Lawmakers return to Washington this week after a long summer recess, and the clock is ticking on efforts to reach agreement on next year's budget. But don't expect much until after election season, Hillary Wicai reports.
The International Monetary Fund is giving itself a makeover and one of the expected changes would give China more influence and voting power. And the Bush Administration is among those pushing for the change. Scott Tong tells us why.
Those weeks when your TV gets taken over by campaign commercials are just around the corner. Today the Federal Election Commission will look at easing restrictions on when interest groups can run ads. Hillary Wicai reports.Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.
Russia is refusing to go along with a United Nations resolution that threatens sanctions if Iran doesn't stop its nuclear enrichment program. And that forces the US into a delicate dance. Hillary Wicai reports.
The welfare reform law designed to help welfare recipients re-enter the workforce turns 10 today. Host Scott Jagow talks with American Enterprise Institute's Douglas Besharov about the program's success and failure.