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House union bill faces a tough battle

Feb 28, 2007
A House bill to make it easier for unions to organize is facing a heated fight between business groups and labor activists. Those against the bill have put up a $1 million ad campaign. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Shareholders get say in CEO pay?

Feb 27, 2007
Some in Congress want to pass legislation that would give shareholders a non-binding voice in executive compensation, but critics say Joe Shareholder isn't really qualified to weigh in.
Posted In: Washington

Saca buddies up to Democrats

Feb 27, 2007
El Salvador's President Tony Saca is a strong ally of the Bush administration, but now he's trying to make friends with top Democrats and it has everything to do with immigration.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Washington

A stamp that would last 'forever'

Feb 26, 2007
U.S. postal regulators will likely recommend another increase in the price of stamps today, to 42 cents.They might also recommend a new kind of stamp that would really stick. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Washington

Underground fuel tanks need costly repairs

Feb 22, 2007
Underground fuel storage tanks, like those at your corner gas station, are leaking. And the Government Accountability Office says it will cost $12 billion for the clean-up. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Golden State raises ante for 2008 campaign

Feb 22, 2007
A California Assembly committee today voted to move up next year's presidential primary from June to February. If signed by the governor, candidates' campaign costs will rise considerably.

New rules don't cut off power trips

Feb 20, 2007
The House Ethics Committee is set to announce new rules on congressional travel. But Steve Henn reports some newly elected leaders started planning their latest trips before the ink was even dry.
Posted In: Washington

A tax hike for the rich?

Feb 16, 2007
As Republicans work to win back public favor, there's word today that President Bush may be willing to tax the rich to take the Alternative Minimum Tax burden off the middle class.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Congress trying to save the middle class

Feb 16, 2007
A House committee is holding hearings to figure out why the gap between the wealthy and the middle class just keeps getting wider — and what to do about it.
Posted In: Washington

Going after waste in defense contracts

Feb 15, 2007
With some tough talk, Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would tighten rules on defense contractors. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

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