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  • After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate

    After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate
    WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...
  • Officials: New York City police fatally shoot armed 14-year-old boy

    Rookie New York police officers shot and killed a 14-year-old boy before dawn Sunday as he chased and shot at another young man, authorities said. Two recent Police Academy graduates heard gunshots around 3 a.m. in the South Bronx, authorities said, and...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti asks top city managers to reapply for their jobs

    Mayor Eric Garcetti asks top city managers to reapply for their jobs
    Moving quickly to assemble his own team, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday asked the top managers of 35 city agencies and departments to reapply for their jobs. Executives overseeing parks, libraries, airports and a host of other city-run services are being...
  • Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie

    Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie
    President Obama this week joined lawmakers from both parties in calling for Congress to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the privately owned but government-backed companies that supply most of the funding for home mortgages in this country. There...
  • In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing

    In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All. Upstairs,...
  • Review: MOCA's revamped architecture show a model of insularity

    Review: MOCA's revamped architecture show a model of insularity
    The new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art — and we'll get to its ever-changing title in a moment — is the product of a museum in significant disarray. That much has been clear for several weeks, as MOCA director...
  • Lenders venturing back into subprime market

    Lenders venturing back into subprime market
    Michele and Russell Poland's credit was shot, but they managed to buy their suburban dream home anyway. After a business bankruptcy and a home foreclosure, they turned to a rare option in this era of tightfisted banking — a subprime loan. The...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com

    Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com
    President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to conduct a novel interview on housing policy with the chief executive of the real estate website Zillow.com. The president reiterated his call for the passage this year of a broad...
  • Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged
    I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner. That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides. It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
  • As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation

    As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation
    You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles. Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...