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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

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.
Posted In: Washington

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

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.

Bolivia's future riding on Morales

Jun 19, 2007
In President Evo Morales, Bolivia's indigenous majority finally has one of its own in charge. And he's brought change. But he's also angered much of the country, which is threatening to secede. Mary Stucky reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Immigration bill coming back for another try

Jun 19, 2007
The Senate is expected to resume debate on immigration and border security, perhaps as early as next week. Our Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale takes a look at its chances for passage.
Posted In: Immigration

Cadbury Schweppes losing its fizz

Jun 19, 2007
The company behind 7-Up, Dr Pepper and Snapple says it's likely to sell the U.S. unit that makes those beverages. And it'll shed thousands of workers in a major cost-cutting move. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Washington's new green party

Jun 18, 2007
Both Democrats and Republicans are working to make their 2008 national conventions the greenest ever. It may be all about appealing to voters, but regardless of motivation, activists happily point out, the environment wins. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Washington

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