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  • SCOTUS Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission
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    Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission Decision

    Melanie Sloan talked about the consequences in the four years since the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news…

    807 views
  • Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns
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    Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns

    Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 election. Topics included the differences between Super PACSs and 501(c)4 organizations, disclosure,…

    170 views
  • British PhoneHacking Investigation
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    British Phone-Hacking Investigation

    Melanie Sloan and Jon Swaine talked about the British phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr.…

    927 views
  • Role of the Federal Election Commission
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    Role of the Federal Election Commission

    Melanie Sloan talked about the history and mission of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and her Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics group’s recent efforts to reform it. Other topics Ms.…

    296 views
  • Congressional Insider Trading Information
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    Congressional Insider Trading Information

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on laws that prohibit members of Congress and their staffs from trading on information they obtain as lawmakers and…

    510 views
  • Influence of Donors on Elected Officials
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    Influence of Donors on Elected Officials

    Melanie Sloan discussed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s recent report showing that the chairs and ranking members of many House committees amass significant campaign…

    333 views
  • Defining Corruption
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    Defining Corruption

    Panelists talked about public corruption, ethics, and the law. Among the topics they addressed were criminal prosecution of corruption, punishment of violation of ethics rules, and ways in…

    342 views
  • Future of Earmarks
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    Future of Earmarks

    Representatives from government watchdog groups spoke to reporters and answered questions about the federal budget and appropriations process, the use of earmarks to designate spending of…

    235 views
  • Citizen Access to Government Information
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    Citizen Access to Government Information

    Panelists focused on recent changes in the laws that affect the public’s ability to request and receive information from the federal government. While panelists noted that some progress had…

    87 views
  • Congressional Ethics and Earmarks
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    Congressional Ethics and Earmarks

    Melanie Sloan talked about the roles and effectiveness of the House Office of Congressional Ethics and what the Washington Post called the “thin wall” separating lobbyist contributions and…

    113 views
  • QA with Melanie Sloan
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    Q&A with Melanie Sloan

    Melanie Sloan spoke about her work as Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, also known as CREW. CREW began in 2003 and is a 501 (c)(3) organization. It monitors government officials…

    8,417 views
  • Congressional Ethics Code
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    Congressional Ethics Code

    The House Office of Congressional Ethics held its first public meeting, in the Longworth House Office Building, to allow public comment on the new draft rules and code of conduct.

    295 views
  • Independent Ethics Commission
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    Independent Ethics Commission

    The guests talked about ethics reform in Congress. Susan Ferrechio talked about the details and history of the ethics bill. The guests focused on the issue of lobbying and enforcement of…

    107 views
  • Mark Foley Investigation
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    Mark Foley Investigation

    Ms. Sloan talked about investigation into misconduct by former Representative Mark Foley. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics had some of the electronic mails sent by Representative Foley to a…

    54 views
  • Republican Lobbying Reform Proposals
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    Republican Lobbying Reform Proposals

    Ms. Ferrechio spoke about Republican lobbying and ethics reform proposal presented the previous day by House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

    68 views
  • Abramoff Investigation
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    Abramoff Investigation

    Ms. Sloan talked about the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s reaction to former Indian lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s guilty plea. Her group is attempting to obtain documents…

    35 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…

    49 views
  • Congressional Ethics
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    Congressional Ethics

    Mr. Fitton and Ms. Sloan talked about Congressional ethics investigations and procedures for reporting and conducting hearings on possible ethics violations. They also responded to viewer…

    26 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…

    48 views
  • Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts
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    Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

    Program is missing the first few minutes. Democratic senators met to inquire into the process by which reconstruction contracts were awarded for work in Iraq. Among the topics addressed…

    165 views
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