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Editorial today in Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that the only way to change the culture of corruption and enact meaningful reforms in Washington will be by sheer force via grass roots pressure.

Radio Report

"To the Point" with Warren Olney was tons of fun. I went on right after Rep. Dreier.

L.A. Times Brownstein on Indian Gaming Money and Abramoff

The LA Time's Ronald Brownstein got it partly right when he wrote about the rush to return Indian gaming contributions in his column yesterday:

keep in mind

Both Boehner and Blunt have voted alongside DeLay 96 % of the time. According to opensecrets.org, since 1999 Boehner received a total of $32,500 from Jack Abramoff, his Indian gaming clients, and SunCruz casinos; Blunt, $8,500.

Separating from DeLay

It'll be messy:

229 Members of the 109th Congress took $2,381,328 from Tom DeLay’s ARMPAC.

Statement On New Congressional Leadership Elections

Statement of David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director of Public Campaign Action Fund, On New Congressional Leadership Elections

DeLay Quits Leadership Post

Here's the AP story.

Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay decided Saturday to give up his post as House majority leader, clearing the way for new leadership elections among House Republicans eager to shed the taint of scandal, two officials said.

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New Congressional (Dis)Approval Poll

AP poll:

Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Congress is handling its job?

Approve, 34 percent (31)
Disapprove, 63 percent (65)
Mixed feelings, 2 percent (3)
Not sure, 1 percent (2)

And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?

NRO: DeLay Should Not Return

The conservative National Review's website posted an editorial from its editors this afternoon arguing that DeLay ought not seek a return to the Majority Leader posting he was forced to give up and that "Republicans underestimate the potential impact of the Abramoff scandal at their peril."

Here's an interesting insight:

Na Na Na...Na Na Na...Bob Ney...Good Bye

On the heels of learning that he may be charged with bribery for selling votes for campaign cash, Rep. Bob Ney is going to visit the troops in Iraq for a week.

Do you think he'll come back? More at Chillicothe Gazette.