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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF and the White House
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
… end weeks of playing coy with the American people and release all of its information about contacts between the White House and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff …
www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_3458885

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006

GOP To Bush: Come Clean On Abramoff
CBS News – USA
… CBS/AP) Some of President Bush’s fellow Republicans in Congress are urging him to publicly disclose White House contacts with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. …
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/30/politics/main1254048.shtml

ABRAMOFF SCANDAL ENSNARES MANY
Free Market News Network – Pompano Beach,FL,USA The guilty plea of fabulously wealthy and highly corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff raised the question of involvement of congressmen in illegal fundraising and …
www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=6509

RNC: Chairman Howard Dean, Meet Your Abramoff Democrats noticias.info – Spain
… DNC Chair Howard Dean: “[B]ut The Point Is That Not One Democrat Either Knew It Or Acted On It. Nobody Got Anything Out Of The Democrats From Jack Abramoff. …
www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=141918&src=0

SAFAVIAN Wrongly Passed Info to Abramoff, US Says Project on Government Oversight – Washington,DC,USA … that court papers show that David H. Safavian, former general counsel at the General Services Administration, tipped off fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff that Tyco …
pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2006/01/safavian_wrongl.html

REP. aided Abramoff clients
Baltimore Sun – United States
WASHINGTON // A California congressman who accepted campaign cash from Jack Abramoff and used Abramoff’s sports box for a fundraiser interceded on behalf of …
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.doolittle30
jan30,1,2068778.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006

UPDATE 1: White House Official Warned Abramoff Forbes – USA
The Bush administration’s former chief procurement official tipped off lobbyist Jack Abramoff that the government was about to suspend the federal contracts of …
www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/feeds/ap/2006/01/29/ap2484827.html

ABRAMOFF: Bush must tell all
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Republican lawmakers said on Sunday that President George W Bush should publicly disclose White House contacts with Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist …
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1871681,00.html

PAPERS Link GOP Lawmaker, Abramoff Clients San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
A California congressman who accepted campaign cash from disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and used his sports box for a fundraiser interceded on behalf of …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/01/29/national/w092309S59.DTL

AN AIM Activist’s View of Jack Abramoff
Bay Area Indymedia – San Francisco,CA,USA … mentality, accentuated through the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, has allowed countless political types and racist individuals like Jack Abramoff to defraud …
www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1798993.php

PROSECUTOR Pulled Off Abramoff
TIME – USA
When Noel Hillman, head of the corruption probe surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff, stepped down last week after President Bush nominated him for a federal …
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1154168,00.html

Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF, Bush doings are everyone’s business The Republican – Springfield,MA,USA
How many times did Jack Abramoff visit the White House? Was he there for business or for pleasure – or for both? Whom did he meet … www.masslive.com/editorials/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1138437955172830.xml&coll=1

Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006

ROBERT Schlesinger: Puncturing the Abramoff Bipartisan Scandal … Yahoo! News – USA
… Prospect puts the lie to the notion, repeated by various GOP officials and mouthpieces, that both parties benefited from Jack Abramoff’s, errr, largesse. …
news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20060128/cm_huffpost/014608;_ylt=A86.I1vjC
dtDUgIB1wr9wxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA—

MR. Abramoff’s Meetings, Again
Washington Post – United States
IF A TYPICAL picture is worth a thousand words, a picture of President Bush with Jack Abramoff, we suppose, might be worth about 10,000. … www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/27/AR2006012701413.html

NORTON Posed for Photo With Abramoff
Washington Post – United States
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Gale Norton posed for a photograph with Jack Abramoff in her second encounter with the lobbyist, a brief face-to-face session …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/27/AR2006012701534.html

THE Bush-Abramoff Photo Scrub
Village Voice – New York,NY,USA
by By James Ridgeway with Michael Roston. WASHINGTON, DC—The Jack Abramoff picture scrub has taken a new turn. Yesterday President … www.villagevoice.com/news/0605,roston,71944,6.html

ECHOING Couric, O’Reilly attacked Dean, falsely claiming Abramoff … Media Matters for America – Washington,DC,USA Summary: Bill O’Reilly attacked Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, falsely claiming that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was “charged with …
mediamatters.org/items/200601270012

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006

IN DC, Abramoff scandal cools free lunches MSNBC – USA
By Joel Seidman. WASHINGTON — The scandal surrounding disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has claimed its first victim: The Capitol Hill free lunch. …
msnbc.msn.com/id/11025206/

BUSH downplays Abramoff photos, again defends NSA eavesdropping San Diego Union Tribune – United States
WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush on Thursday dismissed White House photos with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff as an innocent “grip-and-grin” encounter …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20060126-1505-cnsbush.html

