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    Government Transparency

    Ellen Miller talked about how the Sunlight Foundation uses the Internet to provide transparency in government by exploring how money, lobbying, and other relationships influence the political process.…

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    Transparency of the House of Representatives

    The Sunlight Foundation announced recommendations from its Open House Project to increase the transparency of the U.S. House of Representatives and make its operations more available to…

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    Are Term Limits the Answer?

    Three supporters and three opponents of term limits discussed how term limits will or will not solve the problems in U.S. politics. They examined whether term limits would address such…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Ms. Miller talked about ethics and lobbying reform. She co-founded a new group whose purpose was to help the public learn more about the activities of Congress and their elected…

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    Progressive Politics

    Former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards gave the luncheon speech at the “Take Back America” progressive policy conference. Among the topics he addressed were economic conditions for…

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    Progressive Award

    At the Campaign for American’s Future 2005 “Take Back America” conference Bracken Hendricks, executive director of the Apollo Alliance, receive a special service award for his efforts on…

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    Take Back America Conference

    Campaign for America’s Future hosted a “Take Back America” conference at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. This portion of the program featured speeches by politicians, activists, and…

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    Shadow Convention

    “Unconventional” politicians and commentators gathered to discuss and debate the issues as an alternative to the scripted major party events. Senator McCain emphasized the campaign finance…

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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. Reps. Hutchinson and Allen moderated…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Ms. Miller and others briefed reporters on grassroots ideas on campaign finance reform which have not been proposed by the president or members of Congress. They took questions from the…

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    1996 Campaign Financing

    Participants released a report on some of the major contributors to 1996 congressional and presidential campaigns compiled from Federal Election statistics. They criticized several aspects…

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    Free Air Time for Political Advertisements

    Partcipants discussed the idea of providing candidates with free air time for political advertisements, which would greatly reduce a candidate’s need for large amounts of money to buy…

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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    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 and electronic…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Guests discussed political action committees and proposals to require public financing of campaigns. Miller recently wrote that election 1994 is the “Year of the Millionaire.” She favors public…

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    Patterns for PAC Contributions

    The participants discussed Political Action Committee contributions to candidates during the 1994 elections. A pre-election report was released about PAC giving to congressional candidates during…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    This forum on campaign finance reform discussed the possibilities of reform in the coming terms. The United States Senate was unable to complete work on a campaign finance reform measure…

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    Clinton Administration Review

    In his keynote speech, Mr. Galston discussed President Clinton’s successes and failures during his first two years in office, and speculated on his legislative agenda for the 104th…

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    Ethics and Journalism

    Three media analysts spoke in a panel in a discussion at the National Press Club on media ethics, specifically concentrating on the possible conflicts of interests involved in persons who…

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    Ethics in Government

    The guests discussed the ethical issues pertaining to the presidential transition. The focused on Governor Clinton’s promise to apply stringent rules to the appointment of transition aides.

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    Campaign Contributions

    Staffers from the Center for Responsive Politics spoke in a news conference to announce the findings of their report on campaign contributions in the 1992 campaigns. Issues covered by the…

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