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Home heating headed through the roof

Oct 12, 2005
The Department of Energy said today heating bills for homes that use natural gas will average 48 percent more this year. It'll be a long cold winter — especially for some in Washington DC. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Whistleblowing vs. "public concern"

Oct 12, 2005
The Supreme Court looks at a case today involving a whistleblower in the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

When is tax reform hot?

Oct 11, 2005
President Bush's advisory panel on federal tax reform meets today to discuss changes to the tax code that actually might stir up some sparks. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Google hits the hill

Oct 7, 2005
Google has hired a full-time lobbyist in Washington. Why does an online search engine need to lobby the government? John Dimsdale asks just that question.
Posted In: Washington

Revisiting Katrina bids

Oct 7, 2005
Millions of dollars in government contracts for Katrina recovery were awarded with little to no competitive bidding. Now many of them will be re-bid. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Refineries on the Hill

Oct 7, 2005
The House is scheduled to vote on a bill today to speed up construction of new refineries. And environmentalists are worried. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Influence at home

Aug 16, 2005
You've heard that all politics are local. Now a new report shows lobbying is, too. Hillary Wicai reports that it's not just for DC anymore.

Some call it a death tax

Jul 28, 2005
This week it looked like we might see a permanent repeal of the estate tax, but the Senate has delayed a vote until at least September. Economist and commentator Steve Moore knows where he thinks the tax should end up.

Powertrips: the lobbyist loophole

Jun 22, 2005
A new report by William Kistner of Marketplace and American Radio Works details how lobbyists are using non-profits as yet one more way to push their clients' agendas.

Powertrips: the lobbyist loophole

Jun 22, 2005
Over the past four years or so, private groups have foot the bill for more than 4,800 trips by members of Congress at a cost of $14 million. Reporter William Kistner of Marketplace and American Radio Works has the story.

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