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  • 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.

  • Risky Business Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
    Marijuana plant

    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
    Marijuana

    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
    Marijuana

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Federal Funds to Train the Jobless Are Drying Up Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
    People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid.

    Money for the primary training program for dislocated workers is 18 percent lower than it was in 2006, even though there are six million more people looking for work now. The New York Times reports.

  • No More Elite and First Class Airport Security Lanes? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.

  • Pot Regulators Slashed in Colorado Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    Applications for medical marijuana licensing in Colroado is down, forcing the state to trim its enforcement staff.

  • Tough GOP Budget Likely to Go Back on Shelf Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Dylan Morris of the Senate Budget Committee stacks copies of President Obama's budget for 2012 in the Committee's hearing room in Dirksen Building.

    In an election year, tough House budget proposals to cut domestic programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and transportation appear destined to go back on the shelf in favor of more pedestrian, politically safe goals.

  • Does the IRS Target Rich People?     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Discussing an IRS plan to audit people making $500k or more a year, with Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association, and Mark Everson, former IRS commissioner.

  • Veterans Face New Battle in Private-Sector Job Market Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Job applicants register at a military job fair for National Guardsmen, veterans and their families.

    The transition from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to working in the private sector can be a difficult one.

  • Have 15 Cents? The Post Office Wants Your Business Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Postal worker

    On Tuesday, the USPS launched a new marketing campaign to promote “Every Door Direct Mail,” a shipping service for small businesses with postage rates starting at 14.5 cents per piece.

  • House GOP Budget Slashes Taxes, Benefit Programs Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Paul Ryan (C), Eric Cantor (L) and Kevin McCarthy (R)

    Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint Tuesday that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.

  • House GOP to Unveil Budget Blueprint Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing on Tuesday an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs in hopes of taming trillion dollar-plus deficits, but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Romney's Victories Leave GOP Leaders Unimpressed Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Capital University on February 29, 2012 in Bexley, Ohio.

    Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.

  • Romney Used Private Email Accounts as Governor: AP Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    A day after winning the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday.

    Mitt Romney and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press.