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A tale of two tax policies

Jul 19, 2006
Democrats in Washington, D.C., are staunchly against tax cuts. But some Democratic governors have been falling off that wagon. Commentator Steve Moore says the party is dividing over how to generate revenue.
Posted In: Washington

Senate targets Corps of Engineers' spending

Jul 19, 2006
Reacting to reports of wasteful spending, US senators today approved an amendment that would set up expert panels to review Army Corps of Engineers projects costing more than $40 million. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Government workers' spending was a disaster, too

Jul 19, 2006
Investigators say workers in the Homeland Security Department wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Government workers abused Smart Pay

Jul 19, 2006
It wasn't just everyday citizens taking advantage of disaster relief chaos in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now auditors report tales of wasteful spending by Homeland Security workers. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Considering sunset commissions

Jul 19, 2006
House lawmakers today consider a proposal to create independent commissions to review spending programs for waste and possible termination. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Internet gambling arrests

Jul 18, 2006
US authorities have arrested the British CEO of an online gambling company and charged 10 other execs with racketeering. The move comes just a week after the US House passed a bill cracking down on Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Army Corps appropriations

Jul 18, 2006
The Senate today considers giving the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion for new navigation and flood control projects. But after the New Orleans levee breaches, many lawmakers want outside supervision. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hurricane Katrina reimbursement

Jul 17, 2006
It's been almost 11 months since Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast, and this week the first federal checks should finally go out to people who lost their homes in the storm. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

A better summer meals program

Jul 13, 2006
There is such a thing as a free lunch for poor kids in school over the summer, but only about one in five actually eats those meals. A new report suggests the problem isn't money — it's paperwork. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Halliburton loses exclusive military deal

Jul 12, 2006
The US Army said today it will end Halliburton's exclusive multibillion-dollar logistics contract in Iraq. It will re-bid the contract out to multiple companies later this year. Scott Tong has the story.
Posted In: Washington

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