Thomas D. DeLay: External Links
The following are External Links related to House Majority Leader Thomas D. DeLay and the allegations, investigations, and scandals that are yet emerging about him and his activities.
- Thomas D. DeLay: External Links 2004
- Thomas D. DeLay: External Links 2005
- Thomas D. DeLay: External Links 2006
- 1 Official U.S. Government Tom DeLay links
- 2 Press reports on DeLay (pro and con)
- 3 Citizen groups critical of DeLay
- 4 Links about Texans for a Republican Majority PAC
- 5 Background & Watch Pages
- 6 Books
- 7 Websites
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Articles & Commentary
Press reports on DeLay (pro and con)
- Tom DeLay News.
- Brian Ross, Campaign Contribution Search: Tom DeLay at Newsmeat.com.
- Juliet Eilperin, "DeLay Thanks Lobbyists With Vegas Trip," The Washington Post, September 22, 2000.
- Peter Perl, "Absolute Truth," The Washington Post, May 13, 2001; about an interview with DeLay.
- "Be Not Afraid." Tom DeLay speech to the Knesset, July 30, 2003.
- Meghan Keane, "Tom's Kids," National Review, May 21, 2004; about DeLay's efforts to help abused children.
- "DeLay, Incorporated" - Broadcast June 11, 2004, on PBS's NOW with Bill Moyers (RealVideo format).
- "Ethics Panel Reviewing DeLay Complaint" Suzanne Gamboa for the Associated Press, June 23, 2004.
- "DeLay makes appeal to Jewish voters" Tom Curry for MSNBC, September 1, 2004.
- Peter Flaherty, "Texas Smear Machine Targets DeLay," The American Spectator, September 23, 2004.
- "National Journal to report DeLay violated House ethics rules," The Raw Story, February 25, 2005.
- Ned Rice, "Bugged By Tom DeLay," National Review, March 23, 2005.
- John Byrne,"DeLay daughter's baby shower held by Texas energy firm under investigation. Lobbyist Abramoff attended," The Raw Story, April 6, 2005.
- Brian Ross, "DeLay's Lavish Island Getaway," ABC News, April 6, 2005.
Citizen groups critical of DeLay
- Tom DeLay's "House of Scandal" website by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). It's a one-stop site for all that is "DeLay." Be sure to pass cursor across the center of the "DeLay" chart (Warning: turn down sound first).
- Flow-chart of DeLay's ethics issues.
- According to the New York Times, group's advertisements "will seek to turn DeLay's powerful network into his downfall."
- Taking On Tom DeLay.
- Legal Action: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Assists Chris Bell (D-TX) in Drafting Ethics Complaint Against Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) (series of pdf files, and links to related news articles).
Links about Texans for a Republican Majority PAC
- R. Jeffrey Smith, "DeLay's Corporate Fundraising Investigated. Money Was Directed to Texas GOP to Help State Redistricting Effort," Washington Post, July 12, 2004.
- R.G. Ratcliffe, "Records show ties of DeLay, Craddick to PAC. Evidence suggests that both had larger roles than they claim," Houston Chronicle, September 24, 2004.
- "Ethical Misconduct: A Democracy 21 Report Detailing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s Association and Involvement with Texans for a Republican Majority PAC (TRMPAC)," Democracy 21, February 16, 2005. Click on link to "Alert: Democracy 21 Releases Report on House Majority Leader DeLay's Ethics Problems," then click on link to the report.
- Nathan Wilcox, "TRMPAC on (Civil) Trial: Initial Impressions" and "TRMPAC on Trial PT 2: The Plaintiff’s Opening Argument," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, February 28, 2005.
- "Civil Trial on DeLay's TRMPAC, Day One," Daily DeLay, March 1, 2005.
- Nathan Wilcox, "TRMPAC III: The Empire Strikes Back"; "TRMPAC IV: Ceverha Takes the Stand"; "TRMPAC V: The Expert Speaks"; and "TRMPAC VI: The Fat Man Doesn't Sing," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, March 1, 2005.
- "If the plaintiffs in the TRMPAC civil suit win..." Daily DeLay, March 2, 2005.
- Nathan Wilcox, "TRMPAC VII: The Singing Printer" and "TRMPAC VIII: The Consultant," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, March 2, 2005.
- Nathan Wilcox, "TRMPAC X: The Who Cares Defense," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, March 3, 2005.
- Nathan Wilcox, "TRMPAC XI: Case Closed," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, March 5, 2005.
- Nathan Wilcox, "Judge Rules against TRMPAC in civil case," Democalypse Blog/DriveDemocracy.org, May 26, 2005.
- "Texas Judge Rules Against TRMPAC Treasurer; CREW Calls on Ethics Committee to Investigate DeLay's Involvement," U.S. Newswire, May 26, 2005.
