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Budget battle

Mar 13, 2006
Forget the Democrats, Senate Republicans can't even agree among themselves over how to proceed with the 2007 federal budget, which hits the Senate floor today for debate. Hillary Wicai has more.
Posted In: Washington

Cities look to forestall cuts

Mar 13, 2006
Municipal officials from across the country gather in Washington D.C. today to lobby Congress to preserve funding given to cities through Community Development Block Grants. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Foreign investment fears

Mar 10, 2006
In the past year, a Chinese company's plan to purchase an American oil company was scuttled by Congress. Now the Dubai Ports deal appears to be dead. Kai talks with Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, about what sort of fears drove the demise of both deals.

Ports face-off

Mar 8, 2006
GOP lawmakers say they will amend legislation to block the Dubai ports deal, which the president has threatened to veto. But American businesses are taking the president's side. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Rep. Bob Ney and Foxcom

Mar 8, 2006
A closer look at one favor lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he received from a prominent Ohio congressman. William Kistner reports.
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Military recruiters on campus

Mar 6, 2006
Universities that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on their campuses, according to a Supreme Court decision today. Some law schools had challenged the right of the campus visits, arguing that the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays violates free speech. John Dimsdale has the story.

Talley on Fastow

Mar 6, 2006
Economist Eric Talley previews the next stage of the Enron trial with host Cheryl Glaser.

Enron trial heats up

Mar 6, 2006
It's been largely a bore so far, but the Enron trial is likely to get a lot more interesting this week, with expected testimony from ex-CFO Andrew Fastow on alleged accounting shenanigans at the collapsed energy giant. Alisa Roth reports.

Metro voice

Mar 3, 2006
This week, the District of Columbia unveiled a new voice for its Metro subway system. And as Gretchen Cook reports, the nation's capital is getting it free of charge.
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Lobbying reform

Mar 2, 2006
The Senate takes up lobbying reform again today. Some of the proposals include an independent ethics office to police interactions between lawmakers and lobbyists. Scott Tong has more.

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