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Drilling in them thar hills?

Oct 19, 2005
The Senate Energy Committee is expected to vote today on whether to open the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil drilling. Bob Moon reports.

Streamlining the tax code

Oct 19, 2005
A tax panel appointed by President Bush has recommend changes to the tax code. The simple summary: Simplify. John Dimsdale has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Vanguard's founder on risk and capitalism

Oct 18, 2005
In his new book <a href="http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/oop/click_ord/showdetail.html?sid=5325&isbn=0300109903&music=&buyable=0&assoc_id=&spring=">The Battle for the Soul of Caliptalism,</a> Vanguard founder John Bogle says that somewhere along the way, capitalism has gone awry. He talks to host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Washington

A new tax code &#8212; maybe

Oct 18, 2005
The president has appointed a special panel to recommend changes to the tax code, all 3.5 million words of it. Today the panel said it's time to simplify. John Dimsdale has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Good marketing or privacy violation?

Oct 18, 2005
More than 100 groups, from peace activists to privacy advocates, want to know why the Department of Defense is spending tens of millions of dollars to keep track of young people. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congressional travel &#8212; in a gray area

Oct 18, 2005
Tax law prohibits members of Congress from taking international trips paid for by private foundations. But Marketplace and Bob Williams from the Center for Public Integrity have learned California Republican Richard Pombo may have done just that. Click to hear &#8212; and read &#8212; Steve Henn's report.
Posted In: Washington

Congress looks at Medicaid for cuts

Oct 18, 2005
One congressional proposal calls for a $10 billion cut in Medicaid spending, but a new report finds Medicaid is one of the few lifelines for the country's 800,000 foster children. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Picking the best workers

Oct 17, 2005
Two cabinet secretaries will be testifying tomorrow as the Senate Judiciary Committee looks into immigration reform. From San Diego, Rachel Dornhelm reports on immigrant worker issues.

Gun liability changes

Oct 17, 2005
This week the House is expected to take up the Senate-passed bill to prohibit liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers and sellers, and to dismiss pending lawsuits. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Staking a stem cell claim

Oct 13, 2005
Most polls indicate broad support for stem cell research, but Washingtona€™s official stance is to restrict funding. Scott Tong reports that states are racing to fill the void.
Posted In: Science

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