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'Silent raids' focus on employers, not workers

Sep 27, 2010
The federal government is changing how it'll crack down on illegal immigrants. Instead of dramatic raids, immigration authorities will be combing through employment records.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Impact of undocumented on local biz

Sep 27, 2010
Federal immigration reform is probably dead for now thanks to election-year politics. Meanwhile, state and local governments have been taking matters into their own hands, passing laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Which in turn impacts local businesses, as Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Will future of tax cuts be determined in a Congressional lame duck session?

Sep 24, 2010
Congress is calling a session before the November elections. Senators have been avoiding controversial issues in this pre-election season, but they may determine whether Bush-era tax cuts stay or go in the lame duck session.
Posted In: Taxes

GOP pledge focuses on spending, taxes

Sep 23, 2010
The Republicans plan to issue "A Pledge to America," an agenda they say they'd put in place if they get control of the House of Representatives in November. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about what's in the pledge.

Debating tax cuts and the deficit

Sep 23, 2010
President Obama's recently departed budget director, Peter Orszag, recently said that letting all the tax cuts expire this year would bring the U.S. within striking distance of balancing the budget. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks with Bill Radke about what that tells us.

Summers's gone, now what?

Sep 22, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Sarah Rosen Wartell, executive vice president at the Center for American Progress, about Larry Summers' departure from the White House and what it means for President Obama's economic policy.

Obama's top economic adviser out

Sep 22, 2010
The White House announced that top economic adviser Larry Summers will be leaving at the end of the year, the latest in a string of departures. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about whether Summers' departure is a reaction to Republican criticism of Obama's economic team.

Some in Congress want biennial budget

Sep 21, 2010
The federal government's budget year ends September 30th. But Congress is nowhere near passage of a new one. Well, when you can't meet a deadline, why not try to push it back? Janet Babin reports.

Unrelated elements in Defense bill

Sep 20, 2010
The Senate this week takes up a bill to approve Pentagon operations for next year. It's considered a bill everybody can support. But lawmakers this year have loaded some extra baggage on the must-pass bill. John Dimsdale reports.

Weekly Wrap: The week of the consumer

Sep 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about