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Congress looks at Medicaid for cuts

Oct 18, 2005
One congressional proposal calls for a $10 billion cut in Medicaid spending, but a new report finds Medicaid is one of the few lifelines for the country's 800,000 foster children. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Gun liability changes

Oct 17, 2005
This week the House is expected to take up the Senate-passed bill to prohibit liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers and sellers, and to dismiss pending lawsuits. Scott Tong reports.
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Home heating headed through the roof

Oct 12, 2005
The Department of Energy said today heating bills for homes that use natural gas will average 48 percent more this year. It'll be a long cold winter — especially for some in Washington DC. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Whistleblowing vs. "public concern"

Oct 12, 2005
The Supreme Court looks at a case today involving a whistleblower in the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office. Scott Tong reports.
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When is tax reform hot?

Oct 11, 2005
President Bush's advisory panel on federal tax reform meets today to discuss changes to the tax code that actually might stir up some sparks. Scott Tong reports.
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Robot race — and the winner is...

Oct 10, 2005
Last year's defense-department sponsored DARPA race saw no robots cross the finish line. This time around, five did. Marketplace's Brett Neely reports. Plus web extra: robot slideshow.
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Google hits the hill

Oct 7, 2005
Google has hired a full-time lobbyist in Washington. Why does an online search engine need to lobby the government? John Dimsdale asks just that question.
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Revisiting Katrina bids

Oct 7, 2005
Millions of dollars in government contracts for Katrina recovery were awarded with little to no competitive bidding. Now many of them will be re-bid. Alisa Roth reports.
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Refineries on the Hill

Oct 7, 2005
The House is scheduled to vote on a bill today to speed up construction of new refineries. And environmentalists are worried. John Dimsdale reports.
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