There were 198,000 jobs added to private employers’ payrolls in February, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report — a privately produced snapshot of the employment picture that’s sometimes a signal of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say when it releases its data from the same month.
The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) says it released several hundred detainees in an effort to prepare for the across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to go into effect March 1.
Just a week after a blizzard swept through an area from Western New Mexico to West Texas, another system is dumping record snowfall today.
The Supreme Court says it won’t hear a case that would have let candidates solicit money from corporations.
The biggest winter storm this season is causing delays and cancellations, and has brought traffic to a near-standstill in the Plains and Midwest, but it’s providing much-needed relief for drought-stricken farmers.
The National Riffle Association’s top lobbyist told senators that federal authorities need to enforce existing gun laws, not punish the “little people” with new regulations.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting “out of hand make a big mistake.” The comments come amid his administration’s efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
In a bombshell decision, a federal appeals court panel has invalidated President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Legal experts say the ruling deals a big victory to Senate Republicans in an era of congressional gridlock, and could push the issue to the Supreme Court.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Putting guns in schools may make people think more of Terminator than teaching. But Emily Richmond of the National Education Writers Association says that it’s time to step back from the hysteria. She talks to host Michel Martin about practical ways to make schools safer.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Gun control advocates acknowledged they’ll face big obstacles in Congress to a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But they say the shooting last month of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut could make a difference.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us