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Budget deficit getting better?

Jun 13, 2006
The government reports that the federal budget deficit in May was higher than a year ago, but that the deficit overall is on pace to shrink by the end of the fiscal year. Tess Vigeland checks it out.
Posted In: Washington

Opening up records to police

Jun 12, 2006
A proposed law in Rhode Island would give police officers unrestricted access to phone and Internet records. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Science

Farm lobby sour over budget compromise

Jun 12, 2006
The farm lobby is looking to regroup after winding up on the losing end of a Congressional compromise to provide emergency funding for the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

It's a weaker GOP with no DeLay

Jun 9, 2006
Commentator Adrian Wooldridge says departing Republican Congressman Tom DeLay should be hailed as a departing giant. The congressman known as The Hammer played hardball, but he played it effectively.
Posted In: Washington

DeLay says goodbye

Jun 9, 2006
Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay leaves Congress today. He faces trial for money-laundering and he's tied to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Scott Tong takes a look at whether his legacy is likely to last.
Posted In: Washington

House passes telecom bill

Jun 9, 2006
Your cable bill could be going down. So say proponents of legislation passed last night by the House. The measure would help phone companies get into the cable business, but it still has to make it through the Senate. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

'How cheap can these guys be?'

Jun 8, 2006
The Senate won't hold hearings on the NSA's alleged purchase of millions of domestic calling records from US phone companies. But commentator Austan Goolsbee says consumers are owed an explanation — and more.
Posted In: Washington

Reducing oil dependency 25 by 25

Jun 8, 2006
The latest proposal to wean the US off Middle Eastern oil is called 25 by 25. It calls for us to get a quarter of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. But getting it through Congress is another matter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Delta hits more turbulence

Jun 8, 2006
It looked like things were finally going Delta's way. The bankrupt airline reached an agreement with its pilots union to save nearly $300 million a year. But now the government's calling the deal unfair. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Estate tax vote coming up

Jun 7, 2006
The Senate again takes up repealing the estate tax this week. But in a time of rising deficits, will lawmakers really sign off on a permanent tax cut? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

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