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  • Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown

    Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown
    You could see this one coming. Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
  • Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious

    WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7. The Treasury Department spends an average of...
  • White House: Government is nearing a 'cash-on-hand situation'

    White House: Government is nearing a 'cash-on-hand situation'
    WASHINGTON -- The government has until the end of Thursday before its ability to borrow runs out, giving lawmakers just hours to work out the kinks of a possible deal. After the end of the day Thursday, the federal government will be in a “cash-...
  • Warren Buffett: Debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction'

    Warren Buffett: Debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction'
    WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Wednesday called the U.S. debt limit a "political weapon of mass destruction" and said both political parties should pledge never to use it as leverage because of the financial damage it can cause. As...
  • Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz on 'This Week'; Marco Rubio on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz on 'This Week'; Marco Rubio on 'Fox News Sunday'
    ABC's "This Week" will offer an in-depth interview with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has been blasted for his strategy on the government shutdown. "There's an old saying that 'politics, it ain't beanbag.' And, you know, I'm not serving in office...
  • Political stalemate broken: Now what?

    After three weeks of political wrangling, the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been increased. The good news/bad news is that there's a 90-day grace period before the next potential round of budget/debt ceiling debates. Now the fun...
  • Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated

    Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated
    Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Zero Hour Injured after a car...
  • Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit

    Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The partial government shutdown reduces the federal government's expenses but not enough to significantly push back the mid-October date by which the debt limit needs to be raised, according to Treasury Department officials and a think-...
  • No movement in budget standoff, but some hints at how it could end

    WASHINGTON — Neither side in the standoff over the federal budget showed signs of movement Sunday as the shutdown of government agencies moved toward its second week, although both hinted at some aspects of what a potential deal eventually could...
  • Finance executives warn Washington not to risk a government default

    WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting. Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...
  • Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise

    I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...