- Does corporate cash sway politicians?
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that opens the political process to more campaign donations from corporations is the subject of hearings on Capitol Hill. Some Democrats, including President Obama think the decision went too far in altering campaign finance law. But does campaign cash really influence how politicians act once in office?9:06 a.m.
Richard Briffault: Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia University.
Jeff Milyo: Economist at the University of Missouri.
David Canon: Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Newsmaker: A Minnesota doctor in Haiti
Midmorning speaks with a Minnesota doctor about medical conditions in Haiti three weeks after the earthquake.9:45 a.m.
Peter Melchert, MD: Pediatric internist with Abbott Northwestern and Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Surgery International.
- Rise in teen pregnancy
Recently released statistics show that, after years of decline, the teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. rose by more than 3% in 2006. The increase is leading some teen pregnancy prevention advocates to call for more creative efforts to address the issue.10:06 a.m.
Sarah Brown: CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Meredith Schonfeld-Hicks: State strategies program manager for Advocates for Youth.
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