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  • Senate Democrats to try again to extend unemployment benefits

    WASHINGTON --The Senate is poised Thursday to try again to extend unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans with a new Democratic proposal that aims to attract Republican support by prohibiting millionaires from receiving aid. It remains to be...
  • Show some gratitude for Obamacare: A wonderful thing is happening in America

    In four months, I will observe a strange anniversary: 20 years since the day I almost died.  I was 11 years old and being treated for a severe case of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder. I could barely hold down food and was...
  • The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare

    The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare
    The House is expected to hold yet another symbolic vote this week on a bill to neuter the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, once again taking aim at the much-unloved "individual mandate" -- the requirement that virtually all adult Americans...
  • Sens. Warren, Coburn propose more disclosure on federal settlements

    Sens. Warren, Coburn propose more disclosure on federal settlements
    WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Coburn on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring federal agencies to disclose more information about settlements that end government investigations, such as whether the money paid by companies is tax-...
  • Bureaucrat binge costs billions

    Bureaucrat binge costs billions
    The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
  • Sound and fury

     
    Well, yes, the senators were angry. Listen to them justify getting rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees: 1. “Every judge nominated by this president or any president deserves an up-or-down vote. It’s the responsibility of the Senate....
  • Boehner slams conservative groups lining up against budget deal

    Boehner slams conservative groups lining up against budget deal
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals...
  • Ex-L.A. federal prosecutor clears hurdle toward Homeland Security post

    WASHINGTON — After a contentious debate, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security without a single Republican vote. The party-line maneuver opens the way for the...
  • Congress makes history for the wrong reasons

    Congress makes history for the wrong reasons
    This congressional session is historic: It's the least productive, most unpopular in memory, and makes the 80th Congress, famously labeled "do nothing" by President Harry Truman, appear prolific. For the first time, public approval of Congress is...
  • Senate confirms Homeland, IRS nominees; advances Fed chair pick

    WASHINGTON – After heated debate, the Senate narrowly approved President Obama’s controversial pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security on Friday morning. Alejandro Mayorkas will be the deputy Homeland Security secretary...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Nikita' on KTLA

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Nikita' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Carrie Diaries Carrie...
  • Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief

    WASHINGTON — In its last workday of the year, the Democratic-controlled Senate overcame GOP objections Friday to confirm two high-profile Obama nominees to the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, but put off final...