The Daily Muck

July 23, 2008 10:09 am

Tom Delay’s lawyers have ruled out asking President Bush for a pardon. Delay was indicted over two years ago on charges of money laundering, and is still in the middle of legal proceedings in Washington and Texas. Delay’s lawyers insist he has not committed a crime, and therefore has no use for a pardon. (The Hill)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking for immunity from lawsuits filed by victims of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes who claim they were exposed to harmful fumes while living in FEMA trailers. A U.S. district judge is set to hear FEMA’s request today. (AP)

A new Government Accountability Office report reveals that the Information Sharing Environment which is responsible for sharing information on terrorism has achieved limited success. The ISE is faulted in the report for putting too much emphasis on “activities accomplished rather than results achieved”. (AP)A U.S. district judge hinted Tuesday that he would call for the release of documents related to the notorious case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. This will bring to light the secret testimony of many witnesses in the case, but the testimony of Ethel Rosenberg’s brother will most likely remain confidential. (AP)

A big Republican donor is facing legal problems two years after admitting to lending himself $5 million dollars from his investment partners’ money. The donor, Craig Berkman, and his wife have donated $50,000 to Republican candidates this election cycle. The McCain camp says the money they received from Berkman has been donated to charity. (Washington Post)

The mayor of Detroit has been charged with misconduct-in-office and perjury related to his romantic text message conversations with multiple women. The scandal stems from allegations that he lied under oath about a sexual relationship with his former chief of staff. (Boston Globe)

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