Senate rejects new gun background checks

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.

Industries impacted by sequestration

The $85 billion in sequestration cuts that became a certainty on Friday, March 1 hung over President Barack Obama’s Monday cabinet meeting like dark clouds. “We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit […]

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