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This comprehensive reference offers a complete institutional history of Congress. The 35 chapters of Guide to Congress, Seventh Edition, are divided into eight subject areas that cover all aspects of the U.S. Congress: Origins and Development of Congress, from the constitutional beginnings of the legislative branch to the histories of the House and Senate and their power shifts, eras of partisanship and unity, influential leaders, and working relationships with presidents. Coverage includes analysis of the tug-of-war between House Democrats and the George W. Bush administration on Iraq war withdrawal timetables, updates on criminal investigations of House members, including William J. Jefferson of Louisiana and Charles Rangel of New York, and analysis of the Tea Party Movement and new Republican majority. Powers of Congress, including powers ...

Campaign Financing
Campaign financing
Christina L.Lyons

The principle “one citizen, one vote” is a core tenet of U.S. democracy, but political observers and activists continually debate how to ensure that wealth does not increase the political influence of some individuals or organizations far beyond the impact of the average person or give unfair advantage to certain ...

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