Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) has just posted her second update to TPMCafe from her trip to the Middle East, this afternoon from Kuwait City.
Shades of Speaker Livingston. Will Dreier ascend? Cold hand of James Dobson grips the House.
Fruit of the poison tree?
See the list of seven Texas congressmen who are sitting in Congress today because of what the Travis County grand jury calls a criminal conspiracy.
DeLay is out as Majority Leader -- at least temporarily. And Hastert plans to recommend Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) as his replacement. Why Dreier? Because DeLay plans on coming back. If DeLay lets someone into the job who actually has the juice to hold it, he might never get it back. That's why the logical person on the totem pole, Majority Whip Roy Blunt, is staying right where he is.
DeLay steps down as Majority Leader. 'DeLay Rule' would have come in handy.
Correction: Timothy Flanigan is not General Counsel of Tyco. He is General Counsel for Corporate and International Law. The General Counsel is William B. Lytton. Also, Flanigan came to Tyco after the criminal activity which led to indictments of company executives.
Never rains but it pours ... DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy.
Miami Herald: More arrests expected in Boulis murder.