Los Angeles Times reporters, editors, photographers, artists and researchers from Washington and Los Angeles composed the team for this special section.
Reporters: David Lauter, David Savage, Rudy Abramson, Lee May, Karen Tumulty, Norman Kempster, Robert L. Jackson and David Ferrell.
Photographers: Bernie Boston and Al Stephenson.
Editors: Gerald J. Brown, Arthur M. Berman, Richard T. Cooper, Joel Havemann and Tom McCarthy.