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Food Insecurity

Oct 31, 2005
The House wants to drop 300,000 people from the Food Stamp rolls. Yet the government's own statistics show the number of people who need food assistance has grown. Hillary Wicai reports.

The Cost of a Grand Jury

Oct 28, 2005
The Grand Jury in the Valerie Plame case wraps up its work Friday. Rachel Dornhelm looks how the two-year process has affected the 23 men and woman serving on the panel... and their wallets.

(Not so) New Gulf Authorization

Oct 28, 2005
The Administration is expected to ask Congress to authorize another $20 billion for Katrina recovery efforts, but much of the money was already authorized once before. John Dimsdale looks at what's behind the request.

Davis Bacon rides again

Oct 27, 2005
The Davis Bacon prevailing wage standard was cut by President Bush following Katrina. Now it's coming back. Why the change? Hillary Wicai reports.

Your refund is waiting

Oct 27, 2005
The IRS is sitting on $73 million in unclaimed tax refunds. Tess Vigeland looks at what the agency is doing to get that money where it belongs.
Posted In: Washington

Is the NYSE listing to animal activists?

Oct 27, 2005
A Senate committee has been hearing allegations that the NYSE caved in to threats from animal rights activists when it postponed listing a British medical company. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hacking at the social safety net?

Oct 26, 2005
Today, Chair Bill Thomas led the House Committee on Ways and Means in its costcutting efforts. Just weeks after the president promised to take on poverty, critics say vital programs are on the block. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Thinking about Tom Delay

Oct 21, 2005
Tom Delay's arraignment was postponed after the Congressman asked for a new judge. Delay isn't majority leader anymore, but Jeff Birnbaum says Washington is still DeLay's capital.

Welfare reform back in play

Oct 20, 2005
Congress is considering a bill to extend the welfare reforms signed into law 10 years ago. Plus add a few more of its own. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has that story.

Flexing Indian immigrant muscle

Oct 20, 2005
America's Indian immigrants report household incomes 50% higher than the US national average. Now they're leveraging that wealth into political influence by getting back to the grassroots. Miranda Kennedy reports.

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