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  • Representative Kevin Brady Discusses Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) headlined a discussion on tax reform. He reiterated that the House would vote on a tax reform proposal by the end of 2017 but declined to give…

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  • Financial News Coverage
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    Financial News Coverage

    Three financial reporters talked about how they cover Capitol Hill at the American Bankers Association conference. Topics included the financial regulation overhaul bill making its way…

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  • Newspaper Headlines
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    Newspaper Headlines

    Jeffrey Birnbaum talked about the Washington Times exclusive interview with Vice President Cheney and other recent Times exclusives, the latest news on the economy and recession, and the Bush…

    125 views
  • 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…

    28 views
  • US Tax Policy
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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Representative Bill Thomas, House Ways and Means Committee chairman, was interviewed about pending tax legislation and the U.S. economy. After the representative left, the reporters…

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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…

    557 views
  • Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest
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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest

    This annual charity event featured comedy routines by Washington notables Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary Dan Glickman, Cal Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke, Arianna Huffington, Judlyne Lilly, James Rosen and…

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  • CEOs and Their Pay
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    CEOs and Their Pay

    Mr. Birnbaum discussed news of the day and his upcoming article on CEOs and their pay. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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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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  • emMoney Menem
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    Money Men

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about his book The Money Men: The Real Story of Fund-raising’s Influence on Political Power in America, published by Crown. The book examines the inadequacies of the…

    41 views
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about headline news stories and responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Lobbying
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    Lobbying

    Mr. Birnbaum, via telephone, discussed headline news and his article “The Influence Merchants” in Fortune about the most influential lobbyists.

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