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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:09 PM

Post by Rebecca Dai on December 11, 2014

Is senate higher than the house of representatives?

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:16 PM

Post by Nico Han on August 12, 2014

Professor Park, I am currently self-studying US history and US politics (both are AP) and preparing to take the exams on May 2015. I wonder if you can give me some recommendations for textbooks (either history or politics, it will be really helpful).    Thank you:)

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Mon May 12, 2014 7:05 PM

Post by Angela Patrick on May 12, 2014

Could you please list any of the other "linkage" institutions besides media and interest groups?

Interest Groups & Mass Media

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  1. Intro
    • Lesson Overview
      • Functions of Interest Groups
      • Economic Interest Groups
      • Other Interest Groups
        • Interest Group Strategies
        • Political Action Committees
        • Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission
        • Super PAC
        • Mass Media
        • Media as Gatekeepers
        • Media and the President
        • Media Bias
        • Example 1
          • Example 2
            • Example 3
              • Example 4
                • Intro 0:00
                • Lesson Overview 0:07
                • Functions of Interest Groups 1:37
                  • Factions
                  • Raise Awareness and Stimulate Interest in Public Affairs
                  • Link Between Members and Government
                  • Provide Information to the Government
                  • Provide Channels for Political Participation
                • Economic Interest Groups 5:59
                  • Labor Groups Protect the Interests of Organized Labor
                  • Business Groups Promote Business Interest
                  • Professional Groups Promote Interest of Their Particular Profession
                • Other Interest Groups 8:05
                • Interest Group Strategies 10:38
                  • Influencing Elections
                  • Lobbying
                  • Litigation
                  • Going Public
                • Political Action Committees 14:35
                  • Federal Law Regulates PACS
                  • Individuals Limited to Contributing $5k to PACS
                  • PACS May Contribute $5k to One Candidate per election Cycle
                  • PACS May Make Unlimited Expenditures
                • Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission 16:51
                  • Supreme Court Overturned Sections of the Campaign Reform Act of 2002
                  • Citizens United Wanted to Air Hillary: The Movie
                  • Lower Court Held That It Violated McCain-Feingold's Restriction TV Broadcasts
                  • Supreme Court Agreed It's Unconstitutional to Ban Free Speech
                • Super PAC 20:06
                  • Citizens United and Speechnow.org v. FEC
                  • Independent-Expenditure Only Committees
                  • Not Allowed to Coordinate Directly with Candidates or Political Parties
                  • Restore Our Future vs. Winning Our Future
                • Mass Media 24:34
                  • Communication That Transmit Information to the General Public
                  • Only Linkage Mechanism That Specializes in Communication
                  • Media Roles
                • Media as Gatekeepers 28:44
                  • Media Dictates What Gets News Coverage
                  • Horse Race Journalism
                  • Requirement for Presidential Candidates to Appear on Saturday Night Live
                • Media and the President 35:01
                  • Washington DC has the Largest Press Corps
                  • Access to the President
                  • Some Ways Officials Can Leak Information
                • Media Bias 38:22
                  • Conservative Media Outlets
                  • Liberal Media Outlets
                  • CNN
                  • CSPAN
                • Example 1 42:17
                • Example 2 44:10
                • Example 3 45:00
                • Example 4 45:49