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  • Washington Journal Author Charles Lewis on Political Integrity
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    935 Lies

    Charles Lewis talked about 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity. In the book he wrote that “values of honesty, transparency, accountability and integrity we once…

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  • emThe Buying of the Congressem
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    The Buying of the Congress

    Mr. Lewis discussed his book, The Buying of Congress: How Special Interests Have Stolen Your Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, published by Avon. The book addressed how…

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  • emThe Cheating of Americaem
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    The Cheating of America

    Charles Lewis and Bill Allison talked about their book The Cheating of America: How Tax Avoidance and Evasion by the Super Rich Are Costing the Country Billions, and What You Can Do About…

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  • Political Fundraising
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    Political Fundraising

    Panelists discussed the costs of presidential campaigning with a group of high school and college students from the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Milewski moderated the discussion. Panelists…

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  • Outsourcing and Defense Contracts
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    Outsourcing and Defense Contracts

    Mr. Lewis and Mr. Makinson spoke about the relation between the defense industry and politics. They noted the significance of defense spending and industry contributions to political candidates from both parties.…

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  • emThe Buying of the President 2004em
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    The Buying of the President 2004

    Mr. Lewis talked about political fundraising for the 2004 presidential campaign. He is the author of The Buying of the President 2004: Who’s Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic…

    65 views
  • National Summit on PetroPolitics
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    National Summit on PetroPolitics

    Participants talked about the influence of oil companies in the political process. Among the topics they addressed were global sources of oil and U.S. security, links between the energy…

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  • Government Contracts in Iraq
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    Government Contracts in Iraq

    The Center for Public Integrity released a report, titled “The Windfalls of War,” detailing government contracts for reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report listed the companies…

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  • Media Ownership
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    Media Ownership

    Mr. Lewis spoke to students about media ownership and a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to allow greater concentration in media ownership within a given market.…

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  • Corporate Accountability and President Bush
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    Corporate Accountability and President Bush

    Participants talked about recent corporate accounting scandals, the Bush administration’s reaction to corporate crime, and media coverage of the scandals. They also talked about the state…

    37 views
  • American Politics
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    American Politics

    American Politics features Andrew Card’s June 20 speech at a New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser in Manchester. Mr. Card served as Transportation Secretary in the first Bush Administration,…

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  • The State of Integrity in America
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    The State of Integrity in America

    Charles Lewis, co-author of The Cheating of America, and Jeremy Campell, author of The Liar’s Tale, examined the state of integrity in America, messages delivered by politicians and the…

    59 views
  • Media Issues
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    Media Issues

    Journalists talked about media investigations of stories from within the Washington bureaucracy and the nature of political reporting. Among the topics they addressed were the superficial…

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  • Campaign Finance
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    Campaign Finance

    Participants spoke to students about the campaign finance system, its influence on political campaigns, and efforts to reform the system. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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  • emThe Buying of the President 2000em
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    The Buying of the President 2000

    Mr. Lewis talked about his new book, The Buying of the President 2000, in which he details contributions and other background information on each candidate. He talked about the role of…

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  • Special Interests and Presidential Candidates
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    Special Interests and Presidential Candidates

    Mr. Lewis released a report detailing the major contributors to presidential campaigns and outlining public policy favors performed by the candidates for the contributing organizations. He…

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  • Investigative Journalism Buying of Congress
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    Investigative Journalism: Buying of Congress

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  • Pesticide Industry Regulation
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    Pesticide Industry Regulation

    Mr. Lewis discussed legislation that benefits the chemical industry, and how the EPA will regulate the industry. He also answered media questions.

    16 views
  • Watergate 25th Anniversary
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    Watergate 25th Anniversary

    Mr. Lewis talked about his recollections of Watergate and its legacy today regarding the growing influence of money in politics and took viewer calls. Historical clips of important events…

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  • Watergate and Money
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    Watergate and Money

    Panelists discussed how the Watergate scandal reflects the negative influences of money on politics. This was part of a symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in that…

    63 views
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