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  • Time to Abolish the TSA?     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA) and Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), discuss whether it is time to shut down the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Progress Is Seen in Advancing a Final Volcker Rule Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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    A major new rule that has drawn the ire of Wall Street is on track for completion sooner than some bankers had expected, dashing the hopes of financial industry lobbyists, who have pressed for a delay. The NYT reports.

  • Feds Crack Down in $452 Million Medicare Fraud Sweep Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.

  • Top EPA Official Steps Down     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports a regional EPA official resigned after his "crucify" comment; One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in New York City; and Groupon has two new board members.

  • In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
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    The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal health. The New York Times reports.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • FHFA Under Pressure     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    Will the government's plan to reduce mortgage principal for struggling homeowners increase liabilities for taxpayers and raise the cost of credit? CNBC's Rick Santelli and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) discuss.

  • Nuclear Fusion Edges Closer to Commercialization Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    While the commercialization of nuclear fusion takes baby steps into its fourth decade, the next-generation of fission plants could be supplying power within a few years.

  • Government Behaving Badly?     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Debating whether there is a leadership breakdown at the White House, with David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide; and Kevin Williamson, National Review.

  • Call Girl vs. the Secret Service     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports strong business spending gave Microsoft's earnings a boost, and housing in Phoenix is starting to find buyers, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Also, the NY Daily News identifies the woman who started the Secret Service hooker scandal.

  • Risky Business Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Several states with dispensaries have seen an increase in both arrests and the confiscation of  marijuana plants. However, a look at DEA records shows what appears to be an uneven enforcement policy among pot-friendly states over the past several years.

  • What's at Stake? Individual Liberty Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    So what argument should advocates employ? That the government has no business interfering in private activities except to prevent harm to others

  • Under Fire Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:10 PM ET
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    There’s growing federal momentum to undercut medical marijuana laws in states including Montana and California.  Those laws are suffering more pushback under President Obama than President Bush. What now for medical marijuana patients?

  • In Oregon, Still Smokin', but Drawing Fire Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
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    Not only was Oregon the first state to decriminalize pot in 1973, years before its glamorous neighbor to the south, but its medical marijuana program has operated with few glitches since it began in 1998. Now, it's an issue in a top statewide election race.

  • Tax Fraud Takes Many Forms     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on a growing tax scam where $100M dollars' worth of debit cards issued by online tax services for refunds, land in the hands of crooks.

  • Whistleblower Controversy     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 6:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS Whistleblower program is running up against a brick wall.

  • Is the U.S. an Entitlement Nation?     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Debating whether the U.S. is turning into a country of "people sitting on a couch, waiting for their next government check", with Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and Willie Brown, former San Francisco mayor.

  • GSA: Waste & Abuse of Tax Dollars?     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports a new video has surfaced on the over-the-top GSA meeting in Las Vegas, and Congress has scheduled hearings next week to investigate the apparent taxpayer funded boondoggle, with Rep. Jeff Denham, (R-CA).

  • Alzheimer Early Detection & the FDA     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 2:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a major development in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and discussing how the FDA approved brain scan from Eli Lilly works, with Robert Petersen, M.D., Mayo Clinic.

  • Health Care Hustle     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the outrageous ways $80 billion in taxpayer money is making its way into the hands of criminals via health care fraud.