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Trump visits 'critical' Steve Scalise in hospital

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital, a spokeswoman said. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, a congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Read More »

'All Hell Breaks Loose' as Evangelical Convention Refuses to Condemn White Nationalism

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The Rev . William McKissic whose resolution to condemn white supremacy was passed at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting on Wednesday in Phoenix . Damage Control: After a loud and embarrassing public outcry, the Southern Baptist Convention finally condemns white supremacy. Duke said Tuesday that the committee would not accept the resolution on the grounds that it was too "open-ended" and contained "significantly inflammatory language". Read More »

Donald Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

Charles Hurt, editorial page editor of the conservative Washington Times , summarized his view of Comey's testimony: "The only verified leaker exposed: Jim Comey". Fired FBI Director James Comey testified before a Senate panel that Trump asked him to curb the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who the president fired in February after reports revealed he had been in contact with a Russian ambassador during the campaign and kept the meetings hidden from ... Read More »

Another Stunning Election In France As Macron's Party Sweeps

Pollsters estimated that 400 seats or more could end up in the hands of the Macron camp - and that the opposition in parliament would be fragmented as well as small. Record low turnout of 49 percent in Sunday's first round detracted from the performance of Macron's untested team, raising concerns over the strength of his mandate. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice

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Rep. Steven Scalise, wounded in the hip Wednesday morning while at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia, became the first representative to be shot since former Rep. His assistant was not at practice, but at work on the hill. In response to the shooting, Capitol Police "deployed a robust police presence" throughout the Capitol, a spokesman said in a statement . Read More »

Vermont's Congressional Delegation Responds To Virginia Shooting

BENNETT: Those injured include the two Capitol Police officers who exchanged fire with the gunman, Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Greiner. "Let's do what we can to move this country to the era of respectful debate". PAUL RYAN: We are united. "I'm right and you're evil". The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the No. Read More »

House Democrats pray after Republican congressman, others shot at baseball practice

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Leonard Lance, New Jersey Republican, who says Mr. Scalise occasionally takes congressmen out for Cajun food in D.C. The members of Congress were holding an early-morning practice for an upcoming congressional baseball game. "We reported this individual". DeSantis, speaking to reporters later Wednesday, said that a picture on a Twitter account apparently linked to the shooter matched the person who approached them and asked about the political affiliations of those on the field. Read More »

Shooting of gun-rights congressman fires up both sides of debate

Representative Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the House, remains in critical condition. Congressman Steve Scalise is in critical condition after he and three others were shot in Virginia in an attack that has intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in USA politics. Read More »

Shun political correctness, implement travel ban

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The husband of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway has some advice of his own for the president: Stop tweeting about your travel ban if you want it to have a chance of passing muster with the Supreme Court. "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" Just as Trump's Justice Department is arguing the ban doesn't target Muslims, legal experts said the president seems to be suggesting the opposite. Read More »

Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Testimony

And Comey admitted he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, betting - correctly - that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor. " James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said". He testified that Trump invited him to a private dinner at the White House on January 27, where the president said , "I need loyalty". Read More »

NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., comments on health care for veterans during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington . Rep. Mike Doyle, the Democratic baseball manager, touched Barton's arm at the podium to console him. When the baseball field became the scene of a gunbattle, a member of the U.S. Read More »

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

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Sanders, of Vermont, says, " I am sickened by this despicable act ". George Washington University Hospital had earlier said that it was treating two people wounded during the shooting and both were in critical condition. The FBI says it is actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". On June 11, only three days ago, Hodgkinson shared a post from the AlterNet Facebook page which said "stop fighting over who created ... Read More »

Virginia governor claims 93 million USA citizens die a day

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Thus far, however, the reaction from each party has stuck to the status quo with Democrats calling for gun control reforms and Republicans pushing back. "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end". Gun control advocates are pushing ahead, hopeful for action. Read More »

39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season

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That three-day federal season ran from June 1 to June 3. The announcement was made just two days after the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission gave approval to a plan to open the season only on Saturdays and Sundays in addition to the holidays, but during negotiations, the details were changed to include Fridays. Read More »

Sessions next to testify

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Sessions, among the earliest high-profile backers of Trump's election campaign, appears before his former colleagues on Tuesday, days after explosive testimony by ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , whose removal he recommended. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise still in critical condition after being shot

The gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice, wounding several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said. "We continue to actively investigate the shooter's motives, acquaintances and whereabouts that led to today's incidents", Slater told reporters. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. Read More »

