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  • 22 February 2000: "Follow the money. The pundits have it all wrong: Bush isn't the 'big money' candidate, but just another grass-roots reformer like [John] McCain" by David Horowitz,
  • 16 August 2000: "Why Kosovo? Follow the Money!" by Justin Raimondo,
  • Jul/Aug 2001: "Follow the Money" by William F. Wechsler, Foreign Affairs (Council on Foreign Relations).
  • 15 October 2001: "Follow the Money, and Follow It Fast: The Need For An International Fiscal Coalition To Fight Money Laundering" by Anita Ramasastry,
  • 7 January 2002: "Follow the Money: The Bush-bin Laden Connection",
  • 21 May 2002: "Follow the Money. Bush, 9/11 and Deep Threat" by Fran Shor, CounterPunch: "What did the President know and when did he know it?"
  • Sep/Oct 2002: "Follow the Money" by Brian Hayes, American Scientist Online.
  • 3 October 2002: "Follow the Money and the Documents" by Farai Chideya, Pop and Politics.
  • 22 January 2003: "Meme Watch: Follow the Money. The taxpaying class and the welfare class are one and the same" by Timothy Noah, Slate.
  • 5 February 2003: "Follow the Money: Confusion at Treasury" by Richard W. Rahn, Cato Institute.
  • 5 March 2003: "Why War with Iraq? Follow the Money" by Richard M. Ebeling, Future of Freedom Foundation.
  • 12 September 2003: "Activists must follow the money. Protestors in Cancun understand that neo-liberalism is a form of war" by Naomi Klein, The Guardian.
  • 15 September 2003: "Follow the money" by John Metzler, World Tribune.
  • 18 November 2003: "Energy: Follow the Money," Center for American Progress. ("Progress Report").
  • 21 November 2003: "Money's Influence on House Energy Vote Could Extend to Senate," Capital Eye.
  • Money Talks - Follow the Money. See Who Supports Your Senator. "On November 25 the Senate Voted to Pass the Medicare Reform Bill - See How All of the Senators voted and who supports their campaigns by industry and amount. Information is for the 2004 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. From"
  • 14 January 2004: "Follow the Money" by Martin Mayer, New York Times: "It has been exactly one month since President George W. Bush announced the capture of Saddam Hussein. American officials interrogating Mr. Hussein are obviously interested in what he knows about illegal weapons programs in Iraq, human rights violations and other crimes. Whether he will cooperate remains to be seen. ... But there is another line of questioning officials might pursue -- one that depends less on the cooperation of Mr. Hussein than on the assistance of the United States Federal Reserve Bank. Among Mr. Hussein's possessions when he was captured was three-quarters of a million dollars in United States currency in crisp new bills. Whence came the gentleman's stash? ... Answering this question would help our understanding of terrorist financial networks. And if the cash is sequentially numbered, as is likely, then the question could be easily answered. ... All United States currency is printed by the United States Mint, to the order of one of the 12 banks of the Federal Reserve System. It comes into circulation through a bank that has an account at the Fed for which it was printed. The Fed deducts the face value of the bills from that account, and an armored car takes them to their new owner. ... That regional Federal Reserve Bank keeps a record that identifies the purchasing bank."
  • 24 January 2004: "Tauzin Expected To Leave House For Trade Group. Lawmaker Declined Hollywood Job" by Frank Ahrens, Washington Post: "Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.) is close to a decision to leave Congress to head the pharmaceutical industry's trade association after turning down an offer from Hollywood to succeed Jack Valenti as the movie industry's top lobbyist, sources in Washington and California said yesterday."