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Roadmap out of poverty

Apr 25, 2007
Today a liberal research group has released a strategy to cut poverty in half within a decade. It involves, among other things, finally raising the minimum wage. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
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Paulson continues Latin American outreach

Apr 24, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico
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National Guard needs more . . . everything

Apr 20, 2007
Money for equipment and training. Money for recruitment and retention. Faced with a serious budget shortfall, National Guard and Reserve leaders are on the Hill today asking for the funding they'll need for the year ahead.
Posted In: Washington
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Washington quarrels over CEO pay

Apr 19, 2007
The House is set to approve a bill by the end of the week that would give shareholders greater say in CEO pay, but the bill's prospects of becoming law are bleak. It's opposed by the White House and many business groups.
Posted In: Washington
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Dems increase interest in student loan changes

Apr 18, 2007
Key Democratic congressional leaders are demanding that the Department of Education make immediate changes to the federal student loan program. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Washington does battle over war spending

Apr 18, 2007
Lawmakers are squaring off with the White House over Iraq funding. Congress is expected to set deadlines for U.S. troops to come home when it delivers its supplemental war spending package. Bush has promised a veto.
Posted In: Washington
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Let the Bush tax cuts go

Apr 18, 2007
The rich are rich enough, says commentator Ben Stein. He argues that America's wealthiest can afford to pay higher taxes so that America can afford to do more for the men and women serving in our military.
Posted In: Washington
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Lenders shut out of student loan database

Apr 18, 2007
The Department of Education shut down its National Student Loan Database late last night, denying thousands of lenders access following reports of unlawful data mining for information about U.S. college students and their families.
Posted In: Washington
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Coast Guard throws contractors overboard

Apr 17, 2007
The Coast Guard booted Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman today for, among other things, building eight cutters that had issues with seaworthiness. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Opting out of public financing

Apr 17, 2007
Fewer and fewer taxpayers are checking that little box to contribute $3 to the presidential election fund. But voters aren't the only ones saying no. Candidates are declining to use the fund. So is it worth keeping around?
Posted In: Taxes

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