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    Leadership PACs

    Issue One’s Meredith McGehee talked about leadership Political Action Committees (PACs) which allow…

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    The Role of the Federal Election Commission

    Dave Levinthal, reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the Federal Election Commission…

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    Great Debates in the US Congress

    In this lesson, students will work in groups in the jigsaw format to research moments where vigorous…

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    Campaign Finance Laws and Enforcement

    Dave Levinthal, Reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the origin of the Federal…

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    The Impact of Citizens United v. FEC

    Christian Berg, former Deputy General Counsel for Citizens United, and Meredith McGehee, Policy Director…

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    Quid Pro Quo Rules and Campaign Contributions

    Christian Berg, former Deputy General Counsel for Citizens United, and Meredith McGehee, Policy Director…

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    Restrictions on Super PACs and Candidates

    Meredith McGehee, Policy Director at the Campaign Legal Center, and Christian Berg, former Deputy…

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    Tony Mecia on Lobbying During the Trump Administration

    Tony Mecia talked about the increase in lobbyist spending by companies and trade associations during the…

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    Regulating Lobbying in Congress

    James Thurber, Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American…

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    Smear Tactics and Public Opinion

    Journalist Sharyl Attkisson talked about how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion.

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    History of the NRA & Gun Legislation

    Author Adam Winkler describes the creation and development of the NRA from the post-Civil War Era to the…

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    Henry George: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age was a time in which the United States experienced economic growth, great social change…

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    NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Gun Rights

    NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre talked about gun rights on “Face the Nation.” Earlier in the week, more than…

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    Election Laws dealing with Interactions with Foreign Governments

    Lawrence Noble explains the pertinence of election laws to campaign interactions with foreign nationals…

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    Whitewater Investigation: Judge Ken Starr

    Judge Starr spoke about the Whitewater investigation which he conducted beginning in 1994 and the…

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    The History of the Military-Industrial Complex

    Kate Epstein talked about about the history of the relationship between the U.S. military and the…

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    Special Interest Groups and Government Regulation

    Dick Carpenter talked about how special interest groups advocate for government regulations to benefit their businesses, particularly through occupational licenses. (* Please note that this Bell Ringer features two Video Clips)

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    The African-American Liberation Movement

    American History TV presented live coverage from the National Museum of African American History and…

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    What is a Lobbyist?

    Tom Holyoke, author of The Ethical Lobbyist: Reforming Washington’s Influence Industry, uses his…

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    The Influence of Money in Politics

    Former Representative Tim Roemer and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about the…

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