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Washington's new green party

Jun 18, 2007
Both Democrats and Republicans are working to make their 2008 national conventions the greenest ever. It may be all about appealing to voters, but regardless of motivation, activists happily point out, the environment wins. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ethanol growth pushes up food prices

Jun 15, 2007
Washington's drive to develop energy alternatives is chewing up commodities like corn that we'd otherwise be feeding ourselves. And that's raising grocery prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Private-equity could see a tax hike

Jun 15, 2007
Some lawmakers are moving to make sure one of the world's biggest private-equity firms can't take advantage of tax laws by becoming a publicly-traded company. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

A lobbyist for president?

Jun 15, 2007
Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson is expected to join the presidential race. If he does, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says voters should keep his work experience in mind.

Poll: 35% of Mexicans would move to U.S.

Jun 15, 2007
Not exactly shocking information given the wage disparities between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south. But, say researchers, that doesn't mean if borders were opened that a third of Mexicans would really leave. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico

Amendments could cut energy bill's steam

Jun 13, 2007
Democrats on Capitol Hill are horse-trading their way toward a new energy bill. But in the Senate some controversial amendments are threatening to derail it. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Trying to get immigration bill moving again

Jun 13, 2007
The White House has dispatched Commerce Secy. Carlos Gutierrez to lobby businesses and Latino groups to get the immigration bill back on track. He tried out his sales pitch on Kai Ryssdal today.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

President's Dinner a tough sell this year

Jun 13, 2007
The GOP's annual gala used to be a hot ticket, even at $25,000. But with President Bush's job approval ratings at an all-time low, organizers expect to rake in just half of last year's $15-million haul. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Scottie Pippen and Paul Allen are farmers?

Jun 12, 2007
An online report out today tracks billions of dollars in farm subsidies for the past three years. And you might be surprised who got government checks. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Millionaire justices

Jun 12, 2007
Recently-released financial disclosures show that seven of the nine Supreme Court justices are millionaires. That might be expected, but the ways some of them acquired their wealth isn't. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

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