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Washington Week: Focus on US Unemployed

The U.S. Congress gets back to work this week after a holiday break. Whether to restore jobless benefits for more than one million long-term unemployed Americans will be among the first items considered in the Democratic-led Senate.   Americans who have been jobless for more than 26 weeks got their last unemployment check a week ago.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled an initial vote late Monday on a bill to renew compensation for the long-term unemployed...

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