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Post-Rumsfeld defense spending

Nov 9, 2006
Host Scott Jagow asks the Financial Times' Dimitri Sevastapulo how a Democratic Congress and a new defense secretary will affect U.S. defense spending.
Posted In: Washington

Lame duck Congress

Nov 9, 2006
Congress is due back in Washington next week to finish up business they set aside to campaign, like the billions in appropriations that still need to be approved. But that may have to wait, Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Washington

Republicans seduced by power

Nov 8, 2006
Why did the Republicans lose so decisively? Commentator Steve Moore says it's because they've become the corrupt Washington insiders they promised to clear out.

Republicans misjudged the new morality

Nov 8, 2006
Commentator Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation magazine sees the GOP loss a little differently. She thinks the meaning of the phrase "moral values" is changing.

A new economic day in Washington

Nov 8, 2006
The leadership change in Congress will certainly affect economic policy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale and reporter Hillary Wicai about the potential impact.
Posted In: Washington

New guy on government reform

Nov 8, 2006
California Congressman Henry Waxman is in line to head the Government Reform Committee now that Democrats have won control of the House. Kai Ryssdal asks him what kinds of oversight we can expect.
Posted In: Washington

Anti-tax but not anti-spend

Nov 8, 2006
American voters tend to be strongly against taxes — but they're not necessarily against big government spending. They passed a record-setting bundle of bond and debt measures on Tuesday. Steve Tripoli reports.

Winds of change blowing in Washington

Nov 8, 2006
New Democratic strength in Congress will likely bring some changes in economic policies. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what's ahead.
Posted In: Washington

Wall Street rooting for gridlock on the Hill

Nov 8, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and John Dimsdale look at what went wrong for Republicans — and why investors don't seem to mind. In fact, Wall Street even seems to like the idea of a divided Congress.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dems, keep your eyes on the prize

Nov 8, 2006
Now that Democrats have won back power in the House, commentator Robert Reich suggests the party to resist the urge to go after the GOP. He says they need to set a new course for America if they want a blue White House in 2008.

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