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Cain has no plans to go 'Dancing'

Cain has no plans to go 'Dancing'

ATLANTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for Herman Cain says the Republican former U.S. presidential hopeful has turned down an invitation to compete on TV's "Dancing with the Stars."
Politics: Florida front and center primary battle

Politics: Florida front and center primary battle

Florida, knocked down a few pegs in some quarters before Newt Gingrich's double-digit win in South Carolina, is front and center Tuesday in the Republican quest for the presidential nomination.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.
By United Press International
Cain: 9-9-9 tax plan not 'off a pizza box'

Cain: 9-9-9 tax plan not 'off a pizza box'

HANOVER, N.H., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza magnate Herman Cain said his 9-9-9 tax plan is solid and not something that came "off a pizza box."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
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Tom DeLay files appeal brief

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An appeal filed by former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay says he did not knowingly take part in a conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws.
Tom DeLay's lawyers ask for new trial

Tom DeLay's lawyers ask for new trial

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's lawyers asked for a new trial in his corruption case, alleging errors of procedure, law and fact.

DeLay sentenced to three years in prison

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas was sentenced to three years in state prison Monday for conspiring to launder money.

DeLay guilty of money laundering

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was found guilty of money laundering Wednesday, the third day of jury deliberations in Austin, Texas.
DeLay jurors seek info on money laundering

DeLay jurors seek info on money laundering

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Jurors in the case of ex-U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay in Texas ended their first deliberations questioning money-laundering charges filed against him.
Prosecutor plays DeLay tape in closing

Prosecutor plays DeLay tape in closing

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Deliberations in the money-laundering case against Tom DeLay were halted Monday and the jurors sent home by Texas State District Judge Pat Priest.
DeLay does not testify as trial nears end

DeLay does not testify as trial nears end

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Testimony in Tom DeLay's money-laundering trial ended in Austin, Texas, without the former House majority leader testifying.
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Jim Ellis, a co-defendent of Tom DeLay, leaves the 331st District Court of Travis County, in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, during a break in the proceedings. An attorney for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay asked a Travis County, Texas, district court on Tuesday to throw out money-laundering and conspiracy charges against DeLay, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro. (UPI Photo/Chris Carson)
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Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay (pronounced /dəˈleɪ/; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1984 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005, when he resigned because of criminal money laundering charges in connection with a campaign finance investigation. He was convicted of money laundering in 2010 and sentenced to three years in prison but is free on bail while appealing his conviction.

Tom DeLay began his career as a politician in 1978 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1985, he became a born-again Christian. In 1988, after just a few years in the U.S. House, Tom DeLay was appointed Deputy Minority Whip. In 1994 he helped Newt Gingrich effect the Republican Revolution, which gave the Republicans the victory in the 1994 midterm election and swept Democrats from power in both houses of Congress, putting Republicans in control of the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. In 1995, he was elected House Majority Whip.

With the Republicans in control of both chambers in Congress, Tom DeLay, along with Gingrich and conservative activist Grover Norquist, helped start the K Street Project, an effort to advance Republican ideals. Tom DeLay was elected House Majority Leader after the 2002 midterm elections. In the eyes of some Democrats, he was renowned for his enforcement of party discipline and retribution against those who did not support the legislative agenda of President George W. Bush. On policy issues, not just political strategy and tactics, DeLay was known as one of Capitol Hill's fiercest, staunchest conservatives during his years in Congress, earning very high marks from conservative interest groups (e.g., business, gun rights, pro-life) and very low marks from liberal ones (e.g., civil liberties, labor unions, environmental protection).

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