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News Round-up, Sunday, Part I

This is the first of a few posts with stories from yesterday's and today's papers and wires. There are a few interesting pieces that I'll separate into other posts.

Big money agenda is DeLay's agenda

With all the news focused on DeLay's use of the Terri Schiavo case as a distraction away from his scandals, it's important to get a reminder of the culture of Washington. And that's what you can find in today's Washington Post. Reporter Jim VandeHei profiles the gains business groups and interests seek from Congress, all greased with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.

Tom DeLay, This is Your Life! Ten Years Ago Today...

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Tom DeLay, This is Your Life!


More from the Austin American-Statesman (registration required):

Looking for likely contributors to the Texas cause, [Warren] Robold also turned to other former DeLay aides who were lobbying at other firms.

DeLay's Lawmaking: Money in, favors out.

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 12 Days and Counting
DeLay fights for repeal of consumer protections on donors' behalf

On May 14, 1996, Edwin Lupberger, then the CEO of Entergy Corp., wrote DeLay a letter to thank him for meeting with him during a dinner for Republican "Team 100" donors – people who gave or raised over $100,000 for the Republican Party – and discussing pending legislation.