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A sour sugar lobby

Mar 8, 2007
American sugar producers aren't too sweet on this year's farm bill, which contains proposed subsidies being pushed by the candy industry. Stuart Cohen reports.

Republican hopes pinned to health care

Mar 7, 2007
Commentator David Frum says if Republicans want to have any hopes of winning in 2008, they'd better find a fix for the American health care market — stat.

Dividing up the Homeland Security pie

Mar 6, 2007
The Senate is considering different formulas for distributing Homeland Security funding. But regional squabbling threatens to derail plans to get a bill approved soon. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

A day for the people's business

Mar 6, 2007
Town Meeting day has been a Vermont tradition. But attendance is down and the direct-democracy habit is fading. A bill in the state legislature hopes to revive the tradition. John Dillon reports.

Bush's budget plan doesn't quite balance

Mar 2, 2007
Congress said the president's spending plan for the next fiscal year fails to balance the nation's books by 2012. A couple of senators have come up with a plan for turning back the tide of red ink. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Private money now, public funds later

Mar 2, 2007
The FEC has OK'd presidential candidate Barack Obama's request to raise private money for his campaign now, but switch to public funds if he wins the Democratic Party's nomination.
Posted In: Washington

States resist driver's license changes

Mar 2, 2007
Homeland Security has extended the deadline for states to comply with new regulations for IDs, but there are still concerns about privacy laws, not to mention how much the changes will cost.
Posted In: Washington

The dust settles on 'Dark Tuesday'

Feb 28, 2007
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke accentuated the positive today on Capitol Hill, and investors tried to maintain the same outlook. Kai Ryssdal and Bob Moon look into the effects of yesterday's Wall Street slide.
Posted In: Wall Street

House union bill faces a tough battle

Feb 28, 2007
A House bill to make it easier for unions to organize is facing a heated fight between business groups and labor activists. Those against the bill have put up a $1 million ad campaign. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Shareholders get say in CEO pay?

Feb 27, 2007
Some in Congress want to pass legislation that would give shareholders a non-binding voice in executive compensation, but critics say Joe Shareholder isn't really qualified to weigh in.
Posted In: Washington

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