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PolitiCalAssemblyman Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) says he has a simple solution to the state's pension issue: Cap public retirements in California at $100,000 a year....
Opinion L.A.On Sunday, Charlotte Allen, who describes herself as a conservative somewhere to the right of Pedro the Cruel, and Diana Wagman, a pacifist, vegetarian, Prius-driving, NPR-listening liberal, explained in separate Opinion articles why they have trouble...
Opinion L.A.It's time for a little presidential poker. Republicans and Democrats need to go "all in" on Rick Santorum vs. President Obama, so we can settle the liberal-conservative debate and get on with running the country....
Opinion L.A.Is a child conceived after the husband dies, using his sperm, eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? That's the fascinating question posed by Astrue vs. Capato, a case heard by the Supreme Court....
"We have not had the courage to stand up and look Americans in the face," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said when he was asked about Social Security at the Republican presidential candidates' debate this week. "It has been called a Ponzi scheme by many people...
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We've now seen three full-dress debates among the Republican politicians who want to be the next president of the United States, and here's what we've learned: They all believe taxes are too high, even though federal taxes are lower as a percentage of...
Republican leaders blinked this week in their standoff with President Obama over raising the nation's debt ceiling. That means we're unlikely to face a financial crisis next month, when the Treasury said it would run short of money to pay the federal...
The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics — a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show. But Republicans...
Appealing to tea party voters as he seeks to regain his front-runner status in the Republican presidential race, Mitt Romney outlined plans Friday for deep federal spending cuts and dramatic changes to popular entitlement programs like Social Security and...
President Obama says that if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, the consequences will be dire. A long list of economists and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce agree. Even the Republican leader in the U.S. Senate agrees. But there's also...
Tags: Homes, Health, Political Campaigns, Human Interest, Barack Obama
The last time there was nobody by the name of Hahn in L.A. politics, there was a man by the name of Truman in the White House. Now Janice Hahn moves her political game from the Los Angeles City Council to a place down the road from the executive mansion:...
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