HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

The Brief: Veto Investigation Could Affect Perry's National Ambitions

Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.
Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.

The grand jury investigation into Rick Perry's veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit has drawn new national attention to the outgoing Texas governor who is weighing a return to the presidential sweepstakes.

The Brief: Another Mass Shooting at Fort Hood

Fort Hood military post located outside of Killeen, Texas
Fort Hood military post located outside of Killeen, Texas

A gunman killed three fellow soldiers and later killed himself Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, an incident which invariably brought back memories of the mass shooting on the military base in November 2009 that claimed 13 lives.