- Jim Drinkard, "Ruling in Texas case could signal more trouble for DeLay associates," USA Today, May 26, 2005: "Bill Ceverha, treasurer of the group affected by the ruling, now must pay nearly $200,000 in fines."
Background & Watch Pages
- DeLay Watch Page (www.delaywatch.org) from Friends of the Earth Action.
- Daily DeLay blogspot.
- Tom DeLay Watch at U.S. Politics Today.
- Bay Area New Democrats' web pages on Tom DeLay.
- DeLay's 2002 Election Financial and Funding Profile, OpenSecrets.org.
- Tom DeLay's Texas Power Grab from the web site of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
- Tom Delay, chicken extraordinaire, Practical Radical: "It has never been proven that air toxics are hazardous to people." - Tom Delay, as quoted in Houston Chronicle, 10/28/1990.
- Conversations Obtained Under the FOIA on the Texas Democrats: Transcripts of phone calls between DeLay staffers and FAA employees regarding the May 2003 search for the plane owned by Texas State Representative Pete Laney, during the Texas re-redistricting fracas. The Electronic Privacy Information Center remarked that the calls "clearly indicate that the FAA employees were misled into believing that the request from DeLay's office was part of 1) a formal Congressional investigation; 2) a formal Congressional inquiry; and 3) part of a Congressional hearing process." Moreover, "the audio recordings also point out that the request by DeLay's office resulted in a considerable expenditure of time and resources by FAA employees to provide information on the location and status of Rep. Laney's aircraft."
- Lee Banville, Representative Tom DeLay (R-Texas), Online NewsHour, no date 2003.
- Dubose, Lou; & Reid, Jan (2004). The Hammer: Tom DeLay: God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress. PublicAffairs. ISBN 1586482386.
- Majority Leader Tom DeLay at majorityleader.gov.
- Representative Tom DeLay, gop.gov.
- Leadership PACs. PAC Contributions to Federal Candidates, OpenSecrets.org.
- Drop the Hammer.org website. Includes "DeLay's Web of Corruption" flow chart and "Latest DeLay News" links.
- "DeLay's Dirty Dozen," which highlights some of DeLay's ethical infractions.
- "Scandal Man: A Guide to the Ethics Violations, Abuses of Power, and Corruption of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay," democrats.org. Current news links.
- "DeLay Under Fire. What lawmakers are saying about Tom DeLay," Common Cause, 2004 and 2005, with sources cited.
- "Tom DeLay" in Wikiquote.
Articles & Commentary
- Re: Call for Investigation into Possible Violations of Standards of Congressional Conduct by House Majority Whip Tom DeLay," September 5, 1996. Letter from Gary Ruskin, Director, Congress Project to Honorable Nancy Johnson, Chairwoman, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, U.S. House of Representatives.
- Jan Reid, "Sin of emissions," Mother Jones, September/October 1996: "Tom Delay gained notoriety for openly inviting industry lobbyists to help rewrite environmental regulations. But the lobbyist with the best access may be his brother Randy -- who's made a small fortune following him around the House."
- Nancy E. Roman and Mary Ann Akers, "From House Floor, DeLay Puts Focus on Scandal," Washington Times, March 20, 1998. Re Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the Whitewater scandal.
- David Plotz, "A Bug's Life. Is exterminator-turned-Rep. Tom DeLay the most powerful man on Capitol Hill?," Slate, December 5, 1998.
- James Carney and John F. Dickerson, "The Big Push To Impeach. It's coming from Tom DeLay, the conservative House whip who is busy corralling the votes," Time, December 14, 1998. Subscription required.
- Jeff Stein, "Tom DeLay: Defender of Sweatshops", Salon, February 4, 1999.
- Roberty Dreyfuss, "DeLay, Incorporated," Texas Observer, February 4, 2000.
- RICO Law Suit: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Inc. vs Tom DeLay, U.S. Family Network, Inc. (William J. Olson), Republican Majority Issues Committee, Inc. (Karl Gallant), Americans for Economic Growth, Inc. (Jim Ellis), and Does 1-20, filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, May 3, 2000.
- Jim Burns, "Democrats File RICO Suit Against DeLay," USConservatives, May 3, 2000.
- Juliet Eilperin, A 'Petri Dish' in the Pacific: Conservative Network Aligned With DeLay Makes Marianas a Profitable Cause", Washington Post, July 26, 2000; Page A10.
- Juliet Eilperin, "DeLay Thanks Lobbyists With Vegas Trip. Golf Weekend, a Reward to Big Donors, Also Raises Funds," Washington Post, September 21, 2000.
- Juliet Eilperin, "Armey Set to Retire From House. DeLay to Seek Majority Leader's Job; Blunt Wants to Be Whip," Washington Post, December 12, 2001.
- Karen Tumulty, "Armey Halted; DeLay Marches On," Time, December 24, 2001.
