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Homeland Security budgeting

Jan 3, 2006
Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff announced a new plan for distributing anti-terror funds to American cities. Only certain cities will be eligible for funds, and they'll have to detail how they plan to spend it. Alisa Roth reports.

Ben Franklin, the entrepreneurial forefather

Jan 3, 2006
This month marks the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin's birth. Ever wonder how he could pay the bills while he was flying his famous kite or charming the French? Professor Blaine McCormick tells Tess Vigeland about Franklin's hidden entrepreneurial smarts.

Money and power in Washington

Jan 3, 2006
Lobbying efforts on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito move into high gear this week. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum argues it's all part of Washington's top private industry: influence-peddling.

Gas mix price hikes

Jan 2, 2006
New regulations over gas formulations are likely to push prices at the pump back toward $3 a gallon. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Weather modification

Jan 2, 2006
With more intense hurricane seasons forecast over the next several years, the Senate is considering funding research into taming nature's fury. Michael May reports.
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Suggested resolutions for Washington

Dec 30, 2005
It's the time of the year for New Year's Resolutions. Economist and commentator Steve Moore has been thinking of some resolutions the government should make.

Airbus and Boeing

Dec 30, 2005
President Bush says he will sign a new defense spending bill passed by Congress before they went home for the holidays. A little-noticed clause in the bill could help reduce transatlantic tensions over competing airplane makers. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports on the latest skirmish between Airbus and Boeing.

Lobbying firms: The new start-ups?

Dec 29, 2005
2005 looks like a banner year for venture capital. The money's being invested in all sorts of high-flying industries: High tech, biochemicals, health care and, as commentator Jeff Birnbaum notes -- lobbying.

Government telecommunications contract

Dec 29, 2005
The government is looking to spend $20 billion to outfit most federal employees with the latest telecommunications gear. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports telecom companies are pulling out the stops to win the contract.

Superfund's anniversary

Dec 29, 2005
This month marks the 25th anniversary of legislation that created the Superfund tax to clean up polluted industrial sites. But as Alex Cohen reports, the fund is currently out of money.

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