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    "Dark Money" in Election Campaigns

    Dave Levinthal talked about his recent six-month investigation into the IRS' Exempt Organizations Division and concerns about increased use of so-called “dark money” in…

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    Lobbying Groups Connected to the Russian Government

    Kevin Bogardust talked about his article in The Hill, “Putin’s Lobbyists Escape Sanctions.” The piece explains how Washington, D.C., lobbying groups who count the Russian…

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    Josh Kalla on Access to Congress

    Yale political science graduate student Josh Kalla spoke via Skype about the field experiment he did with David Broockman of the University of California, Berkeley, to test whether the…

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    Corporate Money's Influence on Washington

    Michael Schmidt talked about his New York Times story about hedge fund manager William Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman made a $1 billion bet on nutritional supplement company…

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    Israel Lobby and the Media

    Panelists analyzed the impact of pro-Israel groups on U.S. policy. “Has the Lobby Captured Political Parties and News Media?” was held at the National Press Club by the…

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    Think Tanks and Lobbying

    Matt Bennett talked about the history of think tanks, their influence in Congress, and how a think tank moves a public policy issue such as the Affordable Care Act or…

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    Media Coverage of Lobbying

    Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News, spoke about the media coverage of lobbing and the relationship between lobbyists and the press. Toics included the relationships of…

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    Lobbying Victories of 2013

    Kevin Bogardus talked about his article in The Hill on the top ten lobbying cictories of 2013, He also previewed the big lobbying battles for 2014.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Thomas Donohue

    Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Thomas Donohue spoke at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. He talked to reporters about budget…

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    50 Richest Members of Congress

    Adriel Bettelheim of CQ-Roll Call talked by telephone about who made it to Roll Call's list of the 50 richest senators and representatives.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news of the day. Adriel Bettelheim of CQ-Roll Call talked by telephone about who made it to Roll Call's list of the 50 richest senators…

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    Washington's Revolving Door

    Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market., talked about the impact of a new class of Washingtonians…

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    Marilyn Thompson on Lobbying Groups

    Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Marilyn Thompson discussed a recent Reuters story, “U.S. Lawmakers Travel the World on Lobbyists Tab” about trips being taken by members of…

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    Book Discussion on Lobbyists at Work

    Beth Leech talked about her book, Lobbyists at Work, in which she profiles various lobbyists working in Washington, DC, to highlight the role they play in our political system. During…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 2013 National Rifle Association convention in Houston, and the group’s preparations for the 2014 elections. C-SPAN Radio’s…

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    Congressional Lobbying Rules

    Sarah Bryner talked about the rules and restrictions on lobbying that apply to current and former members of Congress. Topics included the number of former members who lobby, the…

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    Immigration and Lobbying

    Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on congressional immigration reform efforts.

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    Congressional Career of Representative Jerry Lewis

    Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 24-year career in the House of Representatives. He had been the chairman and…

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    Lobbyists and the Fiscal Cliff

    Anna Palmer talked about corporate clients who are paying lobbyists in Washington to protect their interests in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. New political commercials…

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    Lobbyists and the Fiscal Cliff

    Lee Drutman talked about the industries and groups lobbying during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations in hopes that their interests will be spared in any resolution, and he…

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