Tom DeLay

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    September 20, 2013

    Tom DeLay is Off the Hook...For Now

    The Texas court of appeals for the Austin area ruled today that the evidence the State mustered against Tom DeLay was "legally insufficient" and reversed the jury's verdict and ordered that DeLay be acquitted of money laundering. Without delving into the weeds too much, the State's case was essenti ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    How Tom DeLay's Lawyer Learned To Love Mini-Satan As He Prepares For Wednesday's Hearing

    Tom DeLay, the man who once easily held the title Most Hated Republican in his clawed hands, will finally have his hearing over campaign-finance money-laundering charges Wednesday before a three-judge panel in Austin. It's been a long road for the former congressman from Sugar Land -- some of the i ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Score One For Tom DeLay: His Democratic Judge Gets Tossed From Case

    Former U.S. House Republican leader/Dancing With the Stars contestant Tom DeLay scored big Friday with the recusal of a Democratic judge from his appellate case for money-laundering. Houston attorney Brian "Money-Quote" Wice told Hair Balls he had originally asked Justice Diane Henson to voluntari ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Is Tom DeLay Actually (Gasp) Correct That A Democratic Justice Can't Judge His Case Fairly?

    Long before his tragically brief heyday on Dancing With The Stars, Sugar Land's Tom DeLay was convicted of campaign-finance violations. He's appealing that conviction to the state's 3rd Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, but many of the judges have taken themselves off the case. One justice who ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Tom DeLay's Appeal Brief Is As Hilariously Over the Top As He Is

    Tom DeLay knows about razzle-dazzle.​Tom DeLay's embarrassing stint on Dancing with the Stars apparently taught him one thng: Go Hollywood and go brash. The appellate brief filed seeking to overturn his money-laundering conviction is, courtesy of Houston lawyer Brian Wice, as over the top as ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Tom DeLay Gets Jail Time

    The Hammer gets the slammer​Tom DeLay's sentence has been handed out, and it's not a slap on the wrist: He's going to prison for three years with no probation on the conspiracy charges. DeLay was also sentenced by judge Pat Priest to 10 years' probation on a money-laundering charge, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    In The Jailhouse Now: Tom DeLay's Prison Soundtrack

    ​Tom DeLay is, in Lonesome, Onry and Mean's opinion, one of the lowest, vilest, most divisive, scum-sucking snake oil salesmen ever to enter politics. Now DeLay is heading to the pokey to serve time for his money laundering activities (pending his appeal, of course). We don't recall another H ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Houston Stories Of The Year

    Tom DeLay: A conviction to go with the mugshot​There are still a couple days left for earthshaking stories to take place in 2010. But since most news is bad news, let's hope the worst is over. What were the top 10 news stories in Houston in 2010? We're so glad you asked, since we've worked up ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010

    Pardon the DeLay

    Readers weigh in on politician's guilty verdict.

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    November 24, 2010

    DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    Sad Tom DeLay is sad...and guilty​ For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: g ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Jurors in DeLay Case Ask for Documents During Deliberation

    Caption to come...​The jury in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay requested documents including phone, e-mail and financial records as they continued their deliberations today, one day after requesting clarification on the criminal charges against DeLay. ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

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    November 18, 2009

    Turkeys Of The Past: 2003 Edition

    ​We're about a week away from the always highly anticipated Turkey of the Year award issue. There's absolutely no telling who will walk away with the coveted honor this year, because for the love of Christ there have been a ton of worthy nominees.It's our seventh annual list; in the days leading u ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Midweek Match-Up: Tom DeLay Vs. Sarah Palin In The Battle Of The Quitters

    What is up with the Republican Party today? It's become a party of quitters.First, Sarah Palin ups and leaves her job as Alaska governor for reasons only she can discern. Then Tom DeLay throws in the white towel on Dance With The Stars, even as the nation was begging for him to continue making a com ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    BREAKING OMG Important!! Tom DeLay Out Of Dancing With The Stars

    ​People magazine, which has become the place to go to find news about Tom DeLay (and that says a lot more about Tom DeLay than People) is reporting that The Hammer is out of Dancing With The Stars.Stress fractures have become too painful for the wussy Republican, who cried sissy tears at no longer ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Good Lord, Was Tom DeLay Drunk On Hardball?

