Blumenthal Says NRA Helped Defeat Gun Measure

April 18 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and Bloomberg's Paul Barrett talk about the National Rifle Association's influence in yesterday's Senate vote defeating a plan for expanded background checks for firearms purchases. They speak with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
Putin Takes a Pay Cut as Approval Rating Rises to 85%
57:34 - EU ministers reviewed the status of sanctions against Russia at a meeting in Riga, Latvia while Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cut in his pay as his approval rating rose to 85 percent in a new poll. Bloomberg’s Henry Meyer reports on “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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