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  • Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Holds Platform Hearing in Phoenix
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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 2

    The Democratic National Convention Committee’s Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing on what should be included in the party’s platform for the July 2016 convention in Philadelphia. They heard…

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  • emMcCutcheon v FECem Reactions
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    McCutcheon v. FEC Reactions

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, lawyers for the petitioners spoke to reporters and answered questions on the steps of the Court.…

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  • Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules
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    Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants talked about campaign financing in an era of super political action committees (PACs) and corporate financing of political campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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  • Role of Money in Politics
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    Role of Money in Politics

    Panelists talked about corporate spending in political elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which allows unlimited corporate…

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  • emCitizens Unitedem Decision and State Judge Elections
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    Citizens United Decision and State Judge Elections

    Panelists talked about the impact of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on the election of state court judges. The decision eliminated restrictions on corporate funding for political…

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  • emCitizens United v Federal Election Commissionem Preview
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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Preview

    Panelists discussed upcoming the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The case stems from a lower court case appeal in which the United States District Court for the…

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  • Obama Presidency
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    Obama Presidency

    David Brooks, Margaret Carlson, and Linda Wertheimer participated in a panel discussion on the first six months of the Obama Administration. Topics included President Obama’s most…

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  • Congressional Ethics Code
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    Congressional Ethics Code

    The House Office of Congressional Ethics held its first public meeting, in the Longworth House Office Building, to allow public comment on the new draft rules and code of conduct.

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  • Lobbying Reform
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    Lobbying Reform

    The House Rules Committee held a hearing on lobbying reform, focusing on accountability and transparency in lobbying. Witnesses testified about a number of topics including records filing…

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  • Lobbying Reform
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    Lobbying Reform

    Senators McCain, Feingold, Coleman, and Obama testified about proposals to revise rules and regulations governing lobbying. Non-profit and lobbying group officials testified about the…

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  • Lobbying Regulation Reform
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    Lobbying Regulation Reform

    Senators and other witnesses testified about ways to strengthen laws governing lobbying. Topics included disclosure, the status of former lawmakers, improper influence, the role of the…

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  • Lobbying Reform
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    Lobbying Reform

    Representatives of seven government watchdog organizations outlined a proposal for a lobbying reform package that would address the failures that made the recent scandal involving lobbyist…

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  • Congressional Ethics Reform
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    Congressional Ethics Reform

    A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing procedures. House…

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  • 2004 Campaign Finance Practices
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    2004 Campaign Finance Practices

    Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They talked about how campaign finance laws…

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  • Political Advocacy Groups
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    Political Advocacy Groups

    Mr. Wertheimer talked about the regulation of “527” political groups, the Federal Election Commission, and the implementation of the bipartisan campaign finance law. Yesterday, Congressmen…

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  • Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
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    Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures

    Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to the…

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  • Campaign Finance Legislation
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    Campaign Finance Legislation

    Mr. Wertheimer talked about campaign finance legislation, the Federal Election Commission, and his group’s challenge to various FEC interpretations of the legislation. He also responded to…

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  • Campaign Finance Policy Challenge
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    Campaign Finance Policy Challenge

    Participants talked to reporters about their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging that Republican and Democratic Parties were trying to circumvent new legislation banning the…

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  • Tribute to Rep Pelosi
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    Tribute to Rep. Pelosi

    House Democratic whip Rep. Pelosi was honored as the Woman’s National Democratic Club Woman of the Year and gave a brief speech. House Democratic leader Rep. Gephardt and others gave…

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