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  • The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks

    The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks
    It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare. The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
  • Boehner says GOP will agree to debt ceiling extension

    Boehner says GOP will agree to debt ceiling extension
    WASHINGTON -- The standoff over the federal budget moved toward at least a temporary end as Speaker John A. Boehner announced Thursday that House Republicans would agree to a six-week extension of the federal government’s ability to borrow to pay...
  • GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse

    GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse
    WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'

     Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
  • New talks underway to end government shutdown, lift debt ceiling

    New talks underway to end government shutdown, lift debt ceiling
    WASHINGTON -- The impasse over government spending gave way Friday to a steady stream of negotiations, as Republicans in the House and Senate and White House officials sought to nail down details of an agreement that would both reopen shuttered government...
  • The debt ceiling merry-go-round

    The debt ceiling merry-go-round
    Having acceded once, and disastrously, to the demands of a rump group of tea-party-affiliated Republicans, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is now actually leading the Shutdown Caucus in the right direction — albeit not very far. On Thursday,...
  • Negotiations spark hope for end to government shutdown

    Negotiations spark hope for end to government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — The impasse over government spending gave way Friday to a steady stream of negotiations, as White House officials and Republicans in Congress wrestled over the details of an agreement that would reopen government agencies and avoid a...
  • Government shutdown talks hit snag in Senate

    Government shutdown talks hit snag in Senate
    WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray, pushed their advantage, leading Republicans to warn against efforts to “humiliate”...
  • Tea-party backers at odds with majority of Americans on debt limit

    Tea-party backers at odds with majority of Americans on debt limit
    More than half of Americans who identify themselves as supporters of the tea-party movement say the government has no need to ever raise the current limit on the national debt, putting themselves at sharp odds with the majority of Americans, who say...
  • For Obama, a deal could fall short of his top goal in budget standoff

    For Obama, a deal could fall short of his top goal in budget standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Under a deal emerging in the Senate, President Obama is poised to claim a clear victory on his demands in the debt-and-shutdown showdown with Republicans -- except, perhaps, the one he wants most. Although Obama’s frontline goals, as...
  • Federal debt still a problem, but so is poverty

    Federal debt still a problem, but so is poverty
    Two reports came out Tuesday that, just by happenstance, help illustrate why nothing gets done in Washington. One was the Congressional Budget Office's updated federal budget projections, which predicted that if Congress leaves current law in place --...