The wake-up call

Carney, James
February 1997
Time International (South Pacific Edition);02/03/97, Issue 5, p18
Spotlights the issue of campaign finance reform in the United States. The promise of President Bill Clinton to be proactive in pushing for reform of the financing of political campaigns; Fundraising scandals swirling about the president; The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill; Its chances for passage; Opponents of campaign finance reform; The future of reform measures.


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