Nixon’s ‘Enemies’ Gather

A number of President Nixon’s old “enemies” attended a Common Cause conference at the National Press Club March 13 on the “Lessons of Watergate.” Some of them sat on a panel I moderated on Watergate’s “Lessons and Legacy,” including former Nixon administration official Morton Halperin. Also on the panel were two fomer Common Cause presidents, David […]

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Post-Election Panels

We covered all bases on three panel discussions that I moderated following the election: lobbying, political money and voting. The first was CQ Roll Call’s Election Impact Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building, where the topic was “Lobbying, Advocacy and Engagement” in the lame duck session and the 113th Congress. (Watch it here.) The second was George Washington […]

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Corporate Political Spending Conference

I participated in a panel discussion with Thomas Hamburger, of The Washington Post’s National Desk, at the Conference Board’s annual Corporate Political Spending Conference. The conference was chaired by Trevor Potter, the former FEC chairman perhaps now best known as comedian Stephen Colbert’s lawyer. Moderated by Peter Cook, chief Washington correspondent for Bloomberg TV, our panel was titled […]

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Panel: Will Super PACs Determine the 2012 Election?

I participated in a lively panel discussion on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Sunlight Foundation and the Advisory Committee on Transparency. The topic: Will super PACs Determine the 2012 Election? Moderated by Sunlight’s policy counsel, Daniel Schuman, the panel included Allen Dickerson, legal director for the Center for Competitive Politics; Mimi Marziani, counsel for the […]

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