Republican Culture of Corruption

As you read about the Republican corruption scandal, here is a multi-part seriesfrom 2002 on Tom DeLay’s racketeering scheme: AlterNet: Part I: Tom DeLay’s Axis of Influence for background.
Some background on the lobbying scheme, in Welcome to the Machine.
And, as you follow this, remember that it even involves a murder. (Remember how the Republicans liked to accuse Clinton of murder? and here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,here, here, here, etc.)