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California wary of Diebold machines

Dec 22, 2005
California's Secretary of State has refused to approve the use of electronic voting machines. He's asking for a federal review of the technology. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, that could have implications for the 30-some states using the machines.

Defending ANWR

Dec 21, 2005
Senators today turned down the idea of opening up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The provision was attached to a $450 billion Pentagon bill, whose future is now in doubt. John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

Defense bill as Christmas tree

Dec 21, 2005
In an effort to pass controversial provisions like drilling in ANWR, senators have tacked them onto a "must-pass" appropriations bill to fund defense programs, like so many ornaments on a Christmas tree. John Dimsdale reports.

Spies like us

Dec 21, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich says news that President Bush authorized spying on Americans without a court order should be cause for concern for business leaders.

Visions of sugarplums

Dec 20, 2005
Next on the Senate's docket will be a $450 billion Pentagon spending bill. Holding up this bill is a last-minute amendment giving oil companies permission to drill in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge. John Dimsdale reports.

Delayed vacation for legislators

Dec 19, 2005
This late in December, lawmakers are supposed to be back home and done with their work for the year. Not this year. Both houses of Congress are still in session and working on a number of big budget bills. Scott Tong reports.

Brought to you by the symbols $ and ¢

Dec 16, 2005
Entertainment companies and children's advocates have been at odds for a long time over children's programming, including how programming is used to market to children. Yesterday the two sides came together to make a deal. Tess Vigeland reports.

Ain't no levee high enough

Dec 15, 2005
The president has requested approximately $3 billion to repair New Orleans' levees. But the commitment is far less than local officials say is needed to withstand future hurricanes. John Dimsdale reports.

Border business

Dec 15, 2005
With the House planning to vote to clamp down on illegal immigration, Carol King looks at a border business that thrives on legal immigrants.

Immigration reform

Dec 15, 2005
The House is expected to vote on a new bill today making it harder for illegal immigrants to work in this country. As Gretchen Cook reports, many in the business community are crying foul.