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  • Glitch cuts off 80,000 Californians from unemployment checks

     Glitch cuts off 80,000 Californians from unemployment checks
    About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve. The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...
  • Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!

    Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!
    As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing  government shutdown  is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects
    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate
    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year
    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Shutdown Amplifies National Park Woes

    Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream. Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...
  • House GOP readies new government shutdown, debt limit plan

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans, moving to get ahead of a developing bipartisan proposal in the Senate, plan to move their own measure Tuesday to end the standoff over the federal budget. The House plan would include stronger measures targeting...
  • Federal criminal lawyers struggle with funding crunch

    Federal criminal lawyers struggle with funding crunch
    The Cecil County man, convicted in a prescription pill case, was due to be sentenced in federal court last spring — until his attorney made an embarrassing admission to the judge: The federal defender's office could not afford to pay for documents...
  • House budget offer crumbling, faces conservative opposition

    House budget offer crumbling, faces conservative opposition
    WASHINGTON – An attempt by House Republicans to put forward a new budget proposal was crumbling as soon as it emerged Tuesday, panned by party conservatives and attacked by the White House and congressional Democrats. House Speaker John A. Boehner...
  • House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner

    House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner
    WASHINGTON -- House leaders called off plans to vote on their new budget plan, after failing to get enough support from conservative rank-and-file members to pass the proposal. A meeting of the House Rules Committee, which must approve any legislation...
  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...