Nov 11, 2017

Texas church suspect showed early signs of rage in Air Force

Law enforcement officials work the scene of the Texas church shooting. Photo: Eric Gay / AP

Devin Kelley, who fatally shot 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last weekend, showed early signs of depression and rage while in the Air Force, NYT reports. But there was little they could do to prevent his future impact on society. "[C]ommanders say they have limited options until a crime is committed," NYT notes. "Even then, the priority is more often on getting problem troops out of the military, giving little thought to the possible impact on society. "

Why it matters: A GOP member of Congress said last week, "I was pretty appalled at the Air Force's lax procedures in entering stuff in the database. They are taking a wider look and we're going to make sure all the services do, because I'm worried this is a bigger problem than we have seen."

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

Clyburn: Sanders' "socialist" label will be "extra burden" in House races

Jim Clyburn with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' identification as a democratic socialist may be an "extra burden" in down-ballot House races if he were to win the Democratic nomination.

Why it matters: Clyburn's comments echo fears from many establishment Democrats, who worry the House majority they won in 2018 by taking moderate seats carried by President Trump could be at risk with Sanders at the top of the ticket.

O'Brien rejects intelligence report of Russia effort to re-elect Trump

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien. Photo: Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien repeatedly rejected on ABC's "This Week" an assessment from a congressional briefing led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election to help President Trump get re-elected.

Why it matters: The report put the Trump administration under fresh scrutiny in regard to steps it has been taking to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. encountered in 2016.

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