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  • Most U.S. firms avoided taxes: report

     
    by Frank James Here's some information that could easily become fodder for the presidential and congressional campaigns. The General Accountability Office, Congress's investigative agency, has a report out today that says most corporations didn't pay...
  • Sarah Palin fumbles on Fannie, Freddie

     
    by Frank James Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stumbled this weekend when she commented on the federal takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Huffington Post "helpfully" pointed out her mistake to anyone who missed it the first......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Thursday, September 11, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States. At the Pentagon, a park-like memorial is being dedicated to those killed there when......
  • Obama vs GOP: 'Fiscal responsibility'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama hopes to turn the tenor of the political debate this week from unprecedented and massive new spending to "fiscal responsibility.'' He will do this with the presentation of the outline of a new federal......
  • Obama's back-to-school lesson plans

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 230 pm EDT The suggested lesson plans accompanying President Barack Obama's planned address to schoolchildren next week have been modified, but this hasn't mollified critics of the president's back-to-school speech.: The...
  • Scalia, Stevens and Sotomayor (and rest of Supreme Court) to grapple with another handgun ban

     
    The news today that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns has invigorated gun-rights activists across the country. Groups like the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation say they hope the high court's......
  • Fed's new mantra: Tighter credit is coming, but not soon

     
    Another day, and another Federal Reserve official warning us that the central bank will someday have to take away the enormous wad of cheap money it has provided to the financial system and the economy. Just not soon. Fed Vice......
  • Theater review: 'Creditors' at La Jolla Playhouse

     
    With its beautiful curving coastline, carefree surfer dudes and posh shops, La Jolla makes for a somewhat incongruous locale for encountering August Strindberg???s baleful vision of intimate relationships. Ducking into La Jolla Playhouse???s Saturday...
  • Music review: Long Beach Symphony begins 75th season

     
    Saturday night the Long Beach Symphony celebrated the beginning of its 75th season. The mayor, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the State Assembly and Senate sent proclamations. Champagne and cake were served in the Terrace Theater Lobby......
  • In today's pages: A new police chief, new school rules and neocons

     
    The Times editorial board and columnist Tim Rutten both throw their support behind Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's choice of Charlie Beck to lead the Los Angeles Police Department. The board likes Beck's credentials as a reformer, but notes the work still to...
  • Fatal skid row shooting believed tied to narcotics dispute

     
    Los Angeles police detectives said this morning that the fatal shooting of a woman on skid row may have been the result of a dispute over narcotics and that the victim's 23-year-old son was the original target. Michelle Cato, 26,......