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  • 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...
  • Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'

    Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'
    WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
  • L.A. Now Live: Mapping state earthquake faults slows to a crawl

    L.A. Now Live: Mapping state earthquake faults slows to a crawl
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Rosannna Xia about how budget cuts have left hundreds of dangerous fissures in California undocumented. For about two decades after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, officials published 534 maps of active...
  • White House resumes public tours with scaled-back schedule

    White House resumes public tours with scaled-back schedule
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is resuming public tours on a limited schedule after stopping the popular tourist draw when budget cuts hit federal agencies in March. A scaled-back schedule of tours will begin Nov. 5, the White House said in a statement....
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts

    Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts
    NORFOLK — Even as the U.S. prepares to christen its newest aircraft carrier, oncoming budget cuts will compel the Navy to seriously consider reducing the overall size of its carrier fleet, the Navy's top officer said Wednesday. Any move in that...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands
    WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...