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  • Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown

    Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown
    You could see this one coming. Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
  • Government shutdown: Democrats push Boehner to move forward

    Government shutdown: Democrats push Boehner to move forward
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats used both diplomacy and trash talk to urge House Speaker John A. Boehner to abandon his tea party flank Wednesday and pass a no-strings-attached bill to reopen the federal government, as attention turned to the broader fight...
  • Obama to ask business leaders for help in budget talks with GOP

    Obama to ask business leaders for help in budget talks with GOP
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will try to enlist help from business leaders in his standoff with congressional Republicans over government spending and a looming vote to raise the debt limit, a White House official said. At a meeting with the Business...
  • Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls

    Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls
    WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
  • Pasadena Playhouse reports deficit but remains upbeat

    Pasadena Playhouse reports deficit but remains upbeat
    The Pasadena Playhouse ended its fiscal year 2011-12 in the red, but company leaders are maintaining a sunny outlook for 2012-13, citing strong box office results for two recent shows -- "Sleepless in Seattle" and "One Night with Janis Joplin." The...
  • Don't wait on the debt limit

    Don't wait on the debt limit
    Much is in flux in Washington this week. But two important realities have remained constant, whether certain elements in the GOP accept them or not: We must not default on the federal debt, and we shouldn't wait until we're on the brink of default to...
  • House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling

    House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pleaded for patience Wednesday from a nervous faction of Republicans clamoring for a resolution to the government shutdown, now headed into a third day after congressional leaders left the White House...
  • Obama fires up case for raising the debt limit

    Obama fires up case for raising the debt limit
    WASHINGTON – After weeks of dealing with hairy foreign policy issues and grave conflicts overseas, President Obama appeared ready to get back to more familiar political territory – a fiscal fight with House Republicans. Obama, looking feisty...
  • U.S. trade deficit plunges in June to lowest level since late 2009

    U.S. trade deficit plunges in June to lowest level since late 2009
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly plunged in June to its lowest level since late 2009 as exports jumped to a record high, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. A decrease in imports, particularly crude oil, also helped the deficit drop...
  • Who's to blame for Washington's failure to compromise?

    Who's to blame for Washington's failure to compromise?
    In my Sunday column, I complained that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) seems to have forgotten that one purpose of Congress, especially in an era of divided government, is to negotiate toward compromises without abandoning core principles....
  • Inform Act won't live up to its name

    Inform Act won't live up to its name
    As every legislative craftsman knows, the trick in giving your bill a name is, first, come up with a title that yields a catchy acronym. Second, make sure the title doesn't explain what the bill does. Hence, the Inform Act. The name certainly is...