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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

DeLay fails to get money laundering charges tossed

Even though a Texas judge dismissed part of a criminal indictment against U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on Monday, he upheld the serious charges that will put the powerful Republican lawmaker on trial for money laundering and that decision has DeLay’s GOP cronies worried. Although Republicans express limited public support for DeLay, private resentment continues to grow within party ranks as momentum builds for a shakeup in the scandal-scarred party’s leadereship. Republicans say privately they are troubled that DeLay’s political money-laundering trial in Texas could drag on for months, leaving the question of leadership in limbo.

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Getting serious about sexual assault

The Army wants to keep computerized records of sexual assaults by and against service members so it can track and ultimately stop them. That’s the good news. It’s about time the military got serious about stopping sexual assault. This move is part of an overall effort by the Department of Defense to thwart what seems to be a skin-crawling rise in sexual misconduct and assault.

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One war…many rationales

For months leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, it was the Middle East nation’s supposed stockpile of threatening weapons that President Bush held up as the main rationale for military action.

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9/11 Commission’s unhappy legacy

The 9/11 Commission dissolved Monday, leaving behind the legacy of a best-selling history of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, some chairs shuffled in Washington’s bureaucracy, and a debate over its own effectiveness.

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And now a word from our sponsor

You’ll likely never see a sign in Yellowstone National Park proclaiming “Old Faithful geyser brought to you by the makers of Viagra.” But you may soon find plaques and banners there and in other U.S. national parks to recognize corporate contributions to what long have been called the country’s “crown jewels.”

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