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The Associated Press reports that:

Retreating under pressure, Republicans on the House ethics committee said Wednesday they were ready to open an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing against Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Four out of five Republican members of the committee are "prepared to vote at the earliest opportunity to empanel an investigations subcommittee to review various allegations concerning travel and other actions," according to Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA). (See our ad on Hastings here.)

Stay tuned...