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tom delay
In January, Republicans changed the ethics committee's rules in an apparent move to protect beleaguered Majority Leader Tom DeLay.Democrats were outraged.
tom delay
Democrats refused to allow the committee to organize. That put off any investigation And kept DeLay's troubles on the front pages.On Wednesday the Republicans gave in and repealed the rules changes.Democrats were triumphant.Republicans tried to put a positive spin on their retreat.
tom delay
DeLay is facing questions about the source of funding for some of his foreign trips, political fund-raising for Texas elections and his ties to a lobbyist under federal criminal investigation. He has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.
tom delay
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.
basketball
The final playoff round, a best-of-seven series between the victors of both conferences, is known as the Quick Facts about: NBA Finals
Quick Summary not found for this subjectNBA Finals. This is held in June, and is usually highly competitive. The victor in the Quick Facts about: NBA Finals
Quick Summary not found for this subjectNBA Finals wins the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Each player and major contributor, including coaches and the general manager, on the winning team receive a championship ring, while the best player on the winning team is awarded the Quick Facts about: NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
Quick Summary not found for this subjectNBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.
basketball
The playoffs are designed like a tournament. Every team plays another team in a best-of-seven series, with the first team to win four games advancing into the second round, while the other team is eliminated from the playoffs. In the next round, the team would play against another advancing team of the same conference and repeat the process. Thus, all but one team in each conference are eliminated from the playoffs.
filibuster
"Senate Democrats have abused the rules and refused to even allow a vote," says the television ad. "So courtrooms sit empty, while thousands of Americans have their cases delayed."
filibuster
Republicans have responded by threatening to use their majority to ban judicial filibusters. The GOP has 55 of the 100 Senate seats, but two members of the rank and file have announced plans to side with the Democrats and enough others are publicly uncommitted to leave the outcome of any showdown in doubt.
filibuster/ judges
Democrats blocked 10 of Bush's first-term appeals court nominees by filibuster, a parliamentary tactic that requires supporters to post 60 votes to advance to a final vote.
appointment of judges
The president renominated seven of the 10 after he won re-election. Democrats give every indication they are prepared to block some or all of them again on grounds they are too conservative to warrant lifetime appointments to the bench.
appointment of judges
"I don't think it's radical to ask senators to vote. I don't think it's radical to expect senators to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities," said Frist, whom Democrats have accused of engaging in "radical Republican" politics.
pope
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself “a simple, humble worker.”
pope
Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, where he waved to a wildly cheering crowd of tens of thousands and gave his first blessing as the church's 265th pope. Other cardinals clad in their crimson robes came out on other balconies to watch him.
pope
“Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me — a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord,” he said. “I entrust myself to your prayers,” the pope said.
best selling non fiction
1. MY LIFE SO FAR, by Jane Fonda
best selling non fiction
Jane Fonda, actor and activist, talked about her autobiography My Life So Far, published by Random House. In it, Ms. Fonda focused on her childhood as the daughter of actor Henry Fonda, her days spent as an actress, her activism during the Vietnam War, and her marriages to activist Tom Hayden and entrepreneur Ted Turner. She also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
UN
-- The Republican chairman of the Senate committee considering President Bush's choice to be United Nations ambassador said allegations about John R. Bolton's management style and judgment aren't enough to sink the nomination.
UN
Democrats hope to defeat Bolton when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes Tuesday. Democrats are outnumbered 10-8 on the committee, and would need the vote of one or more Republicans.
UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged the United States and Russia on Monday to slash their nuclear arsenals irreversibly to just hundreds of warheads, and urged nonweapons states like Iran to give up potential bomb technology in return for international guarantees of nuclear fuel.
UN
He has been confirmed by the United States Senate four times. In other words, he's been up before the Senate before. And they've analyzed his talents and his capabilities. And they've confirmed him. John Bolton is a blunt guy. Sometimes people say I'm little too blunt.
UN
He's an impressive fellow. Now, he's delivered -- to Lebanon, excuse me. He's delivered a very strong message to the Syrian leader, though, that the world expects President [Bashir] Assad to withdraw not only his military forces, but his intelligence services, completely from Lebanon.
UN
And now he is in charge of following up to make sure it happens.

