A licensed gun dealer in the District of Columbia may open shop in police headquarters, according to The Washington Times.
As candidates are gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election, there is a focus on President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising.
The U.S. government has sold its shares in Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat SpA, according to Fox News. The news source reports that this sale has resulted in the government losing an estimated $1.3 billion in taxpayer dollars.
The week ending July 16 showed an increase in unemployment claims, according to data from the United States Department of Labor.
The Senate Friday killed the House Republican “cut, cap and balance” bill, and Majority Leader Harry Reid called off a weekend session. The party-line Senate vote was 51-46, The Hill reported. The Republican-led House passed the measure, which would have cut spending by $111 billion in 2012, capped spending over the next decade and barred more borrowing until Congress passes a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, by 234-190 Tuesday.
The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that will cut $227 million from the legislative branch, according to The Hill.
President Barack Obama’s Administration recently indicated that it would support efforts in Congress to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, United States Attorney General Eric Holder was instructed by the Administration to stop defending DOMA in court.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration Wednesday said it is updating scanner software to end the use of images that show a passenger’s naked body. The new software allows the full-body scanners in use at 78 U.S. airports to show images of objects under a person’s clothes without creating an intrusive image.
Although using an inhaler can temporarily relieve asthmatic lungs, a new study has found that doctor-patient contact is what makes patients feel better. According to researchers, this could lead to new treatments for depression and other related mental disorders that could possibly be eased by greater doctor-patient interactions.
A bill that is up for consideration before the House Foreign Affairs Committee could cut billions of dollars in aid to Middle Eastern countries. The bill would prevent aid from going to countries until it is determined that they are not run by groups that are hostile to the United States.