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Positioning for 2008?

May 31, 2006
Hillary Clinton declared her candidacy today for reelection to the US Senate. She made no mention of a possible presidential bid in 2008, but she has amassed a $20 million war chest. Scott Tong reports.

Hillary puts war chest to work

May 31, 2006
Hillary Clinton kicks off her next Senate campaign today in New York. But the money she's raising could be positioning her for that other race in 2008. Scott Tong reports.

Safavian trial

May 31, 2006
Two federal ethics officers are expected to testify today at the trial of former Bush administration executive David Safavian, who is charged with lying about his dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Supreme Court: Sorry, whistleblowers

May 30, 2006
In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court ruled that government whistleblowers are not protected by free-speech rights when trying to expose possible misconduct at work. From Washington, John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Washington

Another White House shakeup

May 30, 2006
As expected, Treasury Secretary John Snow has resigned. This morning President Bush announced he has nominated Goldman Sachs chairman Henry Paulson to replace Snow. Hillary Wicai has the details.
Posted In: Washington

Will a virtual fence work?

May 30, 2006
With all the emphasis being put on a virtual fence to secure the US border with Mexico, Scott Tong looks at how past technological fixes have fared.

Unusual immigration bedfellows

May 30, 2006
An unexpected coalition of groups from across the political spectrum is forming to push through the Senate's plan for immigration reform. John Dimsdale takes a look at the members.

Telephone tax refund

May 25, 2006
The IRS will refund three years' worth of an antiquated long-distance telephone service tax this year, a decision that will lead to as much as $60 billion in lost revenue for the government. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration showdown

May 25, 2006
The Senate will likely pass its version of the immigration bill today.And that sets up a battle with the House. The two versions are so different, this could be a long, ugly fight. Hillary Wicai has a preview.
Posted In: Washington

Negroponte given power to waive SEC rules

May 24, 2006
President Bush has granted his intelligence czar the authority to exempt publicly traded companies from reporting requirements — in the name of national security. Kai Ryssdal talks with BusinessWeek reporter Dawn Kopecki.
Posted In: Washington

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