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  • Local leaders tally possible "fiscal cliff" losses in California

     
    With the clock ticking on federal budget negotiations, cities and states across the country are increasingly voicing their concerns that deadlock in Washington will produce damaging consequences....
  • Obama threatens payroll tax veto over Keystone provision

    President Obama has vowed to veto a GOP proposal that would attach the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to his proposal for a payroll tax cut for working Americans. Obama's opposition Wednesday essentially thwarts House Speaker John A. Boehner'...
  • Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke
    Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said. According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
  • Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator

    Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator
    Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...
  • Senators want banks to simplify checking account fee disclosures

     
    Checking fee disclosure: Two senators want to require banks to provide a simple one-page checking fee disclosure form....
  • Senators think they have solved the Internet sales tax problem

     
    Internet sales tax: A bipartisan group of senators think they've solved the problem of how to allow states to collect Internet sales taxes....
  • Government: Payroll tax follies

     
    The editorial board blasted Senate Democrats on Monday for proposing a temporary payroll tax cut for employers (with little evidence that it would help create jobs) offset by a permanent tax increase on millionaires. As it happens, Democrats were already....
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 11 - 17 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 11 - 17 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings and more......
  • Obama plan to review deportation cases stokes heated debate

     
    The Obama administration's plan to review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify "low-priority" offenders has sparked a debate in Washington and beyond. Officials said that by launching the case-by-case...
  • Obama's urgent jobs plan: Right now, 'right now' means sometime next month maybe

     
    Obama's jobs bill: Urgent...
  • Banks should disclose more about fees, consumer agency head says

     
    Bank fees: The acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants more disclosure about bank fees....