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Immigration reform could hit us in the stomach

Jun 6, 2007
Employers in labor-intensive industries like agriculture are watching as Congress debates immigration reform. Changes in immigration laws could affect the food chain. Megan Larson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Legalizing immigrants would make things worse

Jun 6, 2007
Commentator David Frum says legalizing millions of would-be immigrants has some poor side effects . . . literally.
Posted In: Immigration

Dunkin' Donuts finds holes in immigration program

Jun 6, 2007
The donut chain is suing franchisees across the country for not abiding by a federal pilot program on immigration reform that the company joined last year. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Retail

Before we let in the world's best and brightest . . .

Jun 6, 2007
Robert Reich says he's all for immigration, but he worries the immigration bill now pending in Congress is going to hurt qualified Americans looking for jobs, not to mention higher salaries.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Poverty finds a voice on campaign trail

Jun 4, 2007
Lobbyists are working to make poverty a higher priority, and the '08 election is providing a springboard for discussion. Candidates from both parties are expected make poverty a stop on the road to the White House. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Dems spend less to raise more

Jun 4, 2007
Leading Democratic presidential candidates are spending far less to raise campaign cash than their Republican counterparts, thanks in no small part to their affinity for the online business model. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

OMB: Let's hear it on earmarks

Jun 1, 2007
A memo from the Office of Management and Budget is ordering agency heads to pass along the specifics of congressional earmarks — those pet projects slipped into spending bills. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Families worry that border will become a divide

May 31, 2007
The immigration bill in Congress would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to lawful status but would leave their families behind. And, Joy Diaz reports, that worries a group of wives in southern Mexico.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico, Washington

'Phonemarks' replace earmarks on Capitol Hill

May 29, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says lawmakers have found a new way to fund pet projects that avoids the bad publicity they risked from slipping pork-barrel items into legislation.
Posted In: Washington

Whaling on about a ban

May 28, 2007
After ar two-decades moratorium on commercial whaling, officials are meeting in Anchorage today to consider lifting the ban. But pro-whaling countries need a three-quarters majority. Sam Eaton reports.

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