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Reacting to reports of wasteful spending, US senators today approved an amendment that would set up expert panels to review Army Corps of Engineers projects costing more than $40 million. John Dimsdale reports.
Investigators say workers in the Homeland Security Department wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Scott Tong reports.
What does Syria have to gain from its connection to the militant group Hezbollah? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Joshua Landis, who studies Syrian politics and economy at the University of Oklahoma.
In his semi-annual address to the Senate banking committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said just what the markets wanted to hear. Hillary Wicai reports.
Democrats in Washington, D.C., are staunchly against tax cuts. But some Democratic governors have been falling off that wagon. Commentator Steve Moore says the party is dividing over how to generate revenue.