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  • Appearance Of A Candidate On Public Television
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    Politics and Society Media, money, and the First Amendment are three key influences in a successful political run. Media coverage is important to familiarize the public with the candidate and to show where he stands on certain issues. Money is needed to buy television and radio time. The First Amendment guarantees everyone the freedom of speech, but how can this be reasonably defined. One possible solution would be restrictions on the amount of money that individuals can donate to support their ...
  • Wallace Later Said And The Truncated Campaign
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    Former Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, who built his political career on segregation and spent a tormented retirement arguing that he was not a racist in his heart, died Sunday night at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He was 79 and lived in Montgomery, Ala. Wallace died of respiratory and cardiac arrest at 9: 49 p. m., said DanaBeyerly, a spokeswoman for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Wallace had been in declining health since being shot in his 1972 presidential campaign by a 21-year-old dri...
  • Television News Coverage Of Politics
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    In the 1950's, television, having been introduced to political coverage as a new medium, surpassed the dominance of newspaper and radio media as the primary public source of information regarding politics by 1962. Political processes and events of various measures were all soon televised in recognition of overwhelmingly positive public feedback. By the 1970's, live coverage of major political events were as common as seeing grass on the ground. Through the impact of television, political campaig...
  • Important Organizing Tool In McCain's Campaign
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    Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has had a long and distinguished career in both the military and in politics. A United States Naval Pilot and Captain who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart, McCain then moved onto the House of Representatives and Senate ("Biographical Data for John S. McCain"). In April of 1999, McCain announced his candidacy for President, stating his mission to "restore integrity into the office, reform government, and renew...
  • Arguments About Humorous Politicians And Political Humor
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    THE POLITICS OF COMEDY Is this thing on? In efforts to promote voter education, laughter is perhaps the best strategery. Comedy and tragedy prove one in the same, as the saying goes. The variability of the twosome, however, substantiates rather inconsistently in politics, an arena overflowing with participants who take themselves too seriously. And where a potential candidate attempts to utilize comic relief, one often discovers the result to be rather tragic. In lieu of the consequences politic...
  • Restrictions On Campaign Money
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    Financing elections is one of the major and disputable problems that American politics face presently. Analysts became worried that the rising costs of campaigns distort elections in the interests who have the money. Also another problem that worried people and analysts was that the politics seemed to be leaving the realm of political parties, and those who had the money to afford expensive media campaigns won the privilege of governing us. Next reformers required and applied new reforms in the ...
  • Campaign Proposals By McCain And Feingold
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    Is the campaign finance system an important issue or just another made up problem. Well, it is an important issue and must be dealt with. Many groups have tried to set up proposals to alleviate the increase spending on campaigns. The latest shot was introduced by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin called the McCain-Feingold Bill. This bill was oriented to stop the influences of money in politics. The bill was focusing on banning sof...
  • Importance Of A Campaign Theme
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    Important Elements of a Campaign Strategy Campaigning for any type of elected office requires a sharp eye for detail in regard to what voters are looking for in a candidate. A campaign strategy should be comprehensive in its efforts to reach as many voters as possible. Yet, without a solid base of ideas from which to expand upon, the message being conveyed can easily be lost or taken out of context. In order fora campaign manager to avoid this blunder from occurring and maximize the candidate's ...
  • Jack Stanton And Freddy Picker
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    Politics is a bloodsport, one big game of corruption, muckraking, prostitution, and defilement, which is played by the politicians, the media, and the seemingly innocent public that tends to forget that politicians are humans also, no better than the masses except for one thing, the ability to play the game. Primary Colors by Anonymous portrays this fraudulent game perfectly, exhibiting all of the dark aspects of a political campaign: from the vicious media in their pursuit of scandals, to the t...
  • Expensive Media Campaign Candidates
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    MASS MEDIA POLIT U.S. ICAL CAMPAIGNS Summary: This is a 14-page paper that discusses the influence of mass media on the way political campaigns are run. It uses 7 references in MLA format. On the Monday when the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on whether the deadline for certifying votes could be extended in Florida, there was an unsettling sight on TV. News correspondents came flying out of the court and stood, out of breath, before the cameras. Without having read the six-page ru...
  • 1950's Television And American Presidential Politics
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    Television has played a decisive role in politics in the past 50 years. Since the 1950's television and American presidential politics have gone hand in hand. The power of television and its persuasive influence on the American political arena can be seen early in the 1950's, yet its most historically profound era can be said to have started in the 1960's. In 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Mil house Nixon met in the television arena for 4 political debates. Those events are considered ...
  • Political Campaign Finance Reform
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    The United States has a long standing tradition of privately financed political campaigns, and also attempts at political campaign finance reform for just as long. However, it has only been in recent years that political campaign finance reform has had an impact on the elections of politicians. On January 19, 1999 the bipartisan campaign reform act, was introduced to congress by, senators John McCain, and Russ Feingold. The provisions of the McCain-Feingold bill include above all, a ban on "soft...
  • 1902 Thomas Nast
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    " The Father of American Caricatures" Thomas Nast was born in Landau, Germany on September 26, 1840. He lived in Germany until he was six at which time his family immigrated to the United States. His childhood took place in New York. At a very young age he demonstrated signs of being a very talented, and creative artist. He studied art at many places and with many interesting people, among these was; Theodore Kaufmann a German painter who specialized in historical sciences. Some say that it was ...
  • McCain Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Proposal
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    Andrew Brown Politics and Government 101 Analytical essay "The Bill That Wasn't: The Failure of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001"Passing campaign finance reform will help restore public confidence in our government and boost our nation's disturbingly low rate of voter turnout in national elections", says Jim Jeffords, a Democrat from Vermont. Jeffords along with many other Republicans believes that some sort of campaign finance reform will help, but will the current proposal pass? To b...
  • Paul D Wellstone
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    Issue #3 in Mckenna and Feingold is entitled "Are the New Limits on Campaign Spending Justified?" . Paul D Wellstone, A Democratic senator from Minnesota believes that yes they are justified. He believes that the new limits are "an enormous step forward" in decreasing the excess power of wealthy special interests in U.S. elections. On the other hand, John Samples, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Representative Government, believes that the new limits will "reduce voter turnouts, make...

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