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The Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal is a United States political scandal relating to the work performed by political lobbyists Jack Abramoff , Ralph E. Reed, Jr. , Grover Norquist and Michael Scanlon on Indian casino gambling interests for an estimated $85 million in fees. Abramoff and Scanlon grossly overbilled their clients, secretly splitting the multimillion-dollar profits. In one case, they were secretly orchestrating lobbying against their own clients in order to force them to pay for lobbying services.
BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A group of students planning a bake sale doesn't usually stir up much controversy -- unless the bake sale comes with a politically-charged twist. Campus Democrats President Anais LaVoie thinks one Berkeley group has crossed the line. On Upper Sproul Plaza, where free speech reigns supreme, the Berkeley College Republicans have scheduled a bake sale where the price of a cookie or a brownie depends on your gender and the color of your skin. The price of a baked good costs $2 for white people, $1.50 if you're Asian, $1 for Latinos, 75 cents for African-Americans and 25 cents for Native Americans. Women get a discount of 25 cents.
Making its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival this week, “Boogie Man” tells the life story of Lee Atwater, the late, legendary GOP operative who changed the course of modern political campaigning by emphasizing attack ads, wedge issues and, occasionally, outright chicanery. You won’t find the documentary at the local multiplex, and you might even have to sniff around to find it a month or two from now — it’s been sold overseas, but at press time, a domestic distributor had not emerged for the low-budget indie. George H.W. Bush once said that Atwater — a music fan whose tastes ran toward B.B.
In considering the collapse of Ralph Reed's political dreams, it's tempting to conjure up biblical parables about Jesus instructing his followers in humility by suggesting they go "sit in the lowest place"--or of pride going before a fall. Reed was the preternaturally boyish spear carrier for the religious right, the brash Evangelical who transformed the Christian Coalition into a populist power center, then helped usher Republicans into control of Congress and George W. Bush into the presidency. The next step was launching his own political career in his native Georgia: Reed would be elected Lieutenant Governor this November, then Governor four years hence.
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story is a 2008 U.S. documentary on the campaign tactics used by Lee Atwater while working on the George H.W. Bush 1988 presidential campaign , and how those tactics have transformed presidential campaigns in the United States . In an independent release from InterPositive Media, the film was a Critic's Pick in both the New York Times and Washington Post , screened at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions , played 40 American cities in the fall of 2008 and was #7 in nationwide per-screen average the weekend of its release.
William R. "Willie" Horton (born August 12, 1951) is an American convicted felon who, while serving a life sentence for murder , without the possibility of parole , was the beneficiary of a Massachusetts weekend furlough program. He did not return from his furlough, and ultimately he committed assault, armed robbery and rape . [ edit ] Criminal activity and incarceration Horton was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina .
The College Republican National Committee ( CRNC ) is a national organization for college and university students who support the Republican Party of the United States . [ 1 ] The organization is known as an active recruiting tool for the Republican Party and has produced many prominent Republican and conservative activists and introduced more party members to the Republican party than any other organization in the nation. [ 2 ] The organizational structure of the College Republicans has changed significantly since its founding in 1892. Originally founded as an organization for the Republican National Committee , the College Republicans now operate as an independent 527 group . [ edit ] History [ edit ] Founding and early history
This weekend, House Republican leader John Boehner played out the role of Jude Wanniski on NBC's "Meet The Press." Odds are you've never heard of Jude, but without him Reagan never would have become a "successful" president, Republicans never would have taken control of the House or Senate, Bill Clinton never would have been impeached, and neither George Bush would have been president. When Barry Goldwater went down to ignominious defeat in 1964, most Republicans felt doomed (among them the then-28-year-old Wanniski).
Posted on Aug 14, 2007 By Amy Goodman Karl Rove’s resignation as deputy White House chief of staff cements the political future of the waning Bush administration. George W. will have little to do except wield his veto pen; he doesn’t need the steadying hand of Rove for that, or his strategic insight. As Rove joins the ranks of discredited politicians who resign “in order to spend more time with family,” a retrospective of his dirty tricks might be in order. Much is attributed to Rove, dubbed “Bush’s Brain” by Texas journalists Wayne Slater and James Moore—yet very little sticks to the man.