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  • Enron Politics and Lobbying
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    Enron: Politics and Lobbying

    Guests talked about Enron’s ties to Washington politics, members of the administration who had worked for Enron, Enron’s lobbying efforts, federal agencies that oversaw the various businesses and…

    93 views
  • Money and Politics
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    Money and Politics

    Mr. Noble, whose website is opensecrets.org, spoke about money and politics. His website tracks money in politics as well as its effect on elections and public policy. He responded to…

    39 views
  • Congressional Ethics Reform
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    Congressional Ethics Reform

    A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing procedures. House…

    48 views
  • 2004 Campaign Finance Practices
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    2004 Campaign Finance Practices

    Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They talked about how campaign finance laws…

    63 views
  • Financing of the 2004 Election
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    Financing of the 2004 Election

    Mr. Noble described the large role money played in the 2004 general election, the most ever in federal elections. In congressional races, he said that 90 percent of the candidates with the…

    14 views
  • Funding for Political Conventions
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    Funding for Political Conventions

    Mr. Noble discussed corporate contributions to national political parties, and spoke about “double-dippers,” corporations that contribute to both Democrats and Republicans. Mr. Noble also…

    18 views
  • New Campaign Finance Laws and the Internet
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    New Campaign Finance Laws and the Internet

    A panel discussed the legal aspects of the new campaign finance laws. Topics included the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, the rules about disclosure, and the rules that apply…

    20 views
  • Campaign 2004 Interview
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    Campaign 2004 Interview

    Mr. Noble was interviewed about the 2004 presidential campaign. The discussion focused on campaign fundraising and the role of money in politics.

    12 views
  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 1

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

    111 views
  • TaxExempt Organizations
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    Tax-Exempt Organizations

    Mr. Noble talked about “527” groups. Generally referred to by the section of the tax code that governs their operations, these tax-exempt organizations engage in political activities like…

    34 views
  • Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
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    Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures

    Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to the…

    47 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
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    Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider legal challenges to the 2002 campaign finance law on September 8. A panel of legal scholars and Federal Election Commission officials discussed the…

    35 views
  • Campaign Finance Policy Challenge
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    Campaign Finance Policy Challenge

    Participants talked to reporters about their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging that Republican and Democratic Parties were trying to circumvent new legislation banning the…

    15 views
  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 AMSession 1
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, A.M.Session, 1

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. Among the topics they addressed were independent expenditures for campaign advertisements, coordination of rule…

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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 AMSession 2
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, A.M.Session, 2

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. Among the topics they addressed were independent expenditures for campaign advertisements, coordination of rule…

    28 views
  • Campaign Finance
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    Campaign Finance

    Mr. Noble talked about the amount of money being raised and contributed to House and Senate candidates in the 2002 election races. He also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and…

    13 views
  • FEC Soft Money Regulations
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    FEC Soft Money Regulations

    Participants talked about the potential impact of campaign finance regulations on "soft money' contributions, legal and free speech issues, and the way federal elections officials had…

    66 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform Day 2
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    Campaign Finance Reform, Day 2

    Witnesses testified about the restrictions on “electioneering communications” contained in the McCain-Feingold Act. The Commission was seeking comment on draft rules that implement the…

    43 views