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Back to taxing the rich

May 1, 2007
Democrats say they're close to an agreement to roll the AMT off the middle class and back to its original intent: to tax the very wealthy. Republicans have promised to fight such a move, but that could push swing voters away these days, Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Taking immigration back to the streets

May 1, 2007
Protestors will rally in cities across the country today. But whether they match last year's massive marches or not, with so many lawmakers already in '08 campaign mode, it may be too late for meaningful reform, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Undisclosed senator blocks disclosure

Apr 27, 2007
An unnamed senator is holding up a bill that would put Senate campaign finance reports on the Internet. Who's standing in the way? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Big brother on contract

Apr 27, 2007
A government survey has found that a significant chunk of our nation's intelligence gathering and analysis has been handed over to private contractors, and we're paying them more to do the work. Jeff Tyler looks into it.
Posted In: Washington

Bringing down the defense budget

Apr 26, 2007
A nonpartisan report released today challenges the Bush administration's national defense funding priorities. It suggests we could improve homeland security and save about $56 billion taxpayer dollars. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Washington

Paying to put education in the campaign

Apr 25, 2007
Two of this country's biggest philanthropists are promising $60 million to get education reform on the political agenda for 2008. Lisa Napoli reports.

Donations to candidates come in smaller amounts

Apr 25, 2007
The 18 presidential candidates have raised a total of $130 million in the first quarter of this year — four times more than at the same point in the last campaign. And, John Dimsdale reports, more of it's in small amounts.

Roadmap out of poverty

Apr 25, 2007
Today a liberal research group has released a strategy to cut poverty in half within a decade. It involves, among other things, finally raising the minimum wage. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Washington

Paulson continues Latin American outreach

Apr 24, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

National Guard needs more . . . everything

Apr 20, 2007
Money for equipment and training. Money for recruitment and retention. Faced with a serious budget shortfall, National Guard and Reserve leaders are on the Hill today asking for the funding they'll need for the year ahead.
Posted In: Washington

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