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  • Ethics in Lobbying
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    Ethics in Lobbying

    The American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies with the American League of Lobbyists sponsored a forum on lobbying in Congress. Panelists focused on the balance between…

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  • emThe Lobbyistsem
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    The Lobbyists

    Mr. Birnbaum discussed his book, The Lobbyists: How Influence Peddlers Get their Way in Washington. He described the role of lobbyists in the legislative process and the effects of…

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  • Media Coverage of Whitewater
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    Media Coverage of Whitewater

    Moderated by Lewis Lapham, the panelists discussed media coverage of the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton’s financial dealings while he was governor of Arkansas. They focused on the Harper’s…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    Journalists talked about the current news topics, including ethics questions about Rep. Gingrich’s book deal, committee assignments and the new Congress.

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    The guests discussed the events of the past week, including the recent developments in the Whitewater investigation. Other topics included the status of the health care legislation before…

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  • Inside the emWall Street Journalem
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    Inside the Wall Street Journal

    The guests discussed the news stories appearing in today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, including the Whitewater investigation. Topics also included the link between money and…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Birnbaum, Mr. Lauter, and Mr. Von Drehle discussed events of the past week, particularly the passage of a budget plan by the Senate last night. Other topics included the status of Sumpreme…

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  • Media Perspective on Lobbying Issues
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    Media Perspective on Lobbying Issues

    Representatives of media organizations spoke on how lobbying is portrayed in the media in a panel discussion during a class of the Lobbying Institute, an educational program for students…

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  • The Fate of Influence Peddling
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    The Fate of Influence Peddling

    The panelists discussed the expected influence of the Clinton administration on lobbyists.

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  • Covering Congressional Delegations
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    Covering Congressional Delegations

    Several correspondents spoke in a forum on media coverage of specific congressional delegations, including coverage of state delegations by reporters from local papers and reporting the…

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  • Clinton Presidential Transition
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    Clinton Presidential Transition

    Mr. Birnbaum spoke via remote link from the Clinton/Gore briefing room in Little Rock, Arkansas, on the Clinton presidential transition and the possible makeup of a Clinton presidential…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    The journalists reviewed the week’s news and responded to viewer calls. Topics discussed included the House bank scandal, the defeat of incumbents in the Illinois primary, former Senator Paul…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    The journalists looked at the main events in the news this week, including the resignation of White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, David Duke’s announcement that he will run against…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    The members of the roundtable responded to viewers' questions regarding the BCCI scandal and the role of certain Americans in the affair, the importance of the upcoming presidential…

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  • Congressional Agenda
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    Congressional Agenda

    Mr. Birnbaum discussed the congressional agenda. He focused on gun control, the banking system, campaign finance reform, civil rights, and the federal budget. He referred to his article in…

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  • House Minority Whip Election
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    House Minority Whip Election

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  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Mr. Birnbaum discussed the response of Congress to President Reagan’s tax reform package.

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  • News Discussion
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    News Discussion

    Mr. Birnbaum discussed the daily news headlines. Due to the age of source media, the video breaks up.

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