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  • 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...
  • Is the GOP self-destructing?

    We've all grown used to a Congress locked in bitter warfare between two parties, producing gridlock on federal spending and other pressing issues. But the Congress that left Washington last week hit a new high in another category: gridlock among...
  • 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....
  • Sunday guest list: Dick Cavett on ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    Longtime television fans are in for a real treat because Dick Cavett will be the guest on "Reliable Sources" this weekend....
  • Toomey & conservative GOP introduce anti-union bill

     
    (Wednesday morning: Read story on this issue in the big paper here.) Republican Pat Toomey joined a list of the Senate's more conservative Republicans in introducing legislation aimed at weakening unions through a national law that would ensure joining a....
  • Back to the drawing board for Congress

     
    The Senate said it needed an extra two weeks to negotiate a long-term government funding bill, so Congress passed a stop-gap measure last week to keep the federal government paid until March 18. This pattern of short-term extensions is likely......
  • Toomey will block legislation unrelated to spending cuts/reducing debt

     
    If any bill comes to the Senate floor that does not "address meaningful spending cuts, reducing debt and reducing the size of government," Sen. Pat Toomey is prepared to block it. Toomey and seven other Republican senators, David Vitter (LA),......
  • Toomey to introduce Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution

     
    UPDATE Thursday 9am: The news conference has been postponed likely until after next week's recess. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and four additional Republicans, including two in leadership positions, will announce their plans to offer a balanced budget...
  • Guest list: Donald Trump on ‘State of the Union’; Paul Ryan on ‘Face the Nation’; Tim Geithner on 2 shows

     
    The spending battle will be a recurring topic on Sunday morning programs. Here are the programs and the announced guests:...
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 17 - 23 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Sunday shows: Coburn, Geithner, Ryan, Ellmers, Paul

     
    Also, Renee Ellmers, Steve Southerland, Joe Walsh, Allen West, Donald Trump, Gen. Michael Hayden, Mike Lee, Anthony Weiner, Mark Warner and Ray LaHood....