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  • Jack Abramoff gets radio show

    July 13, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who served a jail term for defrauding Native American tribes, is now a radio talk-show host.

    Abramoff’s show airs Sunday evenings on XM Satellite Radio.

    Abramoff, who pled guilty in 2006 to felony counts involving fraud, corruption and conspiracy, served...

  • Abramoff talks about the Talmud and bribing politicians

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 11, 2012 | 10:20 pm

    Jack Abramoff, the former superlobbyist who spent three and a half years in federal prison for conspiring to bribe lawmakers, is visiting American Jewish University in Los Angeles on April 1 to talk about political reform. No fools.

    Abramoff has been making the rounds and promoting...

  • Contrite and destitute: The new Jack Abramoff

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    “Former lobbyist and Washington insider — fell into the abyss, working to repent and repair.”

    That economical bio — just 91 characters, including spaces — appears at the top of Jack Abramoff’s Twitter feed, and it only hints at just how hard it is to size up this new...

  • How True is “The Social Network:” Ask Executive Producer Kevin Spacey [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 10, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    With the continuing discussion surrounding the Facebook saga “The Social Network” – specifically how true the film is or isn’t – I sought some answers about the film’s veracity with Kevin Spacey, whose Trigger Street Productions produced the movie.

    Over lox and eggs at...

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  • Day One at Sundance:  Live From Park City

    By Larry Mark

    January 21, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    My flight from New York City to Utah for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was overbooked and very bumpy.  Betty Davis was nowhere in sight.  Unlike yesterday’s U.S. Airways Express flight from NYC to Kentucky, on which the pilot became worried about a Jewish teenager wearing...

  • Abramoff receives new four-year sentence, Phoenix community leader murdered

    September 11, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Abramoff Receives New Four-Year Sentence

    Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison. Abramoff had pleaded guilty to corruption and tax offenses related to influence peddling involving Republican congressmen and midlevel Bush administration officials, some of...

  • Letters

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jack Abramoff

    We stand guilty as charged -- and we are proud of it.

    David Klinghoffer correctly notes ("In Defense of Jack Abramoff," Jan. 27) that Orthodox writers -- left, right, and center -- expressed their embarrassment about Jack Abramoff's behavior. Jews are meant to be...

  • Sympathy for the Devil?

    By David Klinghoffer

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A rule in Jewish law holds that when all the judges on the Jewish high court unanimously condemned an accused criminal, he must be set free. The very unanimity was suspicious and called into question the justice of the proceedings.

    Talk about unanimity. By now thousands of published...

  • Abramoff Linked to Jewish Ventures

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Reading the indictment against Jack Abramoff, one might not know that he was prominent in Washington Jewish circles. But in coming months, his ties with Jewish and Israeli organizations may emerge as a prominent piece in the lobbyist's web of questionable activities.

    Last week,...

  • Names to Watch on Way Up, Down in ‘06

    By James D. Besser

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.

    Jack Abramoff: The once-high-flying Republican lobbyist, Jewish benefactor and GOP best buddy has become the most radioactive man in Washington, thanks to controversial deals...

  • Politics on Rye

    By James Besser

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nationally, the big question is whether Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) can parlay his strong performance on the 2000 campaign trail into primary wins if he runs for the presidency in 2004. Locally, the big question is this: corned beef or pastrami?

    Lieberman is just one of the...