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A briefer, more general State of the Union

Jan 22, 2007
If White House leaks are to be believed, President Bush's speech tomorrow night won't be your average State of the Union Address. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what to expect.
Posted In: Washington

Migrants as pesos

Jan 19, 2007
For many illegal immigrants coming into America across the U.S.-Mexico border, it's not the first border they've crossed. Dan Grech went to Mexico's southern border to see what a difficult, dangerous place it can be.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Running out of emergency cash

Jan 19, 2007
Congress is scrambling to save the emergency loan program that helps people hit by natural disasters before victims of recent Midwest ice storms and the California freeze are left out in the cold. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Renewable energy bill ends 100-hours agenda

Jan 18, 2007
House Democrats wrap up their 100-hours agenda today with a vote on a bill that would end subsidies for Big Oil and invest that money in a renewable energy fund. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

How to jam Washington's revolving door

Jan 18, 2007
With Congress considering lobbying reform, commentator Jeff Birnbaum thinks there's a new idea out there that may be a solution. It came from "Indianapolis." . . .
Posted In: Washington

Targeting earmarks

Jan 17, 2007
The Senate is debating legislation on earmarks, those pet spending projects and tax breaks lawmakers sneak into federal budget bills. John Dimsdale reports on the effort to bring them out in the open.
Posted In: Washington

Ban fundraisers and turn citizens loose

Jan 17, 2007
Commentator Newt Gingrich has an idea on how to improve the messy system of campaign finance.
Posted In: Washington

Congress still runs on legalized bribery

Jan 17, 2007
Ethics and lobbying reform are getting a lot of play on the Hill this week, but commentator Robert Reich says the legislation on the table isn't going to change how the system works in Washington.
Posted In: Washington

Minimum wage saga continues

Jan 17, 2007
Should small businesses get billions in tax breaks when Congress raises the federal minimum wage? The Senate Finance committee takes up that question today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Student loan rates going down?

Jan 16, 2007
The House is expected to pass a bill tomorrow that would cut interest rates on student loans by half — but banks are hoping to stop it in the Senate. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

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