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Presley's friend talks to Texas crowd

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- A crowd of people said they packed into a Texas hall to listen to Elvis Presley's best friend, George Klein, who talked about the singer's career and love life.
Secret donors flood Rove political group

Secret donors flood Rove political group

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- A group founded by U.S. GOP strategist Karl Rove said it took in more than $76 million from donors it did not name, some of whom gave more than $1 million.

Supporters lament campaign finance status

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The theory of transparent campaign finance is being doused by the reality of huge amounts of untraceable cash flowing into the midterm election, observers said.

More candidates spend at least $1 million

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Far more U.S. congressional races broke the $1 million mark in campaign contributions in 2008 than a decade ago, a watchdog group says.

House passes ethics bill on 411-8 vote

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill requiring more disclosure of contacts between lobbyists and legislators Tuesday with only eight opposing votes.

Hastert's Speaker position appears safe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- While Republicans position themselves for a run at U.S. House leadership posts, the position of Speaker Dennis Hastert appears safe.

ABC, other companies spring for inaugural

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- President Bush's second inauguration comes with an estimated $40 million price tag, picked up by big U.S. corporate donors.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

UPI's Capital Comment for June 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Commentary: A FEC-kless idea

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission convenes a public meeting to begin the process of writing the regulations covering so-called soft money as required by the new federal campaign law. Yet even before they have set to work, the reformers who back the
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for May 14, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for April 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International
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President of Democracy 21 Fred Wertheimer, talks about governmental lobbying reform, at a press conference in Washington on January 26, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Fredric Michael "Fred" Wertheimer (born 1939) is an American activist notable for his work on campaign finance reform. He served as president of Common Cause and is currently the President and CEO of Democracy 21 and Democracy 21 Education Fund, which he founded in 1997.

He has received honorary Doctorates from Colby Collegein 1990 and Grinnell College in 1999.

His wife is Linda Wertheimer of the National Public Radio, former co-anchor of the program All Things Considered.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fred Wertheimer."
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