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    Divided Government

    James Thurber talked about how President Obama and a Republican-controlled Congress might operate during the 114th Congress. He also discussed how previous administrations have worked…

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    Congressional Ethics

    Government advocates talked about possible reforms to the congressional ethics process. They focused on the findings of the group Public Citizen’s newly-released report on House…

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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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    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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    Legislation and Lobbying

    Thomas Williams talked about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse effect regulations and the legislative process. Topics included key leaders, the political process, and…

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    Lobbying and the Regulatory Process

    Cornelius Kerwin talked about the importance of rule making and its effect on lobbying and the law. He outlined the roles of the president, the court system, agencies and interest…

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    Lobbying Reform Efforts

    James Thurber talked to students about President Obama and his efforts to reform lobbying. He noted a number of lobbying scandals including former Representative Duke Cunningham, Jack…

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    Lobbying and Climate Change Policy

    Elizabeth Moler talked to students about lobbying efforts for global climate change legislation In her remarks she spoke about cap and trade legislation, the Environmental Protection…

    367 views
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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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    Forum on the Filibuster

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the…

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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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    Corporate Lobbying

    Ed Ingle spoke to students about lobbying efforts on behalf of corporate interests. Among the issues he addressed were targeting appropriate officials and institutions, staffing a…

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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,…

    344 views
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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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    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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    Politics of Lobbying Reform

    James Thurber spoke to students about political lobbying efforts and the role of the lobbyist in the political process. He focused on recent lobbying reforms enacted by Congress…

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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…

    544 views
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    Executive-Congressional Branch Relations in the Lobbying Process

    Charles Brain presented a lecture about lobbying strategies and understanding the relationship between the executive and legislative branch. He emphasized the dynamic nature of the…

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    The Legislative Process and Lobbying

    Walter Oleszek talked about the legislative process and the role of lobbying in policy and law making. Among the issues he addressed were the purpose of lobbyists and lobby groups,…

    287 views
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    Presidential Transition Lobbyist Restrictions

    James Thurber talked about President-Elect Obama’s transition team announcement of new rules for lobbyists, and how the rules differ from previous presidential transitions.

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