Source: New York Times | Ilion, N.Y. |
August 24, 2012
Recent mass shootings have galvanized advocates of tougher gun laws in Albany, and residents of a community whose economy are indelibly linked to one of America’s more celebrated gunmakers are starting to worry.
Source: Des Moines Register | Nation |
August 23, 2012
As the farm bill languishes in Congress, much of the blame is being hoisted on lawmakers from small or non-agricultural-producing districts who have been unwilling to throw their support behind the half-trillion-dollar legislation.
In response to the Obama administration’s decision to allow eligible illegal immigrants under 30 the chance to apply for a work permit, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny benefits to young illegal immigrants who qualify under the White House’s new deferred action policy.
Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
August 14, 2012
President Barack Obama used his first stop in Iowa to announce that the Agriculture Department would purchase $170 million of pork, chicken, lamb and catfish in an attempt to alleviate the burden put on U.S. farmers from the drought.
The work permits that young illegal immigrants can begin applying for next week under a new government policy will let American employers tap a generation of educated workers who have been confined until now to the shadowy corners of the economy.
Small signs of life in metro Atlanta's real estate and construction industries have local governments asking whether they should charge developers more to build homes, commercial properties and offices.