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1.Individuals who advocate for proportional representation elections argue that it would _____.2.The party platform is the written statement that contains a political party's _____.3._____ are strong environmentalists, embrace universal healthcare, support immigrant rights, advocate a woman's right to reproductive freedom, often champion gun control, and are especially concerned about economicinequality.4._____ support tax cuts, opposes government spending, and identifies the large U.S. budget deficit as a central political concern.5.Republican presidential candidates _____ developed a "southern strategy" to win middle-class white votes.6.Prior to the New Deal, the _____ party was considered the most progressive in the promotion of civil rights and social justice.7.In United States history, _____ is the only third-party candidate to ever finish second in a presidential election.8.Green Party candidate _____ upset the results in the state of Florida in the 2000 presidential election.9.Partisanship has _____ in recent years.10.In his Farewell Address, George Washington warned against _____ because of their "destructive," "frightful," and "fatal" consequences.Chapter 12 Questions1.Is corruption as big a problem in lobbying today as it has been in the past?2.The tendency of Washington's most seasoned lobbyists to move from government work (e.g., as a presidentialadvisor) to lobbying and back again is referred to as _____.3.A/An _____ refers to the cozy relationship between interest group lobbyists, congressional staffers, and an executive-branch agency in an issue area.4.Lobbyists who are adept at raising funds for politicians or causes are said to be _____ when they collect large sums.5._____ states that a handful of wealthy, influential Americans exercise extensive control over government decisions.6._____ fear that there are so many interests and groups that the entire system is bogging down in stalemate.7._____ is an open, participatory style of government in which many different interests are represented.8.A _____ is an individual who contacts government officials on behalf of a particular cause or issue.9.Madison refers to interest groups in the Federalist no. 10 as _____.10._____ in downtown Washington, DC, is home to the headquarters of many lobbying firms and interest groupsand is synonymous with interest-group lobbying.
Chapter 13 Questions1.After the conference committee, the passed legislation goes to the _____.2.The Ways and Means Committee is a permanent committee located in the _____.3.The _____ is the majority-party senator with the longest Senate service.4.The _____ is the chief administrative officer in the House of Representatives.5.The Senate has sole power to review presidential appointments—the Constitution confers this power through the _____ clause.6.The _____ hold(s) a trial and decide(s) whether to remove an impeached officeholder.7.The _____ hold(s) the power to impeach public officials—including the president—for "high crimes and misdemeanors."8._____ senators must vote for cloture to stop a filibuster.9.The _____ is a rule unique to the U.S. Senate that allows any senator to hold the floor indefinitely and therebydelay a vote on a bill to which he or she objects.