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Thawing identity theft protection

Jun 14, 2006
Congress is considering a bill that would roll back consumers' ability to freeze their own credit — a move critics say would make it harder for consumers to protect themselves from identity thieves. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Washington

FEMA getting battered again

Jun 14, 2006
Congress looked today at an audit that found massive abuse of FEMA relief money. As much as $1.4 billion — or 16% — was spent on things like tropical vacations, a divorce attorney, even a sex change. John Dimsdale reports
Posted In: Washington

Hurricane relief fraud

Jun 14, 2006
Today Congress looks at an audit that found massive abuse of FEMA relief money. As much $1.4 billion — or 16% — of the money was spent on things like tropical vacations, football tickets, even a sex change.
Posted In: Washington

Congress wary of 'emergency' spending

Jun 13, 2006
President Bush's spending habits in Iraq are getting a closer look on the Hill. More than four years and $400 billion later, Congress appears ready to put its foot down on the use of emergency budget requests for the war. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Breaking the system of 'legalized bribery'

Jun 13, 2006
Commentator and Washington Post columnist Jeff Birnbaum says the Jack Abramoff scandal in Washington has made politicians admit something they didn't want to: Money has power.
Posted In: Washington

Private sector leads disaster prep

Jun 13, 2006
Last year, Wal-Mart was praised for responding to the hurricanes faster than the government. As Florida's Gulf Coast braces for Alberto, it looks like the retailer is at it again. Dan Grech reports from Miami.
Posted In: Washington

Hurricane survivors rally in DC

Jun 13, 2006
Survivors from hurricanes Katrina and Rita are scheduled to rally in the nation's capital today to protest cuts in federal housing assistance. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Budget deficit getting better?

Jun 13, 2006
The government reports that the federal budget deficit in May was higher than a year ago, but that the deficit overall is on pace to shrink by the end of the fiscal year. Tess Vigeland checks it out.
Posted In: Washington

Opening up records to police

Jun 12, 2006
A proposed law in Rhode Island would give police officers unrestricted access to phone and Internet records. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Science

Farm lobby sour over budget compromise

Jun 12, 2006
The farm lobby is looking to regroup after winding up on the losing end of a Congressional compromise to provide emergency funding for the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

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