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Are Issa's plans too political?

Jan 6, 2011
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

Will Republicans be able to reach their budget goal?

Jan 5, 2011
The 112th Congress began today, and the Republicans have officially taken over the House. Now it's a matter of how well they'll execute their campaign promises. John Dimsdale reports.

Cruising the same wavelength with Darrell Issa and The Heritage Foundation

Jan 5, 2011
It is part of the Economy 4.0 beat to keep an eye on new rules of the road for the economy. And so it was with interest I noted pieces in Politic...
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Rep. Issa seeks info on the impact of regulations

Jan 4, 2011
Representative Darrell Issa, incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent letters to trade associations asking them to list what government regulations are hurting the economy. Politico's Darren Goode covered the story and talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Issa will do with the input he gets.

What Obama can do despite a GOP-controlled House

Jan 4, 2011
The Republicans are set to take over the House of Representatives officially tomorrow. There is already talk of what they plan to do, namely vote to repeal the health care law. But what can President Obama do to get his initiatives done?

Now you can draw state redistricting maps too

Jan 4, 2011
Congress begins a new session tomorrow. But some members of the House are wondering just how long they'll be keeping those seats. The process known as reapportionment is being taken up by legislatures in 18 states that will be gaining or losing congressional seats based on numbers in the 2010 census. We look at the technology that goes into guiding that process.
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New Fed members could end quantitative easing

Jan 3, 2011
New Federal Reserve members have been vocal in their criticism of Ben Bernanke's bond-buying technique. John Dimsdale explains how new Fed members could bring a premature end to quantitative easing.

Which government programs should get funded?

Dec 31, 2010
House Republicans are about to consider a proposal that will set money aside for highway maintenance, but that's just one of the government programs seeking funding right now. David Gura reports.

SEC and Dodd-Frank face delays

Dec 28, 2010
Congress recently passed a budget to keep spending levels the same as in 2010, but that won't account for the two new reform bills. The SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act are already feeling the results. David Gura reports.

House Republicans expected to adopt "cut as you go" rules

Dec 25, 2010
When the new Congress meets in January, Republicans are expected to adopt a "cut as you go" plan. It's a belief that tax cuts do not have to be offset with spending cuts. John Dimsdale reports.