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  • Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?

    Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?
    The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.† Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...
  • Ruppersberger to decide on governors race next month

    Ruppersberger to decide on governors race next month
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will make a decision about whether to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next month -- an effort he would undertake to ensure a Baltimore-area candidate is in the race, he said in an interview with...
  • Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole

    Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole
    Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo NesbÝ is catching up fast. NesbÝ's dark and...
  • The 'income verification' myth buried in the shutdown deal

    The 'income verification' myth buried in the shutdown deal
    The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it. The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
  • Regulators weigh proposal for minimum 30% down payments on loans

    Regulators weigh proposal for minimum 30% down payments on loans
    WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven't been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30% down payment for borrowers who seek the best...
  • 'Breakfast With Lucian' presents an eye-popping portrait of Freud, the painter

    "Breakfast with Lucian," Geordie Greig's juicy, eye-popping book about Lucian Freud, the notoriously priapic painter best known for raw portraits that stripped his sitters bare in every sense, doesn't pretend to be objective or comprehensive. Greig offers...
  • 'Murdoch's World' is a complicated one

    A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map. Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC
    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 Last Man Standing Vanessa (Nancy...
  • Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled

    Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled
    To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event. The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
  • '12 Years a Slave': A captivating story of survival, reviews say

    Critical acclaim continues to mount for Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave," which has garnered near-universal praise since its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in late summer. Adapted from the 1853 autobiography of the same name by...
  • Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist

    Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist
    Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...