Gabrielle Giffords received a Profile in Courage award this weekend at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The award is fitting, though she is displaying a different kind of courage than was celebrated by the late president in his 1957 best-selling book.
Postal workers intercepted a letter addressed to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker that preliminary tests showed contained poisonous ricin, with lawmakers learning of the incident while they were being briefed yesterday on the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The standoff between the Obama administration and Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu over an offshore drilling moratorium also is creating hurdles for White House officials putting together the next budget.
Tim Sappington is ready to buy horses for Valley Meat Co., which is seeking to open the first U.S. horse slaughterhouse since 2007. Right now he’s the only paid employee, and he puts his money where his mouth is.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said she plans to extend her hold on Jack Lew ’s confirmation to lead the White House budget office until the administration lifts or modifies its moratorium on deep-water drilling.