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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.
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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." . . .
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Letting oil companies say 'Trust us'

Jan 15, 2007
In a Colorado trial, an oil company is accused of cheating Uncle Sam out of $12 million in oil royalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the murky world of royalty payments and why they're so ripe for dispute.
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Congress turns to the kitchen table

Jan 15, 2007
The Senate is focusing new attention on how workplace policies affect families at home. Hillary Wicai has the story.
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Destination: Denver in '08

Jan 12, 2007
The Democrats announced yesterday that they're going to Denver for the 2008 National Convention. So is Denver really winning big? Alisa Roth reports.

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