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    Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

    Panelists talked about the new book by Ken Gormley, “Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation.” Mr. Cox served as Solicitor General and was also the special prosecutor during the Watergate…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Supporters of campaign finance reform talked to reporters about President Clinton’s support of the McCain-Feingold bill. Common Cause President Ann McBride described Senator Trent Lott’s…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Following the Senate’s first cloture vote on the McCain-Feingold bill, President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and Common Cause President Ann McBride stressed the need for campaign finance…

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    House Ethics Process Revision

    The House Ethics Committee Task Force heard comment from four witnesses on a new report detailing how the House will deal with future complaints against its members. The report includes…

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    Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform

    A bipartisan task force of freshman members of Congress heard from former members, campaign finance experts and public interest group representatives. Representatives Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)…

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    Broadcast Spectrum Allocation

    Common Cause representatives and others released a report on broadcast spectrum allocation titled “Channeling Influence.” The report examined how major U.S. broadcasters have lobbied to…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The Creative Coalition held a forum at Sardi’s Restaurant to discuss solutions to campaign finance reform in a time of enormous campaign contributions and fears of influence-buying. It was suggested…

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    Presidential Campaign Law Violations

    Ann McBride, Common Cause president and Fred Wertheimer, former president of Common Cause, briefed reporters on their allegations against both the Dole and Clinton campaigns for violating…

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    Lobbyists and the Public Interest

    As part of a symposium on “The Role of Ethics and Gender in Government Relations,” the panelists discussed the topic, “Can Lobbyists Ever Serve the Public’s Interest?” They also talked…

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    Free Air Time for Presidential Campaigns

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission heard from policy-makers and media executives on a proposal for free television time for presidential campaigns.

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee heard testimony from legislators and campaign experts at a hearing on Campaign Finance Reform.

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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning papers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers, and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.…

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    Rule for Gift Ban Legislation

    Committee members discussed the rule for House debate on legislation that would prohibit representatives from taking several types of gifts from certain organizations.

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    Lobbying Disclosure Reform

    The House Judiciary subcommittee heard testimony from the bipartisan team which has proposed legislation to reform lobbying regulations. In the next panel, representatives of trade…

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    Lobbying in Washington

    The guests discussed the current state of lobbying and whether or not there should be some reforms. They also answered questions from the audience.

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    Franking Reform

    House Oversight Committee members heard testimony from fellow legislators and interest group representatives concerning congressional postal allowance reform and the various legislation to…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    During a live viewer call-in program, Ann McBride and Curtis Gans discussed the campaign finance reform legislation recently introduced by the Clinton administration, which seeks to change…

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    Interest Groups Assess Congress

    Representatives of the National Organization for Women, the Institute for Policy Studies and Common Cause, three interest groups which lobby Congress, evaluate the 101st Congress. They also…

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    Role of Common Cause in Ethics in Government

    Ann McBride, Senior Vice President of Common Cause, discussed bringing up ethics complaints against members of congress and ethics reform.

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