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  • Donor Influence on the White House
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    Donor Influence on the White House

    Bob Edgar talked about campaign donor groups' shift in focus from winning campaigns to advocating for policy. One of the examples he cited was Organizing for Action, which was formed after President Obama’s reelection…

  • Washington Journal Program 03162013
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    Washington Journal Program 03/16/2013

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    The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation.*Live each morning beginning at 7am (ET).

  • Senate Filibuster Rule
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    Senate Filibuster Rule

    Bob Edgar talked about Common Causes’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster rule, which has been invoked with increasing frequency since 1981, and even more since…

  • Campaign Finance Laws
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    Campaign Finance Laws

    Participants talk about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its impact on business corporations, unions, and nonprofit organizations. Following their remarks they answered…

  • Iranian Nuclear Development Programs
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    Iranian Nuclear Development Programs

    Panelists talked about the potential threat of a nuclear Iran. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. foreign policy with Iran, and options for a diplomatic resolution. Following…

  • emCitizens United v Federal Election Commissionem Reactions
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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Reactions

    Participants spoke to the press after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case addresses campaign finance laws and the 2002…

  • Voter Fraud Allegations
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    Voter Fraud Allegations

    Spokesmen and advocates for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) responded to allegations of fraudulent voter registration. They characterized the allegations…

  • The Future of Election Reform
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    The Future of Election Reform

    Professor Pastor, executive director of the the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, talked about the state of election reform. Following his remarks, panelists addressed the status of…

  • Abolishing the Electoral College
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    Abolishing the Electoral College

    A panel discussion was held on the National Popular Vote Plan. Under the plan states would join a binding agreement to allocate all of their electoral votes to the candidate who receives…