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Working the vote

Oct 26, 2006
More and more companies are actively helping their employees register to vote — but they have more than just their civic duty in mind. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Billions for a border fence

Oct 26, 2006
President Bush prepares to sign a 700-mile fence between the U.S. and Mexico into law today. John Dimsdale looks at how much the barrier will cost — and where all that money is going to come from.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Can we end our oil addiction?

Oct 25, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most — but probably won't get any air time — in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, alternative energy and foreign oil.

Who's paying for all that campaigning?

Oct 24, 2006
It's two weeks to Election Day and with so many competitive Congressional races up for grabs, it's shaping up to be the most expensive midterm election ever. John Dimsdale looks at who's footing the bill.
Posted In: Washington

Let's up the Social Security tax

Oct 24, 2006
Forget privatization. Writer and commentator Jim Carrier argues that the Social Security withholding tax should be boosted — and invested.

New rules would paint uglier deficit picture

Oct 23, 2006
What if future Social Security payments showed up on the government's present balance sheet? A sweeping new proposal for government accounting rules would do just that. Hillary Wicai looks at possible repercussions.
Posted In: Washington

Biofuel supporters better step on it

Oct 23, 2006
Illinois wants half the motor fuel used in the state to be supplied by homegrown, alternative sources by 2017. But right now flex fuel vehicles and biofuel stations are few and far between, Sam Eaton reports.

Government accounting shakeup?

Oct 23, 2006
A federal advisory board has proposed major changes to the way the government accounts for Social Security and Medicare. The new rule would make the U.S. budget deficit look much larger. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

House investigators fired

Oct 20, 2006
The House Appropriations Committee has shut down its team of investigators. They specialized in exposing fraudulent government spending. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Two down, one big win to go for Spitzer

Oct 20, 2006
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer won two big legal victories yesterday. It's good news for a man who's hoping to be New York's next governor, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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