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  • Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?

    Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?
    The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.  Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...
  • Letters: Separating politics and hunger

    Re "Playing politics with hunger," Opinion, Sept. 16 I read former Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Tom Daschle's (D-S.D.) Op-Ed article with great interest. This summer I traveled to Washington and met with a local member of Congress who expressed his...
  • Letters: Healthcare solutions

    Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26 Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
  • Letters: This unnecessary government shutdown

    Letters: This unnecessary government shutdown
    Re "Congress fails to stop shutdown," Oct. 1 A sect of the Republican Party has again flexed its political muscle and effectively shut down the government because it doesn't feel it necessary for those without healthcare insurance now to be able to...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SERIES Trisha's Southern Kitchen In the season...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72
    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • McManus: Let's talk GOP and fantasy politics

    McManus: Let's talk GOP and fantasy politics
    Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to learn who Republicans might choose as their party's next nominee. There were two clear front-runners: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov....
  • Obama's inaugural speech provokes rattled Republicans

    Obama's inaugural speech provokes rattled Republicans
    The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with...
  • PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt

    PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt
    Norma Zimmer Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady' Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death. Zimmer performed on...
  • Newt's swan song in the key of F, as in Florida?

     
    I'm kind of missing Newt Gingrich already. It's pretty obvious that the Republican sachems are putting the citrus state death-squeeze on his choleric, solipsistic, haymaker-swinging, high-concept, low-road, zany Nicolas Cage-style presidential campaign....
  • Gabrielle Giffords' not the first sickbed-to-Capitol Hill vote

     
    It was high drama on Capitol Hill –- and I don’t mean about the debt-ceiling debate, for which "low" is a more apt adjective. I mean the startling appearance in the House of Representatives of one of its honorable members,......