TITLE

Money for Nothing

PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
New Republic;4/10/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 13, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses campaign finance reform in the United States. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's conviction for bribery is an indicator that further restrictions need to be placed on the campaign finance system to curb the political influence that lobbyists and political action campaigns have on politicians in Washington, D.C.
ACCESSION #
20377885

 

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