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Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay is a former House majority leader, the second-ranking leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. As majority leader, he was responsible for developing the issues and policies that formed the Republican agenda. When Mr. DeLay left Congress in 2006, he devoted himself to helping conservatives. He is the founder of First Principles LLC, a consulting firm that works with a range of political organizations in the fields of grass roots, new media, communications and issue advocacy.

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Boys await medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

DeLAY: Failed policy the real reason Obama skipped a border trip

In a funny way, you can totally understand why President Obama decided in the end not to make the trip down to the border on his trip to Texas this week, to view for himself the failure of his immigration policy and the devastating results of his open-borders approach for Texas and the rest of the border states. Published July 10, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at 1776, a hub for tech startups, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DeLAY: From King George III to King Obama I

"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Published July 3, 2014

Susan Rice

DeLAY: A new level of outrage in Bowe Bergdahl debacle

It's a season of outrages coming out of the Obama administration these days, from the scandal at the Veterans Administration to the unconstitutional, job-killing mandates being planned by the Environmental Protection Agency. Published June 5, 2014

Thomas Jefferson

DeLAY: From the Declaration, a clarion call to fight tyranny

"Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Published April 24, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, answers constituents' questions during a listening session at the Snap-on Headquarters in Kenosha, Wis., on March 20, 2014. (Associated Press/Kenosha News, Kevin Poirier)

DeLAY: A budget that reflects our true values

If you really want to appreciate the good work that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the House Republicans did Thursday in passing their budget, consider the Pencil Story. Published April 10, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DELAY: A few parting thoughts on CPAC

This year's CPAC was one of the best I ever attended, with a large and enthusiastic gathering of young people adding energy and new ideas to the mix. Published March 13, 2014

Lesson: "Power makes you arrogant, if you're not careful," says former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who considers himself a better person now. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

DELAY: A revolution for the Constitution

Our Constitution is being hijacked, and it's time to reclaim it. I spent my entire career fighting for the Constitution, for limited government and regulation, lower taxes and less government in our lives. We're losing that battle right now. Published March 6, 2014