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Lobbying firm ASG shuts down. Kinda.

Jan 10, 2006
Alexander Strategy Group, a lobbying firm with close ties to Jack Abramoff and Tom Delay, is shutting down its lobbying business. But as John Dimsdale reports, some ASG employees hope to form a new firm... with the same clients.

Salary flap

Jan 10, 2006
Skyrocketing executive pay has dogged corner offices since the corporate scandals of the first part of the decade. Now the SEC is considering a major overhaul of executive pay disclosure rules. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Locking the lobby door?

Jan 9, 2006
Washington lawmakers are grilling Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito today. But behind the scenes, they're talking about what legislation they need to pass to mute the criticisms over the Jack Abramoff scandal. Hillary Wicai looks what rules on lobbying might change.

Laundering Abramoff's money?

Jan 4, 2006
Politicians who took donations from Jack Abramoff are working to get rid of it as fast as they can. Hilary Wicai reports on the charities that are receiving the money, and the plea Abramoff is making today in Miami.

Crossing the line

Jan 4, 2006
From the beginning of our Republic, lobbyists have been caught up in lucre and bribes for government influence. So what makes Jack Abramoff and his representation of Indian casinos in exchange for $80 million in fees and an orgy of perks to lawmakers different? Lawyer and commentator Stan Brand explains.

Newsflash - education important

Jan 4, 2006
The US Chamber of Commerce thinks a lack of skilled graduates is harming US competitiveness. So today, it announced plans to begin ranking school systems by their performance. John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

Alito TV spots

Jan 4, 2006
Supporters and opponents of the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court are pouring millions into TV advertising campaigns. Jeff Tyler has more.

One more charge for Jeff Skilling

Jan 4, 2006
The Feds have found one more charge to levy against former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling -- deception over a stock sale. Prosecutors want to use Skilling's earlier testimony about his sale of company stock at his upcoming conspiracy trial. His attorneys want to keep it out. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A sleepness night for influence peddlars?

Jan 3, 2006
Today lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to federal criminal charges in a growing influence-peddling scandal. As John Dimsdale reports, Abramoff's willingness to cooperate means he's likely to testify against several members of Congress.

Homeland Security budgeting

Jan 3, 2006
Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff announced a new plan for distributing anti-terror funds to American cities. Only certain cities will be eligible for funds, and they'll have to detail how they plan to spend it. Alisa Roth reports.

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