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  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster
    WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
  • Sunday guests: Dick Cheney, Jimmy Breslin, JFK author

    Sunday guests: Dick Cheney, Jimmy Breslin, JFK author
    The Sunday morning guest list: Philip Shenon, author of "A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination," talks to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The panelists are Tom Johnson, former press secretary...
  • Republicans press advantage over healthcare website

    Promising to press investigations into what went wrong, congressional Republicans  on Sunday said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should leave over the website problems that have crippled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters
    WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
  • New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change

    New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change
    WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration." But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
  • Obama's healthcare promises return to haunt him

    WASHINGTON — As the pitchman for his landmark healthcare law, President Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a "TV on Amazon." It would be simple, he said. If there were problems, the president...
  • Giffords new gun control PAC gives first to Toomey

    Giffords new gun control PAC gives first to Toomey
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey will be among the first beneficiaries of a political action committee run by former Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Giffords had a PAC that she used primarily to pay for air travel, according to Federal...
  • Student loan plan fails for second time in Senate

    WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue. A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
  • Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse

    Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse
    WASHINGTON – Student borrowers will see interest rates reduced to levels near those that expired last month under a deal announced by lawmakers Thursday, potentially ending a battle over college costs that had divided Democrats and threatened to...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
  • Guest list: Rand Paul on CNN, Oliver Stone on 'Real Time'

    Guest list: Rand Paul on CNN, Oliver Stone on 'Real Time'
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list was slowly taking shape. But we do know Bill Maher's guests. Film director Oliver Stone will visit "Real Time With Bill Maher" at 10 p.m. Friday (tonight) on HBO. The roundtable guests will be MSNBC's Chris...