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New port security rules proposed

Apr 5, 2006
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would require all cargo containers entering the country to be screened for radioactive material. Amy Scott reports.
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Online betting ban considered

Apr 5, 2006
Congress is considering legislation that would outlaw the placing of bets online. But professional gamblers have a different idea in mind. Bente Birkeland reports.
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DeLay and the K Street Project

Apr 4, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Jeff Birnbaum of the Washington Post about Rep. Tom DeLay's role in the K Street Project.

DeLay feeling the heat?

Apr 4, 2006
Tom DeLay says he's retiring from Congress to make sure the GOP holds onto his Texas seat this fall. But DeLay also goes on trial for money laundering back home later this year. Since his indictment, two former aides and a major contributor to his campaigns have pleaded guilty to other crimes. As John Dimsdale reports, DeLay was probably feeling the heat.

Immigration debate drives a wedge into GOP

Apr 3, 2006
The U.S. Senate digs into immigration reform this week, including a bill that would create a guest worker program. The president and many immigrant groups support the idea, but it's pitting Republican against Republican. Scott Tong reports.
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Lawmaker's role in airport deal questioned

Mar 30, 2006
California congressman Gary Miller may have used his office to close an airport so that his former business partners could profit by developing the land into houses. John Dimsdale reports.
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Border issues top talks between Bush, Canada's PM

Mar 30, 2006
President Bush and Canada's new Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet today at a summit in Cancun, Mexico. Harper will likely want to discuss Canadian businesses' growing concern about stricter US border policies. Steve McNalley reports.
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Businesses wary of stricter oversight

Mar 30, 2006
In the wake of the failed Dubai Ports deal, lawmakers meet today to discuss strengthening government oversight of similar deals. Some business leaders worry the government might go too far. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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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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