Total Number of Clips: 1 Cumulative Est. Audience: 11,776 Cumulative Est. Publicity Value: $2,272 (Sum of Clip Totals)
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KJTV 2010-11-26 03:26:00 UTC
KJTV 2010-11-26 03:26:00 UTC
KJTV 2010-11-26 03:26:00 UTC
KJTV 2010-11-26 03:26:00 UTC
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FOX34 News at 9
KJTV (Fox)Lubbock, TX DMA: 142
Nov 25 2010 9:26PM CST
Programming Type: News
Est. Households/Views: 11776
Est. Publicity Value: $284 (30 Seconds) $2272 (Total)
comes to a close for former house majority leader tom delay. on wednesday... he was found guilty of money laundering. the jury handing down the verdict after three days of deliberating. jurors determined delay illegally funneled almost 200-thousand dollars he got from corporations to help elect republicans to the texas state legislature in 2002. "i praise the lord for what's going on here number 1 and number 2 not blame anybody, this is an abuse of power this is a miscarriage of justice still maintain that i am innocent, criminalization politics undermin our system and i'm very disappointed in the outcome." delay stepped down as from his position in 2005. the former republican leader faces anywhere from seven years to life in prison. the midterm election and the nasty campaign period which preceded it... shows just how polarizing american politics are quickly becoming. what happened to the vast middle ground where lawmakers could compromise... and find ways to get things done? moderates from both parties hope that will happen... with the formation of a new centrist movement. remember that first week after he was elected? "i'm going to go in there with a spirit of bipartisanship." that spirit wouldn't take hold. "we are going to take back our country." there were soon angry partisan rallies from activist groups on the right, like the tea party... and on the left, like move-on-dot-org. "we can not back down!" in the government, partisan vitriol from republicans... "you lie!" and democrats alike... "it's republicans wrapping their arms around republicans rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes. it is a shame-- a shame!!" "entertaining political theater. but there are many observers -- analysts, columnists, current and former politician -- who are openly worried that with the momentum from the tea party and other republicans in congress..and with left-leaning democrats hunkering down on that side and putting more pressure on president obama, some crucial problems like reducing the deficit, maybe en in time to avoid a government shutdown in 2011-- won't get solved." now, a new movement targeting the middle of american politics is mobilizing. it's called ' no labels', made up of centrist democrats and republicans, many of them political strategists -- who say they want to pressure the parties to work together to tackle crises like the deficit, unemployment, immigration. jon cowan-- who served in the clinton administration-- is one of the founding members. "in american politics right now, mostly the far left and the far right dominate the debate, on the airwaves, on television, in town halls. that's who you see yelling the loudest demanding change. we're organizing the other -percent of the electorate." but cowan and others in ' no labels' tell us, this is not a third party. either way- centrist movements in american politics don't have the best track- record. "what the movement is up against is a very polarized situation. the media basically covers liberals and conservatives. much of the campaign finance comes from the two extremes. and so that will be their biggest challenge." new york's independent mayor michael bloomberg has been linked to the group- and is invited to speak at their launch in new york on december 13th. a bloomberg aide introduced the two founders of ' no labels'. ' no labels' leaders say this is not a testing ground for a michael bloomberg presidential run. they say they're getting no money or other resources from bloomberg. but one ' no labels' founder says that if bloomberg runs, there's a good chance the group would support him. now that congress has received word... the obama administration is
Total Number of Clips: 1 Cumulative Est. Audience: 11,776 Cumulative Est. Publicity Value: $2,272 (Sum of Clip Totals)

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