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    Government Transparency

    Ellen Miller talked about how the Sunlight Foundation uses the Internet to provide transparency in government by exploring how money, lobbying, and other relationships influence the…

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    Shadow Convention

    “Unconventional” politicians and commentators gathered to discuss and debate the issues as
    an alternative to the scripted major party events. Senator McCain emphasized the…

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    Take Back America Conference

    Campaign for America’s Future hosted a “Take Back America” conference at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. This portion of the program featured speeches by…

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    Transparency of the House of Representatives

    The Sunlight Foundation announced recommendations from its Open House Project to increase the transparency of the U.S. House of Representatives and make its operations more available to…

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    American Electoral System

    The DePauw University Center for Contemporary Media sponsored a conference entitled, “Why Are The Elections Over Before the Polls Open?” In the panel discussion on the American…

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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform

    A bipartisan task force of freshman members of Congress heard from former members, campaign finance experts and public interest group representatives. Reps. Hutchinson and Allen…

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    Campaign Reform Proposals

    The lively debate by Mr. Wertheimer, Ms. Miller and Mr. Stockmeyer centered around how capaign finances should be reformed and how to restore voter confidence in their…

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    Are Term Limits the Answer?

    Three supporters and three opponents of term limits discussed how term limits will or will not solve the problems in U.S. politics. They examined whether term limits would address such…

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    Review of Congressional Functions and Votes

    Ellen Miller, the executive director for the Center for Responsive Politics, announced the center’s recent survey that asked legislators and staffers their opinions on the structure…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Ms. Miller talked about ethics and lobbying reform. She co-founded a new group whose purpose was to help the public learn more about the activities of Congress and their elected…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    This forum on campaign finance reform discussed the possibilities of reform in the coming terms. The United States Senate was unable to complete work on a campaign finance reform…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Guests discussed political action committees and proposals to require public financing of campaigns. Miller recently wrote that election 1994 is the “Year of the…

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    Progressive Politics

    Former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards gave the luncheon speech at the “Take Back America” progressive policy conference. Among the topics he addressed were…

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    Ethics and Journalism

    Three media analysts spoke in a panel in a discussion at the National Press Club on media ethics, specifically concentrating on the possible conflicts of interests involved in persons who…

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    Money & Politics

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Ms. Miller and others briefed reporters on grassroots ideas on campaign finance reform which have not been proposed by the president or members of Congress. They took questions…

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    Free Air Time for Political Advertisements

    Partcipants discussed the idea of providing candidates with free air time for political advertisements, which would greatly reduce a candidate’s need for large amounts of money to buy…

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