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Sen. Ted Stevens gives up contributions after Washington lobbyist pleads guilty

ANCHORAGE - Sen. Ted Stevens has forfeited campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients. Abramoff pleaded guilty this week to three felonies in a growing corruption case. "At this point, there have...
Outside editorial: Enough: Congress needs to pass lobbying reform

Today's lesson in how a bill doesn't become law involves lobbying reform. Given the Jack Abramoff scandal and the November election results, you might have thought that this would be one of the few things Congress could actually...
Rep. Young among Congress members linked to lobbyist

WASHINGTON - Three members of Congress including Alaska Rep. Don Young have been linked to efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services Administration official to secure leases of government property for Abramoff's clients...
Former aide to U.S. Rep. Don Young pleads guilty to accepting bribes U.S. Rep. Don Young pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an influence-peddling scandal that has touched the White House, Interior Department and congressional Republicans...
Newspapers sound off on ethics reform

...Congress last January, they promised thorough ethics reform to curb the kinds of abuses exemplified by the recent Jack Abramoff and William Jefferson scandals. A bill that overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress last week should put the...
Swap's description of Democrats is offensive

...offensive. Swap's support for Rep. Don Young and all things Republican is surprising given Young's relationship with Jack Abramoff, the explosive news events surrounding Republicans and VECO in the Alaska Legislature, and daily news reports of...
Alaska editorial: Young should answer questions about aide

...responsible for hiring and supervising Mark Zachares, the recently convicted aide who traded favors with lobbyist Jack Abramoff? Yes, says Frank LoBiondo, a Republican congressman from New Jersey. LoBiondo chaired the House Transportation...
Outside editorial: Georgia voters send the nation a message with Reed's defeat

...Party chairman was defeated handily by a little-known state senator who successfully tied Reed to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Reed was paid $4 million to rally Christian voters against Indian casinos to benefit competing gambling interests...
Retire Young, send Benson instead

...lame-brained scheme President Bush has dreamed up. Don Young has greater-than-average connections with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay. And Alaskans disapprove of his arrogance. He's "phoning in" his campaign...
House aide helped FBI investigate congressmen

...undisclosed gifts and travel he received from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The two congressmen are not identified by name, only...Congressman A for accepting things of value from lobbyist Jack Abramoff," the Justice Department said. Zachares provided...


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