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    The Ethical Lobbyist

    Tom Holyoke talked about his book The Ethical Lobbyist: Reforming Washington’s Influence Industry, in which he discusses the ethics involved in lobbying and argues for stronger lobbying regulations.…

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    Presidential Transitions, Panel 3

    Panelists from the Center for Responsive Politics talked about the revolving door between public and private sectors, lobbying rules and restrictions, and how journalists can cover the issue. They talked about…

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    Donald Trump and the Lobbying Industry

    Catherine Ho discussed what Donald Trump’s victory could mean for lobbying firms. She also examined to so-called “revolving door” between Capitol Hill and K Street.

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    Political Conventions and Lobbyist Donations

    Craig Holman talked about how political parties' conventions are funded, including the role of lobbyists and corporations.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Omri Ceren talked by video from New York City and about the Iran nuclear deal, his opposition to the deal, and the lobbying effects of other groups who were supporting the deal. He…

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    Lobbying Efforts and the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Daniel Kalik talked about the Iran nuclear agreement and lobbying efforts on behalf of Jewish-American groups that oppose it. His group has said that it is a pro-Israel group that supports…

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    Iran Nuclear Deal and Lobbyists

    Anna Palmer talked about reactions to the Iran nuclear deal from various lobbyist groups. Among other issues she discussed which members of Congress are expected to receive the most money,…

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    Lobbying and Ethics Laws

    James Thurber talked about lobby reform and ethical issues regarding members of Congress. He spoke about previous efforts to change lobbying practices on Capitol Hill and discussed potential change in…

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    Federal Lobbying Laws

    Attorney Joseph Sandler talked about the strengths and weaknesses in the laws governing lobbying practices, gift rules, and foreign agents. Mr. Sandler is a former general counsel of the Democratic…

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    Lobbying and the Regulatory Process

    Neil Kerwin talked about federal regulation of lobbying, as well as strengths and weaknesses of the current system of rules and restrictions. This talk was part of American University’s biannual…

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    Effectiveness of Lobbying Restrictions

    Kathy Kiely talked about the effectiveness of existing lobbying restrictions on former members of Congress. Topics included how some have been able to get around these restrictions, and efforts to slow…

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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on Managing the Economy

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about the influence Wall Street has on Congress through their hundreds of lobbyists and criticizing the “revolving door” between Wall Street executives and the…

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    Lobbyists on Midterm Election Results

    “A Walk Down Influence Alley: A Conversation with K Street Power Players” was part of National Journal's “day after” conference examining the previous night’s elections results and their…

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    Newsmakers with Dawn Laguens

    Dawn Laguens talked about the role of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in the 2014 midterm elections and how and where they were spending their money. She discussed how the issue of abortion choice was…

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    Money in Election Campaigns

    Shira Center talked about the amount of money raised and spent by congressional committees and major interest groups in the 2014 midterm elections. Political ads were shown for the campaigns of…

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    "Dark Money" in Election Campaigns

    Dave Levinthal talked about his recent six-month investigation into the IRS' Exempt Organizations Division and concerns about increased use of so-called “dark money” in political campaigns and the…

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    Lobbying Groups Connected to the Russian Government

    Kevin Bogardust talked about his article in The Hill, “Putin’s Lobbyists Escape Sanctions.” The piece explains how Washington, D.C., lobbying groups who count the Russian government and…

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    Josh Kalla on Access to Congress

    Yale political science graduate student Josh Kalla spoke via Skype about the field experiment he did with David Broockman of the University of California, Berkeley, to test whether the…

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    Corporate Money's Influence on Washington

    Michael Schmidt talked about his New York Times story about hedge fund manager William Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman made a $1 billion bet on nutritional supplement company Herbalife’s collapse…

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    Israel Lobby and the Media

    Panelists analyzed the impact of pro-Israel groups on U.S. policy. “Has the Lobby Captured Political Parties and News Media?” was held at the National Press Club by the Institute for…

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