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  • L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

    L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says
    Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday.
  • Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...

    How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

    How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight
    Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...

    Why can't we do more for victims of crime?

    Why can't we do more for victims of crime?
    Thirty years ago, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which directed money from fines and fees paid by criminal offenders to programs designed to help their victims. Since then several billion dollars have been doled out, not just to federal victim-...

    Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!'

    Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!'
    Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious bundles of advertising cash were once enough to keep TV and...