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    Donor Influence on the White House

    Bob Edgar talked about campaign donor groups' shift in focus from winning campaigns to advocating for policy. One of the examples he cited was Organizing for Action, which was formed…

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    Washington Journal Program 03/16/2013

    The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation.*Live each morning beginning…

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    Senate Filibuster Rule

    Bob Edgar talked about Common Causes’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster rule, which has been invoked with increasing frequency since 1981, and even…

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    Campaign Finance Laws

    Participants talk about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its impact on business corporations, unions, and nonprofit organizations. Following their remarks they…

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    Iranian Nuclear Development Programs

    Panelists talked about the potential threat of a nuclear Iran. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. foreign policy with Iran, and options for a diplomatic…

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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Reactions

    Participants spoke to the press after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case addresses campaign finance laws and the 2002…

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    Voter Fraud Allegations

    Spokesmen and advocates for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) responded to allegations of fraudulent voter registration. They characterized the…

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    The Future of Election Reform

    Professor Pastor, executive director of the the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, talked about the state of election reform. Following his remarks, panelists…

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    Abolishing the Electoral College

    A panel discussion was held on the National Popular Vote Plan. Under the plan states would join a binding agreement to allocate all of their electoral votes to the candidate who…

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    Climate Change Legislation

    National religious, student, and climate leaders held a rally on Capitol Hill. They had called for a national day of fasting to urge Congress to pass strong climate legislation during…

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    Social Security

    Americans United to Protect Social Security held a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose Bush administration efforts to privatize Social Security.

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    March on Washington Anniversary Rally

    Participants talked about the legacy of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington in which…

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    Role of the Church in U.S. Foreign Policy

    Rev. Edgar talked about U.S. religious leaders' views of U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the ongoing war with Iraq. He criticized the war and President Bush’s defiance of…

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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Former members of congress spoke about their opposition to war with Iraq. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Representatives from several organizations announced a coalition of groups to oppose any potential war in Iraq. Following the announcement they answered questions from reporters.

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    Rally Against Poverty

    Participants talked about proposals for Welfare reform and called on legislators to do more to expand access to education, increase training opportunities, support poorer families, and…

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    Hazardous-Waste Cleanup Program

    The House debated the hazardous-waste cleanup program. Amendments that were debated included legislation concerning the public accountability of chemical emissions, that allows…

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    Sanctions Against South African Apartheid

    The House debated the adoption of a conference report recommending sanctions against South Africa until the end of apartheid and racial segregation.

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    Weapon System Debate

    The House debated limiting funding of certain weapon systems, the use of weapon systems under the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and whether the weapon systems remain useful defensively…

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    Appropriation Measures

    The House debated various appropriation measures.

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