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  • Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders

    Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders
    The Justice Department plans to change how it prosecutes some non-violent drug offenders, so they would no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, in an overhaul of federal prison policy that Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil on Monday....
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Cruz vows to do 'everything necessary' to defund health law

    Cruz vows to do 'everything necessary' to defund health law
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) vowed to do “everything necessary and anything possible” to ensure passage of legislation that would strip the new healthcare law of some of its funding, assuring House Republicans of his full support...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show...
  • House passes spending bill that may provoke shutdown

    WASHINGTON — By approving a government spending bill that would halt money for President Obama's healthcare law, the House on Friday provoked a confrontation with the Senate, which is likely to engage in a contentious debate leaving little time to...
  • Ted Cruz's defunding strategy runs into reality, and Harry Reid

    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) find themselves in the curious position this week of encouraging their GOP colleagues to filibuster the stopgap government funding (and Obamacare defunding) resolution that they urged the House to pass....
  • The Obamacare defunding madness

    The Obamacare defunding madness
    Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
  • Obamacare protest: Ted Cruz to speak until 'no longer able to stand'

    Obamacare protest: Ted Cruz to speak until 'no longer able to stand'
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that  he will speak on the Senate floor “until I am no longer able to stand” in opposition to the president's healthcare law, making a symbolic stand to support a legislative strategy that is...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Ted Cruz: From Obamacare to 'Star Wars' and 'Green Eggs and Ham'

    WASHINGTON -- Speaking for more than 18 hours, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bound to hit upon some familiar points and retread old arguments in his fight to stop spending on the Affordable Care Act. But the sprawling nature of his speech, intermittently...
  • Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown

    Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown
    There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red. Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category. It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama...