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  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • 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....
  • Robert B. Reich: Drama in Washington has been a 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 and...
  • Robert B. Reich: The triumph of the Right

    Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare fiasco proves president is no chess master

    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...