No Delay for DeLay

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Aug 072006

As you know, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled that Tom DeLay had to stay on the Texas Congressional Ballot for the Republican party. The Republicans were asking Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to intervene and stay the ruling.

Almost immediately, Scalia refused to issue the stay. That’s a huge surprise to me, but I think Scalia might see the writing on the wall, and there could be a Democratic Congress coming up.

Prison Roommate for Delay

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Jun 122005

 According to AMERICAblog At least Tom DeLay will have company. But who will be whose bitch?

A defense contractor with ties to Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham took a $700,000 loss on the purchase of the congressman’s Del Mar house while the congressman, a member of the influential defense appropriations subcommittee, was supporting the contractor’s efforts to get tens of millions of dollars in contracts from the Pentagon.Mitchell Wade bought the San Diego Republican’s house for $1,675,000 in November 2003 and put it back on the market almost immediately for roughly the same price. But the Del Mar house languished unsold and vacant for 261 days before selling for $975,000.

Meanwhile, Cunningham used the proceeds of the $1,675,000 sale to buy a $2.55 million house in Rancho Santa Fe. And Wade, who had been suffering through a flat period in winning Pentagon contracts, was on a tear – reeling in tens of millions of dollars in defense and intelligence-related contracts.