    Sugar Land's Tom DeLay has wormed his way back into the spotlight lately via the announcement he'll be on Dancing With The Stars.He showed up on Chris Matthews' Hardball the other day, and we've got to ask: Was he drunk? (DeLay, not Matthews.)Check out the video for yourself.Visit for Brea ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Rocks Off Exclusive: A Sneak Peek at Tom DeLay's Dancing With the Stars Dance Card

    By now, the news about former Sugar Land Congressman Tom DeLay's impending appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars has had time to sink in, and the long-term ramifications of this colossal melding of two of our greatest loves (reality television and the suffering of others) are starting to becom ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Tom DeLay Goes Dancing With The Stars

    ​It's nice to know that the dignified, studious, classy Tom DeLay we all knew and loved in the Congress is alive and well...and appearing on Dancing with the Stars.Because that's what serious people do.ABC announced today that the former King of Sugar Land will be a contestant along with such nota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Tom DeLay to Debut the "Bitch Slap" on Dancing With the Stars Next Month

    News is leaking out of Hollywood that former U.S. House Majority Leader and mugshot model Tom DeLay will be part of the cast of next season's ABC hoofer ratings smash Dancing With the Stars. What hasn't come out yet is DeLay's plans to debut a new dance called the "Bitch Slap," an arm-movement-heav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    The 2008 Voting Charts: U.S. House District 22

    Congressional District 22, even after a few years, still contains the strong stench of Tom DeLay. Not to mention his hapless successor, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, known forever to readers of the popular Wonkette blog as "Dracula Cunt" after we noted how she had received a write-in vote (that counted!) un ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Coming Up: Turkeys of the Year

    Thanksgiving not only means turkeys on the plate, it means turkeys on the page. The Houston Press’s Fifth Annual Turkeys of the Year package comes out next week. And this year it’s completely Sugar Land-free!! No Tom DeLay! No Shelley “Dracula Cunt” Sekula-Gibbs!! (Sorry, Wonkette.) There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    Tom DeLay Wins the Day (Well, Pretty Much)

    Tom DeLay, the super Republican and former U.S. representative from Sugar Land, is home free of the criminal conspiracy charges filed against him. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today agreed with a lower court finding for a very special reason. To wit: That the crime he was accused of – name ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Political Interns, Tom DeLay, the Astrodome, HOV Lane Violators

    A City Hall staffer gives a memorable lesson

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    March 27, 2007
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    November 7, 2006
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    October 19, 2006

    A Date with Dubya'

    Mamas, line up your babies now... Breaking news from the Republican Party of Fort Bend County, Texas (no Tom DeLay didn't switch hairsprays). This, from Gary Gillen, FB's chairman: I am very pleased to inform you that the President of the United States will visit Fort Bend County on the afternoo ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006
  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Bungalow Power

    Is the Heights too wussy about saving itself?

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    May 18, 2006

    A Fallen Star Is Born

    Tom DeLay's scandals are a gold mine for two Texas filmmakers

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    April 13, 2006

    Baby, Please Don't Go

    It's not too late to keep the Hammer

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    New Year's Resolutions for Houston

    We have a lot to forgive and forget about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year

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    December 29, 2005

    Dragon Slayer

    A new Republican challenger steps forth to take on Tom DeLay

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    June 30, 2005

    Pimp My Ride

    Metro's transportation-plan "adjustments"

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    April 28, 2005

    Getting Hammered

    Uncle Sam has his way with DeLay

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    June 10, 2004
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    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

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    December 11, 2003

    Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A hot historic painting gets a cool Crawl reception

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Watershed Election?

    A new group wants to push an anti-flooding agenda

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Delayed DeLay

    He didn't duck an airport mob

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    August 19, 1999
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    February 11, 1999
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    January 7, 1999

    Which Bug Gets the Gas?

    Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    May 1, 1997
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    April 17, 1997
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    April 18, 1996
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    March 14, 1996

    The Avenging Exterminator

    Why the House majority whip got involved in the Fort Bend sheriff's race

  • News

    December 14, 1995
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    November 23, 1995

    The Exterminator

    Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.

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