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September 2, 2006 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Rep. John T. Doolittle has called Jack Abramoff a friend. The Republican from Roseville, Calif., used Abramoff's skybox at a Washington sports arena for fundraising and has refused to return political donations from the disgraced lobbyist. Now the congressman is the target of attack ads. One, a takeoff on the old "tastes great, less filling" beer ads, features an argument over whether Doolittle is "corrupt or ineffective." Even so, Doolittle is favored to win reelection.
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September 5, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Three aides to Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Roseville) have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury this week in an investigation into the ties the congressman and his wife had to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Doolittle's chief of staff, Ron Rogers, and Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Blankenburg received subpoenas from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, it was announced Tuesday in the House, as required by the chamber's rules.
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April 19, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
FBI agents have searched the northern Virginia home of Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Roseville) in a continuing investigation into the influence-peddling scandal involving former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The search Friday related to the activities of a political consulting firm owned by Doolittle's wife, the congressman's office confirmed Wednesday. Julie Doolittle worked for Abramoff from 2002 to 2004.
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April 19, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
FBI agents have searched the northern Virginia home of Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Roseville) in a continuing investigation into the influence-peddling scandal involving former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The search Friday related to the activities of a political consulting firm owned by Doolittle's wife, the congressman's office confirmed Wednesday. Julie Doolittle worked for Abramoff from 2002 to 2004.
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September 5, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Three aides to Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Roseville) have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury this week in an investigation into the ties the congressman and his wife had to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Doolittle's chief of staff, Ron Rogers, and Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Blankenburg received subpoenas from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, it was announced Tuesday in the House, as required by the chamber's rules.
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November 26, 2005 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
His onetime friendship with super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has come back to haunt Rep. John T. Doolittle of Northern California, a member of the House Republican leadership, as the Justice Department continues its probe into Abramoff's dealings with lawmakers.
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June 15, 2007 | Chuck Neubauer, Walter F. Roche Jr. and Dan Morain, Times Staff Writers
Call it Clinton Inc.: Congressional financial disclosure reports released Thursday show that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton have assets valued from $10 million to $50 million, with the former president bringing in speaking fees of more than $10 million in just the last year. The disclosure forms filed by the New York Democrat detail the couple's remarkable financial transformation since they left the White House in 2001 encumbered by millions of dollars in legal debts.
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July 12, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS and WILLIAM J. EATON and MELISSA HEALY
ESCALATING AIR WARS: In attacks rare for a non-election year, Republicans have been running radio ads against two dozen Democratic House members who voted for the President's deficit-cutting plan. "Largest tax increase in American history," the ads railed, urging constituents to protest. . . . Democrats attempted to blunt the charges with ads accusing Republicans of "trying to block real change" by supporting "tax breaks for the rich."
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March 21, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano and John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writers
Capping a day and night of political, legal and emotional drama, Congress passed and President Bush signed legislation early this morning permitting the parents of a brain-damaged Florida woman to ask a federal judge to order her feeding tube reconnected. The president, who traveled Sunday from his Texas ranch to the White House for the sole purpose of signing the bill, did so less than an hour after the House voted at 12:45 a.m. EST to pass the legislation, 203 to 58.
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June 4, 1993 | Associated Press
Hoping to win votes from Ross Perot's supporters, Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Stockton) joined Perot's political organization, declaring that the group's principles coincide with his traditional Republican values. Despite his affiliation with Perot's group--United We Stand, America--Doolittle said he remains a member of the Republican Party. "I'm the first (member of Congress) to publicly join. I don't know how many may have joined" privately, he added, flanked by about two dozen Perot supporters.
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September 2, 2006 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Rep. John T. Doolittle has called Jack Abramoff a friend. The Republican from Roseville, Calif., used Abramoff's skybox at a Washington sports arena for fundraising and has refused to return political donations from the disgraced lobbyist. Now the congressman is the target of attack ads. One, a takeoff on the old "tastes great, less filling" beer ads, features an argument over whether Doolittle is "corrupt or ineffective." Even so, Doolittle is favored to win reelection.
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November 26, 2005 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
His onetime friendship with super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has come back to haunt Rep. John T. Doolittle of Northern California, a member of the House Republican leadership, as the Justice Department continues its probe into Abramoff's dealings with lawmakers.
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September 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A former congressional aide who later worked with now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff was arrested and accused of conspiring to corrupt government officials -- including his former boss, Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Roseville). Kevin Ring, 37, pleaded not guilty to a 10-count federal indictment that accuses him of conspiring with Abramoff to win assistance from officials by giving them things of value and helping them skirt requirements to report the gifts. The indictment accuses Ring of obstructing justice by attempting to thwart a grand jury and congressional investigation, of lying about getting an alleged $135,000 kickback, and of engaging in a scheme to deprive citizens of the "honest services" of elected officials.
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