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((1)) ---Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to taking more than $2 million in bribes in a criminal conspiracy involving at least three defense contractors.
After entering his plea in San Diego, California, the eight-term California Republican said he was "deeply sorry."
((2))---Jack Abramoff is "building to an explosion, one that could create immense collateral damage within Congress and in coming elections."
((3))---REPUBLICAN TOM DELAY, FORMER HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER, HAS BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY IN TEXAS. TOM DELAY FACES FELONY CHARGES FOR CONSPIRACY. *court held-over till Xmas holidays are over!
((4))---Concord, N.H. - President Bush's former New
England campaign chairman James Tobin, 44was indicted Wednesday on
charges he took part in the jamming of the Democrats' get-out-the-vote phone lines on Election Day 2002.
James, stepped down Oct. 15 - two weeks
before Election Day - after the Democrats accused him of involvement.
((5))---Karl Rove, "The Special Counsel has advised Mr. Rove that he has made no decision about whether or not to bring charges and that Mr. Rove's status has not changed," said Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, in a statement released this morning. "Mr. Rove will continue to cooperate fully with the Special Counsel's efforts to complete the investigation. We are confident that when the Special Counsel finishes his work, he will conclude that Mr. Rove has done nothing wrong."
((6))---Scotter Libby, Now it will be quite interesting to see what happens with the Libby case. Will he try to take it to court? Will he seek a plea bargain? Many Republicans are obviously concerned that a trial of Scooter Libby, on this kind of information - about when he learned it and how he learned it and why he learned it - could, in effect, put the Iraq war on trial -- as Mr. Libby could put the vice president on trial in a symbolic way, as much as Mr. Libby. And put the entire Bush administration on trial in a symbolic way.
((7))--- Ohio Gov. Bob Taft (R), a member of one of the most distinguished families in American politics, was indicted on Aug 18 05 on four criminal misdemeanor counts for failing to report a series of golf outings, dinners and other gifts in a scandal that has rocked the powerful state Republican Party. The violations carry maximum penalties of a $1,000 fine and six months in prison, although it is doubtful the governor will face prison time for the ethical lapses.
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