kingdom.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008 READ MORE


Follow the Money: New Group Runs Ads Promoting Drilling

A new advocacy organization with strong ties to the oil industry is funding pro-drilling radio ads, including one criticizing the energy votes of Rep. Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat running for the U.S. Senate.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Decision on Bears: Bush Is on the Clock

George Bush’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hasn’t been the most proactive defender of the environment. The agency has been avoiding a decision on the fate of the polar bear since 2005, but a federal judge has just ordered the administration to officially classify the world’s largest land predator endangered or not by May 15.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Dems Grow Majority in Congress

Democrats picked up another House seat on Tuesday when a victim of Texas redistricting ousted the incumbent in a Supreme Court-ordered runoff election. The upset victory brought the Dems’ total gain of House seats to 30.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Tom DeLay Blogs, Briefly

Disgraced Congressman Tom DeLay reinvented himself as a blogger, briefly, before removing all posts and disabling comments.  Guess it didn’t work out. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 READ MORE


Jack Abramoff

Bill Moyers on Defiling Democracy

Bill Moyers offers this gripping and comprehensive analysis of corruption in Washington and finds that “although Jack Abramoff [above] and Tom DeLay have been brought down, the system remains as vulnerable as ever.”

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  • Posted on Dec 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Turkey Envy

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    Posted on Nov 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Campaigns for Tom DeLay

    The Hammer has his hands full defending himself in court, but he?s still on the ballot in Texas, so Stephen Colbert was kind enough to make a campaign ad for him.  The prayer Tom DeLay says he made before having his mug shot taken, that ?people see Christ through me,? serves as the inspiration for the ad.

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: In Politics, Comedy and Tragedy

    George Bush at the G8, Katherine Harris in Florida,  Joe Lieberman in Connecticut, Ralph Reed in Georgia, and good old Tom DeLay in the grand state of Texas ...  so bad they’re almost funny.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Tom DeLay Won’t Rule Out Another Run

    The disgraced former congressman, who resigned in June and is now awaiting trial on money laundering and conspiracy in a campaign finance case, said he may not be ready for retirement, a day after a judge ruled that his name must remain on the November ballot.

    Posted on Jul 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Without DeLay, Has the GOP Lost Its Moral Compass?

    Dennis Hastert gets caught in a suspect land deal,  Rep. Jerry Lewis is in deep with a stinko lobbying firm, and the Department of Homeland Security has become a Republican playground. Can’t the GOP, self-proclaimed bastion of morality, small government and fiscal responsibility, get anything right?

    Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


    DeLay and Abramoff’s ‘Made in the USA’: Shame, Shame, Shame

    Listen to an excellent NPR Weekend Edition story revisiting the Jack Abramoff-Tom DeLay connection to the slave trade, forced abortions, forced prostitution happening in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. DeLay called industry on the islands a “shining light of the Republican Party” during one of many “fact-finding missions” to the region.

    Posted on Jun 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: DeLays Mission Continues

    From the tone of his farewell address last week, you’d think Tom DeLay was being carried out of Congress on the shoulders of his colleagues, rather than slithering out of office with his tail between his legs.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Tom DeLay says goodbye

    In Goodbye Address, DeLay Attacks Colleagues

    On his way out the door, the disgraced lawmaker took some parting shots at liberals: “If conservatives don?t stand up to liberalism, no one will.” (Also: Some Democrats walked out on the speech.)

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    DeLay Doesn’t Realize Colbert is a Satirist

    To raise funds for his legal defense, Tom DeLay is showcasing a clip of Stephen Colbert “defending” DeLay against the allegations in an anti-DeLay documentary.
    DeLay’s only hope is that his contributors are too dim to realize that Colbert is a satirist.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Luckovich - Bad Dad DeLay

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    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Good Riddance to DeLay’s Crucifix-Shaped Hammer

    “DeLay’s professions of Christianity make me sick…. He chose to walk with the powerful and do real harm to the very people Jesus mandated we especially care for.”

    Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


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    Chris Matthews to DeLay: ‘I Owe You’

    That’s what the “Hardball” host tells the disgraced representative in a not-meant-for-airing exchange surfaced by the Huffington Post. Also see the sexist comment DeLay made about Hillary Clinton. (video)

    Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


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    Robert Scheer: ‘Anti-Christian Conspirators’ Slay DeLay

    Truthdig’s editor wonders how it was that so many enemies of virtue operated under the auspices of such a Christ-like leader as DeLay.

    Posted on Apr 4, 2006 READ MORE


    No Further DeLay

    The scandal-tarred former House majority leader won’t seek reelection to Congress and intends to resign in May or June.
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    Posted on Apr 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Ex-DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty in Lobby Case

    Rep. Tom DeLay’s former top aide admitted to conspiring with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to corrupt public officials and defraud his clients.
    The stench of corruption spirals ever upward

    Posted on Mar 31, 2006 READ MORE


    DeLay Caught in a Lie

    At one time Tom DeLay called Jack Abramoff one of his “closest and dearest friends.” What a difference an indictment makes. Think Progress surfaces a handwritten letter by DeLay in which he claims they were not close friends.

    Posted on Feb 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Republicans Have No Shame; They Award DeLay a Cushy Seat

    The indicted congressman lands a coveted appointment to the Appropriations Committee. | story
    Having DeLay act as a fiscal watchdog makes about as much sense as electing Libya chairman of the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

    Posted on Feb 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Boehner: as Bad as DeLay?

    PublicCampaign.org puts out a tip sheet showing how Rep. Boehner, like DeLay, collects money from the industries he regulates, and how both are knee-deep in the “K-Street Project.” | post

    Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Betraying the Reagan Revolution

    What irony that those once young Republicans, who hectored their elders about being more vigilant in defending the nation’s taxpayers and security forces, should end up accused of deeply betraying both.

    Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


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