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Bush plans to revamp guest-worker rules

Feb 6, 2008
The Bush administration has announced plans to overhaul the nation's agricultural guest worker program, making it easier for growers to bring foreign workers to the United States. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Campaign coverage helps websites

Feb 6, 2008
The number of people turning to the Internet for campaign coverage has tripled since 2000. While the Web still lags television in viewership and ad revenue, it's making some big gains as a source of political coverage. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science

A special-interest spending spree

Feb 6, 2008
With nine months to go before the presidential election, special-interest groups have already spent $14 million on their favorites. The spending spree is sure to continue until November. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

N.J. turnpike toll boost a tough sell

Feb 6, 2008
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine wants a big boost in turnpike fees to pay down the state's staggering debt. But the plan isn't too popular in a state where toll plazas are a fact of life.
Posted In: Economy

The economics of tolerance

Feb 6, 2008
When the economy's good, Americans tend to act better toward their fellow citizens. But commentator Will Wilkinson says in a sliding economy, we tend to slam the gates of opportunity.
Posted In: Economy

Bush's budget meets Congress

Feb 5, 2008
Democratic Senator Kent Conrad will lead the Senate Budget Committee today in an attack against President Bush's 2009 budget. He claims the plan leaves out the cost of Iraq and other details. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Deeper into McCain's economics

Feb 4, 2008
Senator John McCain is now in the position as frontrunner for the GOP. But can his stand behind Reagan-inspired, tax-cutting economics make for strong policy in 2008? Jeremy Hobson explores McCain's history.
Posted In: Economy

Border control big for Bush budget

Feb 4, 2008
President Bush's fiscal plan for next year will focus on cutting health care programs, transportation and education. But there will be a substantial increase in border security. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

U.S. helps oil-rich Kazakhstan

Feb 1, 2008
The Pentagon announced a new military cooperation pact with Kazakhstan as it tries to bring its military up to NATO standards. Jeff Tyler reports on America's motivation to help the oil-rich country.

Age a factor in Florida primary

Feb 1, 2008
Retirees cast half the votes in Florida's primary, but more young people are moving to the state. As John Dimsdale reports, they bring different opinions about the economy than their elders.

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