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    Buckley v. Valeo

    Audio portions of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo were reviewed and participants in the case were interviewed on the significance of the case, which established the current rules and…

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    Buckley v. Valeo

    The 1975 Supreme Court case Buckley v. Valeo dealing with campaign finance was profiled. In the decision, the Court held that certain types of political contributions are effective forms of…

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    Watergate and Money

    Panelists discussed how the Watergate scandal reflects the negative influences of money on politics. This was part of a symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in that…

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    Free Television Time

    Senator McCain and leaders of both parties supported a proposal calling on television networks to offer free prime-time airings to the presidential candidates.

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    U.S. v. National Treasury Employees Union

    America and the Courts featured a Supreme Court case, U.S. v. National Treasury Employees Union. Under current law federal employees who moonlight to make extra money are prohibited from…

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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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    Personal Use of Campaign Funds

    The FEC is taking testimony on a proposed rule change regarding the spending of federal campaign funds. The witnesses analyzed specific “personal use” regulations and suggested somewhat…

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    Congressional Reform

    The participants discussed congressional reform and whether or not it has been effective.

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    Federal Employees Political Activities Act

    Witnesses testified on the oversight of government management. The subcommittee members discussed legislation for reforming the federal government and for changes to current law governing…

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    Ethics In Government

    Mr. Wertheimer discussed several ongoing ethics probes in Congress and ethics guidelines established by the Clinton administration. Topics included inauguration funding and the cancelling…

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    Congressional Reform

    The guests discussed the recent House bank and House post office scandals, whether reform is necessary, and how reforms might be implemented. Mr. Wertheimer favors campaign finance reform,…

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    Campaigns and Electoral Process

    In a forum entitled “Why Are the Elections Over Before the Polls Open?” guests examined the decline in political competitiveness in our country’s electoral system.

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    Unaccountable Government

    Fred Wertheimer, president of Common Cause, delivered a convocation address at the forum sponsored buy DePauw University entitled, “Why Are the Elections Over Before the Polls Open?", an…

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    Political Advertising

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposed regulations on broadcasters that would mandate low advertising rates for political campaign advertising on television and radio. Another bill…

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    Self Government at Home: Challenges of 1990s

    This panel discussion was hosted by Common Cause as the opening forum of their 20th anniversary conference. The focus was on the structure and effectiveness of the United States government…

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    Campaign Reform Proposals

    The lively debate by Mr. Wertheimer, Ms. Miller and Mr. Stockmeyer centered around how capaign finances should be reformed and how to restore voter confidence in their elected officials.

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    Campaign Finance Reform Laws

    Sponsored by the Coalition to Support Reform of Campaign Finance Laws.

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    Congressional Ethics

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    Visions Into Reality Forum

    Panelists debated the means to make commission recommendations into workable actions.

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    Opening Overview of Future of PACs Seminar

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