Few members of Congress have done more to protect the auto industry from tough pollution controls than John Dingell of Michigan. But now Dingell has not only changed course and embraced the need to slash emissions, he has suggested increased taxes to do the job – on big houses. Can more efficient homes solve the global warming crisis? Also, does the latest economic news signal a recession on the horizon? On Reporter's Notebook, President Bush opens up about how he made some of his most important decisions. Jim Sterngold guest hosts.
McMansions: The Latest Battle Front against Global Warming
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New Presidential Bio Says Bush 'cries a lot'
Robert Draper persuaded President Bush to give him unparalleled access to the White House for his new biography. In spending hours with Bush as well as his closest advisers...
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Carbon Tax Bill Would Charge McMansions for Global Warming
For several years the battle to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases has focused on the automobile. Hummers became public enemies and the Prius was suddenly chic. Now,...
34 min, 47 sec