Lawmakers Move to Combat Veteran Suicide

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Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed to prevent the overmedication of the nation’s veterans in an effort to curtail suicide deaths of former service members.

Conservatism Trumps Populism

Paul Ryan, John McCain, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is not exactly Mr. Personality. He’s not a culture warrior or a populist firebrand. He’s a soft-spoken wonky Baby Boomer interested in budgets, finance, and taxes. He won’t be seen with Donald Trump but welcomed former boss George W. Bush to a private fundraiser last month. Also, he enjoys a significant lead over challenger Ted Strickland.