Vadim Abramoff Live (Presentation)
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Your Daily Politics Video Blog: As we've been reporting, Colorado senate candidate Bob Schaffer (R) says we should remodel our national immigration policy on that of the Mariana Islands -- a program notorious for child prostitution, forced abortions, beatings, slavery, twelve hour days and sex trafficking. Now it turns out he went on a Jack Abramoff junket to the islands and came back saying it was A-OK! We look at the latest in today's episode of TPMtv.
Your Daily Politics Video Blog: The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) has a new film in the works on Jack Abramoff. It's not expected to be released until 2009, but when we caught up with Gibney last month in Austin, where he was previewing the film at Netroots Nation, he was already well-versed in the arcana of the Abramoff scandal. We got a chance to talk with Gibney about Jack and the other colorful characters in that circle: Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist, and... Dolph Lundgren.
Vadim Abramoff Musik
Vadim Abramoff Musik
David Grosh discovers that he was running a think tank.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
Cast: Jack Abramoff
Director: Alex Gibney
In theaters: May 7th, 2010
Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Pictures
Official Website: http://www.takepart.com/casinojack
Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the new movie "Casino Jack." CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante spoke with the actor on Friday's "Washington Unplugged."
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff tells Lesley Stahl in a "60 Minutes" interview how he asserted his influence in Congress for years.
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff speaks to the "Early Show" anchors about his "60 Minutes" interview and his new memoir. He suggested several steps to curb lobbyists' influence in Washington.
Crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff explains how he asserted his influence in Congress for years, and how such corruption continues today despite ethics reform. Lesley Stahl reports.
Jack Abramoff says he had plenty of time to think while serving three and a half years in prison for illegal practices in Washington.??
Super Inventor Madoff is accused of masterminding a $50 billion ponzi scheme and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has resign after being arrested for trying to sell Obama's Senate seat. Considering America's recent history of corruption (World COM, Eron, Ted Stevens, Jack Abramoff, etc.), is it time to question whtether America is corrupt to its core?
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Casino Jack hits theaters on December 29th, 2010.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz, Rachelle Lefevre
Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in CASINO JACK, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.
Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, CASINO JACK lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.
Directed by George Hickenlooper (FACTORY GIRL, THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS), CASINO JACK returns Spacey to the type of role that made him famous -- a cool-headed, articulate snake charmer whose wild ambitions knows no limits or boundaries. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Vitetzakis from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.
Casino Jack trailer courtesy ATO Pictures.
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer and Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes preview Capitol Hill's freshmen orientation for new members next week. Plus, an interview with Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, star of "Casino Jack," a movie based on lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the new movie "Casino Jack." Here's the full, extended interview CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante had with Spacey while he was in town for the movie's premiere.
Lobbyists can evade ethics laws says ex-lobbyist - and now ex-convict - Jack Abramoff. He tells Lesley Stahl: "The system hasn't been cleaned up at all." Watch Stahl's report on "60 Minutes" Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.