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Hot dogs and politics

Jul 4, 2006
Lawmakers return to their districts this holiday week to meet and mingle with constituents. But the official Democratic and Republican talking points may not gibe with voters' economic concerns. Scott Tong reports.
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IRS gets soaked

Jun 30, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service is shutting down. But, alas, not for good. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports that the East Coast floods have washed out the taxman — but just temporarily.
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Tax holiday — for them not us

Jun 30, 2006
Severe flooding in Washington DC has forced the closure of IRS headquarters from a month. But Hillary Wicai says tax cheats shouldn't get cocky.
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New welfare work rules

Jun 28, 2006
The Department of Health and Human Services announces new welfare to work rules today. The move may force thousands of people off of welfare rolls. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Introducing the pimp tax

Jun 28, 2006
The Senate Finance Committee holds hearings today on whether pimps should be forced to pay taxes for their ill-gotten gains, as Congress takes a page from the Elliott Ness playbook to deal with prostitution. Scott Tong reports.
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New welfare rules

Jun 28, 2006
The Bush Administration yesterday released new rules clarifying the types of work recipients of federal welfare assistance can do. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Mr. Paulson goes to Washington

Jun 27, 2006
Henry Paulson brought his Wall Street bonafides to Capitol Hill today. At his Senate confirmation hearing, the nominee for Treasury secretary addressed a wide range of issues, including the bloated federal deficit.
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Flood insurance reform

Jun 27, 2006
Flooding shut down parts of Washington, D.C., today as a hearing on Capitol Hill considered changes to federal flood insurance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there's growing consensus the program must be reformed so taxpayers don't get soaked. Scott Tong reports.
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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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