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Lobbyist in the White House

Jun 27, 2007
It's hard to spin the revolving door faster than Ed Gillespie, who starts today as counselor to President Bush. A controversial choice, he's helped build one of Washington's largest lobbying firms while jumping into and out of government jobs. Steve Henn reports.
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Exxon chief attacks Senate energy bill

Jun 27, 2007
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson told the Financial Times that the energy reform currently passing through Congress "almost defies any sense of logical or rational thinking." The FT's Ed Crooks tells us more.
Posted In: Washington
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Dems seek to withhold Cheney funding

Jun 26, 2007
The House takes up an appropriations bill tomorrow that includes $4.75 million in salaries and expenses for Vice President Cheney. A group of Democrats plans to fight this line item. John Dimsdale reports.
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Wanted: Bilingual teachers

Jun 26, 2007
While most kids are out of school for the summer, school administrators spend the time looking for teachers.And in Texas, bilingual teachers are in particularly short supply. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs
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Immigration bill up for vote

Jun 26, 2007
The Senate is expected today to vote on an immigration bill. If it passes it could loosen restrictions on employment laws. It could also slam the door shut on amnesty. But that's all riding on a big "if," Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Pork: True in the '30s, true today

Jun 22, 2007
This week the House Appropriations Committee approved $153 million worth of legislative earmarks. Commentator Amity Shlaes says such funding certainly isn't new. There's a lot of history behind the pork barrel.
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Some New Orleans levees still in danger

Jun 21, 2007
Almost two years and more than $1 billion has been spent in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina to fix the city's levees. But the Army Corps of Engineers says some neighborhoods are still vulnerable to floods.
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Private equity goes to K Street

Jun 21, 2007
Major private equity firms are awash in profits, but all that cash flowing around has brought some unwelcome attention from Congress. And that's sent the industry scrambling for cover, where else? K Street. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Lenders face school-loan cuts

Jun 20, 2007
Today the Senate Education Committee voted to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Jeremy Hobson has a report card for what the proposed changes would mean for student loan lenders large and small.
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Carbon auction's your winner

Jun 20, 2007
Robert Reich has a suggestion for the 2008 presidential candidates: Forget the carbon tax. Forget the cap-and-trade system. If you want to clean up the atmosphere and win votes, the carbon auction is the idea to get behind.

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