A coalition of House Republicans is willing to thwart the National Rifle Association’s opposition to broadening background checks for U.S. gun purchases. That may be President Barack Obama’s best chance for advancing tougher gun regulations this year.
Republican Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania backed a U.S. House plan in April to privatize Medicare even though his congressional district would feel the impact more than almost anywhere else in the nation.
President Barack Obama’s proposals to increase access to mental health services and start a national dialogue as part of the effort against gun violence encouraged advocates who say the system fails many in need.
U.S. supplies of distillate fuel, a category that includes heating oil and diesel, probably dropped for a fifth week as distributors took deliveries before winter and exports to Europe increased, a Bloomberg News survey showed.