Any increase in lobbying regulations conflicts with
Tenth Amendment provisions.
the Equal Access clause of the Constitution.
the fairness doctrine.
Ninth Amendment provisions.
the right to petition the government found in the First Amendment.
In the United States today, the mass media
are manipulated by an elite for its own purposes.
channel information from the government to the people.
provide a two-way channel of communication between the people and the government.
channel information from the people to the government.
President Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address, which took place right after the Lewinsky scandal broke,
helped Clinton change public opinion about his ability to continue carrying out his duties.
showed the limits of TV's influence on public opinion.
was generally ignored by viewers and commentators.
demonstrated that allegations of sexual misconduct were distracting the Clinton administration from its duties.
completely avoided mention of the scandal
The Reform Party is an example of
a bolter party.
a party of ideological protest.
a single-issue party.
none of these.
all of these.
If the NRA focuses public attention on the failures of gun control legislation to reduce the number of felonies committed by using handguns, it is engaged in which function?
From a strategic point of view, PACs are primarily interested in donating money to candidates who
share their ideology.
are incumbents with power over their area of interest.
have a consistent record of voting in their favor.
are underdogs in an election and thus will appreciate the money more.
their lobbyist identifies as being receptive to the group's ideas.
You are a campaign consultant and your incumbent candidate has just been the recipient of an opponent's attack ad. According to the strategies mentioned in the text, you should
have a reply posted on the candidate's web site within no less than 48 hours.
not respond because challengers typically lose anyway.
respond in an open public forum.
respond with a negative counter-ad.
not respond because to do so typically hurts the incumbent.