As the administration prepares to furlough meat inspectors because of the sequester, it continues to pursue a "partnership" with the Mexican government to "raise awareness" about food stamps. When a top Senate Republican proposed cutting off funds for that program last week, Democrats on the Budget Committee shot it down.
The gunman behind the shooting massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School reportedly compiled extensive research about previous mass murders into a massive spreadsheet containing roughly 500 people.
The United States is committed to reaching agreement on a strong U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade during a two-week conference starting Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
The Republican National Committee plans to spend $10 million this year to send hundreds of party workers into Hispanic, black and Asian communities to promote its brand among voters who overwhelmingly supported Democrats in 2012.