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Former Congressional staffer on how money divides politics

Aug 6, 2012
Former Republican staff member Mike Lofgren explains how money has taken over the political system in America and what we can do about it.
Posted In: politics, campaign finance, Washington D.C., Congress

Transportation deal could be reached in Washington

Jun 29, 2012
Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.
Posted In: Washington D.C., Transportation, government spending

Decisions on students, health care and immigration pending

Jun 25, 2012
A decision is expected from the Supreme Court on President Obama's health care overhaul, which is sure to have big economic implications however it is decided -- but there are some other high stakes battles going on.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Supreme Court, Immigration law

Los Angeles moves to eliminate plastic bags

May 24, 2012
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to phase out plastic bags at the checkout with a ten cent tax. Other cities around the country have enacted similar measures, but Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city to do so.
Posted In: los angeles, Washington D.C., plastic bags

Changing the Washington, D.C. skyline

Apr 12, 2012
Leaders in Washington D.C. are talking about changing the current height regulations on buildings in the city.
Posted In: Washington D.C., architecture

Government officials fired over lavish spending at conference

Apr 3, 2012
A new report from the General Services Administration's inspector general says government officials spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas -- and the money wasn't only going to binders and bag lunches.
Posted In: Washington D.C., federal budget

Senator Dick Durbin on student loans and student debt

Mar 30, 2012
The amount of outstanding student loan debt in this country has reached $1 trillion. And if you scan the headlines this week, you'll find school after school raising tuition, which will almost certainly send that $1 trillion number up even further.
Posted In: student loan debt, Dick Durbin, Washington D.C., loans

Transportation construction could grind to a halt

Mar 29, 2012
Construction on roads and bridges around the country could grind to a halt this weekend, and over a million jobs could be at risk.
Posted In: Transportation, Washington D.C., Congress

Rep. Michael Burgess on the Affordable Care Act

Mar 28, 2012
As the final day of arguments wrap up at the Supreme Court over the legality of President Obama's health care law, we speak to one outspoken critic of the plan.
Posted In: health care reform law, Washington D.C., Republicans

Day Three of health care arguments in D.C.

Mar 28, 2012
Today is the final day the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the legality of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The Justices will be looking at severability, of what happens if the individual mandate is struck down.
Posted In: health care reform law, Washington D.C., Supreme Court

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