public policy policy making

1. Do you think Congress members are influenced by the views of their cash constituents as much or more than by the views of their voting constituents back home? Why or why not? (please provide reference)

2. Discuss and explain the influence news media have on public policy making and what the pros and cons news media have on public policy making? (Cite policy examples for your discussion).

Read Chapter 4 and 5 from the Birkland book, write 4 pages.