SPOKESMAN says Abramoff won’t release, sell photos of himself and … Raw Story – Cambridge,MA,USA
In a tersely worded statement to RAW STORY late Thursday, a spokesman for fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff hinted that he did indeed have the photos of himself …
rawstory.com/news/2005/Spokesman_says_Abramoff_wont_release_sell_0126.html

DELAY proposes sending Abramoff to Pluto People’s Weekly World – USA
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took to the floor of the House of Representative to propose sending former lobbyist Jack Abramoff on the first manned mission to that …
www.pww.org/article/articleview/8462/1/306

IF Abramoff is truly frum, I’ll eat my black hat J. – the Jewish News weekly of Northern California – San Francisco,CA,USA The New York Times and ABC News just could not understand why Jack Abramoff, a master of public relations, would walk out of a courtroom — where he pleaded …
www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystor
y/story_id/28216/format/html/displaystory.html

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006

PAPER: Texas Favored Firm Tied to Abramoff Forbes – USA
The state of Texas hired a firm with close ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff after rejecting competing bids that met more of its selection criteria and cost less …
www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/01/25/ap2476514.html

CONGRESSMAN Linked to Abramoff to Run in ‘06 New York Times – United States
… Mr. Ney is referred to as “Representative No. 1" in court documents filed in connection with the corruption scandal surrounding the lobbyist Jack Abramoff. …
www.nytimes.com/2006/01/25/national/25cnd-ney.html?hp&ex=1138
251600&en=80472ae79409ed7f&ei=5094&partner=homepage

ABRAMOFF scandal exposes greed in public life Fitchburg Sentinel – Fitchburg,MA,USA
Now that former uber-lobbyist and Republican operative Jack Abramoff and his partner Michael Scanlon have pleaded guilty to corruption charges involving their …
sentinelandenterprise.com/opinion/ci_3436209

SEEING Russia the Abramoff Way (Excerpt) The New American – USA
by William Norman Grigg. A corrupt deal brokered by Jack Abramoff led Tom DeLay to sell a critical foreign-aid vote to the Russian mob. … www.thenewamerican.com/artman/publish/article_3117.shtml

TIME.COM: When George Met Jack — Jan. 30, 2006 — Page 1 As details poured out about the illegal and unseemly activities of Republican
lobbyist Jack Abramoff, White House officials sought to portray the scandal as …
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1151784,00.html?cnn=yes

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006

MR. Abramoff’s Meetings
Washington Post – United States
HERE ARE SOME things we know about Jack Abramoff and the White House: The disgraced lobbyist raised at least $100,000 for President Bush’s reelection campaign. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/24/AR2006012401532.html

DOLITTLE Defends Relationship With Abramoff The Sacramento Union – Sacramento,CA,USA WASHINGTON DC — In his first extensive public comments about being implicated in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, California Republican Rep. … www.sacunion.com/pages/sacramento/articles/7576/

MCCARTHYISM Ressurected: Bush / Abramoff Pics and The MSM Reaction NewsBusters – USA
On Monday, White House officials acknowledged that, yes, photographs did exist of President Bush in a classic grip-and-grin with Jack Abramoff, the disgraced …
newsbusters.org/node/3721

VERY Few US Adults Believe the Jack Abramoff Case is an Isolated … PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA 24 /PRNewswire/ — As the fallout surrounding the case of Jack Abramoff and his guilty plea on fraud and bribery charges continues to swirl around Washington …
www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&ST
ORY=/www/story/01-24-2006/0004266904&EDATE=

WHAT a Twisted Web Jack Abramoff Doth Weave When he Bribed … Political Cortex – New York,NY,USA
Sadly, religion played a role in this corruption scandal that Jack Abramoff lobbying activity included. Let us begin with Tom DeLay. … www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/1/24/142219/992

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006

BUSH’S foes eager to get photos of president with Abramoff San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
… words, the old adage goes, which is why President Bush’s foes are anxious to get their hands on photos of him posing with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/13693970.htm

CAN Congress stop another Abramoff?
CNN – USA
… The Democrats, hoping the scandal involving indicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff could help their chances of winning back the House and the Senate in November …
www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/23/ethicsreform.tm/

‘CLOONEY made Abramoff’s daughter cry’
Times of India – India
PALM SPRINGS: Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s father says George Clooney’s joke about his son’s name during the Golden Globe Awards made the lobbyist’s 12 …
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1383660.cms

DOOLITTLE defends relationship with Abramoff Scripps Howard News Service – Washington,DC,USA … John Doolittle is challenging the Justice Department to “investigate me” if federal authorities think he is caught up in the Jack Abramoff scandal. …
www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=DOOLITTLE-01-23-06

MEDIA tout McCain as “untainted” reformer in Abramoff scandal … Media Matters for America – Washington,DC,USA Summary: Media figures have argued that the scandal surrounding former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff is good news for Sen. John … mediamatters.org/items/200601230005

