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Chavez opponents left jobless, blacklisted

Apr 10, 2007
Just as in the U.S., controversy over politically motivated firings is raging in Venezuela. But the scale of the alleged political discrimination is far wider. Dan Grech reports.

Breaking up immigration reform

Apr 9, 2007
President Bush is asking Congress for comprehensive immigration reform, but a sizable House caucus opposed to any form of amnesty wants to split up immigration issues and pass the less controversial measures.
Posted In: Immigration

Filling the cheap labor void

Apr 9, 2007
Workplace raids have succeeded in scaring off illegal immigrant workers — but that's left many farms and businesses struggling to maintain production levels and Congress struggling to agree on a solution.
Posted In: Immigration

OMB tracking billions in pork-project earmarks

Apr 6, 2007
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget now has an online database of more than 13,000 congressional earmarks from the 2005 budget — $19 billion worth of pork benefitting some big companies.
Posted In: Washington

Political consultants be gone

Apr 4, 2007
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says presidential hopefuls — and the American public — would be better served if candidates sent their consultants packing, waited a year and then spoke their minds.

Senators don't break for immigration

Apr 4, 2007
Most Congress members are enjoying spring recess this week, but 10 Senate leaders are working through the break to try to come to a compromise on immigration reform.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Bush to Congress: No strings in Iraq, please

Apr 3, 2007
President Bush scolded Democrats in a White House press conference today for passing funding bills that called for deadlines on troop withdrawl from Iraq. He vowed to veto any bill that imposed timelines.

Visa circus opens — and closes — today

Apr 2, 2007
Skilled foreign workers can apply for H-1B visas starting today, but they won't last long. Critics say the quota needs to be raised, but efforts to revamp the system keep getting caught up in the larger immigration debate.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Ya gotta have money to get money

Mar 30, 2007
Midnight Saturday is the deadline to report first-quarter contributions for the presidential campaigns. It's also a big part of the PR fight. As Steve Henn reports, raising a lot of money early can help build momentum.

ERA is back

Mar 30, 2007
The Equal Rights Amendment fell three states short of ratification in 1982, but now it has reemerged as the Women's Equality Amendment. And it still faces plenty of opposition.
Posted In: Washington

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