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- Valdosta State University
- Political Science
- Political Science 1101
- 15 and 16
Last Modified: 2011-05-04
Related Textbooks:Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2009 Edition
Partisan newspapers gave way to
Most people get their information about politics from
The Colbert Report
lampoons conservative news talk host Bill O'Reilly.
Gavel-to-gavel coverage of House and Senate sessions is provided by
The so-called news generation gap reveals that
those over 65 appear to be more interested in the news.
Local television stations that carry the programming of a national network are called
Private ownership of the media in the United States is
The nightly gaggle of "experts" and pundits on the news
The Federal Communications Commission is empowered with
In _, aka the Pentagon Papers Case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only in rare circumstances would prior restraint of the press be permitted
filed stories lacking context and relying on anecdotes.
A ________ is a live event where the president addresses the nation directly.
A factor that permits the modern press to undertake character investigations is a ruling by the Supreme Court that public officials would have to prove actual malice to win a libel suit. This has made it very hard for public officials to sue for libel. The case was
The congressional press corps has more than ________ members.
In elections, how much influence do the media have on the public?
James Madison's chief concern at the inception of the United States was
Citizen involvement in community groups increases social capital
Political scientist David Truman's theory explaining why interest groups form is called
The pluralist interest group theorists argued that
Business groups, labor unions, trade associations, and other such groups are examples of ________ interest groups.
One of the most well-known public interest groups that focuses on good government is called
The strong political clout of the AFL-CIO
The activities of groups and organizations that seek to influence legislation and persuade political leaders to support a group's positions is most accurately called
sponsoring lawsuits and filing amicus curiae briefs; paying for trips for judges to attend "international conferences."
Interest group ratings of representatives and senators
In 2007, Congress passed the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act. Among its key provisions were
a ban on gifts; a ban on honoraria to members of Congress and their staffs; longer time limits on moving from the government to the private lobbying sector; more stringent disclosure requirements.
lobbyists should be defined by the percentage of time spent on lobbying activities.
The key provisions of the Ethics in Government Act
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