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Movie review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the general attention-deficit disorder that afflicts the public - when they pay attention to the news long enough for anything substantial to re...

Alex Gibney, Jack Abramoff and the Corruption of US Politics

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

There is a limit, no matter how judicious a film's construction, to audience comprehension. In the case of Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Gibney entertains as well as enlightens.

'Casino Jack' Discussion (VIDEO): Ryan Grim Hosts Discussion On Lobbying, Campaign Finance Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do you know where your politicians are getting their money? Join The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST for a discussion about ...

Bob Ney, Neil Volz Go From Abramoff Power Brokers To Ex-Cons

Roll Call | Anna Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jack Abramoff left a big handprint on everyone he touched. Just ask former Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and his one-time top aide Neil Volz....

Neil Volz, Abramoff Lobbyist, Now A Janitor

Washington Post | Sarah Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One thing is clear: Neil Volz is a changed man. ...

The Democrats' Dirty Money Problem

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Oscar winning director Alex Gibney's latest film, Casino Jack, is premiering in Washington, DC next week, New York last, and San Francisco the week af...

SUPREME COURT FINALLY GUTS HONEST-SERVICE FRAUD

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute --"depriv[ing] another of the intangible right of honest se...

Jack Abramoff Got Kosher Pizza Shop Job For 'Business Savvy,' Marketing

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BALTIMORE — A lively mix of regulars and families with small children ate lunch at a kosher pizzeria in northwest Baltimore on Wednesday, and se...

Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Working In Baltimore Pizza Shop

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has landed a new job at a kosher pizzeria in Baltimore soon after his release from priso...

Jack Abramoff Working At Kosher Pizzeria, Still A Putz

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

Jack Abramoff, he of felonious fame, is now working at a kosher pizza joint in Baltimore. As part of his "community service," Abramoff will spend six months working at Tov Pizza.

Jack Abramoff Documentary, 'Casino Jack,' By Alex Gibney (TRAILER)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alex Gibney, the Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker behind the fantastic "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," will be out soon with a new ...

Jack Abramoff Out Of Prison: Disgraced Lobbyist Heads To Halfway House

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been released from prison to a halfway house in the mid-Atlantic region, the F...

Horace Cooper Pleads Guilty: Former Labor Department Official Caught Up In Abramoff Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former official with the Labor Department turned conservative commentator pleaded guilty Wednesday in a corrupt lobbyist case, sa...

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Three Unsung Democracy Heroes

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

There are unsung heroes dedicated to bringing our government more in line with its democratic values and removing corporate influence from our political process.

Con Games: Of Conservative Bondage

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Vice in the defense of extremism is no luxury. The phrase dirty tricks has a whole new meaning now that the Republican National Committee (RNC) under...

Man-Horse Matrimony

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

One can only hope the people of Arizona decide to put Mr. Hayworth out to pasture. I can picture him neighing softly as he accepts sugar cubes from Jack Abramoff.

Casino Jack: I Wonder Who's Spinning Us Now

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Jaffe

Aficionados of Washington political corruption should enjoy Alex Gibney's new film, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, the latest chapter in...

Arthur Delaney

Alex Gibney, 'Casino Jack' Filmmaker, Blasts Citizens United Decision (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a webisode promoting his film "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," a documentary about disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, director Alex Gib...

McCain Avatar Ad: JD Hayworth's Drudge Report Ad Condemned By McCain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain wasn't mad until after he turned blue in the face. The Arizona Senator's re-election campaign slammed his Republican challenger, J.D. Hay...

McCain Faces Toughest Re-Election Challenge

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Defeated just two years ago as the Republican presidential candidate and with his bonafides as a true conservative again being challen...

Weekly Audit: Don't Let Citizens United Wreck Our Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to in...

Live from Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I didn't walk out of Lovers of Hate but people around me did and the urge for flight was strong. Thankfully, this turgid comedy eventually developed a modicum of suspense.

New Trial Date Set for Former Abramoff Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hill reports that ex-Jack Abramoff associate Kevin Ring will again face trial on June 21, 2010. U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle set the n...

What It's Like To Go Down With The Ship In Politics

Lisa Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Baron

In politics, if your boss crosses the line then it's ultimately your career that suffers. It's called being "Abramoff'd", and it's what happened to me while working for Ralph Reed, despite that my hands are clean.