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The Historical Context of DeLay Ethics Controversy

House Majority Leader Tom Delay's ethics problems are not new to powerful House leaders. Jim Wright and Newt Gingrich also came under scrutiny from the bipartisan committee.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.