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Congress back in session

Sep 5, 2006
Lawmakers return to Washington this week after a long summer recess, and the clock is ticking on efforts to reach agreement on next year's budget. But don't expect much until after election season, Hillary Wicai reports.
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Latest economic indicator: No spin

Sep 1, 2006
Commentator and humorist Tim Bedore says journalists are always swallowing the spin that politicians put on economic news. So he's coming up with his own "No-Spin Zone."

Whistleblower takes his case to YouTube

Aug 29, 2006
A disgruntled engineer at Lockheed Martin went on YouTube.com to expose a series of security flaws in a $24 billion contract won by his company. Jeff Tyler reports.
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FEC considers rule change for campaign ads

Aug 29, 2006
Those weeks when your TV gets taken over by campaign commercials are just around the corner. Today the Federal Election Commission will look at easing restrictions on when interest groups can run ads. Hillary Wicai reports.Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.
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FEC considers new rules for political TV ads

Aug 28, 2006
The Federal Election Commission could make a major change to the nation's campaign finance laws that would change the way political ads are funded. Scott Tong reports.
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Immigration lawsuit

Aug 23, 2006
Labor law expert Harley Shaiken weighs in on a lawsuit filed yesterday in California against employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Welfare reform's 10th anniversary

Aug 22, 2006
The welfare reform law designed to help welfare recipients re-enter the workforce turns 10 today. Host Scott Jagow talks with American Enterprise Institute's Douglas Besharov about the program's success and failure.
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Pension bill becomes law

Aug 17, 2006
President Bush signed into law a pension reform bill today. It's got a series of 401k provisions that will get more of us socking away more of our paychecks — automatically. Scott Tong reports.
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Katrina profiteering

Aug 17, 2006
Like Iraq, Hurricane Katrina reconstruction has been marred by profiteering, says a report from the nonprofit CorpWatch. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to the group's Pratap Chatterjee about the parallels.
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Earmark forensics

Aug 16, 2006
A watchdog group has launched a campaign to uncover which members of Congress are inserting costly earmarks into spending bills — and they want your help. Scott Tong explains.
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