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DeLay trial - cash or check?

Nov 23, 2005
The judge in the Tom DeLay money laundering trial has begun considering whether the charges against the former House majority leader are worth a trial. Larry Schooler looks at the issues before the judge.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Nov 21, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan sorts through the red ink at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with host Lisa Napoli.

Rollover standards

Nov 21, 2005
The government ends public comment today on new rules to strengthen auto roofs to reduce rollover fatalities. But as Gretchen Cook reports, some think the new rules don't go far enough.

One step forward, two steps back?

Nov 18, 2005
In today's early morning hours, Congress managed to push the federal budget rock a forward a bit. The House narrowly passed budget cuts while the Senate trimmed taxes. The net effect on the deficit? Hillary Wicai reports.

Budget cuts and tax cuts

Nov 18, 2005
Congress burned the midnight oil working on their finances last night. The House passed budget cuts, and the Senate cut taxes. What are the implications? Hillary Wicai reports.

Bridges to Nowhere

Nov 18, 2005
Those infamous Alaskan bridges to sparsely populated areas drew lots of criticism as egregious examples of pork. In response, Congress has pulled the earmarked funds for the bridges. But as Hillary Wicai reports, that doesn't mean taxpayers won't still be paying for them.

The winter of Republican discontent?

Nov 17, 2005
Today a major Republican spending bill was, surprisingly, defeated in the House. Wait, don't they have the majority? And that wasn't the only bad news for the GOP. Kai Ryssdal asks John Dimsdale -- what's up?

Why business doesn't like the Patriot Act

Nov 17, 2005
It looks like Congress may make most aspects of the Patriot Act permanent, despite efforts by diverse opponents. As Amy Scott reports, the fight has pitted business leaders against their usual allies in the administration.

Risking their lives... and their life insurance

Nov 17, 2005
A report out today by the Government Accountability Office warns that shady sales practices have duped many in the military into buying worthless insurance policies and bad investments. Reporter Gretchen Cook reports.

Lobbyists lobby for DeLay

Nov 17, 2005
Five dozen Washington lobbyists host a fund-raising event today for embattled House Rep. Tom DeLay. As Scott Tong reports, DeLay has been instrumental in boosting the bottom line of lobbyists. Now they appear to be paying him back.

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