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  • Howard Berman lands D.C. lobbying job [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Former Congressman Howard Berman, who was defeated by fellow Democratic representative Brad Sherman (D – Sherman Oaks) in a heated and closely watched election last year, has scored a new job with the law firm Covington & Burling. Berman will join the firm’s policy and government...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • The Israel lobby for doves

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2008 | 10:22 am

    “Theyâ€(tm)re trying to be the un-Aipac.”

    They is J Street, a new pro-Israel lobby organization that won’t be quite so “reflexive” in its support. I saw something about J Street a few days ago, but today’s New York Times picks up on the new outfit.

    The executive director of...

  • Subpoenas in AIPAC trial could reveal U.S. secrets

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Subpoenas issued to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and other top Bush administration officials could end up shedding unprecedented light on the Bush administration's inner workings and the government's dealings with the pro-Israel...
  • Young Lobbyists

    By Julie G Fax

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Congressional staff members heard cogent arguments on the topics of separation of church and state, women's reproductive health and banning assault weapons from some singular constituents recently -- the confirmation class members of University Synagogue in Brentwood. Led by...

  • The Contender

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is three weeks before Election Day. Doctor and candidate Sid Gold sits in a booth at Jerry's Famous Deli in Woodland Hills and orders a large breakfast. He looks like he could use refueling. The 57-year-old father of four is running a difficult campaign against Rep. Howard "Buck"...