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  • House passes debt ceiling agreement; Senate vote is Tuesday

    House passes debt ceiling agreement; Senate vote is Tuesday
    Washington -- The U.S. House on Monday passed the debt-ceiling deal worked out by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, sending it to the Senate for consideration a day before the deadline for the government to face possible default. Senate...
  • When thinking of Wasserman Schultz, Allen West says he "needs a bucket"

    Updated below with response from Wasserman Schultz' spokesman. Congressman Allen West is once again going after Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with unusually strong language. During a radio talk show interview in Houston on Monday,...
  • Obama needs to focus more on black economic crisis

    Obama needs to focus more on black economic crisis
    It is no secret that the Congressional Black Caucus did not initially support Barack Obama's campaign to become president of the United States. During the 2008 primary campaign, half of the members backed then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. It was not until the...
  • Lois Medlock dies at 82; South L.A. community activist

    Lois Medlock, a leading community activist who spent more than 50 years battling to preserve and improve her South Los Angeles neighborhood, has died. She was 82. Medlock died Oct. 31 of bladder cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, said her...
  • Tommy Jacquette dies at 65; South L.A. activist helped found the Watts Summer Festival

    Tommy Jacquette dies at 65; South L.A. activist helped found the Watts Summer Festival
    Tommy Jacquette, who channeled a simmering rage to become one of South L.A.'s most important social activists, died this week of complications from cancer, his daughter said. He was 65. Jacquette died Monday at his home in Watts, not far from where the...
  • Why Congress didn't bring the troops home

    To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americans had been waiting four months to hear. November's elections had swept Democrats into power on a...
  • Hospital's overseer still has a mission

    Fifteen months ago, he was brought in to save Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, which had struggled for decades with patient-care problems. But last Friday, Dr. Bruce Chernof presided over the shutdown of the much smaller entity it had become....
  • King-Harbor inspection report released

    Los Angeles County supervisors put their seal on the closure of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital on Monday, voting unanimously to shut inpatient services and promising to pay up to $16.3 million to nearby private hospitals and doctors bracing for...
  • The Bradley Effect is still in effect

    Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez and University of Washington political scientist Matt Barreto step out to combat comments by Clinton staffer Sergio Bendixen about Latino voters not being overly friendly toward black candidates. They are wrong,...
  • The Latino vote is pro-Clinton, not anti-Obama

    The results of Tuesday's primaries brought a renewed and vigorous debate about the Latino vote and the "Latino gap" for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). States such as California, Illinois, New York, Arizona and New Mexico have very large Latino electorates...
  • A choice, for a change

    Like popes, Los Angeles County supervisors have to win an election to land the job, but once in, they're sitting pretty. The last time there was a contested supervisor election, George Bush was president -- the Bush who didn't send U.S. forces into...
  • Letters to the editor

    And the homeless? Re “Connecting the spots,” March 12, and “L.A. hopes its park will be as grand as Chicago’s,” March 14 The Times' two long articles on the new Civic Center Park downtown did a great job of discussing...