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  • Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees

    Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the first nominees approved since the...
  • After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate

    After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate
    WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'

    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 Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 The new episode "Youngstown...
  • IRS replaces head of division that targeted conservative groups

    IRS replaces head of division that targeted conservative groups
    WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS office under fire for improperly targeting conservative groups, was replaced by the agency's acting commissioner on Thursday, a day after she insisted she had done nothing wrong and refused to answer...
  • Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff

    Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....
  • George 'Bud' Day dies at 88; POW was John McCain's cellmate in Vietnam

    George 'Bud' Day dies at 88; POW was John McCain's cellmate in Vietnam
    Retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5 1/2 years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, has died. He was 88. One of the nation's most highly decorated servicemen since Gen. Douglas MacArthur and...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt

    Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt
    WASHINGTON -- An effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cut off $1.5 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt failed on a vote of 86-13 in the Senate on Wednesday, indicating continued broad support for the argument that the United States will have more leverage over...
  • White House, senators condemn Russia decision on Snowden asylum

    White House, senators condemn Russia decision on Snowden asylum
    WASHINGTON -- The White House condemned Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden on Thursday and stepped up a public threat to cancel President Obama’s upcoming meeting with the Russian...
  • U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons

    U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...