- "Of All The Republican Chicken Hawks, Tom Delay Takes The Cake," BuzzFlash.com, March 12, 2002.
- Douglas Waller, "Whipping Up A Fight. House Whips Pelosi and DeLay, Battling Each Other for Control of Congress, Turn Our to Be Two of a Kind," Time, March 13, 2002.
- Michael Ryan, "Only Christians Know What's Best For America. So Says Tom Delay, The Most Powerful Republican In The U.S. House," TomPaine.com, April 25, 2002.
- Stephen Pizzo, Five-Part Series on AlterNet, May 10-16, 2002:
- "Part I: Tom DeLay's Axis of Influence": "From his deep ties to Enron to South Pacific sweatshops, Tom DeLay has built a well-financed and ruthless axis of influence."
- "Part II: DeLay's Judge Dread": "America's founding fathers made the judiciary independent for a reason. But never mind the Constitution -- when Tom DeLay doesn't like a decision for political reasons, he uses threats to intimidate judges."
- "Part III: DeLay's Godfather": "If a person can be judged by his choice of friends, then Tom DeLay should face harsh judgement for his buddy Jack Abramoff. From his brush with mob hits, to his ties to gambling interests, to his support of the South African apartheid regime, Abramoff is a strange bedfellow, indeed."
- "Part IV: DeLay's Unregulated Pacific 'Paradise'": "No rules, no regulators, no inspectors, no health and safety laws. What more could a sweatshop operator ask for? Welcome to the Mariana Islands, a U.S. protectorate and Tom DeLay's very own pet project."
- "Part V: DeLay's Miscellaneous Machinations": "It's one thing for voters back home to send someone as far outside the mainstream as Tom DeLay to Congress. But the prospect of him becoming the second most powerful member of the House is another thing."
- Tarif Abboushi, "The Political Theology of Tom Delay. Advocating Crimes Against Humanity?," CounterPunch, November 15, 2002.
- William Saletan, "Sunshine Patriot. Tom DeLay and the party of appeasement," MSN.com, February 26, 2003.
- "Tom DeLay's Homily for Sharonland," Palestine Chronicle.com, April 6, 2003.
- Karen Tumulty and Douglas Waller, "Wanted: Domestic Help," Time, April 7, 2003.
- Eleanor Clift, "Crossing DeLay. Dems are attacking the House leader for his latest push-the-envelope foray into hardball politics. But bad publicity hasn't deterred him in the past, and it's unlikely to stop him now," MSN.com, May 23, 2003.
- "The Lege, the Lobby, and the Last Days," Texas Observer, June 6, 2003.
- "Enough DeLay: Investigate Westar Scandal," ouch.org, June 11, 2003.
- "DeLay: Kiss Of Death For Small Business Eliminated," GOPToday.com, June 18, 2003. See GOPToday.com for other news items re Congress and Tom DeLay.
- John F. Dickerson and Michael Weisskopf, "'I'm Just A Bug Man'," Time, June 23, 2003. Subscription required.
- Rob Richie and Steven Hill, "Tom DeLay's Texas? Of late, redistricting sessions have abused voter trust," Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 29, 2003.
- Nicholas Confessore, "Welcome to the Machine. How the GOP disciplined K Street and made Bush supreme," Washington Monthly, July/August 2003.
- "Stop the Power Grab by Tom DeLay," Lone Star Sierra Club Action, July 7, 2003.
- Nicholas Thompson, "The Exterminator," Salon, September 3, 2003.
- "Three Days of the Hammer," New York Times, October 14, 2003: "After a five-month struggle that had resistant Democratic lawmakers fleeing the state, Mr. DeLay achieved a masterpiece of partisan gerrymandering: a map drawn up to net him as many as seven new Republican seats in Congress next year at the expense of incumbent Democrats. To have his way, Mr. DeLay, aptly nicknamed The Hammer in the Capitol, pioneered a new sort of out-of-season redistricting, which voters must hope does not prove contagious in statehouses across the land."
- "GOP's DeLay Using Kids To Get $$$?," CBS News, November 14, 2003.
- "The Hammer Eyes Manhattan," New York Times Op-Ed, November 18, 2003: "Mr. DeLay, dubbed The Hammer, thinks he has found a way around the new law banning soft money contributions from influence-hungry corporate donors, who have long financed galas, dinners and yacht cruises for conventioneers of both parties. ... Mr. DeLay is inviting donors to use a children's charity as a channel to pay up to $500,000 for access to posh convention events. He insists that this is a legal way to float the costs of the political fun. It also secures donors a tax break when some of the money -- most, Mr. DeLay promises -- is spent on abused and neglected children. The Internal Revenue Service had better move quickly to vet this new twist in fat-cat politicking, which critics are denouncing as illegal. If approved, it would probably become a freshet for influence peddling because the donations would be unlimited, undisclosed and unregulated. Democrats might imitate this money mischief."