- Newsmaker: Enron and Campaign Finance Reform
After languishing in Congress for months, campaign finance reform may have received new life with the advent of the Enron collapse. Supporters of the legislation gathered enough signatures to force a vote in the House of Representatives. Bill Schneider, senior political analyst for CNN assesses the sudden turn of events as well as the likelihood that the bill will survive despite alternative plans to water down legislation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Federal Money, Utah and the Olympics
Thanks to Utah politicians and the 2002 Winter Olympics, a stunning 1.5 billion dollars has fallen on the state and into the hands of wealthy private individuals. James Steele, editor-at-large for Sports Illustrated and Time, revisits his article, "Snow Job," about the "blizzard of federal money" that means big profits for private interests at the Winter Olympics.
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