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  • Panelists Discuss Dark Money and Political Campaigns
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    Political Campaigns and the Federal Courts

    Panelists at a Center for American Progress event talked about political campaigns, “dark” money, and the federal courts. They focused on how an enormous amount of money is used by groups with specific…

  • Washington Journal Dave Levinthal Discusses Campaign Finance Laws  Enforcement
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    Dave Levinthal on Campaign Finance Laws and Enforcement

    Dave Levinthal discussed the Federal Election Commission and its ability to oversee campaign finance laws.

  • Actress Jennifer Lawrence Interviews Official on Campaign Funds
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    Unrig the System Summit, Opening Plenary

    During the opening plenary session of’s inaugural Unrig the System Summit, actress Jennifer Lawrence interviewed former Federal Election Commission chair Trevor Potter about…

  • Nick Penniman on Money in Politics
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    Nick Penniman on Money in Politics

    Issue One CEO Nick Penniman, speaking at a Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars discussion on political advocacy, talked about the role of money in politics.

  • Congressional Democrats Unveil Campaign Finance and Ethics Reform Package
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    House Democrats on Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) outlined new election reform efforts. They include enhancing ethics laws, campaign…

  • Washington Journal Issue Ones Michael Beckel Discusses Congressional Fundraising
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    Michael Beckel on Congressional Fundraising

    Michael Beckel talked about his Issue Onhegroup’s report on how congressional fundraising has evolved through the years. Issue One is a bipartisan organization dedicated to government,…

  • Peter Schuck Discusses emOne Nation Undecidedem
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    One Nation Undecided

    Professor Peter Schuck talked about his book One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us, in which he examines five challenging issues being debated…

  • Discussion Focuses on Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform Panel

    Panelists discussed campaign finance reform and the implications if approved. “The State and Direction of Campaign Finance” was the second panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on…

  • Washington Journal Representatives Walter Jones and Ted Lieu
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    Representatives Walter Jones and Ted Lieu on SuperPACs

    Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) talked about efforts to reverse a federal court’s 2010 ruling in v. FEC, that allows individuals to make unlimited…

  • Discussion Focuses on Campaign Finance Reform and Millennials
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    Millennials and Money in Politics

    Policy analysts talked about the role of money in politics. Topics included the impact of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court ruling, and how millennial…

  • Newsmakers with David McIntosh
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    Newsmakers with David McIntosh

    David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, talked about the 2016 congressional races and the Club for Growth’s role in supporting conservative candidates. The super-PAC had spent…

  • Zachary Roth Discusses emThe Great Suppressionem
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    The Great Suppression

    Zachary Roth talked about his book The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy, in which he examines what impact legal rulings on…

  • Javier Panzar Discusses California 24th Congressional District Race
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    California's 24th Congressional District Campaign Spending

    Javier Panzar spoke by phone about campaign financing in California’s 24th Congressional District race between Justin Fareed (R) and Salud Carbajal (D).

  • Washington Journal Meredith McGehee on Campaign Ethics and Transparency
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    Presidential Campaign Ethics and Transparency

    Meredith McGehee talked about rules and regulations governing disclosure of campaign donations, as well as the tax and personal financial records of the presidential candidates.

  • Jane Mayer Discusses emDark Moneyem
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    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer talked about her book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, in which she investigates the wealth and influence of billionaires…

  • Newsmakers with Kelly Ward
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    Newsmakers with Kelly Ward

    Kelly Ward talked about congressional races and efforts to elect Democrats to the House in 2016. Topics included the number of seats Democrats believe they can pick up in the November 2016…

  • Washington Journal Political Conventions and Lobbyist Donations
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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.

  • Washington Journal Nick Penniman on the Role of Money in Politics
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    Nation on the Take

    Nick Penniman talked about his book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It, about his concerns about the amount of money in the U.S. political…

  • Washington Journal Marilyn Thompson on the Presidential Election Campaign Fund
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    Presidential Election Campaign Fund

    Marilyn Thompson talked about the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, designed to help presidential candidates fund their campaigns. The fund, largely unused due to changes in campaign finance laws, currently has…

  • Representatives David Jolly and Rick Nolan Discuss Congressional Fundraising
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    Congressional Fundraising

    Representatives David Jolly (R-FL) and Rick Nolan (D-MN) talked about H.R. 4443, the Stop Act. The legislation, introduced by Representative Jolly and co-sponsored by Representative Nolan,…

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