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Ney Temporarily Quits House Post

NBC News is reporting that Rep. Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican implicated in a Abramoff lobbying corruption investigation will temporarily step aside as chairman of the House Administration Committee. A spokesman for Ney said that after word got out Friday, the congressman needed a few days to think about the decision to relinquish the post.

Democratic Leaders Ready Proposal on Code of Conduct

Officials speaking on the “condition of anonymity” Saturday night, let it be known that “Democrats intend to unveil a sweeping plan this week to tighten Congress’ code of conduct.” The plan includes “a ban on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers and a crackdown on special interest provisions slipped into legislation in the final moments before passage.” […]

Ouch – DeLay’s Support Hits Bottom

A new poll conducted in Tom DeLay’s district by Rice University and the University of Houston was released today and the results don’t look good for Tom DeLay. — “Barely one of every five of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s constituents would vote for him if the election were held now, according to a […]