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    The Difference Between Lobbyists and PACs

    Public Citizen President Robert Weissman talked about the differences between lobbyists and Political…

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    The Structure of the National Rifle Association

    Former Republican congressman and current NRA board member Bob Barr described the structure of the…

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    Political Participation

    Political Participation refers to the efforts of individual citizens to directly or indirectly impact…

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    Different Types of Political Action Committees (PACs)

    CQ Roll Call lobbying reporter Kate Ackley discussed the differences between various types of PACs and…

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    What is Dark Money?

    Issue One’s Michael Beckel talked about the findings of the group’s year-long investigation into…

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    Ballot Measures and Direct Democracy

    The Hill National Correspondent Reid Wilson discusses ballot measures and ways that voters can…

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    The Taft-Hartley Act and Right-to-Work Laws

    In the first clip, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Mark Mix talked…

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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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    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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    Smear Tactics and Public Opinion

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

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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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    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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    Think Tanks and Corporate Influence

    New York Times Correspondent Eric Lipton on the involvement of think tanks (policy institute, research…

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    Special Interest Lobbying

    Stephanie Vance discussed the potential boons and drawbacks of having special interest lobby groups in…

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