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Campaign finance reform failed to take the money out of politics, but it-s changed the way big business does its political spending. This year, corporations mobilized their employees and turned them out to vote Republican. Now, they're eager to reap the rewards of their unprecedented spending, with tax cuts, tort reform and less environmental regulation just part of their agenda. Are more workers identifying their interests with management? We speak with manufacturing business advocates and journalists who cover money and politics about how corporations turned out employees to vote for pro-business Republicans, and what it could mean for organized labor. (An extended version of this segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
  • Making News: Bush Nominates White House Counsel to Succeed Ashcroft
    President Bush has appointed White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to be the next Attorney General of the United States. He said Gonzales is the right man to follow in the steps of John Ashcroft. Brent Kendall, who covers Washington for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a legal newspaper, has more on the challenges ahead for the man who could become the first Latino Attorney General of the United States.

President Bush names Alberto Gonzales as next Attorney General

White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales

Office of the US Attorney General

Business Industry Political Action Committee

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain Feingold Act)

Hamburger's article on industry's political investment, wish list

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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