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    Procedural Changes in Congress

    Charles Johnson spoke about problems caused by the accelerated pace and extent of procedural changes in Congress. He suggested that in Congress there was a “retreat from a…

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    Congressional Gridlock

    Jonathan Cowan talked about congressional gridlock, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. His group, Third Way, advocates for more compromise between the…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Patrick McHenry

    Representative Patrick McHenry talked about the possible request from states to seek bankruptcy and other financial issues that is before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in…

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    Q&A with Brody Mullins

    Brody Mullins, an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, had written a series of articles on aspects of official congressional travel over the year. During this interview,…

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    Congress and Financial Regulation

    Representative Brad Sherman of California talked about the current financial reform in Congress as well as the announcement by Republicans today that they will drop their filibuster against…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “After health care, is it time for Senate reform?”

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    Congress.org

    Ryan Teague Beckwith talked about Congress.org, “a free Web site where people can learn about the issues on Capitol Hill - and take action by writing their lawmakers.” C-SPAN…

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    Congressional Earmarks

    Tom Schatz talked about congressional earmarks. Members of the 110th Congress allocated more than 7 billion dollars to earmarks in the 2008 spending bills enacted during the week, with…

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    Alternative Minimum Tax

    Rep. Mike Conaway talked about the Alternative Minimum Tax. The House voted during the previous day to reduce the number of taxpayers who were subjected to the alternative minimum…

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    Independent Ethics Commission

    The guests talked about ethics reform in Congress. Susan Ferrechio talked about the details and history of the ethics bill. The guests focused on the issue of lobbying and…

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    Book Discussion on The Thumpin'

    Naftali Bendavid talked about his book The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to Be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution, published by…

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    2006 Congressional Elections

    Morgan Felchner talked about the House and Senate elections and the Campaign and Elections April cover story on how Democrats can take back the House. She responded to telephone calls…

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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    Newly elected House Majority Leader Boeheim responded to questions and comments from reporters about lobbyist reform legislation in Congress.

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    Book Discussion on On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress

    Participating from Boston, Professor Zelizer talked about his book and about current as well as past U.S. House rules and internal reform efforts. The full title of his book is On…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Representative Armey and others briefed reporters on the formation of a task force to oversee the passage of lobbying and campaign reform, which Rep. Hoekstra will chair. He also…

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    Congressional Reform

    The committee examined the administrative operations of the House of Representatives, including changing postal offices, downsizing several operations and modernizing computer technology.

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    Congressional Term Limits

    Rep. Gingrich expressed his support for congressional term limits, and Team 290, a new organization dedicated to obtaining the necessary House votes to pass such legislation. He…

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    Congressional Term Limits

    Various supporters of congressional term limits expressed their support for this initiative and talked about the formation of Team 290, a group organized to obtain the needed 290 votes for…

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    Republican Response

    Rep. Molinari talked about Republican congressional reforms and the importance of Republican freshmen in the 104th Congress. She also talked about presidential inititatives that…

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    Congressional Caucus Funding

    The guests discussed Republican Pat Roberts' proposal to eliminate Legislative Service Organizations, or congressional caucuses. Topics included the origins of the caucuses and the…

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