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Culture MonsterStriking a polite, conciliatory note while asserting that there's nothing rotten in the state of the agency he's led for less than two months, National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman responded today to Senate Republicans' request for...
Culture MonsterTen Republican senators have written to National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman, expressing concern that the Obama administration may have violated federal law by trying to use the agency for political purposes -- something the White...
Monster Mash: Magritte painting stolen in Brussels; senator launches inquiry into NEA; Stoppard, Hadid win awardsCulture Monster-- Missing masterpiece: A 1948 painting by Magritte valued at about $1.1 million was stolen in broad daylight from the Musee Rene Magritte in Brussels. -- Digging deeper: Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said in a press release (pdf......
The Swampby James Oliphant Wyoming, with an economy marked by farming, ranching and small businesses, has a disproportionate number of people without medical insurance. And by that measures and others, its people are among the likely winners, if Congress...
Tags: Politics, Government, Chuck Grassley, Jeff Bingaman, Kent Conrad
The Swampby Mark Silva Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming calls health-care reform "one of the most important debates of our lifetime.'' And he calls the Democratic prescription a mistake that could last another lifetime. ""If Congress and the administration...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Dennis Cardoza, Death, Crimes
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThough Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, carrying his appeal for public support for healthcare reform today to two long-Republican-voting states which supported his election, spelled out a series of measures intended to protect consumers against abuses by...
Tags: Politics, Schools, Parliament, Upper House, Education
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, suggesting that he'll happily accept the 59-percent approval rating that shows in one of the newest polls on his job performance, also predicts that his healthcare reforms will pass -- and he says, "we've......
Tags: Politics, Upper House, John McCain, Government, Chuck Grassley
The SwampSen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, following a news conference to announce the introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act and restoring American rights in the workplace. (AP Photo/Susan.......
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in his first full day on the job, announced new rules Tuesday to limit special-interest influence on the government's $700 billion financial rescue program. The new rules are designed to crack down on lobbyist...
The Swampby James Oliphant The Senate Banking Committee and the government's top economic experts are getting into the weeds of the Paulson plan. But there is one overarching theme emerging: Let Treasury handle it. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has repeatedly...
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