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
Rosie Crum, center, prepares to enter the Mingo Central High School gym in Matewan, W.Va., on Sunday, April 7, 2013, for a memorial for her late husband Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum who was gunned down after just three months in office. Rosie Crum was sworn in on Thursday as his replacement. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)