Jack Abramoff

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    January 30, 2014

    How Dana Rohrabacher's Triplets Helped Him Secretly Raise $33,000

    [Moxley Confidential] Sifting through documents to find two convicted felons, a California tax cheat, an Iraq War profiteer, a Middle East oil executive, a space entrepreneur and others

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2012

    Waiting for Righty: Hey, Kids, Three Fun Books on Conservatives!

    Young Noam with Mom and Dad​ I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher Endorsement Dooms Mitt Romney's Future

    Rohrabacher: Channeling Miss Cleo again​You know a presidential campaign is desperate when it hails the endorsement of a loony, laughable and little known congressman from Orange County.On Monday, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) officially endorsed Mitt Romney and instead of prudent ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher Surrounds Himself With Crooks?

    Rohrabacher: I can pick 'em!​Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's unabashed career politician, has affectionately coddled many slimy characters over the years.There was Sheriff Mike Carona, now a convicted felon.There was Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo, now a convicted felon.There was chea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    [UPDATED] Remember Dana Rohrabacher's Vehement Defense of His Pal Tom DeLay?

    ​Update, Jan. 10, 3:07 p.m.: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas Legislative candidates in 2002, the Washington Post reports. Throughout his political and legal ordeal, DeLay was vehem ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    A Year of Navel Gazing: The Virtual Orange County

    Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time

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    November 24, 2010

    Remember Dana Rohrabacher's Vehement Defense of His Pal (and Felon) Tom DeLay?

    ​As Tom DeLay moseys into a possible life prison sentence after being convicted today of federal money laundering charges, let us turn to his pal and Huntington Beach's Surfin' Congresstool, Dana Rohrabacher.We'll begin with something spit out of the Mouth That Rohrabachered, followed by a slimy c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    News Flash! Dana Rohrabacher is Spontaneous!

    ​Monday must have been an exceptionally slow day over at The Hill, a publication that covers politics in the nation's capital. Reporter Christina Wilkie wrote a sweet little post ("Rohrabacher's Triplets Get a Sweet Surprise") based on a Twitter entry made a day earlier by Dana Rohrabacher.Ac ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher Wasn't Brave Enough For Vietnam But Is Ready For Combat Now That He's Too Old To Fight

    Dana: If I only had a heart, a brain, some courage...​"Our government is taking the word of terrorists . . . "--Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher--who cowardly evaded military service during the Vietnam War and absurdly lobbied on behalf of the Osama bin Laden terrorist loving Taliban dur ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher Plays Brilliant Scientist Too!

    Dana wears many hats​"The running debate between faith and science, which has increased steadily in intensity this year, has two detours just as harsh but considerably less visible that demand more attention: That would be scientists against other scientists, and pseudoscientists who presume exp ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    October 23, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Jerry, Be Wary

    AG Brown: Investigate Santa Ana Renaissance Plan's conflict-of-influenza, por favor

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Ass Slapping Fun!

    Worm Attack in Dana Point? TMZ reports that Orange County police are investigating former Los Angeles Laker/Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman for allegedly committing a “crime” inside the Hennessy's Tavern near PCH in Dana Point. The celebrity website says Rodman was accused of slapping a female custom ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Fishy Rohrabacher

    Fishy Rohrabacher? The Huntington Beach Independent features a visit by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) to Coatings Resource Corp., a local company owned by Edward Laird. Michael Alexander's story says that the Chinese had nabbed Laird's paint contract with Mattel Toys. ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Main Offender

    Garden Grove merchants say the city cut corners to let insider Steve Sheldon build condos

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    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

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    January 17, 2007

    Rohrabacher Comes Out Against Meetings

    The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Raise Those Glasses, Boyos!

    Election night with the biggest losers

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    November 8, 2006

    The Party's Over

    Our R. Scott Moxley reports that, by the end of the night at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the older Republicans in the room showed on their faces exactly what they felt: worry, frustration, indignation. But the Young Republican types in their 20s and 30s were not missing a beat--or a drop of hooch--as ... More >>

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    November 1, 2006

    Duncan Hunter, Dick Nixon and "Gunga Dana" Rohrabacher

    In light of San Diego area rightwing hawk Rep. Duncan Hunter's quixotic bid for the U.S. presidency, MadCow Morning News compiles the Top Ten Reasons to Go Dunkin' With Duncan. (Thanks to the eagle-eyed pal who spotted this and passed it along). Included are comparisons of Hunter to OC's Favorite Di ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Odds and Ends

    Well, it was quite a weekend in Washington D.C. In a previous post, Alex did a fine job of spelling out the facts in the case of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Predator). The only thing that can be added is that Foley has now headed down a familiar path-- as Josh Marshall puts it: "Ahhh, once again, the l ... More >>

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    July 14, 2006

    Rev. Lou makes the Top 10

    Writing at, the online version of Alexander Cockburn's political newsletter, Robert Boston compiles a list of the Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right. Boston used "publicly available financial data and political prominence" to rank his collection of polyester Savonarolas (S ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006

    Sampling Dana

    Over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall catches the ex-CIA bigwig at the center of one of Washington's more intriguing ongoing scandals (the one with the hookers), Dusty Foggo, trying to pass off as his own a memorable bit of nonsense first used by everyone's favorite Surfin' Congressman, D. Rohr ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006

    Department of Homeland Stupidity

    Master of Disasters Mike Carona breached secret anti-terrorism plans

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    Huffing and Puffing

    Thank You for Smoking lights up the doctors of spin

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    March 12, 2006

    How Do You Spell Ethics? G-O-P

    Got the latest newsletter from my surfin' Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). We only recall receiving these in the years ol' Dana's running for reelection (again and again and again -- and he's for term limits!). But this one is titled the Spring Newsletter, so maybe we've just toss ... More >>

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    March 8, 2006

    The Many Sides of Dana Rohrabacher

    Another Oscar Night has come and gone, and once again, Dana Rohrabacher has to settle for a being just another congressman from Orange County, instead of a famous screenwriter. It's not like he hasn't tried to break into showbiz. Sam Rosen of The American Prospect Online once catalogued Rohrabacher' ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 26, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Cheese It! Its the fuzz!

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    January 26, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

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    January 12, 2006

    Lou Sheldon's Movin' On Up

    OC reverend played the gay card to aid FBI corruption target

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    January 10, 2006

    FOO Fighter

    We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because: a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition). 2) ... More >>

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    January 10, 2006

    Aw, FOO-ey!

    Hats off to the LA "By God" Times' politico reporter Jean Pasco. Finally, a daily newspaper that circulates in Orange County has drawn a connection between criminally tainted GOP superlobbyist Jack Abramoff and wack-packin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). Way to go, Jean-o! Of c ... More >>

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    October 13, 2005
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    October 6, 2005
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    August 18, 2005

    Its a Wonderful Life

    How Howard Hills learned the true meaning of integrity

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    August 4, 2005