Date:March 2, 6, 19, April 3, 24, May 18, 23, June 13, Aug. 8, Sept. 11
The Wall Street Journal examines "the influence of money and political connections on policy decisions during the first year of the Bush administration." The series finds that Republicans owe a "great debt," and that "industries that backed Bush are now seeking return on investment." The investigation includes a list of the top ten industries that contributed the most to the Bush campaign and GOP for 1999-2000 election year. Airlines score first, followed by oil and gas companies, and banks and credit card industry. One of the stories in the series reveals that the Chamber of Commerce attempted to influence judicial elections. Another article sheds light on Enron's contributions to the Bush campaign, and the company's political ties in light of its bankruptcy filing.