Politics that make the newspaper headlines
Congress came to a bipartisan deal on gun control on April 10. The deal is set to expand background checks for those who wish to buy guns. It will stop those who are found to be convicted criminals or mentally ill from purchasing guns. While some think this is President Barack Obama’s best bet for any gun control legislation and the most that can be asked for from this Congress, others think it is not strict enough and will not be effective.
Margaret Thatcher dies
Margaret Thatcher passed away from a stroke on April 8. She was Britain’s only female Prime Minister. She served three terms and was one of the most influential political figures in Britain’s history.
Immigration plan shows with bipartisan support
The makings of an immigration bill arose from a bipartisan group of senators this week. According to the New York Times, the bill “would require tough border measures to be in place before illegal immigrants could take the first steps to become American citizens.”
Postal service plans to restart Saturday mail
This Wednesday, the postal service decided to take back its plan to end Saturday mail service. The Postal Service put the blame on Congress, saying that they chose to take the plan off of the table in the budget.