Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal The Jack Abramoff Native American 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 Native American 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.
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Stefan Forbes's gripping documentary tells the story of Lee Atwater, the blues-playing rogue whose rambunctious rise to become chairman of the GOP positioned him as kingmaker and political rock star. Atwater mentored George W Bush and Karl Rove while leading the Republicans to victory, helped make liberal a dirty word and transformed the way America elects its presidents. Featuring interviews with colleagues, friends and adversaries, the film sheds new light on his crucial role in America's shift to the right in the past ten years.  Show less BBC Four Programmes - Storyville, Dirty Tricks: The Man Who Got the Bushes Elected BBC Four Programmes - Storyville, Dirty Tricks: The Man Who Got the Bushes Elected
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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. College Republicans bake sale criticized for racial tones at UC Berkeley College Republicans bake sale criticized for racial tones at UC Berkeley
Impossible, Ridiculous, Repugnant - Op-Ed A lot of people are upset over comments made on the radio by the former education secretary and guardian of all things virtuous, Bill Bennett. A Republican who served in the Reagan cabinet, Mr. Bennett told his listeners: ''I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.'' After making the point that exterminating blacks would be a most effective crime-fighting tool, he quickly added, ''That would be an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.'' Impossible, Ridiculous, Repugnant - Op-Ed
Atwater doc makes conservatives groan - Jeffrey Ressner
The Rise and Fall of Ralph Reed The Rise and Fall of Ralph Reed 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...
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. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
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),[1] 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. Criminal activity and incarceration[edit] On October 26, 1974, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Horton and two accomplices robbed Joseph Fournier, a 17-year-old gas station attendant, and then fatally stabbed him 19 times after he had cooperated by handing over all of the money in the cash register. Willie Horton Willie Horton
College Republicans College Republicans 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. History[edit] Founding and early history[edit] "There is no such school for political education as the college and university.
Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years 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). Goldwater himself, although uncomfortable with the rising religious right within his own party and the calls for more intrusion in people's bedrooms, was a diehard fan of Herbert Hoover's economic worldview. Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years
Reports - Rove’s Science of Dirty Tricks Reports - Rove’s Science of Dirty Tricks 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.
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