Thursday, June 22, 2006

ABRAMOFF REPORT RELEASED -- The Senate Indian Affairs committee, chaired by Sen. McCain (R-AZ), released its report chronicling the Abramoff affair. It includes an exploration of "gimme five," the CAF, the CREA, and other scams. It is long, and it appears pretty scathing. Ultimately, the report concludes that no new laws are needed, but tribes should clean up their election systems, change their political giving behavior, and implement certain contracting best practices. See also TPMMuckraker (discussing report's treatment of Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Ralph Reed and Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio)).