| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:26 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday declared an end to the war on budget deficits and pledged instead to fight the "deficit of opportunity" for the poor and middle class.
In a lengthy speech on his economic priorities, Obama said the federal...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
California State University officials were warned Tuesday that course scheduling decisions on many campuses may be forcing students to take high-cost extension classes to complete their degrees, which would violate state law.
A report by the state...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Often in error but never in doubt, Barack Obama could walk into the Rose Garden and step on a half-dozen rakes like Foghorn Leghorn in an old Looney Tunes cartoon, and the official line would be, "He meant to do that."
And the amazing thing is that so...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In response to Bryna Zumer's Oct. 30 article in The Aegis regarding the second School Budget Input Session, I would like to provide the entire context of my comments.
As you can see from my comments, at no time did I ask for funding for the construction...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
LONDON – After three difficult years, Ireland is to emerge from its financial bailout program Sunday, the first nation to do so out of the five Eurozone countries that have had to seek rescue funds from international lenders.
But official relief...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Election year 2014 is underway in Connecticut, so get ready for the mudslinging. Voters likely will be bombarded with more unpleasant information about the candidates than ever before.
Expect to hear about candidates' personal lives, their finances,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development.
The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
| Jan 5, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities with $2.106 billion spent on medical, engineering and other scientific research in fiscal 2012, though that total fell at Hopkins and, on average, at universities across the country compared to the previous...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a sharp increase in the state budget to map earthquake faults in California, after months of reports about how the state’s effort has been hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown is seeking enough...