Editorial: Tribes turning into high-rollers on K Street (January 16, 2006)
"Jack Abramoff bragged that he could smell money - a lot of it coming from Indian tribes that were bringing in about $19 billion a year in casinos across the country. Some tribal leaders were like winners of the mega-lottery...
Tulalip Tribes sue to halt opening of state park (January 16, 2006)
The Tulalip Tribes filed a lawsuit against the state of Washington to challenge the opening of a state park where burial grounds have been uncovered. The tribes want the state to stop construction on the Cama Beach State Park....
Democrats use Abramoff against Alabama GOP (January 16, 2006)
Alabama Democrats are hoping to use the controversy over Jack Abramoff against Republican Gov. Bob Riley and other Republicans, Riley has campaigned against the expansion of gaming in the state. When he was a U.S. Congressman, he signed onto a...
Cheyenne-Arapaho election officials charged (January 16, 2006)
All five members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' election board have been charged in tribal court of misusing tribal funds. According to the tribe, the five members padded their expense accounts. They face a March 20 trial in tribal...
Lawrence Murray, Iowa Tribe chairman, passes away (January 16, 2006)
Lawrence Murray, the chairman of the Iowa Tribe, died after a long illness, The Oklahoman reports. He was 78. Murray served the tribe for almost 30 years. His wife said he helped start the tribal police and helped with the...
Jodi Rave: King speech still matters to Indians (January 16, 2006)
"It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. first stepped onto the civil rights stage and grabbed the world's attention. The civil rights movement, led by eminent black leaders such as King, opened doors for black people to rightfully...
Meskwaki faction paid $1.2M to Abramoff's firm (January 16, 2006)
A faction of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa that was eventually recognized as the legitimate leadership paid $1.2 million to Jack Abramoff's former lobbying firm. The Homer Bear Jr. faction hired Greenberg Traurig and worked mainly with lobbyist Michael Smith,...
Opinion: Abramoff scandal really about the GOP (January 16, 2006)
"It's not healthy to blow your favorite evening beverage through your nostrils. But that's how surprised I was to hear National Democratic Chairman Howard Dean deny that any Democrats took money from Jack Abramoff. Unless you've been on the moon...
For many voters, Ralph Reed means Jack Abramoff (January 16, 2006)
Ralph Reed, the Christian conservative activist who is running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, is being hurt by his ties to Jack Abramoff, The Washington Post reports. Republicans and voters in the Republican-leaning state have come to associate Reed...
Gaming proposal moving forward despite opposition (January 16, 2006)
The Bush administration is moving forward with its controversial gaming legislation despite overwhelming opposition from Indian Country. After just three meetings, the Department of Justice is closing the comment period on the proposal to amend the Johnson Act at the...
GOP Congressman latest casualty in Abramoff scandal (January 16, 2006)
REPRESENTATIVE #1 Ohio Congressman Bob Ney. Photo © The Hill. • Rep. Bob Ney | House Administration Committee The Jack Abramoff scandal claimed another Capitol Hill casualty on Sunday, as a Republican Congressman who is named in the disgraced...
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