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Liberalized immigration laws benefit all

Jan 21, 2008
In South Carolina, Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon has launched a TV ad skewering incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policy. Commentator Kerry Howley says the ad's tough tactics will only hinder economic growth in the state.

Will a stimulus really help the economy?

Jan 21, 2008
The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy

Bush states position on stimulus plan

Jan 18, 2008
President Bush said today he wants about an economic stimulus worth 1% of the gross domestic product -- about $140 billion. And he wants it mostly in the form of tax cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Lobbyists jockey for stimulus plan favors

Jan 18, 2008
Washington is in high gear to put together a plan to ward off a recession, and special interest groups are all pressing for a piece of the economic pie. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Washington

U.S. economy grows as election issue

Jan 16, 2008
New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt says candidates would be well-advised to pay close attention to the economy in this year's elections -- especially if they want to connect with the American middle class. He talks with host Bob Moon.
Posted In: Economy

Don't invest much in candidate futures

Jan 16, 2008
GOP isn't a ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange and Democrats aren't listed on the Nasdaq, but prediction markets' trading on presidential candidates' chances are seen as trendy oracles of the campaign's outcome. Commentator Dan Drezner cautions, however, they have a mixed record.

Quick stimulus sought, but what kind?

Jan 16, 2008
Republican and Democratic leaders huddled on Capitol Hill today and emerged vowing to craft a bipartisan economic stimulus package. But, as much as politicians love to spend money and cut taxes, there's a fight over both. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

GOP huddles to hone message

Jan 16, 2008
The Republicans begin their winter meeting in Washington today, but with three different winners in three primary states, they're struggling to present a unified front. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Congress split on economic kickstart

Jan 15, 2008
Congress is looking for ways to stimulate the economy, but Republicans and Democrats think it could use a kickstart for different reasons. John Dimsdale reports where the sides disagree.
Posted In: Economy

Bush may slash earmarks with his pen

Jan 14, 2008
There are rumblings in Washington that President Bush plans to issue an executive order eliminating some of the 9,000 earmarks from last month's spending bill. But is he allowed to do it? Jeremy Hobson reports.

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