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What the Post and Times found

The “Hammer” is being hammered by breaking stories in both the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Double Trouble for DeLay

Breaking news in Washington Post and New York Times:

Washington Post: A Third DeLay Travel Controversy

New York Times: Political Groups Paid Two Relatives of House Leader

More soon...

Rep. Simmons and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff

File under hmmmmmm...

This cut-and-paste from Federal Election Commission records from Daily DeLay reader BK:

Drum beat got VERY LOUD: Wall Street Journal weighs in

Everyone has sent this to me today... so I thought I'd share it. I have excerpted a lot of it, instead of putting it all out there. (Don't want to run afoul of copyright laws. :-| ) The WSJ doesn't provide free access.

Smells Like Beltway
March 28, 2005; Page A16

My two cents on the Brooks NYT piece.

David Brooks of the New York Times, as Rick posted a while ago, has an interesting piece on all the Abramoff/Scanlon scandals. But the strange thing is, he writes the piece about all the news swirling around DeLay without, strangely, mentioning DeLay's role. How can you write this story without DeLay?

Tipping Point?

The Austin American-Statesman asks if DeLay is reaching a tipping point for the GOP... (from OfftheKuff.com)

Coincidence...maybe not.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Hance Scarborough Woodward & Weisbart LLP, the law firm that is defending TRMPAC in its civil case in Texas, also happens to be the firm of choice for former Abramoff client the Louisiana Coushattas. Partner Terry Scarborough is representing TRMPAC while former US Representative Kent Hance has taken on the Coushattas--after they dumped Abramoff and since the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee launched public hearings.

Pray for Tom DeLay, and other news round-ups

Ken Bode, formerly of CNN and now a journalism professor at DePauw University, pens an oped for the Indianapolis Star that starts out with language from an urgent email alert asking recipients to pray for "Christian statesman" Tom DeLay. It's reminiscent of the statements made by Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation earlier this week that the attacks against DeLay were "spiritual warfare." The op-ed invokes the late Hunter S. Thompson at the end:

Common Cause calls on the House Ethics Committee to investigate scandal

Common Cause is urging people to lobby the House Ethics Committee to investigate the lastest DeLay scandal. Allegedly, DeLay received travel expenses from a paid lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, who has been accused of bilking tens of millions of dollars from six Native American tribes.

Early coverage of today's civil trial

Reuters on Wired.com.

Also making today's wire story (read down) was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for an ethics investigation of DeLay for accepting travel paid for by a lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. (There's that name again.)