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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…

    228 views
  • 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).

    42 views
  • 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…

    425 views
  • 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…

    161 views
  • 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…

    199 views
  • 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…

    1,276 views
  • 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…

    297 views
  • 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…

    98 views
  • 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…

    505 views
  • Climate Change Legislation
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    Climate Change Legislation

    National religious, student, and climate leaders held a rally on Capitol Hill. They had called for a national day of fasting to urge Congress to pass strong climate legislation during the…

    75 views
  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Americans United to Protect Social Security held a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose Bush administration efforts to privatize Social Security.

    157 views
  • March on Washington Anniversary Rally
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    March on Washington Anniversary Rally

    Participants talked about the legacy of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington in which Dr. King gave his “I…

    705 views
  • Role of the Church in US Foreign Policy
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    Role of the Church in U.S. Foreign Policy

    Rev. Edgar talked about U.S. religious leaders' views of U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the ongoing war with Iraq. He criticized the war and President Bush’s defiance of the United…

    25 views
  • Opposition to War in Iraq
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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Former members of congress spoke about their opposition to war with Iraq. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

    117 views
  • Opposition to War in Iraq
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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Representatives from several organizations announced a coalition of groups to oppose any potential war in Iraq. Following the announcement they answered questions from reporters.

    48 views
  • Rally Against Poverty
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    Rally Against Poverty

    Participants talked about proposals for Welfare reform and called on legislators to do more to expand access to education, increase training opportunities, support poorer families, and…

    88 views
  • How Washington Works
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    How Washington Works

    A “Close Up America” program with Christopher Matthews and Robert Edgar who talked about how Washington works and answered student questions.

    9 views
  • Pennsylvania Senate Debate
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    Pennsylvania Senate Debate

    Senator Arlen Specter and Representative Bob Edgar debated issues facing Pennsylvania.

    75 views
  • Edgar For Senate
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    Edgar For Senate

    Representative Bob Edgar talked about his campaign to be Senator and the issues he is looking at.

    8 views
  • Salute to Congress
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    Salute to Congress

    Viewer call-ins and interviews with attendees before members of Congress gave humorous speeches as part of the program.

    17 views
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