During any election season competing politicians accuse each other of being under the thumb of lobbyists and the special interests they represent. Do lobbyists distort democracy, or do they fill an important function educating lawmakers about legitimate issues? Join Talk of the Nation for a discussion of the role of lobbyists in American politics and how new limits imposed by Congress affect what they do. Guests: John Fithian Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP Sammie Moshenberg Director, Washington Office for the National Council of Jewish Women Other Guest Listeners call in

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