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

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Bill Euille, the former Democratic mayor who lost his reelection bid a year ago, told the Post he first met Hodgkinson during their morning workouts at the local YMCA. According to the report, Hodgkinson struck that man in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing off a round as that man fled. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. "I just didn't want her to wake up and learn the news", Flake said. Trump, a Republican , said in a statement that he and Vice President Mike Pence were monitoring developments closely. Read More »

Multiple People Shot in Del Ray Section of Alexandria

Security was increased at the U.S. Capitol and the White House immediately after the shooting. Mr Scalise the number three House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. And, what ran through my mind was, 'Why would anybody be trying to shoot birds at six o'clock in the morning?' There was a clip with at least eight shots. Read More »

Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)

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Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had a different reason for not answering certain questions: It's how such matters have been handled in the Justice Department for years. "Some of it's very compelling, and some of its import is unclear to me", said Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier, according to The New York Times . Read More »

Trump offers to speak under oath after Comey testimony

Mr Comey alleges that Mr Trump then privately asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Legal experts questioned whether Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged. "There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping, '" Trump Jr. Read More »

Trump, Melania visit wounded senior Congressman in hospital

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities. Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted "Karen & I are praying for Steve Scalise , the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery". Around 25 Republican senators and congressmen were at the practice, according to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake who told reporters that around 50 shots rang out in the exchange of fire ... Read More »

Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip Trip To White House

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The parade, celebrating the Warriors' 4-1 NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers , will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at Broadway and 11th Street, team officials said . I can't describe it". "The Pittsburgh Penguins would never turn down a visit to the White House and, if invited, we would go as a team", Penguins CEO David Morehouse said Tuesday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read More »

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

He needed several blood transfusions, remains in critical condition and will require more operations, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said late Wednesday. The shooting happened around 7:09 a.m.in the 400 block of E Monroe Street, according to police. When he campaigned for his leadership job, Rep. Steve Scalise embraced two things he loved, baseball and his home state of Louisiana, handing out commemorative baseball bats and serving up a Cajun dinner with oysters and gumbo. Read More »

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

The gunman has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good", he said. Congressmen at the ballpark described hearing loud noises like the sound of firecrackers and 15 to 20 people lying on the ground and realizing they had only baseball bats to defend themselves against bullets. Read More »

Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control

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Today's shooting involving Members of Congress is another reminder that no one is safe when access to guns is so easy. Shortly before noon, President Donald Trump announced at the White House that the shooter has died. But few people have a personal security detail. "Many gun control sceptics - and I agree with them - believe that restrictions would be futile", said UCLA professor and gun policy expert Eugene Volokh. Read More »

House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos

In his public testimony, Comey did not disclose any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential election, an issue that has distracted from White House policy goals such as overhauling the US healthcare system and cutting taxes. Read More »

Trump charges more serious than those against Clinton

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The lawmaker believes there is now evidence enough to bring an obstruction charge against the president, but says he may file further articles as investigations continue. When asked if it was fair to impose the vote on fellow Democrats who don't want to rush to impeachment at this point, Sherman insisted that it was ultimately about the "national interest". Read More »

Student released by North Korea now at hospital

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Have you read Trendiee Today? Warmbier is escorted to his March 2016 trial in Pyongyang, North Korea , at which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor. On the same day that Warmbier left North Korea, another American chose to show up. Tillerson called Trump at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday to inform him that Warmbier was on an airplane en route to the United States , an official said. Read More »

At least 12 killed in fire at London tower block

More than 200 firefighters had been tackling the blaze and managed to rescue 65 people. The fire sent up plumes of smoke that could be seen from miles away. Ruks Mamudu, 69, said she ran to safety down one flight of stairs to the ground floor from her apartment wearing only her purple pyjamas and bathrobe. Read More »

Bystander captures video of Alexandria shooting attack on GOP congress members

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Officials believe Hodgkinson was targeting members of Congress . Media outlets are reporting that law enforcement is examining his supposed anti-Trump posts online. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a physician, tells CBS Reporter Steven Portnoy, he treated Scalise at the scene... that Scalise was "conscious and okay". Read More »

Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated

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Despite the shooting on Wednesday that injured several members of Congress , the game is still scheduled to be played on Thursday at Nationals Park. Five people were transported from the scene, the city's Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters. FBI investigators said they are now examining the possibility that the motive for the shooting was political. Read More »