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‘Hammer' feels pinch on ethics

A slight whiff of corruption is wafting around US Congressman Tom DeLay, known as ‘The Hammer', writes Niall Stanage in New York

9th April, 2005

The man whose political ruthlessness earned him the nickname ‘The Hammer' is finding out what it eels like to be under pressure. TomDeLay, a key ally of President Bush in the US House of Representatives, is facing serous questions about his ethial standards. Two major stories last week gave fresh ammunition to DeLay's opponents. The New YorkTimes reported lastWednesday that the Congressman's wife and daughter had eceived more than $500,000 ince 2001 from committees associated...

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