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Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

Mar 30, 2006
The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
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Senate approves lobbying reform bill

Mar 29, 2006
The Senate approved a bill today that revises ethics rules regarding politicians and lobbyists. And even though many think the bill is just a partial cleaning at best, lawmakers are putting it through the political spin cycle. Scott Tong reports.
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More MPGs required for SUVs, light trucks

Mar 29, 2006
The Department of Transportation announced today it would raise the average fuel-economy standard for light trucks and SUVs to 24 mpg by 2011. John Dimsdale reports.
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Abramoff to learn his fate

Mar 29, 2006
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff will learn his fate in the first of two criminal cases against him in Miami today. He could get up to seven years in prison for charges related to the purchase of a casino cruise line. Amy Scott reports.
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Enron trial update

Mar 28, 2006
The prosecution has rested their case in the long and arduous Enron trial today. Kai talks to Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Flood about the case and what happens next for former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.
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Immigration battle lines are drawn

Mar 28, 2006
There's a wide gulf between the sides in the immigration-reform battle. The House has passed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigrants.Today, the Senate debates a bill that includes the immigrant-friendly guest-worker program. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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Drawing lines on immigration bill

Mar 27, 2006
The Senate debate over giving illegal immigrants guest-worker status pits the free-market wing of the Republican Party against the conservative base. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
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Political groups focus of lobbying bill

Mar 27, 2006
One of the proposed reforms in a lobbying bill beging debated in Congress includes restrictions on so-called 527 groups -- the unregulated political groups that played an important role in the 2004 elections. Amy Scott reports.
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What's the return on your personal info?

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that it could allow your personal information to be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Tax information security

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that US taxpayer information could be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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