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How Washington Actually Works for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Chapter 1: A Brief History of Washington 5 Chapter 2: The People behind the Curtain: Federal Bureaucrats 23 Chapter 3: Professional Persuaders: Lobbyists 35 Chapter 4: Other Voices in the Debate: Outsiders, Gatecrashers, and Wallflowers 51 Chapter 5: Congress 67 Chapter 6: The Presidency 81 Chapter 7: Policymaking 95 Chapter 8: Ten Ways to Participate in Washington Policymaking 113

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Greg Rushford has been observing Washington's political scene since 1967 -- first as a student, then as a congressional aide during the 1970s, and, in recent decades, as a journalist who specializes in the politics of international trade and diplomacy.

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