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President Obama defends his 2012 budget

Feb 15, 2011
Obama is coming under attack for lack of leadership and ignoring many of the recommendations from his own deficit reduction commission.

Administration pumps $25 million into Internet freedom

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton detailed the Obama Administration's plan in a speech today. The money will go to help dissidents evade Internet firewalls and e-mail surveillance in autocratic countries. It will also fund more efforts by the State Department to use social networks like Twitter.
Posted In: Internet

Separation barriers in the world

Feb 15, 2011
Greece. Iraq. South Korea. Those are just some of the countries that have man-made separation barriers, places to prevent the flow of people and goods. Why? Take a listen...
Posted In: Immigration

Greece may build fence to stop illegal immigrants

Feb 15, 2011
Greece is the back door into Europe for 90 percent of illegal immigrants. Now it wants to close its border with a seven-mile fence at a critical crossroads.
Posted In: Immigration

Obama submits 2012 fiscal budget plan

Feb 14, 2011
The budget doesn't touch Medicare and Social Security that make up the biggest chunk of the federal budget. This proposal is where you start, but might not be where you end up.

Mexicans working legally in the U.S. face challenges

Feb 14, 2011
Over 150,000 Mexicans come to the U.S. to work legal, temporary jobs each year. Hear how the guest worker system looks from the other side of the border.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Mexico

Julia Coronado: The White House budget proposal

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama will release his 2012 budget plan today. It's expected to contain stringent spending cuts, but republicans already are staging their opposition. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julia Coronado, chief economist at the investment bank BNP Paribas, about the proposal.

Obama budget targets discretionary spending

Feb 13, 2011
President Obama gives Congress his budget proposal for the next fiscal year on Monday, and how he plans to tackle two issues - the federal govern...
Posted In: budget cuts, obama budget

House GOP calls for $100 billion spending cut

Feb 12, 2011
Tea Party members got the upper hand today. The House Appropriations Committee now wants $100 billion in spending cuts over what President Obama requested for 2011.

Weekly Wrap: Fannie and Freddie Mac, the federal budget

Feb 11, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about the dismantling of Fannie and Freddie Mac and what they hope and expect to see with the federal budget.
Posted In: Housing