Here's a handy chronology of DeLay's career: US News.
House Ethics Committee in War of Letters
"A bitter partisan split within the House ethics committee spilled into the open Wednesday night as Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) and ranking member Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) each released a letter publicly lambasting his counterpart." (Roll Call)
McKinney Gets Grand Jury Scrutiny, and Some Friendly Advice
A federal grand jury will decide whether to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) for punching a cop. A staffer for Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) who allegedly witnessed the scuffle has been subpoena'ed. Meanwhile, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights pioneer and senior House member, has publicly counseled McKinney to cool her jets. He says the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus agrees.
Ralph Reed's Georgia Gamble: Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run
Salon.com meditates on the very real possibility that Ralph Reed, GOP golden child, may be watching his luck run out in his race for Georgia lieutenant governor. Funny how your fortunes turn once you get caught up in vast immoral scandals that undermine democracy and crush Americans' hopes for a better future. (Salon.com)
Dem Lawmaker Toys with GOP over Ethics
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is conspiring with other House Dems to post to their Web sites copies of her report detailing Republican corruption. The report was recently declared samizdat by House GOP, who insisted it was an inherently political document and violated House rules. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had removed it from her own Web site in response to the GOP objections. (The Hill)
The Republicans in the House just narrowly pushed through a measure that will limit giving to 527 groups like MoveOn. Now, an individual can only give $25,000 per year to the organizations - before it was unlimited. Democrats largely voted against (here's the tally), saying that it was a bald attempt by Republicans to cut off an effective tool for them. The bill now heads to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. (AP, WaPo, Roll Call)
Lobbyists Show Ingenuity in Michigan
In order to cheat the gift limit to lawmakers, lobbyists are teaming up and sharing costs in order to wine and dine them. (DFP)
See our coverage on DHS deputy press secretary Brian Doyle and the DHS's hapless attempts to run down their own sex criminals here.
Prosecutors Aim for DeLay...(link)
"Grandma" Now ID'ed as Army PR Flack...(link)
Harris Gives $3 million to campaign - not promised $ 10 million...(link)
In Slip, DeLay Says 3rd Former Aide Guilty...(link)