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Jack Abramoff

GOP Lobbyist Pleads Guilty In Abramoff Scandal

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A lobbyist with ties to Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Friday to helping supply congressional aides an all-expenses-paid trip to the ...

Happy Birthday, Governor Blagojevich!

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Giles Slade

Last Tuesday, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were upstaged by Governor Rod Blagojevich who appears destined for the same prison that currently houses his predecessor.

Nothing About the Prosecution of Don Siegelman Escapes the Taint of Corruption

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Louis Franklin's indictment of Siegelman is a recurring stunt that you see over and over in Alabama and elsewhere in the South.

Scandals Surrounding Don Siegelman's Prosecution: A Quick and Easy Primer, Part I

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

We know, based on definitive evidence, precisely how certain Bush appointees lied and colluded in order to subvert due process in the Siegelman trial.

Smooth Criminals: The Best-Dressed GOP Convicts (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Every good political villain needs a look, be it Kim Jong-Il's fondness for futuristic fashion, the trademark fatigues of Fidel Castro, or the decepti...

Email Proves Convict Abramoff Had "Agreement" With White House By 2001

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff told his colleagues at his former law firm that he had an "agreement" regarding communications with a former assistan...

Why Did "Straight-Talk" McCain Lie About Jack Abramoff?

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Before launching his probe into Abramoff, McCain claimed that he had never heard of or met Abramoff. This claim certainly stretches credulity.

Senator, Does George W. Bush Put Country First?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Obviously, they think Barack Obama is that kind of 'me-first' un-patriot, but what about the rest of that "country-second Washington crowd?"

Kevin Ring, Abramoff Associate, Indicted On Corruption Charges

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A one-time congressional aide who went on to work with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff was arrested Monday and accused of conspiring ...

McCain's Abramoff Inquiry Was Pure Political Payback, New Book Claims

Politico | Eamon Javers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new book released the day after Sen. John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination attacks one of his trademark political successes: ...

John McCain: Campaign Lobbyist in Chief

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

John McCain's attempted co-opt of the Obama campaign's change message avoids the fact that McCain has surrounded himself with a campaign staff of top ...

Sarah Palin as George Bush

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

That's the question I want to ask: Sarah, who would you pick as your vice president?

Abramoff Sentenced To Four Years For Corruption

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Jack Abramoff, the once powerful lobbyist at the heart of a far-reaching political corruption scandal, was sentenced to four years ...

DeLay Hailed As Hero By Republican Party He Disgraced

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom DeLay, the former House GOP majority leader whose connections to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff brought scandal and disgrace to the Republican p...

More GOP Woes: Abramoff To Testify and Be Sentenced On Day Of McCain's Acceptance Speech

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

While today's Gallup poll already showing a clear bounce for Obama, there are a number of very clear obstacles that Republicans are going to have to navigate next week to avoid the specter of a convention drop.

DOJ Wants Reduced Sentence For Abramoff

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jack Abramoff has spent more than 3,000 hours helping more than 100 law enforcement agents in an ongoing federal corruption probe that has implicated ...

Debbie Cook and Larry Kissell: Two Progressive Democrats for Congress

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

These contests will help determine whether the party can hold off Republicans' attempts to seize back control of Congress, or add seats to the Democratic majority they gained in 2006.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In the wake of Sen. Ted Stevens' indictment, his GOP colleagues quickly began distancing themselves from the stink by dumping campaign contributions Stevens had doled out through his PAC. Among those playing "Take Back the Money" were Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Dole, and John McCain. We've seen this game before, when politicians scrambled to rid themselves of donations from Enron and Jack Abramoff. Indeed, Dole has now won the Tainted Money Triple Crown, having divested herself of money from all three. The beauty of this D.C. dance is that it is always accompanied by insistent claims that political contributions have absolutely no impact. But no one ever explains why, if the money doesn't buy influence, there is such a rush to return it. Perhaps the answer can be found on Stevens' Bridge to Nowhere.

The United States of Money -- Tell Us What You Think

Alex Gibney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Gibney

The story of Jack Abramoff is an intriguing, stranger-than-fiction tale of Washington, D.C.'s tight knit world of members of Congress and the lobbyists who vie for their favor.

Appeals Court Throws Out Key Conviction In Abramoff Case

McClatchy Newspapers | Marisa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of a former White House official Tuesday in a significant defeat for prosecutors who are overseeing ...

Abramoff, White House Connection Detailed In House Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATES BELOW *** Reps. Henry Waxman and Tom Davis have released a draft of the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the Jack Abramoff ...

New Records Expose Abramoff Ties To Alaska Lawmaker

Anchorage Daily News | Richard Mauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Don Young has said he never allowed convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to be an influential force over him in Congress. But now a trove of old bil...

Corrupt GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

Associated Press | Erica Werner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Rep. John Doolittle of California, who is under investigation in a congressional lobbying scandal, said Thursday that he'll retire from Con...

Waxman: White House Withholding Hundreds Of Abramoff Documents

The Gavel | Jesse Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee wrote to White House Counsel Fred Fielding asking him to turn over more than 600 pages of docum...