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  • Bill would boost disclosures in corporate settlements with U.S.

    Bill would boost disclosures in corporate settlements with U.S.
    WASHINGTON — Concerned that targets of federal investigations are getting off lightly, two senators proposed legislation requiring the government to disclose all the details about settlements that allow companies to duck trials on allegations of...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn leaves a lonely place lonelier

    You knew what might be coming when Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma announced in November that he had a recurrence of cancer. He managed for a long time with a triple threat — colon and prostate cancer and a benign brain tumor. He announced Thursday that...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn, nice guy or noxious guy?

    We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party. That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...
  • Farm bill: Still millions for fat cats in Congress, cuts for the poor

    Backers of the new farm bill, approved by the House today and destined for consideration by the Senate next week, are patting themselves on the back for saving billions by eliminating a huge wasteful farm subsidy program.  Don't believe the hype. The...
  • Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate

    Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security moved a step closer to confirmation Wednesday, advancing to the full Senate after a swift committee vote. At a time when many top presidential appointments have been...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz

     Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The White Queen In failing health...
  • Yellowstone National Park shooting leaves a girl dead

    Yellowstone National Park shooting leaves a girl dead
    A child has died from gunshot wounds at a campground in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said. The child’s mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun, park spokesman Al Nash said in a recorded...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show...
  • Sen. Flake's conservative quest to find Senate comity

    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party. The six-...
  • 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...
  • Free the Postal Service

    The U.S. Postal Service has been caught for years in a lose-lose situation. It's supposed to be an autonomous, self-sufficient agency, yet Congress limits its independence by demanding the impossible. The Postal Service is somehow supposed to cope with...