President Barack Obama offered soldiers and families at Fort Hood words of consolation for the loss of three servicemen who died in a shooting rampage earlier this month and vowed the U.S. will do more for veterans suffering from mental anguish.
An Iraq veteran who fatally shot three soldiers and himself at Fort Hood in Texas had been prescribed medications for depression, anxiety and sleeping and wasn’t prone to violence, said Army Secretary John McHugh.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the chamber’s No. 2 Republican, won nomination for another term yesterday as he garnered more than 50 percent of the Texas primary vote to avoid a runoff with a Tea Party challenger.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vote yesterday to clear the way for Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s task of helping him win re-election a lot harder.
Texans will have to prove who they are to cast ballots today, beginning a series of U.S state elections that will show the effect of laws pushed by Republicans requiring photo identification at the polls.
Senator John Cornyn , head of the committee to elect Republicans to the chamber, said the report that Democrat Richard Blumenthal misstated his military service is a “game changer” for the Connecticut Senate race.
The Senate should reject an amendment offered by Republican Senator John Cornyn that would block a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants until the U.S. has “full operational control” of its border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.