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Discussion

Discussion

Before completing the discussion forum assignment, watch the following video and read the following article:

Keating 5 and John McCain

Casino Jack: The Rise and Fall of Jack Abramoff

Find and summarize an additional example of money influencing politics not mentioned in the book or videos.  Given the influence of lobbyists in Washington, D.C., how can the government be expected to serve the best interests of its citizens?  Or, in other words, if politicians are being funded by special interest groups, who are they serving?  At what level should accepting funding from private interests become a crime?  Or, should it ever?