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Who is Tom Delay?
(en.wikipedia.org)
(born April 8, 1947) is an American Republican politician from Texas and current Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is well-known for his conservative stances on foreign and domestic policy issues.
Tom DeLay
Ethical standards have been questioned
"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."
CNN.com "Jack in a Box." 2 May 2005 3 May 2005
"Abramoff, 46, an orthodox Jew who espouses conservative values, was already under investigation by two congressional committees and the FBI for allegedly bilking his Indian-tribe clients and possibly abusing tax exemptions on charities he set up. "
[Concerning Abramoff]CNN.com "Jack in a Box." 2 May 2005 3 May 2005
When Abramoff was asked [by TIME magazine] if he felt he got "too close" to DeLay, he said no.
[Concerning Abramoff]CNN.com "Jack in a Box." 2 May 2005 3 May 2005
Abramoff says the trip to London and Scotland was funded by the National Center for Public Policy Research and the golf trip was avioded in questioning.
[Concerning Abramoff]CNN.com "Jack in a Box." 2 May 2005 3 May 2005
TIME: How did it come to pass that two of your gambling-industry clients deposited $25,000 each with the trip's official sponsor on the day DeLay left for the trip?

ABRAMOFF: I have no knowledge of this. You would have to ask them.
[ Concerning Abramoff]
CNN.com "Jack in a Box." 2 May 2005 3 May 2005