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Smokers: 'We have rights too'

Nov 1, 2006
Big tobacco is spending serious cash this year to fight smoking bans and cigarette taxes on ballots around the country. Mhari Saito reports from Cleveland where she found smokers welcoming the defense.

How do we fix education?

Nov 1, 2006
With less than a week left until Election Day, commentators David Frum and Robert Reich wrap up a series of Real Agenda debates. This time: Education — it's on the ballot in a dozen states.

GOP stumbles over the border

Nov 1, 2006
There will be no shortage of reasons that Republicans have found 2006 to be a tough reelection year, but commentator David Frum says we can't overlook this one: immigration.

GOP backers beware

Oct 31, 2006
If one or both chambers of Congress go to the Democrats next week, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says new Congressional leaders will almost certainly be punishing some companies.

Middle-class squeeze

Oct 31, 2006
Commentator Susanna Perkins says her once middle-class lifestyle is a thing of the past.

Treasury market manipulation?

Oct 30, 2006
Government regulators are reportedly looking into possible illegal manipulation of the $4.5 trillion U.S. Treasury bonds market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hedge funds leaning blue

Oct 30, 2006
Leading hedge funds have been making major contributions to the Democratic Party heading up to the midterm elections. Amy Scott looks at what's behind the industry's tilt to the left.
Posted In: Wall Street

It's still the economy stupid

Oct 30, 2006
The GOP's strategy of focusing on Iraq and national security seems to be backfiring in the polls. A majority of Americans are now against the war. So perhaps this election isn't about the economy after all? Commentator Benjamin Barber says, yes it is.

Squelching rumors of Chavez ties

Oct 30, 2006
A U.S. voting machine manufacturer has confirmed it's being investigated for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But it requested the federal investigation to clear its name, Janet Babin reports.

Insider help nixing insider trading charges?

Oct 26, 2006
Government investigators are looking into allegations that the SEC went too easy on a probe of politically well-connected Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

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