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TAUSCHER, ELLEN O, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 22
Total cost of trips - $27,786.80

Average cost per trip - $1,263.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 72 days
Rank of representative - 237 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Annual Spring Retreat and Issues Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,088.00
Meal Cost - $1,021.28
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,180.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL - Tallahassee, FL

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Tampa - Tallahassee - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $550.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $885.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Mackinac Island, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $429.60
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $252.11
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $1,279.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 10, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Oak, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - White Oak, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 30, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $216.04
Meal Cost - $457.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $873.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 16, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - IA

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Iowa - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 6, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International "Third Way" meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $999.75
Lodging Cost - $1,213.96
Meal Cost - $349.34
Other Cost - $38.25
Total Cost - $2,601.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 25, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $537.07
Lodging Cost - $415.10
Meal Cost - $283.78
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,281.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participated in forum at Harvard University
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Phoenix - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 11, 2002 - February 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Manchester, NH - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Atlanta - Indianapolis - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 30, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Oakland - Portland - Oakland

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Key Largo, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $967.00
Lodging Cost - $1,089.68
Meal Cost - $872.82
Other Cost - $82.72
Total Cost - $3,012.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - San Francisco - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $210.90
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $741.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,150.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Atlanta - Jacksonville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - San Francisco - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC Dates of personal expense: 2

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual Spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $626.02
Lodging Cost - $850.11
Meal Cost - $289.18
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $1,776.31

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
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    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.