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New push for family, medical leave &mdash; <em>with</em> pay

Feb 1, 2007
Millions of Americans don't take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act because it's time off without pay. But a new bill by Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd aims to change that. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Big banking decision today

Jan 31, 2007
Companies like Home Depot, Chrysler and Wal-Mart want to open their own banks, and the federal government must decide today whether to extend its moratorium on the practice. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

An idea worthy of retirement?

Jan 29, 2007
Some U.S. senators want to limit retirement nest-eggs for corporate higher-ups. But the proposal doesn't have much support &mdash; even among advocates of limiting executive compensation. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Who decides when the war should end?

Jan 29, 2007
With public opposition to the war in Iraq still strong, a Senate committee holds a hearing tomorrow on whether Congress has the constitutional authority to cut off funding. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Putting a stop to credit card trickery?

Jan 25, 2007
Consumer advocates say the credit card industry hides behind pages and pages of fine print to trick and trap consumers. Now a Senate committee is taking a closer look, Hillary Wicai reports.
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Sweetening the minimum wage bill

Jan 25, 2007
The Senate took a vote yesterday to send a clear signal: If Democrats want a minimum wage boost, they'll have to give a little sumpin'-sumpin' to small businesses. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congress considers 'cap and trade' bills

Jan 24, 2007
Legislation on Capitol Hill would allow companies that clean up their carbon emissions to earn credits and sell them to companies needing more time to cut fossil-fuel use. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Let the ethanol debate begin

Jan 24, 2007
With his sweeping call for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use, President Bush set into motion a full-scale debate over alternative fuels &mdash; and what's really the best path to energy independence.

Time to dump the donkey

Jan 23, 2007
A donkey? Jesse Kalisher says it's about time Democrats updated their logo to something that'll really move the tchotchkes &mdash; and the political contributions. He's got an idea for Republicans too .&nbsp;.&nbsp;.

New backdrop for immigration reform

Jan 23, 2007
With Democrats in control of Congress, President Bush is expected to make a renewed push for an immigration policy overhaul. And his guest worker program might have a better shot this time around. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

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