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  • Lobbying and Ethics Reform
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    Lobbying and Ethics Reform

    Fred Beuttler talked about the history of the House of Representatives in the main hearing room of the Committee on Ways and Means. This event was part of the 2007 United States Model House…

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  • Lobbying Profession
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    Lobbying Profession

    The panelists had a discussion titled “Why Be a Lobbyist Today?” featuring expert lobbyists and political professionals from leading Washington lobbying firms, the media, and public affairs…

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  • Role of the Press in Lobbying
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    Role of the Press in Lobbying

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about the relationship between lobbying and the media, focusing on his own experiences with lobbyists. He also discussed the modi operandi of various lobbyists and…

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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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  • Congressional Ethics
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    Congressional Ethics

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about Jack Abramoff and related investigations, as well as lobbying and ethics legislation in Congress. He talked about the legacy of Rep. Tom DeLay, whose last day as a…

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  • Press Perspective on Lobbying
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    Press Perspective on Lobbying

    Mr. Birnbaum provided the media perspective of lobbying on Capitol Hill. He described lobbyists as good sources of facts and information for reporters. He talked humorously about his…

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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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  • The Press and the Lobbying Community
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    The Press and the Lobbying Community

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about the relationship between lobbyists and journalists. Among the topics he addressed were public perceptions of lobbyists, how lobbyists and the press influence both…

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Birnbaum reviewed newspaper headlines and examined the upcoming “Super Tuesday” primary elections. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

    18 views
  • Fortunes Top 50 Lobbyists
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    Fortune's Top 50 Lobbyists

    Mr. Birnbaum spoke to students about the art of successful lobbying and talked about the most influential lobbyists and lobbying organizations. He said that successful organizations were…

    68 views
  • Tax Reform and the Politics of Personality
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    Tax Reform and the Politics of Personality

    Participants talked about how strong personalities affect policy by examining several efforts to reform tax policy. After their presentations they answered questions from the audience.

    49 views
  • Michael Jackson Talk Radio Show
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    Michael Jackson Talk Radio Show

    Michael Jackson interviewed guests in studio and on the telephone. They answered questions from listeners.

    263 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    72 views
  • 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 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…

    30 views
  • 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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