Features by Eric Niiler

The separation of church and real estate

The Episcopal Church has been divided over issues such as gay rights, with some congregants leaving in protest. In Falls Church, Va., that split has come down to a property fight. Eric Niiler reports.

Private money now, public funds later

The FEC has OK'd presidential candidate Barack Obama's request to raise private money for his campaign now, but switch to public funds if he wins the Democratic Party's nomination.
Posted In: Washington

In favor of energy regulation

Consumer groups are advocating to keep electric utilities under government control. They point to higher rates and energy shortages in states that have deregulated power.
Posted In: Washington

A healthy correlation with taxes

A new study finds that high taxes and good health go together. Researchers say states with higher taxes spend more money on social programs which ultimately leads to healthier kids.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Honda's odometers go the extra mile

The company is telling 6 million owners of its cars that their odometers may have rolled up miles too fast. That may have voided warranties before their time. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

Going after waste in defense contracts

With some tough talk, Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would tighten rules on defense contractors. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Outlawing genetic bias in the workplace

Republicans were able to block it for over a decade, but Congress may finally be ready to pass legislation that'll ban employers and insurers from discriminating against people based on DNA.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Introducing AFRICOM

Africa is finally getting a little recognition. The Pentagon is creating a U.S. command center for the region in order to, among other things, protect economic interests there — such as oil.
Posted In: Canada

Anybody seen our $12 billion?

A House committee drilled Paul Bremer on $12 billion in Iraq reconstruction money his agency handed out that's unaccounted for. Congressmen also took the opportunity to voice frustrations with Bush administration policies. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Holding contractors accountable

Are we the taxpayers getting our money's worth out of government contractors? Congress takes a closer look at the so-called fourth branch of government this week.
Posted In: Washington


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