A rifle wielding attacker opens fire on Republican lawmakers at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. The 66 year old white shooter is killed by return fire. A UPS employee opens fire at the company’s San Francisco package delivery facilities, killing three co-workers and then himself. The controversy over a new transportation infrastructure bill has turned into a swirling struggling. The controversy over a new state transportation infrastructure bill turns into a swirling struggle over taxes, a legislative recall and the partisan balance in the legislature.