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Families worry that border will become a divide

May 31, 2007
The immigration bill in Congress would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to lawful status but would leave their families behind. And, Joy Diaz reports, that worries a group of wives in southern Mexico.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico, Washington

'Phonemarks' replace earmarks on Capitol Hill

May 29, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says lawmakers have found a new way to fund pet projects that avoids the bad publicity they risked from slipping pork-barrel items into legislation.
Posted In: Washington

Whaling on about a ban

May 28, 2007
After ar two-decades moratorium on commercial whaling, officials are meeting in Anchorage today to consider lifting the ban. But pro-whaling countries need a three-quarters majority. Sam Eaton reports.

House finally moves on lobbying reform

May 24, 2007
After sweeping to power last fall and promising to clean up Washington, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled for months to pass any lobbying reform legislation. Today the House finally took action. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Crumbs for kids

May 24, 2007
Commentator Eugene Steuerle says that focusing on children may be the only real way we'll ever straighten out the government's budget problems.
Posted In: Washington

Plowing familiar ground

May 22, 2007
The House is digging into renewal of a <nobr>$98 billion</nobr> farm bill that includes funding for everything from food stamps to sugar tariffs. Early attention is going to farm subsidies. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Getting FEMA ready already

May 22, 2007
Only 10 days until the start of hurricane season. FEMA today is expected to tell Congress it's ready, but not everyone shares the agency's certainty. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Con Ed plugs into Homeland Security

May 21, 2007
New York City's electric company is getting ready for a much needed upgrade. And it figured how to get the federal government to foot part of the bill. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Washington

Highly-skilled immigrants still seen as a need

May 21, 2007
The new immigration bill being debated on Capitol Hill would give more weight to aspiring immigrants' education and skills. But many in the business world say it still won't deliver the workers they need. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Immigration reform's new hurdle

May 21, 2007
Last week's compromise on immigration reform remains tenuous as critics attack it as too easy on illegals from one side, unfair to them from the other. But the deal stands its first test on Capitol Hill today, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

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