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  • Florida GOP turns out for Adams, Webster

     
    WASHINGTON — If Congress was a high school (which doesn’t seem like a stretch sometimes) then a fundraising event planned for Thursday night would be the equivalent of a Florida Republican pep rally, aimed at generating support for two rookies...
  • The Morning Fix: New York fights back against the cable guy! Ben Affleck's second career. I want my MTV.

     
    After the coffee. Before tuning in to yet another media-investor conference in search of a nugget of news. It's payback time. Tired of being kept waiting by your cable guy? Well, it may be time to think about moving to......
  • Director George Hickenlooper dies suddenly

     
    Director George Hickenlooper came to fame thanks to his “Hearts of Darkness” doc on the making of “Apocalypse Now.” He directed that Edie Sedgewick bio-pic “Factory Girl” that made Sienna Miller something of a star. I...
  • Kevin Spacey, Jon Lovitz and more at the 'Casino Jack' premiere -- honest

     
    It seems kind of fitting that Jon Lovitz would be involved in "Casino Jack," the biographical film about corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff ("Yeah, that's the ticket" jokes anyone?). Obviously, shady dealing is only one facet of his character, as he......
  • MPAA search for top job may be coming to a close

     
    After nearly a year of searching for a candidate, Hollywood's chief lobbying arm appears to be close to finally selecting a new leader for the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Among the leading candidates is Tom Davis, 61, the former......
  • Rep. Hal Rogers' pork: red meat for 'tea partiers'

     
    In the interest of defending the defenseless, I'd like to try to counter the "tea party" backlash against the House GOP leadership's decision to give the Appropriations Committee gavel to longtime Republican appropriator (and "prince of pork") Hal...
  • 'Casino Jack'

    'Casino Jack'
    Director George Hickenlooper died shortly before the opening of his comedy-drama about Jack Abramoff, the real-life lobbyist whose efforts to influence major figures in the nation's capital took a questionable turn. Kevin Spacey expectedly offers a...
  • 2010 in review: Attack of the movies!

    Like everybody else right now, I could write a top 10 list of the best films of 2010, and if I did, it would be filled with a bunch of pretentious art-house films nobody saw, ’cause that’s how I roll. But for this feature, I’d much...
  • Review: Casino Jack

    As far as I can remember, the word super never became a prefix for the benign designation of lobbyist until Jack Abramoff, a former B-movie producer, took over K street in the 1990s. A well-built, larger-than-life figure who famously donned Mafioso trench...
  • Garagiola releases tax returns, challenges others to follow

    Garagiola releases tax returns, challenges others to follow
    Updated with reaction from Delaney campaign.  State Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District, released a decade’s worth of federal income tax returns Thursday and challenged other candidates in the race...
  • Formal ethics complaint filed against Garagiola

    Corrected: This item was updated to reflect that that the state disclosure form does not require an officeholder to disclose the amount of income received from outside employment.    A former Bush administration official with political ties in Maryland...