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Efforts to investigate the abuses of the campaign finance laws have been slow to develop and frought with political trench warfare. In the past month alone, Senator Thompson faced a proposed walkout by the Democrats on his panel. Only after clandestine meetings between members of panel did Democrats agree to a new series of subpoenas and a few offers of immunity. As the hearings go forward, the members of both the House Government Oversight Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will be forced to question colleagues from their own party. The entire investigation will also take place in a full context of presidential and congressional politics.
Here is a look at the stories that have focused on the investigation from the past year:
- The new heads of the DNC and RNC examine the electoral system -- April 24, 1997
- The Senate expands its investigation into the White House fund-raising -- March 11, 1997
- Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) debate the financing probe -- March 11, 1997
- Dan Burton (R-IN), head of the House investigation, discuss the White House allowing donors to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom -- February 25, 1997
- White House Counsel Lanny Davis discusses the investigation into fund-raising practices -- February 25, 1997
- DNC chief Sen. Christopher Dodd and RNC head Haley Barbour discuss the money trail -- October 21, 1996