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Robert G. Kaiser

Robert G. Kaiser has been on the staff of The Washington Post since 1963. He has reported on the House and Senate; was a correspondent in Saigon and Moscow; served as national editor and managing editor; and is currently associate editor and senior correspondent. He has also written for Esquire, Foreign Affairs, and The New York Review of Books. His books include Russia: The People and the Power; So Damn Much Money; and, with Leonard Downie Jr., The News About the News. He has received an Overseas Press Club award, a National Press Club award, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist... Read More

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Act of Congress
Written by Robert G. Kaiser
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74451-7 (0-307-74451-5)

A Washington Post Notable Book

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the legislation: colorful, wisecracking congressman...

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Act of Congress
Written by Robert G. Kaiser
Knopf | Hardcover | May 2013
$27.95/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70016-2 (0-307-70016-X)

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008.

The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken—as...

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The News About the News
Written by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71415-3 (0-375-71415-4)

Freedom of the press is a primary American value. Good journalism builds communities, arms citizens with important information, and serves as a public watchdog for civic, national, and global issues. But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role?

Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington... Read more






So Damn Much Money
Written by Robert G. Kaiser
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2010
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38588-8 (0-307-38588-4)

With a New Foreword

In So Damn Much Money, veteran Washington Post editor and correspondent Robert Kaiser gives a detailed account of how the boom in political lobbying since the 1970s has shaped American politics by empowering special interests, undermining effective legislation, and discouraging the country’s best citizens from serving in office... Read more





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