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US Senate Votes to Help Long-Term Unemployed

After months of delays, the U.S. Senate has approved an extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed by a vote of 59 to 38. The measure faces significant opposition in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Democratic lawmakers will trumpet the issue on the campaign trail if the effort is blocked. Midterm elections are seven months away, but lawmakers are positioning themselves for the battle ahead. Republicans repeatedly blast President Barack Obama’s signature health care...

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