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  • 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 --...
  • Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

    Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem
    World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar. Even the news Wednesday...
  • Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time

    Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time
    As The Times' editorial board noted Thursday, the Senate deal that reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling didn't resolve the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over fiscal policy, the 2010 healthcare law or other major issues. It...
  • McConnell delivers; Boehner can't

    McConnell delivers; Boehner can't
    God bless Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader isn't an especially lovable figure. Even many of his fellow conservatives are lukewarm about him. He's colorless and charisma-free. He's a thoroughgoing partisan who has launched more filibusters...
  • Did Congress learn anything?

     Did Congress learn anything?
    House Republicans should consider themselves lucky to have wound up empty-handed after triggering a 16-day government shutdown and threatening to turn the United States into a deadbeat borrower. Had Senate leaders not rushed to the rescue, cutting a...
  • Economic hit from impasse could endure

    Economic hit from impasse could endure
    WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
  • Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'

    Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'
    WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
  • Los Angeles budget chief issues positive fiscal outlook

    Los Angeles city finances have taken a positive turn thanks to tightened fiscal policies and an improving housing market, the city's chief budget analyst said. A structural deficit of $327 million projected for 2014 has been revised downward to ...
  • Government shutdown: Plenty of lessons to go around

    Government shutdown: Plenty of lessons to go around
    Obama and the Democrats won; Republicans and the tea party lost. And both sides are gearing up for next time. Now that our recent brush with financial crisis is behind us, it's time to start planning for the next one. That's the problem Congress set...
  • In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

    In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal
    WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis. This time, though, the parties come to the...
  • Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving

    Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving
    Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...