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Bush said just that in his remarks. "I appreciate the leadership of Congressman Tom DeLay in working on important issues that matter to the country," he said.
Bush traveled here to pitch his proposal to add private investment accounts to Social Security. DeLay didn't participate in the public discussion and sat several rows back in the audience.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI has held the first general audience of his new pontificate, pledging to work for reconciliation and peace.
He also referred to Europe's Christian roots in what is expected to be a major theme of his papacy.
DeLay, an influential conservative on Capitol Hill, is facing questions about money used to pay for some of his foreign trips, about political fundraising for Texas elections and about his ties to a lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, who is under federal criminal investigation.
#1. MY LIFE SO FAR, by Jane Fonda.
#2. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell.
#3. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman.
#4. ON BULL----, by Harry G. Frankfurt.
#5. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
#7. ONE SOLDIER'S STORY, by Bob Dole.
#8. THREE NIGHTS IN AUGUST, by Buzz Bissinger.
#9. GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES, by Ruth Reichl.
#10. A DEADLY GAME, by Catherine Crier with Cole Thompson.
My Life So Far: The autobiography of the Academy Award-winning actress
Blink: The author of "The Tipping Point" explores the importance of hunch and instinct to the workings of the mind.
The World is Flat: A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.
On Bull: A philosopher attempts a theoretical understanding of a "vast and amorphous" phenomenon.
Freakonomics: A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything from sumo wrestlers who cheat to legalized abortion and the falling crime rate.
LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER: The syndicated radio talk show host attacks the "insanities and inanities of extreme leftist thought."
ONE SOLDIER'S STORY: The former United States senator and presidential candidate recalls his service in World War II.
THREE NIGHTS IN AUGUST: A three-game series in 2003 between the Cubs and the Cardinals, as seen through the eyes of Tony La Russa, the St. Louis manager.
GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES: The editor in chief of Gourmet relives her days as the restaurant critic of The New York Times.
A DEADLY GAME: A former judge and current Court TV analyst looks at the Scott Peterson case.
"Pistons close out series with 88-78 win over 76ers. The Pistons will play next against Indiana or Boston."
"BOSTON (AP) -- Jamaal Tinsley was back on the court for the first time in 2 1/2 months, making a return that helped the Indiana Pacers head home with a chance to eliminate the Celtics."
Since he emerged as a leading character in the controversy over House majority leader Tom DeLay's ethical standards, Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been famously tight-lipped.
A central issue is whether some of DeLay's overseas travel was funded, at least indirectly, by Abramoff, in violation of House rules barring legislators from accepting travel paid for by lobbyists.
"TIME: Tom DeLay has called you one of his "closest friends." Do you consider him a close friend?


TIME: Did you get too close to DeLay?

ABRAMOFF: No. Tom DeLay is a dedicated public servant. I was drawn to Tom because of our shared interest in the Bible and like political philosophies. He's a man fortunate enough to have a loving and devoted wife who shares his faith and philosophy."
"TIME: There is evidence that you paid for DeLay's travel. What is your explanation for this apparent violation of House rules?

ABRAMOFF: I did not base my lobbying on the stereotypical Washington image that lobbyists provide little more than a "wink, wink, nudge, nudge"--or gifts and gratuities."
"NEW YORK (AP) -- If Republicans rewrite Senate rules to more easily end filibusters, the country will experience "exactly the kind of `tyranny of the majority' that James Madison had in mind," former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said Saturday."
"The Republicans say it would assure dominance by the majority in the Senate," he said. "That sounds democratic until you remember that the Bill of Rights was adopted, as James Madison pointed out, to protect all of Americans from what he called the `tyranny of the majority."'
"Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed in the 100-member body to end a filibuster. Republicans are threatening to use their majority to change the rules and require only a simple majority vote to end a filibuster."
"Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, has been breaking into his new job slowly, receiving a few cardinals a day in private audiences."
PACERS (1-1) 97
CELTICS (1-1) 70
ROCKETS (1-1) 76
MAVERICKS (1-1) 116
BULLS (0-1) 91
WIZARDS (1-0) 94
CELTICS (1-0) 92
PACERS (0-1) 89
MAVERICKS (0-1) 83
ROCKETS (1-0) 101
NUGGETS (1-4) 89
SPURS (4-1) 99
WIZARDS (3-2) 112
BULLS (2-3) 110
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Rank Players Team G FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% PPG
1. Iverson, Allen PHI 75 771 1818 .424 104 338 .308 656 786 .835 30.7
2. Bryant, Kobe LAL 66 573 1324 .433 131 387 .339 542 664 .816 27.6
3. James, LeBron CLE 80 795 1684 .472 108 308 .351 477 636 .750 27.2
4. Nowitzki, Dirk DAL 78 663 1445 .459 91 228 .399 615 708 .869 26.1
5. Stoudemire, Amare PHO 80 747 1336 .559 3 16 .188 583 795 .733 26.0
1. Phoenix Suns 82 3351 7018 .477 796 2026 .393 1556 2080 .748 110.4
2. Sacramento Kings 82 3203 6978 .459 522 1396 .374 1577 2004 .787 103.7
3. Dallas Mavericks 82 3058 6691 .457 463 1273 .364 1826 2314 .789 102.5
4. Miami Heat 82 3097 6368 .486 475 1260 .377 1658 2466 .672 101.5
5. Boston Celtics 82 3046 6511 .468 437 1252 .349 1775 2323 .764 101.3
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that the media can spread peace but also foment violence, and he called on journalists to exercise responsibility to ensure objective reports that respect human dignity and the common good.
Draped underneath the window for the first time was the red tapestry bearing Benedict’s papal coat of arms, which includes traditional elements from his native Bavaria and a nod to St. Augustine.
ROME - Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he will resist attempts to "water down" Vatican teaching, indicating he will uphold Pope John Paul II's unwavering stands against abortion and euthanasia and will work to guarantee obedience to Church doctrine.
Benedict outlined his vision of his papacy in a homily during a ceremony in which he took his place on a marble-and-mosaic throne of in the ancient Roman basilica of St. John in Lateran. The ceremony is the last formally marking Benedict's assumption of the papacy.
The pope "must not proclaim his own ideas, but ever link himself and the Church to obedience to the word of God, when faced with all attempts of adaptation or of watering down, as with all opportunism," Benedict said.
"Taking possession" of St. John's symbolizes the care that the pope has for all the Roman Catholic churches. Popes lead the entire church in their role as Bishop of Rome and successor to St. Peter, the first pope.
"Dear Romans, now I am your bishop," Benedict said. "Thanks for your generosity, thanks for your sympathy, thanks for your patience."
Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini opened the ceremony saying: "Most blessed Father, the Church that is in Rome rejoices as you ascend for the first time to your throne, that his the Roman throne of Peter, on which is founded the Church."
Sen. Charles Schumer, a leading Democrat in the fight over judicial nominees, urged President Bush to intervene and rein in the strongest conservative critics of Democratic opposition to some candidates.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is getting closer to a confrontation between Republicans and Democrats over whether President Bush's judicial nominees can be filibustered by senators who don't want them confirmed.