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  • Re-elect Shlump to Congress (again)

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 1, 2013 | 1:16 pm

  • Lewis Black’s ‘Rant’ is due in Thousand Oaks

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    October 23, 2013 | 10:34 am

    It’s been a great year for Lewis Black. There was the budget sequestration, the government shutdown and the fierce debates once again over Obamacare. Politicians left and right have been acting like nitwits, and Congress has proved its incompetence over and over again.  

    The...

  • Where’s my check, Mr. Boehner?

    October 21, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Oh, thank you soooooo much! Some Republican members of Congress suddenly remembered they were Americans. Whoa, guys, that one was way too close. But thank you for postponing the end of this country for a few months. That way, holiday sales won’t suffer from wary consumers, just...

  • U.S. lawmakers close to deal on debt ceiling, reopening government

    October 16, 2013 | 9:31 am

    The U.S. Senate appeared ready to announce a last-minute deal on Wednesday to avert a historic lapse in the government's borrowing ability and a potentially damaging debt default.

    But even if the Senate and House of Representatives manage to overcome procedural hurdles to seal...

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  • Obama administration warns: Gov’t shutdown undermining Iran sanctions

    October 15, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Is the U.S. government shutdown undermining the sanctions that helped bring Iran to Geneva this week for talks aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program?

    Top administration officials have been emphatically making the case that it is.

    Wendy Sherman, the third-ranked...

  • Jewish Republicans caught in party shutdown crossfire

    October 8, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second.

    Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly...

  • Pardon my ovaries for causing the shutdown

    By Julie Bien

    October 2, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    I am having a hard time keeping my jaw from hitting the ground—or my head from banging onto my desk, for that matter. Our government just came to a grinding halt over whether or not I have the right to the affordable care-and-keeping of my reproductive organs.

    Let me rephrase:...

  • Shutdown may affect Jewish social services

    By Jared Sichel

    October 1, 2013 | 5:38 pm

    Congress’ failure to authorize discretionary spending for the new fiscal year won’t only impact about 800,000 federal workers or the Americans looking to visit national parks. It may also affect local Jewish social service organizations that rely in part on federal funding. 

    ...
  • The Shutdown

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    What the $%#@ is happening?

    I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years.  I remember clearly the last time this happened.  It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then.  It’s stupid, superfluous and...

  • Obama blames government shutdown on ‘ideological crusade’

    October 1, 2013 | 11:07 am

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday blamed Republicans for an "ideological crusade" aimed at his healthcare program and urged lawmakers to vote to keep government operations running and to raise the nation's borrowing cap without conditions.

    "They've shut down the government over...

  • U.S. government shutdown begins after Congress fails to break impasse

    September 30, 2013 | 11:09 pm

    The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

    Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers...

  • Obama prepares for government shutdown, hopes for deal

    September 30, 2013 | 4:00 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday prepared Americans for what he called an "entirely preventable" government shutdown at midnight while urging Republicans in Congress to reach an 11th hour deal to avoid economic harm.

    With no apparent movement in negotiations, the White House...

  • Deadlocked Congress brings U.S. gov’t to edge of shutdown

    September 30, 2013 | 11:37 am

    The U.S. Congress, still in partisan deadlock on Monday over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the U.S. government starting on Tuesday morning.

    With the law funding thousands of routine government...

  • Accommodating the shut-down, Jewishly

    July 5, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Due to road closures during the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge on “Carmageddon” weekend, the two major arts institutions located closest to the bridge — the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center, both in the Sepulveda Pass — will be closed on Saturday, July 16,...

  • The ‘bridge to nowhere’ that’s behind Carmageddon

    July 5, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Thousands of commuters race past the Mulholland Bridge at great speeds every day. Silent and waiting for its execution date in mid-July, the bridge is rarely appreciated or remembered.

    After more than 50 years of service to Los Angeles County, the Mulholland Bridge —  which most...

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