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Behind the Waterfall Committee investigation

Jun 27, 2006
Host Tess Vigeland talks to investigative reporter Steve Henn about his recent discoveries over Alaska fishing trips lawmakers took with top energy executives.
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Flood insurance overhaul

Jun 27, 2006
As heavy rains continue to pound the Mid-Atlantic, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today making government flood insurance more expensive. Scott Tong reports.
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High court to consider CO2 case

Jun 26, 2006
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case about whether the Bush Administration must regulate carbon dioxide emissions. It could force the issue of global warming. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Power Trips, Part 3: The Big Fish

Jun 26, 2006
A new investigative report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks finds at least three US senators violated ethics rules by accepting expenses to attend annual Alaska charity fishing trips with energy lobbyists and other executives. Steve Henn reports.
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The push for plain talk

Jun 26, 2006
The state of Washington is boosting tax receipts and efficiency with a drive to weed out bureaucratic jargon in state correspondence. Austin Jenkins reports

Easing offshore drilling ban

Jun 26, 2006
The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that would relax restrictions on offshore gas and oil drilling. Steve Tripoli reports.
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Another White House secret: SWIFT tracking

Jun 23, 2006
The Bush Administration has been secretly using a massive international banking database to track people it suspects of helping finance terrorism. Stephen Beard reports.
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It's unanimous: Employers liable for retaliation

Jun 22, 2006
The Supreme Court today made it easier for companies to be found guilty of retaliation. The 9-0 ruling shifted new power to employees, but critics fear it will simply encourage more lawsuits. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Hastert accused of profiting from earmarks

Jun 22, 2006
More allegations of influence peddling in Washington, and this time Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is allegedly involved. John Dimsdale reports.
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Estate tax compromise

Jun 22, 2006
Congressional Republicans are hoping to pass legislation before the July 4th recess to sharply reduce the federal estate tax. Eric Niiler looks at the implications for government coffers.
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