- Reporter's Notebook: Presidential Campaign May Cost $1 Billion
John Kerry today launched one of the most expensive ad campaigns in political history, a $25-million TV blitz in 19 -battle ground states- to counter $50 million already spent on TV by the Bush campaign. Anthony Corrado, a campaign finance expert at the Brookings Institution, says that despite attempts to get a handle on money in politics, this year's total spending could top a billion dollars and shatter all expectations.
60 Minutes segment on abuse of Iraqi POW's
Senator John Warner on Iraqi POW mistreatment
Seymour Hersh on NPR's Weekend Edition about abuse of Iraqi prisoners
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 1997 (McCain Feingold)
Los Angeles Times article on massive presidential campaign spending
LA Times graphic on presidential election fundraising