corruption

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Changes

Next Monday, we’ll be launching a new website, with a new blog. Because DeLay-ism is so ingrained in the big money culture of Washington, we’ve come to decide that the Daily DeLay’s reporting, commentary, analysis, and community should take this bigger view, too.

In fact, we’ve been doing just that over the last six months. We want to clearly identify and consistently promote opportunities to address the corruption DeLay brought upon our nation’s capitol, and weave together the stories from other breaking and emerging scandals.

Abramoff to be sentenced in Florida fraud case March 29

Why is this important?

Well, to get a lighter sentence, Jack Abramoff has to show that he's cooperating with authorities. Abbe Lowell, his lawyer, says,

We will name names. We will provide the public with evidence of what is going on out there," Lowell said. "It seems to me that is not in the interest of law enforcement."

Get your popcorn. The caged bird is about to sing.

Bill Moyers' Speech: Saving Democracy

Bill Moyers has been barnstorming California on an eight-day speaking tour focusing his considerable intellect and voice on the scandals in Washington and what we can do to clean up politics.

Public Campaign's (and Daily DeLay's!) very own Nancy Watzman and Micah Sifry helped in the drafting of the speech, and we are proud to post it on our affiliated site over at Public Campaign.

Read it here.

New Report: America For Sale

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) just released a new report called America For Sale: The Cost of Republican Corruption (pdf). It's 118 pages of meticulously researched examples of how money in politics corruption costs you every day of the week in higher gas prices, higher prescription drug prices, higher interest rates on student loans, and so on.

Abramoff Sentencing May Be Put On Hold

ABC News reports that prosecutors and defense attorneys for Jack Abramoff are asking for a delay in his Florida sentencing while Jack helps D.O.J. investigate broader government corruption allegations.

This news has got to rattle a few cages (and some nerves).

Don't forget the SOTU-DeLay...

Earle Wants US Family Network Contribution Records

Today Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle subpoenaed Robert G. Mills, a former campaign manager for Rep. Tom DeLay, reports the AP. He's seeking information about a 1999 $500,000 political contribution from the National Republican Congressional Committee to the U.S. Family Network.

MoveOn.org Protest Draws More Than 60 People

The anti-corruption protest this morning in front of the offices for the Americans for Tax Reform drew about 60 people (which is great considering it was a windy and rainy morning in Washington, DC). The protest lasted about 45 minutes and generated numerous media including a few news cameras. We'll keep you posted on any coverage that was generated.

Protest Tomorrow Morning At Americans For Tax Reform

MoveOn.org, along with co-sponsors Public Campaign Action Fund and Campaign for America's future, will be holding a peaceful protest tomorrow morning at 9:45 AM in front of the offices of Americans for Tax Reform. We'll be protesting at the site of the weekly Grover Norquist, a major player in the DeLay/GOP "K Street Project," "Wednesday Group" meeting of inside the beltway operatives.

Come on down and protest pay-to-play politics! More details below:

Groups to Protest GOP Corruption; Norquist "Pay-to-Play" Scheme

Another scandal

A former top aide to Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) has pled guilty today to "aiding and abetting the bribery of a public official and conspiracy" according to AP.

This has no place in Congress. Rep. Jefferson ought to come clean.