I think that's a very important and useful role for the United Nations to play. We have played a role. France has played a role. A lot of nations have played roles. But the United Nations has done a very good job in Syria -- with Syria in Lebanon of making it sure that the world expects the Lebanese elections to be free in May, without Syrian influence.He's an impressive fellow. I applaud him for his hard work. But there's an example of why I think the United Nations is an important body.
On the other hand, the United Nations has had some problems that we've all seen.
And if we expect the United Nations to be effective, it needs to clean up its problems. And I think it makes sense to have somebody representing the United States who will be straightforward about the issues.
basketball
playoffs happening now
tv rating
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tv rating
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pope benedict
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (in Latin Benedictus XVI) was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on April 16, 1927. He is the 265th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
pope benidict
He was elected on April 19, 2005, in the 2005 papal conclave, over which he presided. He was formally inaugurated during the papal inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005.
pope benidict
In the consistory of June 1977 he was named a cardinal by Pope Paul VI. By the time of the 2005 Conclave, he was one of only 14 remaining cardinals appointed by Paul VI, and one of only three of those under the age of 80 and thus eligible to participate in that conclave.
tv rating
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tv rating
Programs are voluntarily rated by the broadcast and cable television networks.
tv rating
movies can be rating, along with the r, pg, pg13, and g.. if the network wants it
basketball
Gm 1: DET 87, LAL 75

Gm 2: LAL 99, DET 91

Gm 3: DET 88, LAL 68

Gm 4: DET 88, LAL 80

Gm 5: DET 100, LAL 87
basketball
Joe Dumars built the team, Larry Brown coached it and Finals MVP Chauncey Billups led the effort to return the Larry O'Brien Trophy to Detroit. The Pistons routed the Lakers 100-87 Tuesday in Game 5 to win The Finals, giving Motown its first NBA title since 1990.
basketball
Lakers Finish Off Rockets
Despite trailing at the half, Los Angeles outscored Houston by 20 points after the break en route to a
97-78 series-clinching win in Game 5 on Wednesday. Kobe Bryant posted 31 points and 10 assists for the Lakers, who face San Antonio at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday
in the Western Conference Semifinals (ABC).
appointment of judges
JUDGE: a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice ; an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality [syn: evaluator] v 1: determine the result of
appoinment of jugdes
"Our judiciary must be independent, impartial and fair," Frist said in his taped remarks
tv rating
The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board is responsible for ensuring that the ratings are applied with accuracy and consistency. Individuals can contact the Board via mail, phone, or e-mail to voice complaints.
tv rating
commercials not rated; A rating icon appears in the upper left hand corner at the start of the program. If the program is more than one hour, the icon will reappear at the beginning of the second hour.
pope benedict
The choice of the name Benedict (Latin "the blessed") is significant. Benedict XVI used his first General Audience in St. Peter's Square, on April 27, 2005, to explain to the world on why he chose the name
tv rating
Programs are rated by episode and, therefore, may carry a different rating based on the content.
filibuster
The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
An instance of the use of this delaying tactic.
filibuster
After blocking the judicial nominees, the Democrats will attempt to obstruct all pro-growth, pro-business legislation that makes it to the Senate
filibuster
Make no mistake about it: The Democratic strategy is to attempt to encroach on presidential authority in every single area.
tom delay
Two Republicans won't join DeLay ethics probe
Ethics panel members gave money to aid his legal defense
From Ted Barrett
CNN
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Posted: 10:57 PM EDT (0257 GMT
tomdelay
Tom DeLay told reporters: "We've answered just about every question that's ever been asked of us."
tom delay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
pope benedict
Then as a university professor during the student unrest of the 1960s, he became increasingly conservative.
pope benedict
Many cardinals would like to see a less centralised Church, and a less powerful pope who guides rather than governs.

They may have to wait a little longer. Pope Benedict XVI looks like a man who will not be afraid to exercise his powers.
Bolton

Lugar predicts Bolton will clear committee
Thursday, April 28, 2005 Posted: 9:57 AM EDT (1357 GMT)
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will approve John R. Bolton's nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations when it votes next month, the committee's chairman predicted Wednesday.
Bolton

White House press secretary Scott McClellan
"John Bolton is someone who brings a lot of experience and a lot of passion and sometimes a blunt style to this position," McClellan said. "But those are exactly the kind of qualities that are needed in an agent of change to get things done, particularly at a place like the United Nations."
bolton / un

White House press secretary Scott McClellan
White House press secretary Scott McClellan said President Bush chose Bolton for the blunt style that is at the root of the criticism against the nominee.