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Destination: Denver in '08

Jan 12, 2007
The Democrats announced yesterday that they're going to Denver for the 2008 National Convention. So is Denver really winning big? Alisa Roth reports.

Let's fix Social Security together

Jan 10, 2007
Commentator Glenn Hubbard says a Democratic Congress and Republican White House <i>can</i> make really big changes in fiscal policy on issues like Social Security. If they'll just share ideas.

More troops headed for Iraq?

Jan 10, 2007
President Bush wants to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq, but Democrats in Congress hope to block the White House plan by tying up the purse strings. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Minimum wage hike may have strings attached

Jan 10, 2007
Congress is expected to raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour over the next two years &mdash; but proponents may have to cut small businesses a break to make it happen. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

TSA screeners could get union rights

Jan 9, 2007
The House will vote on a bill today that would allow airport baggage screeners to bargain over working conditions as union members. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Washington

Pizza for pesos

Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico, Retail

New rule: Pay as you go

Jan 5, 2007
House Democrats have reinstated a rule that requires new spending to be matched by either a tax increase or cuts to something else in the federal budget. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Democrats' small business agenda

Jan 5, 2007
Leaders of the newly-seated, Democratic-led Congress say they want to help small businesses. Steve Tripoli takes a look at what that means.
Posted In: Washington

It won't be business as usual

Jan 4, 2007
Democrats took power in Congress today. Apart from Republicans, probably nobody has been dreading the day more than business interests. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes to come.
Posted In: Washington

Congress needs a nanny

Jan 4, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that, despite all their promises to clean up Washington, Democrats still value power over principle too.
Posted In: Washington

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