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  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'

    Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'
    While fighting in Korea, Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves and other members of the 65th Infantry Regiment were known as Los Diablos de la Monta˝a, or Devils of the Mountain, for their ability to fling their enemies' grenades back at them before they detonated....
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week'sáTVáMovies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah...
  • Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence

    Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
    WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down...
  • On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing

    On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing
    Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...
  • Senate sends plastic-gun restrictions to Obama for signature

    Senate sends plastic-gun restrictions to Obama for signature
    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday agreed to extend by another decade a ban on plastic gunsá that can evade traditional security screening, after an effort to include stronger limits was rejected. The renewed Undetectable Firearms Act, which is due...
  • Unrest, Violence Mar Peaceful Season

    You'll be hearing and maybe warbling about sleeping in heavenly peace in the next few days. There is little peace in the corner of the world where Christendom looks to every December to mark the birth of Christ two thousand years ago. It's a bleak time...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
  • Dean, Whitnum: Let The Fireworks Begin

    Martha Dean, you had me at "snakes and vermin." Lee Whitnum, you had me at "whore." No wonder gentlemen prefer blondes. They talk nasty to you! Dean's first gubernatorial campaign appearance Tuesday was just a sword, sandal and chariot shy of a De...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    WASHINGTON —á Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...