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  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES This Old House Three homeowners...
  • Education briefs

    Superintendent search The Anne Arundel County school board will discuss its search for a new superintendent at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, officials said. Board member Stacy Korbelak, chair of an ad hoc superintendent search committee, said the...
  • S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

    Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster. S&P clearly has its back to...
  • House GOP playing with fire by tying debt ceiling to Obamacare

    How do you try to stop House Republicans from doing something counterproductive and, potentially, politically ruinous to stop the 2010 healthcare law? If you're House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), evidently, it's by proposing something even...
  • House Republicans should choose a different hostage in budget fight

    I feel House Speaker John Boehner's pain. Maybe it's because we're both from Ohio and we were both raised by parents who grew up during the Depression, but I am completely in sync with Boehner on the threat posed by the federal debt. And though we may...
  • Obama's Syria meanderings border on incompetence

    President Barack Obama risks getting stuck with a rap as toxic as an unpopular war or a troubled economy: incompetence. The president may escape collateral damage if the ambitious deal reached Sept. 14 between the United States and Russia holds and...
  • Obama showing his vindictive streak

    Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President...
  • How to make a debt-limit deal and avoid disaster

    We are nearing the limit of the borrowing authority that Congress has given the federal government. Almost everyone agrees that the debt ceiling needs to be raised. Not even the flintiest conservative has advanced a plan for bringing the U.S. budget...
  • Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown

    Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown
    President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day. Speaking at a Rockville...
  • 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...
  • CTA, Metra, Pace: No fare hikes, service cuts next year

    CTA, Metra, Pace: No fare hikes, service cuts next year
    No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace. The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year. The CTA...