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Lawmakers Spar over DeLay Ethics Probe

Republicans on a House comittee say they want to begin a preliminary investigation of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). But Democrats seem unlikely to accept the inquiry until new, lenient ethics rules are revised. They say new rules put in place by the GOP leadership were designed to protect DeLay.

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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.