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  • Larry Wilmore analyzes Obama's 'aww, snap' moment at SOTU

    Larry Wilmore analyzes Obama's 'aww, snap' moment at SOTU
    While the other news shows packed their post-State of the Union analysis with presidential biographers and political reporters of all stripes, new "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore relied on only himself to break down President Obama's Tuesday night...
  • House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat

    House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat
    The House defied a veto threat by President Obama and voted Wednesday to approve a two-year delay in implementing part of the so-called Volcker Rule, a key banking regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The delay was the most...
  • Republicans in Congress begin new effort to water down Dodd-Frank law

    Boosted by their November election gains, congressional Republicans have launched a new effort to weaken, bit by bit, a law that dramatically expanded federal oversight of the financial system after the Great Recession. On Wednesday, the Republican-...
  • President Obama, Democrats face rift exposed by spending bill debate

    President Obama, Democrats face rift exposed by spending bill debate
    For much of the last six years, liberal Democrats in Congress have been loyal foot soldiers for their often unpopular president. Now, a rare clash between President Obama and members of his own party suggests Democrats on the left may be marching in a new...
  • Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities

    Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities
    The mood among Democrats on Capitol Hill soured as details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill confronted them Wednesday with the reality of their eroding political leverage. Elections have consequences, Democratic negotiators said as they spent much of...
  • Assembly candidates' divergent pasts provide fodder for mudslinging

    Assembly candidates' divergent pasts provide fodder for mudslinging
    Their platforms are similar and their party the same, but the candidates' profiles could hardly be more different. One is a former police officer with a carefully crafted political resume and a campaign backed by business interests and big-name...
  • Bipartisan bill to reauthorize Export-Import Bank unveiled

    Bipartisan bill to reauthorize Export-Import Bank unveiled
    Two federal lawmakers from California unveiled bipartisan legislation Tuesday to reauthorize the embattled Export-Import Bank for five years, proposing changes to its operations in hopes of addressing concerns of conservative critics. Among the reforms...
  • Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017

    Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017
    Vice President Joe Biden joined Los Angeles politicians Tuesday to throw his support behind Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the minimum wage. "No one in America should be working 40 hours a week and living below the poverty level -- no one," Biden...
  • The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • House passes bill to improve airport security in wake of LAX shooting

    House passes bill to improve airport security in wake of LAX shooting
    In the wake of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation's airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in...