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Private-equity could see a tax hike

Jun 15, 2007
Some lawmakers are moving to make sure one of the world's biggest private-equity firms can't take advantage of tax laws by becoming a publicly-traded company. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

A lobbyist for president?

Jun 15, 2007
Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson is expected to join the presidential race. If he does, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says voters should keep his work experience in mind.

Poll: 35% of Mexicans would move to U.S.

Jun 15, 2007
Not exactly shocking information given the wage disparities between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south. But, say researchers, that doesn't mean if borders were opened that a third of Mexicans would really leave. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico

Trying to get immigration bill moving again

Jun 13, 2007
The White House has dispatched Commerce Secy. Carlos Gutierrez to lobby businesses and Latino groups to get the immigration bill back on track. He tried out his sales pitch on Kai Ryssdal today.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Amendments could cut energy bill's steam

Jun 13, 2007
Democrats on Capitol Hill are horse-trading their way toward a new energy bill. But in the Senate some controversial amendments are threatening to derail it. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

President's Dinner a tough sell this year

Jun 13, 2007
The GOP's annual gala used to be a hot ticket, even at $25,000. But with President Bush's job approval ratings at an all-time low, organizers expect to rake in just half of last year's $15-million haul. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Scottie Pippen and Paul Allen are farmers?

Jun 12, 2007
An online report out today tracks billions of dollars in farm subsidies for the past three years. And you might be surprised who got government checks. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Millionaire justices

Jun 12, 2007
Recently-released financial disclosures show that seven of the nine Supreme Court justices are millionaires. That might be expected, but the ways some of them acquired their wealth isn't. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Airlines get pension relief from Iraq spending bill

Jun 7, 2007
In the $120-billion Iraq war spending bill President Bush signed two weeks ago, amendments were slipped in that give financial breaks to two airlines. A couple of senators want to know how they got in there. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Holding the immigration bill together... or not

Jun 7, 2007
The Senate's fragile bipartisan compromise on immigration is being tested by a series of proposed amendments, but the push and shove could come to an end soon. A vote may be forced as early as today, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

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