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  • Government shutdown: Potential 2016 candidates seek distance

    Government shutdown: Potential 2016 candidates seek distance
    For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.  The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
  • How to avoid another shutdown

    It is difficult to explain the recent government shutdown to citizens of other nations. In most of the world's democracies, this kind of disruption can't happen. Rules are in place to keep the government running even if a new budget isn't passed on time....
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
  • Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator

    Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias

    Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Senate confirms Richard Cordray as consumer bureau chief

    Senate confirms Richard Cordray as consumer bureau chief
    WASHINGTON — The nation's consumer watchdog for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products is set to emerge from a legal cloud that threatened its authority after a Senate deal paved the way for confirmation of its director. After...
  • Hillary Clinton, Portman and gay marriage: What took her so long?

     
    I’m sorry, did I miss something? Is Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, just now coming out now in support of gay marriage? How weird. How is it possible that Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican stalwart who...