Monday, May 6, 1996

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  • Campaign Contributions

    The Center for Responsive Politics has released a new report looking at the campaign contributions made by some of Washington’s leading lobbyists. Also, as the debate over gas prices and the gasoline tax heats up, the Center shares information about the flow of oil company money to members of Congress.

  • The Greens in Germany

    Just as the Green Party in the U.S. is beginning to build its base of support, we look at the Green party of Germany that has been around since the 1970s and which has had tremendous success.

  • Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action

    This segment is a discussion about the work of one grassroots group, the Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action that’s trying to change the relationship between money and politics.

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