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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PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill

Instead of baking pies the night before Thanksgiving, I joined Gwen Ifill and fellow guest Matea Gold, of the Los Angeles Times, on the PBS NewsHour to look back on political spending in 2012. The general conclusion: Unrestricted, outside money defined the election, but many spenders reached the point of diminishing returns. Watch the whole […]

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PBS NewsHour

I was pleased to join fellow guest John Dunbar, managing editor for politics at the Center for Public Integrity, on the PBS NewsHour. Gwen Ifill interviewed us on the topic: “Who’s Spending More: Candidates or Super PACs?” Click here to watch the whole show.  

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PBS NewsHour

I participated in an interesting discussion on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff about super PACs. My fellow guest was Bill Allison, editorial director at the Sunlight Foundation. The topic of the panel: “Are Super PACs Living Up to the Supreme Court’s Intentions?” I’d have to say the early conclusion was: Probably not. They are neither as transparent nor as […]

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Interviewing Jack Abramoff for C-SPAN

C-SPAN’s Book TV invited me to interview convicted ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff for its Afterwords program. The invitation was prompted by this Roll Call article that I wrote on Abramoff’s attempt to reinvent himself with the publication of his book, “Capitol Punishment.” For past TV appearances, I have always been the interviewee and someone else has been […]

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