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    Lobbying and Ethics Laws

    James Thurber talked about lobby reform and ethical issues regarding members of Congress. He spoke about previous efforts to change lobbying practices on Capitol Hill and discussed…

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    Effectiveness of Lobbying Restrictions

    Kathy Kiely talked about the effectiveness of existing lobbying restrictions on former members of Congress. Topics included how some have been able to get around these restrictions,…

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    Federal Lobbying Laws

    Attorney Joseph Sandler talked about the strengths and weaknesses in the laws governing lobbying practices, gift rules, and foreign agents. Mr. Sandler is a former general counsel…

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    Lobbying and the Regulatory Process

    Neil Kerwin talked about federal regulation of lobbying, as well as strengths and weaknesses of the current system of rules and restrictions. This talk was part of American…

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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on Managing the Economy

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about the influence Wall Street has on Congress through their hundreds of lobbyists and criticizing the “revolving door” between…

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    Lobbyists on Midterm Election Results

    “A Walk Down Influence Alley: A Conversation with K Street Power Players” was part of National Journal's “day after” conference examining the previous night’s…

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    Newsmakers with Dawn Laguens

    Dawn Laguens talked about the role of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in the 2014 midterm elections and how and where they were spending their money. She discussed how the issue of…

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    Money in Election Campaigns

    Shira Center talked about the amount of money raised and spent by congressional committees and major interest groups in the 2014 midterm elections. Political ads were shown for the…

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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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