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  • 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,...
  • Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
  • Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary

    WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules. Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
  • GOP slams fundraising, other efforts to promote Obama health law

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
  • Rubio has dinner at the White House

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
  • Obama Debases Trust In Government

    Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
  • Rubio dines with political adversary Obama

    Rubio dines with political adversary Obama
      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other topics.  Not big breakthroughs emerged from the...
  • Sunday shows: Kyl, Ryan, Durbin, Alexander, Clooney

     
    Also, Rand Paul, Chris Coons, John Podesta, Chris Van Hollen, Mike Lee, John Prendergast, Chuck Schumer, Steny Hoyer, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Austin Scott and Harry Reid....
  • Sunday guests: Sen. Harry Reid on ‘Meet the Press’; Dick Armey, Arianna Huffington, Howard Dean on ‘This Week’

     
    ABC's "This Week" has quite the panel discussion lined up this weekend. Get ready for fireworks in the coming together of George Will; Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post; former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Dick Armey, former House majority...
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 9 - 15 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Jan. 9 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at: www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv This......
  • Martin Luther King Jr. holiday proclamations

     
    Barack Obama's presidential proclamation about today as a federal holiday and Sen. Lamar Alexander's statement....
  • Toomey signs no earmark letter

     
    Pennsylvania's U.S. Senator-elect Pat Toomey added his signature to a letter (which can be read here) in support of a ban on earmark requests by all Senate Republicans. The letter, spearheaded by Tea Party leader Jim DeMint of South Carolina,......