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Entries by Brian Ross from 08/2009

Is the First Amendment Safe When the Message Owns the Media?

| Posted 08.15.2009 | Media

American sports do not seem like the place for a show-down on the freedom of the press, but that is exactly why the unraveling of the First Amendment began there.

Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part I

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Politics

If money talks, it is positively screaming in the health care debate. $80,831,142.00 in political contributions from individuals, industries, and pol...

Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part II

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Politics

The majority of the United States Congress takes money from one or more special interests weighing in heavily on the health care reform bill. In Part ...

Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part III

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Politics

Wrangling Cash Cows In the final days before a vote on health care reform it is important to know who all of the players are in the debate. As I po...

Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part IV

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Politics

In this chapter, we meet politicians who take is between $25,000 and $50,000 of special interest money per official from a source with a health care f...

Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part V

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Politics

Unlike those Congresspeople in Part IV, these Representatives take modest $10,000 to $25,000 from health-care-related special interests. This and the ...

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Politics

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.

Man on The Street: The Vote Wants You To Get Out for It on Health Care

| Posted 08.23.2009 | Politics

I stood outside of a town hall meeting the other day to interview people who had participated and recorded this really amazing interview with one of the more influential speakers on health care reform.

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

| Posted 08.30.2009 | Politics

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.