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Border and immigration issues

Mar 1, 2006
A group of Texas sheriffs are in Washington today, testifying before the Senate's Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship subcommittee about border issues in their state. This comes as the Senate is debating a wide range of immigration reforms. John Dimsdale has the story.

More about those pesky ports

Mar 1, 2006
The proposal to sell a Dubai-based company major American ports is on hold. The Bush administration agreed Sunday to an investigation of the deal's potential security risks. But New Jersey officials argued today that that review wouldn't be sufficient. Commentator Ben Barber also has a problem with the port deal.

Math and science

Mar 1, 2006
A Senate subcommittee listened to a report on boosting American students' interest and knowledge of science and engineering today. This is part of President Bush's larger plan to increase American competitiveness and keep technological rivals China and India at bay. But in many schools across America, it's an uphill battle. Sarah Gardner reports.

Reich on ports

Mar 1, 2006
With all the ruckus over Dubai Ports World, commentator Robert Reich tries to sort out just who would actually run the show at the ports in question.

Natural gas royalty flap

Mar 1, 2006
The Department of the Interior is expected to tell a Congressional panel today that the government was not short-changed $700 million in gas company royalties, as originally reported. John Dimsdale explains.

Lead paint ruling

Mar 1, 2006
Even though three paint companies were spared punitive damages in a liability case involving lead-based paint in Rhode Island, the companies could still be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs. Alisa Roth reports.

Bike summit

Mar 1, 2006
Urban planners and others gather today in Washington, DC to figure out how to spend $5 billion to encourage more bike use in congested cities. Dan Konecky reports.

SCOTUS roundup

Feb 28, 2006
The Supreme Court is hearing myriad cases this week, including one affecting campaign finance laws, one that relates to price fixing, and one on anti-abortion groups. Hillary Wicai has a roundup of all the cases.

SCOTUS on corporate subsidies

Feb 28, 2006
Today the Supreme Court hears a case that challenges big tax breaks given to companies designed to lure them away from competing states. Scott Tong explains the case, and the potential impacts of the court's decision.

Bring Congress into the Information Age

Feb 28, 2006
In the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, a lobbying reform bill is being addressed by the Senate Rules Committee tomorrow. The bill would require lawmakers to disclose, on their Web sites, specifics on how they're being wined and dined. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says there's one more weapon they should add to the arsenal.

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