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006

BUSH WITH ABRAMOFF SAYS TIME
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia Time magazine says it has seen at least five photographs of US President George W Bush with disgraced lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, who’s at the centre of a major …
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=126957&region=4

CLOONEY made Abramoff’s child cry
MSNBC – USA
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The father of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says George Clooney’s off-color joke about his son’s name during the Golden Globe …
msnbc.msn.com/id/10979927/

LESSON from Abramoff: Golf is bad
United Press International – USA
22 (UPI) — Of all the lessons to emerge from the scandal involving Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the most culturally consequential may be that golf is bad …
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060122-080011-1238r

BARNES & Thornburg lobbyist linked to Abramoff has quit WTHR – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… and Thornburg has accepted the resignation of one of its Washington lobbyists implicated in the bribery and corruption scandal swirling around Jack Abramoff. …
www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=4394601&nav=9Tai

OUTRAGE over Abramoff case belies lobbyists’ place in politics Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland,OH,USA Washington- No one’s excusing Jack Abramoff, the influence peddler who is spilling secrets to the Justice Department about his scheme to bribe members of …
www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1137922847271080.xml&coll=2

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 200

GEORGE, you don’t know Jack, says Abramoff’s father Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
The actor George Clooney has come under attack from the father of Jack Abramoff, the Washington lobbyist facing jail over influence-peddling charges, after …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/
22/wcloon22.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/01/22/ixworld.html

BLUNT, DeLay Share Abramoff Connections
Ely Times – NV, USA
WASHINGTON – Rep. Roy Blunt (, , ) has ties to corporate lobbyists and convicted influence peddler Jack Abramoff that rival Rep. … www.localnewsleader.com/elytimes/stories/news-00128399.html

JACK Abramoff and the Syrian ‘Chalabi’
uruknet.info – Italy
… headquarters of the RFP. Reform Party of Syria is the office of ‘super-Zionist’ lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Middle Gate Ventures, Abramoff’s … www.uruknet.info/?p=m19810&l=i&size=1&hd=0

ABRAMOFF scandal less important
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA Re the Jan. 19 letter, “Abramoff scandal sorely underplayed”: I commend the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for “underplaying” the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. …
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/sfl-pb
mail821jan21,0,6310191.story?coll=sfla-news-letters

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF family angered by Clooney joke
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States (UPI) — Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff`s father fails to see humor in George Clooney`s comments during the Golden Globes …
people.monstersandcritics.com/article_1077972.php/Abramoff_family_angered_by_Clooney_joke

SEN. Burns Can’t Escape Abramoff’s Shadow ABC News – USA
Conrad Burns Can’t Escape Long Shadow of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff. By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer. … Conrad Burns still can’t get away from Jack Abramoff. …
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=1526774

ABRAMOFF’S presence at meetings confirmed MSNBC – USA
Until recently, members of Congress couldn’t resist accepting money and gifts from super lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Now that Abramoff … msnbc.msn.com/id/10925175/

SEN. Burns Can’t Escape Abramoff’s Shadow Guardian Unlimited – UK
… (AP) – Some 2,200 miles outside the Washington Beltway, back home in his rosy red state, and Sen. Conrad Burns still can’t get away from Jack Abramoff. …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5559857,00.html

TOUGHER gaming laws won’t help Abramoff’s Texas clients Indian Country Today – Canastota,NY,USA
… laws to prevent exploitation of tribes, but the tougher legislation won’t help two Texas tribes that were swept into lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s fraud schemes. …
www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?feature=yes&id=1096412304

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF’S dad bashes Clooney’s ‘ridiculous attack’ USA Today – USA
The father of controversial Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff is responding to actor George Clooney for what he’s describing as a “glib and ridiculous attack …
www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-01-19-abramoff-dad_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA

CAN Congress Stop Another Abramoff?
TIME – USA
The Democrats, hoping the scandal involving indicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff could help their chances of winning back the House and the Senate in November …
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1150369,00.html

LEARN more about Jack Abramoff.
Think Progress – Washington,DC,USA
Tune into C-Span 3 now for a live panel discussion at the Center for American Progress on the Abramoff scandal (or watch it online here). 9:37 am | Comment (0). …
thinkprogress.org/2006/01/19/learn-more-about-jack-abramoff/

REALITY Check: Abramoff Monies And MN Politicians WCCO – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Congress surfaces. The controversy has lawmakers scrambling to give back money they took from tainted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It … wcco.com/topstories/local_story_019143843.html

WHITE House Abramoff Stonewall, Day 15
Think Progress – Washington,DC,USA
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan was first asked about meetings between Jack Abramoff and White House staff on January 4. On January 5, McClellan …
thinkprogress.org/2006/01/19/stonewall-day-15/

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006

WHITE House won’t discuss meetings between officials, Abramoff San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
WASHINGTON – For the second straight day, the White House refused Wednesday to say who among its staffers met with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff or whom the …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/13655995.htm

