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Tom DeLay

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/14/lobbyist.marianaislands.ap/index.html
A lobbyist under scrutiny for charging Indian tribes millions of dollars is now facing a call for a congressional investigation into his work for the government of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Social Security

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/03/bush.socialsecurity.ap/index.html
President Bush pitched his newly remodeled Social Security solvency plan to blue-collar workers Tuesday as the White House signaled that he wasn't wedded to a particular formula for reducing promised future benefits.
Social Security

May 3; Associated Press; "Bush pushes revised Social Security plan"
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/03/bush.socialsecurity.ap/index.html
Bush's plan, which would allow benefits to rise the most for lower-income retirees, has drawn widespread Democratic and some Republican criticism since he unveiled it last Thursday at a prime-time news conference.
Filibusters

May 4, 2005; Associated Press; "What's behind the Senate dispute over judicial filibuster"
cnn.com
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.
Filibusters

May 4, 2005; Associated Press; "What's behind the Senate dispute over judicial filibuster"
cnn.com
The filibuster is a parliamentary tactic where senators use their right to virtually unlimited debate to block measures or legislation. To stop a filibuster requires 60 votes. Passing a bill or confirming a nominee requires only a simple majority, 51 senators if all 100 senators are present. The vice president can break 50-50 ties.
Filibusters

May 7, 2005; Associated Press; "Schumer urges Bush to intervene in filibuster fight"
cnn.com
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.
Benedict

May 7, 2005; Associated Press
cnn.com; Pope: John Paul's stands will continue
Pope Benedict XVI indicated Saturday he will stick to Pope John Paul II's unwavering stands against abortion and euthanasia, saying pontiffs must resist attempts to "water down" Roman Catholic teaching.
Benedict

Benedict

May 7, 2005; Associated Press
cnn.com; Pope: John Paul's stands will continue
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 in the ancient Roman basilica of St. John in Lateran. The ceremony is the last to formally mark Benedict's assumption of the papacy.
Benedict

May 7, 2005; Associated Press
cnn.com; Pope: John Paul's stands will continue
"That's what Pope John Paul II did, when ... faced with erroneous interpretations of freedom, underlined in an unequivocal way, the inviolability of human beings, the inviolability of human life from conception to natural death," Benedict said to ringing applause from the congregation.
Benedict

May 3, 2005; Associated Press
cnn.com; "Pope receives first head of state"
Pope Benedict received his first head of state Tuesday when Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi paid an official visit to the Vatican.
Benedict

May 3, 2005; Associated Press
cnn.com; "Pope receives first head of state"
Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, has been breaking into his new job slowly, receiving a few cardinals a day in private audiences.
NBA

Associated Press; May 1, 2005 sportsillustrated.cnn.com
Clean sweep; "Heat finish off Nets behind Wade's 34 points"
Unlike last year's showing, the Nets were swept in the 4th game in the NBA playoffs by the Miami Heat. Dwayne Wade of Miami had to fill the shoes of Shaquille O'Neal while his sore thighs heal.
NBA

Associated Press; May 1, 2005 sportsillustrated.cnn.com
"Suns sweep; Phoenix sprints past Memphis into second round"
The Phoenix Suns swept the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs to improve to the Western Conference finals. They will play either Dallas or Houston.
NBA

Associated Press; May 3, 2005
sportsillustrated.cnn.com
"Taking control; Pistons rally in regulation, win in OT to take 3-1 lead"
The Detroit Pistons take a commanding 3-1 game lead in their playoff series against the Philedelphia 76ers. The task was not easy, however, as the third game ran into overtime.
NBA

Associated Press; May 3, 2005
www.msnbc.msn.com
"Wizards end playoff drought,
top Bulls in Game 3"
The Wizards won their first playoff victory in 17 years Saturday, beating the Chicago Bulls 117-99 with a big-man attack notably absent in the first two games of the series.
NBA

Associated Press; May 5, 2005; www.msnbc.msn.com
"Bibby, Kings climb back into series with Sonics"
Bibby had 31 points and seven rebounds in a dramatic improvement on his last two performances, and the Kings earned a 116-104 victory over the SuperSonics on Friday night to cut Seattle’s series lead to 2-1.
TV Censorship

Associated Press. May 4, 2005. laweekly.com "Censor alert:Congress considers controls for cable TV and the Internet"
Just as a TIME magazine poll out this week shows Americans want more TV censorship, a brace of Republican initiatives threatens to extend federal control of what you can see and hear and read to both cable TV and the Internet.
TV Censorship

Associated Press. May 6, 2005. msnbc.msn.com "Will tv indecency ban become censorship?"
In the minds of many viewers, the current anti-indecency crusade isn't just out to make the airwaves safe for families and children. Another likely goal is to punish TV for its brazen smut-peddling
TV Censorship

Moore, Frazier. May 7, 2005. "A ban on TV indecency is all the rage in the U.S. - is censorship next?" www.cp.org
n the minds of many viewers, the current anti-indecency crusade isn't just about making the airwaves safe for families and children - it's also a way to punish TV for its brazen smut-peddling
TV Censorship

Associated Press; May 5, 2005
laweekly.com; "TV censorship: who? what?"
The latest assault on cable TV’s creative freedom comes from octogenarian Republican Senator Ted Stevens, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Stevens and his committee are considering a censorious House-passed “indecency” bill regulating radio and TV broadcasters — legislation cooked up in the wake of the furor over Janet Jackson’s boob flash during the Super Bowl. And now, the weighty senator wants to extend its provisions — including a draconian new government-imposed ratings system
TV Censorship

Associated Press; May 5, 2005
laweekly.com; "TV censorship: who? what?"
The effect on cable-TV programming would be enormous. The Republican-controlled FCC has, in the Bush years, already been heavy-handed in targeting what it deems broadcast speech too impure for you to hear. Its rulings go way beyond the traditional “Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV” made famous by George Carlin’s uproarious comic riff. That’s why Howard Stern — after getting a $495,000 spanking from the FCC — chose to exile himself from broadcast radio to his upcoming new home on Sirius Satellite Radio.