a theory of government and politics contending that groups are so strong that government is weakened
Federal Election Campaign Act
1974 legislation designed to regulate campaign contributions and limit campaign expenditures.
Congress's exercise of its authority to monitor the activities of agencies and administrators.
someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills that the lobbyists favor
a policy governing international relations
1994 mid-term election
Situation where legislation makes no progress because of conflicts within congress or disagreements
a law prohibiting public officials from holding meetings not open to the public
the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice-president
People who say that they have been "born again" and who see certain moral questions as political ideas.
imposed a waiting period before people could buy hand guns, also required a criminal record check