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Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

Foreclosure Legal Aid Scarce

Thursday, October 08, 2009

It's no secret that more low-income American families than ever before are getting foreclosure notices. But there's a new problem on the horizon, one that's making it even tougher for foreclosed famlies to navigate the nation's housing courts. There's a national shortage of lawyers to represent them.

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Republicans Dispute Senate Health Care Numbers

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Last night, the Congressional Budget Office finally weighed in on President Obama's proposed health care plan, and came back with a startling finding: the proposal would actually reduce the federal deficit by $81 billion over the next ten years. That's a shot in the arm for Democrats, but some Republicans are disputing the Senate Finance Committee's findings.

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The High Cost of Foreclosure

Thursday, October 08, 2009

It's no secret that more low-income American families than ever before are facing foreclosure. But there's a new problem that is making it even tougher for those families to navigate ...

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Is Health Care a Human Right?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Since the health care debate began, advocacy groups, including the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, have been arguing for a public option and for health care that's affordab...

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Pakistan Takes a Hard Look at U.S. Aid

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The United States Congress wants to triple the amount of aid it gives to Pakistan. But there's controversy in Pakistan's Parliament about the $1.5 billion annually Pakistan would receive from America, especially about the terms the U.S. has attached to its aid. In a statement Wednesday, the Pakistani military said the conditions may violate Pakistan's sovereignty.

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Gourmet Magazine Closes After Seven Decades

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Conde Nast announced yesterday that it will close Gourmet magazine after nearly 69 years of taste making and recipe writing. The November issue will be its last. The decision came aft...

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8 Years in Afghanistan: A Look at Fort Carson, Colo.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

All this week we will be marking eight years since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001. Today we look at the conflict as seen through the eyes of one community whose ...

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Typhoon's Devastation in Manila

Monday, October 05, 2009

Observers say the high winds and heavy rain that have ravaged Manila have caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. Tropical storm Ketsana (locally called Ondoy) h...

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New Unemployment Numbers Coming Out

Friday, October 02, 2009

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly unemployment numbers this morning. To tell us what the numbers mean, we’ve got University of Maryland economist and business profes...

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President Obama in Copenhagen for Olympic Bid

Thursday, October 01, 2009

President Obama is in Copenhagen today to make the case that Chicago should be the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. We measure the mood in Denmark with BBC Sports News correspo...

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Washington Convenes 'Distracted Driving' Summit

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Call it Driving While Distracted, or DWD. It may not sound as serious as DWI, but driving and texting or twittering or "just" checking your email is a serious enough issue that dozens...

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Iran's War Games: Iranian-Americans Respond

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iran continued its recent run of provocative acts by testing its longest-range missiles on Monday. That came only one day after it tested short-range missiles, and a few days after it...

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Report Shows Surge in Wage and Workplace Violations

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

With Labor Day right around the corner, we speak with Annette Bernhardt, one of the authors of a report showing a surge in wage and workplace violations: Confronting the Gloves-Off Ec...

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Health Care Reform: Americans Abroad

Friday, August 28, 2009

We finish our week-long series of health care roundtables with a look beyond our borders. We speak to three Americans living abroad about the health care systems in other countries. C...

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Health Care Reform: Young Americans

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As part of our week-long series of health care roundtables, we’re talking with young people. They're coveted by health insurers, but with low salaries and high resilience, they’re oft...

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Florida Governor Crist in the Spotlight After Republican Senator Martinez Resigns

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Sunshine State is buzzing over Republican Florida Senator Mel Martinez's sudden resignation. Governor Charlie Crist, the Republican front-runner for this Senate seat in 2010, mus...

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Howard Deutch On the Life and Work of John Hughes

Friday, August 07, 2009

Pretty in Pink hit the big screen in 1986, signaling that John Hughes had not yet finished with his Brat Pack flicks. Hughes, who died yesterday, wrote the screenplay for the movie. H...

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[Web Special] Health Care Reform 101

Friday, August 07, 2009

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Every day, there's more news from Capitol Hill on health care reform. Different lawmakers propose changes to three different bills, with updates as key players refine their position...
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Are Wal-Mart and the Girl Scouts in a Cookie War?

Friday, August 07, 2009

Girl Scouts start selling their best-selling cookies — Thin Mints and Tagalongs — each December. But this year, the Scouts’ annual cookie sales, which add up to $700 million a year, m...

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Senator DeMint on the Obama 'Rampage'

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Last Fourth of July, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint published Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism. Senator DeMint (ranked by National Journal as the Senate’s...

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