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    Lobbying Reform

    Senators McCain, Feingold, Coleman, and Obama testified about proposals to revise rules and regulations governing lobbying. Non-profit and lobbying group officials testified about the…

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    Establishment of the Legislative Branch

    Linda Monk and Mickey Edwards talked about the origins of the legislative branch and the roles and responsibilities of Congress. James Thurber moderated. The panelists responded…

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    2008 Presidential Election Forecasts

    Authors of election forecasts discussed their 2008 election predictions. They are the authors of three of the nine forecast models that appeared in an election-themed symposium in the…

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    Electoral College Vote

    James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state…

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    Legislative Process and Lobbying

    Walter Oleszek spoke to students about the legislative process and effective lobbying. Among the topics he addressed were the role of the lobbyist in shaping legislation, ethics, and…

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    Polling and Survey Research

    Glen Bolger spoke to students about the use of polling and survey data in public policy and political campaigns. Among the topics he addressed were the use of polling for research,…

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    Coalition Building and Lobbying

    Joel Malina delivered remarks on coalition building and issue campaigns. Following his remarks he responded to questions from audience members. 

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    Climate Change Lobbying

    Dan Weiss talked about using paid media as an advocacy campaign tool. Topics included types of strategies for advocacy campaigns, elements of a an advertising campaign, and planning…

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    Grassroots Lobbying Strategies

    Mr. Bonner discussed grass roots lobbying and the strategies employed in grass roots lobbying. He focused on the defining grass roots movements and the mechanics of accomplishing…

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    Election 2000 Reaction

    This segment will include open phones, news from the Internet, late breaking election results, and telephone interviews from around the country.

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    Constitutional Structure of U.S. Government

    Mr. Cutler was personal counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton and
    founded the Committee on the Constitutional System. He is concerned
    with the Executive Branch-Congress…

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    President Clinton Relationship with Congress

    Journalists, as well as congressional and White House staff, described the relationship between President Clinton and Congress. They discussed his relations with both the 103rd and the…

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    Presidential Leadership and Economic Crisis

    James Thurber talked about how recent presidents (Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama) have dealt with fiscal matters when Congress is divided. He also responded to telephone…

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    Coalition Building and Lobbying

    Sarah Dufendach spoke to students about coalition building, campaign finance reform, and issue advocacy. She focused on the influence of money in politics and navigating potential…

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    Political Psychology and Lobbying

    Mr. Sturman talked about psychological aspects of issue advocacy and political lobbying efforts. Among the issues he addressed were changing attitudes towards policies and the…

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    History of National Party Conventions

    After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions,…

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    Interest Group Representation and Lobbying

    Mr. Thurber discussed the effects of various interest groups on the legislative process. He focused on the sources of these groups' lobbying power, specifically money and…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of…

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    National Rifle Association Grassroots Membership

    Glen Caroline, director of the Grassroots Division of the National Rifle Association (NRA), gave a lecture on how the NRA organizes its constituents to lobby. Using charts and graphs,…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to…

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