Washington D.C.


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

Health care arguments: Day Two

Mar 27, 2012
Can the government force Americans to buy health insurance? That's the big question at the Supreme Court today.
Posted In: health care reform law, Supreme Court, Washington D.C.

Individual mandate under review in Supreme Court

Mar 27, 2012
Can the government force uninsured individuals to buy health insurance? It's known as the individual mandate, and it could soon be declared unconstitutional.
Posted In: health care reform law, individual mandate, Washington D.C.

What's at stake in the health care decision

Mar 26, 2012
It's day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
Posted In: health care reform law, Washington D.C., Supreme Court

Congress agrees on insider trading ban... for themselves

Mar 23, 2012
Washington leaders have passed a bill that bans members of Congress from trading stocks based on non-public information, and President Obama says he will sign it.
Posted In: insider trading, Washington D.C., Congress

Everyone's lining up for the Supreme Court health care hearing

Mar 23, 2012
The court's grounds will be clogged with a colorful mix of characters: activists, lawyers, journalists and oh, tourists.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Washington D.C., tourism

China's Xi Jinping visits Washington

Feb 14, 2012
Xi Jinping, China's current vice president, will be taking over the country later this year. Barbara Franklin, a former Commerce Department Secretary from the first Bush administration, discusses what the power shift will mean to the U.S.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, Washington D.C.