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  • Lawmakers urge that Chinese poultry be blocked from school lunches

    Lawmakers urge that Chinese poultry be blocked from school lunches
    Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record. In a letter, the 12...
  • Senate sends plastic gun restrictions to Obama for signature

    Senate sends plastic gun restrictions to Obama for signature
    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday agreed to extend by another decade a ban on plastic guns that can evade traditional security screening, after an effort to include stronger limits was rejected. The renewed Undetectable Firearms Act, which is...
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters
    WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
  • Obama asks Senate leaders to hold off on new Iran sanctions

    Obama asks Senate leaders to hold off on new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
  • New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns

    New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns
    WASHINGTON -- The White House warned Congress on Tuesday that slapping new sanctions on Iran could sink international negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program and send America on a “march to war.” In the latest ratcheting up of...
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Graham Norton Show Elton John, Judi...
  • Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans

    Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to gay and transgender individuals in the workplace, shifting the fight now to the Republican-led House. Ten Republicans joined with all...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid

    Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid
    A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 held a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, during which supporters called it their duty to encourage the former secretary of State to seek the White House. “...
  • Cory Booker's arrival is Senate spectacle

    Cory Booker's arrival is Senate spectacle
    WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president
    No announcement? No problem. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president whether she's running or not. Clinton, the former secretary of State and a former senator representing New York, is a presumed favorite for...