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Bush cites oil as reason to stay in Iraq

Nov 6, 2006
The President's weekend stump speech in Colorado marked a major change for an administration that has meticulously avoided any link between oil and the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.

A new class warfare

Nov 6, 2006
Eliot Spitzer is an aristocrat by birth, but he's made a name for himself by turning against the ultra-wealthy. Watch for imitators if he wins the New York governor's race, says commentator Matt Miller.

Counting the electronic vote

Nov 6, 2006
The federal government has spent billions to upgrade the nation's voting systems, but the new electronic voting machines are not without glitches. Hillary Wicai reports.

Immigration's ground zero

Nov 2, 2006
Congress has brushed aside President Bush's guest worker program in favor of a 700-mile long fence with Mexico. But Arizona has its own immigration initiatives on the ballot. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
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Arizona considers election lottery

Nov 2, 2006
A novel initiative is on next week's ballot in Arizona. It would set up a million-dollar lottery to entice voters to go to the polls. Claudine LoMonaco talks to the man behind it — and his critics.

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.

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