Tribpedia: Tom Delay

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Tom DeLay, a former Texas congressman, served Texas' 22nd Congressional District from 1984 until 2006. Nicknamed "the Hammer," he served as House majority leader from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, he resigned from Congress when he was indicted on money laundering and other charges involving campaign finance violations.

In mid-August 2010, the Justice Department ended a six-year investigation of DeLay ...

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TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of Nov. 22, 2010

Grissom (with Tedesco of the San Antonio Express-News) on high-speed police chases on the Texas-Mexico border, Hu and Hamilton draw a roadmap through the tangle of the Speaker's Race, M. Smith on the trouble with electronic supplements to science textbooks, Ramshaw interviews patient privacy advocate Deborah Peel, Aguilar on Cuba and Texas and trade, Hamilton on the latest in biotech from Texas A&M University, Stiles on who's in the money in Congress, Hu on the controversial renewal of the state lottery contract, yours truly on Tom DeLay's victory in the face of his conviction on money-laundering charges, and E. Smith with a Thanksgiving cornucopia of TribLive videos: The best of our best from November 22 to 26, 2010.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay walks to the 331st District Court of Travis County during the August 2010 start of pre-trial hearings on corruption and money laundering charges against the former politician.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay walks to the 331st District Court of Travis County during the August 2010 start of pre-trial hearings on corruption and money laundering charges against the former politician.

What's at Stake in the Tom DeLay Trial?

Today, five years after Tom DeLay’s fall from power, his trial on the money laundering and conspiracy charges that forced his resignation as U.S. House majority leader is finally slated to begin. What's at stake, other than voyeuristic curiosity about whether a former congressman will go to prison?

Bill Hobby on the "Dreaded Two-Thirds Rule"

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The rules of the Texas Senate are designed to create an orderly process that respects the rights of individual members. They have lasted this long because they do the job well and consider the need for compromise in the legislative operation. Trampling the rights of the minority is never a good idea — and yet it has happened over and over again. An excerpt from the forthcoming How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics.

An Interview With Former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey

The former University of North Texas economics professor, U.S. House majority leader and hired-gun Washington lobbyist, now the head of the conservative activist group Freedom Works and the co-author of the new book Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto, on what the Tea Party is and isn't, why a GOP majority in Congress isn't enough, where George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush went wrong, what Rick Perry did right and why Barack Obama won't be re-elected in 2012.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, speaks with media at the 331st District Court of Travis County during the pretrial hearings on money laundering charges against the former congressman.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, speaks with media at the 331st District Court of Travis County during the pretrial hearings on money laundering charges against the former congressman.

The Brief: Top Texas News for Aug. 26, 2010

Someone tell Tom DeLay to ready his tie dye and burnt orange.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, speaks with media at the 331st District Court of Travis County during the pretrial hearings on money laundering charges against the former congressman.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, speaks with media at the 331st District Court of Travis County during the pretrial hearings on money laundering charges against the former congressman.

DeLay's Bid to Move Trial from Travis County Rejected

Judge Pat Priest has just denied Tom DeLay's request for a change of venue. The former congressman will be tried in Travis County, though he may still raise the issue again during the process of jury selection. The trial date has tentatively been set for Oct. 26.

Tom DeLay Requests a Change of Venue

During a break in Wednesday's pretrial hearing, former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, and his lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, discuss a poll that shows a significant portion of potential jurors in Travis County already believe he's guilty. They're using the numbers to argue for a change of venue in the state's money laundering case against DeLay.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Sugar Land) walks to the 331st District Court of Travis County during the start of pre-trial hearings on corruption and money laundering charges against the former politician.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Sugar Land) walks to the 331st District Court of Travis County during the start of pre-trial hearings on corruption and money laundering charges against the former politician.

The Brief: Top Texas News for Aug. 25, 2010

If Austin's an island of blue in a sea of red, Tom DeLay wants off the island and into that sea.