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    Jack Abramoff on CNN: Congress weakens travel disclosure rules

    July 4, 2014
    140702163202-nr-brooke-jack-abramoff-00033926-horizontal-gallery Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff who describes the kind of access lobbyist’s have to Congressmen through free trips. Watch the video here.…
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    Abramoff Talks Lobbying

    October 11, 2013
    abramoff-talks-lobbying-1 Former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff (LAW ’86) reflected on his past corruption on Capitol Hill and offered solutions for reforming campaign finance legislation in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. In the hour-long Georgetown University Lecture Fund event, “Can Washington…
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    Religion Irrelevant Amid the Summer of Filner, Spitzer and Weiner

    August 21, 2013
    religion-irrelevant Three politicians whose political ambition and sexual misconduct have enraptured Americans this summer – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and the city comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer – all happen to be Jewish. That’s…
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    Jack Abramoff Is on a Mission

    June 18, 2013
    on-a-mission Jack Abramoff is used to tough crowds. The Bush-era lobbyist was at the heart of a scandal… that led to the conviction or plea bargains of 21 others, including White House officials, fellow lobbyists, Congressional staffers, and Representative Bob Ney.
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    Tips from 'notorious lobbyist'

    June 6, 2013
    jack-abramoff-8 Memo from Jack Abramoff to Silicon Valley: You’ve got to be much more involved in politics than you are, and be smarter at it. “There is no area of public policy that tech shouldn’t be involved in, and with a very big…

Are We Trending Yet?

July 7, 2014

According to the polls, Americans favor root canal surgery over Congress. Cockroaches are more popular than our elected federal legislators. Even the sporting world’s most reviled creature – the replacement referees of the NFL –…


If It Moves, Tax It

June 27, 2014

Ronald Reagan succinctly summed up the essence of government:
“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
He meant it as an insult, not an…


The Mark of McCain

Full disclosure: I think Dana Rohrabacher is one of the greatest representatives sitting in the Congress. I have felt this way since Dana transitioned from one of the key speech writers for Ronald Reagan into elective office. Dana is honest,…


A Moment That Passed

June 23, 2014

The defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a grassroots activist college professor should have presaged a fundamental shift in the Republican Party Congressional leadership. It should have been a wake-up call to…