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  • Lakers don't give up, but don't get win, either, against Portland

    A 20-point deficit is often too much for a team to overcome. Not the feisty, fun-to-watch Lakers. But comebacks from two massive deficits? Sorry. Too much to ask. GAME SUMMARY: Trail Blazers 114, Lakers 108 The Portland Trail Blazers made sure...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • Seahawks top 49ers to reach Super Bowl

    Seahawks top 49ers to reach Super Bowl
    The Seattle Seahawks dispatched their NFC West nemesis to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip, rallying to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Seattle rallied from a 10-0, first-quarter deficit and didn't take...
  • O'Malley's fiscal house of cards [Commentary]

    O'Malley's fiscal house of cards [Commentary]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released his fiscal year 2015 budget this week, and once again he made his long used but false claim that he has cut the state budget. The budget when Mr. O'Malley's first took office was $28.8 billion, according to the Department...
  • BBC Must Pay $1.21 Billion into Staff Pension Scheme

    LONDON -- The BBC will have to pay £740 million ($1.21 billion) over the next four years into its employee pension scheme, which has accumulated a $3.27 billion deficit. The U.K. pubcaster, which had previously said the pension shortfall would be $614...
  • Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Help for the jobless  [Editorial]
    Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on. After legislation to resume long-term...
  • Falling deficit an overblown threat [Letter]

    Falling deficit an overblown threat [Letter]
    A reader recently expressed concern over the federal deficit and faults the Democrats for failing to come to grips with entitlements ("Republicans aren't to blame for Washington gridlock," Dec. 20). He describes the state of our federal budget as a free...
  • Malloy Revives Rosy Budget Scenario

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dropped by The Courant's editorial board the other day with a message the likes of which we haven't heard in years. Connecticut is making progress "on a broad array of fronts," the undeclared candidate for a second term said....
  • 2014 forecast for D.C.: Still stormy

    "Congress is finishing this year less popular than a cockroach," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the other day. The reason, he charged, was simple: "mindless, knee-jerk obstruction from Republicans." Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sees things...
  • A placeholder budget [Editorial]

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
  • Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State

    Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State
    Maryland has taken the best shot from a number of teams this season. In the early part of the schedule, it was Oregon State and Boston University at home. Last week, it was Pittsburgh on the road. Then came Sunday night, when Florida State's best shot...