Description : This report examines the operations of the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Bush Admin. It finds that the White House used the Political Affairs office to orchestrate an aggressive strategy to use taxpayer-funded trips to help elect Republican candidates for public office. From Jan. 1, 2006, until the mid-term elections on Nov. 7, 2006, cabinet secretaries and other senior officials traveled to over 300 events recommended by the Political Affairs office. All of these events were held with Republican candidates, and in most cases, the travel costs were paid for with fed. funds. Charts and tables.
Description : The growth of global commerce depends on many different factors and strategies in order for multinational corporations to efficiently compete and thrive in the international marketplace. In addition to business strategies, corporations must also be aware of political affairs that may impact their global economic status. The Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy features dual perspectives on the business and political viewpoints for nations striving to maintain their economic standing in the era of globalization. Providing insight into various economic factors impacting global businesses and international affairs, this publication is a critical reference source for students, policymakers, international diplomats, researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in financial challenges in the era of globalization.