Two students were injured in the shooting Monday morning at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. The student who opened fire fatally turned the gun on himself, police said.
A report suggests that the US Chamber of Commerce could fund primary challenges to tea party conservatives in 2014. The chamber's chief avoided the question and spoke cautiously about Ted Cruz.
An official autopsy determined that Stephen Rakes was killed by cyanide that was slipped into his iced coffee. A friend of convicted mobster Whitey Bulger was charged in Mr. Rakes's death.
The government shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff have shaken up the Republican Party. John Boehner has taken a hit, while Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz are up.