Leaders lament failure of campaigns reform
- Will everybody please quit pretending to be shocked? Klein, William S. // Christian Science Monitor;9/29/97, Vol. 89 Issue 213, p19
Opinion. Discusses the role of big money in changing political ethics in the United States. Why fund raising is attractive to many politicians; The amount of money as the problem in the system, not just where the money comes from; Why public financing of elections is not feasible; What will...
- Morality and finance reform. // National Catholic Reporter;02/21/97, Vol. 33 Issue 16, p7
Reports that a religious coalition composed of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish groups is calling for the inclusion of religious and moral principles in legislative proposals on campaign finance reform. Release of ten principles; Discussion and evaluation of campaign finance reform proposals;...
- How foreign nations curry favor with US. Richey, Warren; MacLeish, Rod // Christian Science Monitor;3/13/97, Vol. 89 Issue 74, p1
Reports on the impact of allegations that China plotted to funnel campaign dollars to members of Congress and the White House, on American politics. Efforts of foreign governments to gain influence in Washington; Comments from Ronald Shaikor, director of American University's Lobbying...
- The foreign foul-up. Fedarko, Kevin; Burton, Sandra // Time;10/28/1996, Vol. 148 Issue 20, p42
Examines controversial campaign contributions made to the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The purchase of five fundraiser tickets by South Korean businessman John Lee's company; The suspension of DNC Vice Chairman John Huang; A luncheon and fundraiser at a California Buddhist temple, which...
- Bucks and votes. Rosenthal, Alan // State Government News;Jun94, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p38
Points out the ethical problems of campaign finance in the United States. Media's role in the interpretation of political behavior; Concerns about the influence of money on the integrity of lawmakers; Need to limit contributions.
- For appearance's sake. Rosenthal, Alan // State Government News;Oct94, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p38
Discusses the ethical considerations when American legislators accept monetary contributors from certain groups. Undermining of public trust by perceptions of wrongdoing; Moralization of appearance; Support of public officials in doing what they believe to be the public's interest.
- GOP vows to investigate Clinton's link to Vietnam trade status. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR;12/09/96, Vol. 15 Issue 49, p10
Discusses the decision by Congressional leaders to investigate allegations that foreign contributions have been made to both parties in the United States. Views of Republicans on how huge sums paid to Democrats may have influenced President the Bill Clinton administration trade policy in Asia;...
- The real scandal is what's legal. Alter, Jonathan; Isikoff, Michael // Bulletin with Newsweek;10/29/96, Vol. 116 Issue 6044, p69
Discusses political campaign funding in the United States. The use of so-called soft money; A description of how soft money works; Republican 1996 presidential nominee Bob Dole's attempts to use President Bill Clinton's fundraising improprieties against him; The presence of convicted drug...
- Dinner for six (figures). Birnbaum, Jeffrey H.; Faltermayer, Charlotte // Time;12/2/1996, Vol. 148 Issue 25, p24
Discusses claims allegedly made by Marvin Rosen, finance chairman of the Democratic Party, about the sale of presidential access to big money donors. The level of access Rosen is said to have offered for varying sums of money; A brochure offering similar benefits that caused controversy in 1995.