TRIBAL leaders council rejects Burns donation of Abramoff money San Diego Union Tribune – United States
… Tribes, said Tuesday evening that the council voted not to accept the donation, which was made up of contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his associates …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20060118-0657-burns-abramoff.html

REID says his ‘conscience is clear’ despite GOP Abramoff attacks Las Vegas Sun – Las Vegas,NV,USA
… in announcing an ethics reform package Wednesday, found himself rebutting renewed Republicans attacks over his ties to disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. …
www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/jan/18/011810106.html

AP reported Democrats “tried to link Abramoff to Republicans … Media Matters for America – Washington,DC,USA Summary: A January 18 Associated Press article reported that “Democrats tried to link [indicted Republican lobbyist Jack] Abramoff to Republicans.” However …
mediamatters.org/items/200601180009

DEMOCRATS urge Bush to disclose any Abramoff ties CNN – USA
Jack Abramoff leaves a federal court in Washington after pleading guilty to conspiracy, tax and fraud charges. (CNN) — As Senate … www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/17/abramoff.whitehouse/

DELAY Proposes Pluto Trip for Abramoff
Newsweek – USA
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took to the floor of the House of Representative to propose sending former lobbyist Jack Abramoff on the mission to that mysterious planet. …
msnbc.msn.com/id/10892793/site/newsweek/

HOWELL-ING At The Abramoff Scandal
CBS News – USA
… aren’t happy with its ombudsman, Deborah Howell, after her weekend column praising the paper’s investigative reporting on Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff …
www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2006/01/17/publiceye/entry1215740.shtml

JACK Abramoff gives America a chance to reform Redwood Falls Gazette – Redwood Falls,MN,USA The national media, as it uncovers details about Washington insider and powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff, act as though it never knew there was money and …
www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/articles/2006/01/17/news/news6.txt

DEMOCRATS raise questions about Sessions’ tie to Abramoff KRIS-TV – Corpus Christi,TX,USA
WASHINGTON A Democratic group today raised questions about the involvement of Congressman Pete Sessions with clients of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. …
www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4374947

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006

JACK Abramoff’s $10,000 question
CNN – USA
By ADAM ZAGORIN, MASSIMO CALABRESI. Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff wore a baseball cap to court as he pleaded guilty in Miami. Lobbyist … www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/16/abramoff.tm/

LAWMAKERS steer tainted Abramoff cash to charities Montreal Gazette – Montreal,Quebec,Canada … tainted money. Lawmakers in both political parties are steering cash they got from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to good works. The … www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=1d2799e1-7931-4a0b-b6da-9aeebcacee7d&k=5860

ABRAMOFF Took Shot at Making Movies
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
The world has heard much about the many facets of Jack Abramoff, the disgraced Washington lobbyist currently assisting federal prosecutors in a widening …
www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-golden16jan16,1,4393168.column?coll=la-utilities-business

Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF Scrutiny Shows New Dedication to Reforms in Washington FOX News – USA
… Though Washington is in a huff over the antics of fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, 100 years ago, the investigation likely wouldn’t have caught the notice of …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181732,00.html

ABRAMOFF and the Democrats
Accuracy In Media – Washington,DC,USA
… The Washington Post ran a 4,000 word article on December 29, beginning on page one, about the “corruption scandal” involving Jack Abramoff. …
www.aim.org/media_monitor/4285_0_2_0_C/

ABRAMOFF Affair Ripples Outward
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
… as majority leader coincided with the guilty plea last week of longtime associate and friend — the high-powered GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who over the years …
www.dissidentvoice.org/Jan06/Berkowitz15.htm

JACK Abramoff, Wearing A Guilty Look
TheDay (subscription) – New London,CT,USA By ROBIN GIVHAN. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff has had a full-blown aesthetic meltdown. He has leapt into an abyss of ill-fitting coats, mobster …
www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?re=4BA39655-9203-45BD-9AA4-02C08189C800

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006

ABRAMOFF GAVE REPUBS PERSONAL MONEY
Free Market News Network – Pompano Beach,FL,USA … that’s how surprised I was to hear Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean deny that any Democrats had taken money from Jack Abramoff, a formerly …
www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=5434

ABRAMOFF’S guilty plea just the tip of the iceberg Salem News – MA, USA
Jack Abramoff, a Washington lobbyist, recently pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including attempts to influence the political decisions of politicians …
www.ecnnews.com/cgi-bin/05/snstory.pl?-sec-Editorial+1k589gO+fn-kelly14-20060114-

ABRAMOFF scandal epitomizes Bad Taste
Centre Daily Times – Centre County,PA,USA … What does not make me proud to be an American is a specific twist in the Jack Abramoff/Tom DeLay scandal — in fact, this makes me want to urp despite the …
www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13622755.htm

  
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