QUESTION: Negotiators on Capitol Hill are trying to close out a budget deal but are facing resistance from Democrats determined to add $25 billion to extend federally-paid jobless benefits. Those benefits average $269 a week to people whose 26 weeks of state-paid unemployment benefits have run out. Should expiring unemployment benefits for America’s long-term jobless be renewed?
Gallery: Funeral for slain Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum
Members of the honor guard carry the body of the late Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Mingo Central High School in Matewan, W.Va. following a memorial for the sheriff who was gunned down after just three months in office. Rosie Crum, his wife, was sworn in as the new sheriff. AP Photo/Randy Snyder)