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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Grumpy Cat' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Late Nite Chef Fight Two 5-star chefs...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's drought relief bill needs closer scrutiny

    No one is more adept at turning crises into opportunities than representatives of special interests in Washington. And there are few better opportunities-in-disguise than the California drought. Addressing the drought is complicated, technical and...
  • Reform Good For Immigrants And The Nation

    Reform Good For Immigrants And The Nation
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who pledged not to raise taxes, faces a $99 million deficit. He's cut spending but could use more non-tax revenue. One thing that would help him? Immigration reform. A 2013 study by the nonprofit Institute of Taxation and Economic...
  • Ruppersberger nearing end of 12-year run on House intel committee

    When Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined the House committee that oversees the nation's intelligence agencies, Osama bin Laden was still alive, Edward Snowden was still in college and the government's response to the threat of cyber attacks was still...
  • Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

    Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's...
  • Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash

    Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash
    OAKLAND — The suppliers arrive at one of the nation's largest marijuana dispensaries carrying hundreds of pounds of cannabis in duffel bags, knapsacks and baby diaper totes. They leave with those same carriers stuffed with wads of cash. Harborside...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi helpers now need help

    In Thanksgiving weekend columns past, I've written of my gratitude to this country for taking in my immigrant grandparents, and my belief that immigration makes this country great. This year I'm thinking about a special group of would-be immigrants a...
  • Chisholm and Ramirez: Immigration reform doesn't stop with Obama's executive action

    Chisholm and Ramirez: Immigration reform doesn't stop with Obama's executive action
    It's a blessing that President Obama issued an immigrant affirming executive action so close to Thanksgiving — a day that, in a way, celebrates the arrival and success of some of our land's earliest immigrants. We and millions like us are thankful...
  • Obama has done little to help African-Americans

    Obama has done little to help African-Americans
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977...