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  • Full texts of healthcare summit opening remarks: Obama, Alexander, Pelosi, Reid (Updated)

     
    Three Democrats and one Republican speak at the start of the healthcare summit....
  • Sex makes the financial meltdown more understandable

     
    Amid the rubble of credit default swaps, AAA-rated mortgage-backed securities and other such not-so-easily-understood financial miscreants, we finally have a villain in this mess most of us can appreciate, and perhaps even an explanation for how Bernie...
  • SEC staffers downloaded porn while Wall Street crumbled

     
    Instead of watching Wall Street, some staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission were watching XXX. According to a memo from the SEC's inspector general, obtained by the Associated Press, numerous senior staffers reportedly spent hours surfing...
  • Inflated art appraisals cost U.S. government untold millions

    An alleged tax-fraud scheme involving donations of overvalued art to four local museums is part of a larger, unchecked problem with inflated art appraisals that has cost the federal government untold millions, a Times analysis has found. Each year, the...
  • Report on Transplant Programs Prompts Inquiry by U.S. Senator

    A prominent U.S. senator asked federal officials Thursday to explain why they haven't acted against nearly 50 transplant centers nationwide that fail to meet federal benchmarks for patient survival and the number of transplants performed. Sen. Charles E....
  • After livers, cash to UCLA

    After livers, cash to UCLA
    A powerful Japanese gang boss who received a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center donated $100,000 to the Westwood hospital shortly after the surgery, The Times has learned. A plaque dated November 2001 at the entryway to a seventh-floor surgery...
  • The deeper danger of Crandall Canyon

    Before the hordes of reporters move on from the Crandall Canyon Mine disaster, taking the nation's attention with them, we should seize the opportunity to turn this tragedy into a teachable moment -- one that will allow us to look beyond the chilling...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • 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...
  • Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'

    Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'
    WASHINGTON – Tacking a costly plan to secure the border onto the immigration overhaul led to robust Republican support during a key vote Monday, all but assuring passage of the sweeping legislation and its path to citizenship for immigrants later...
  • 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...