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Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said today his vital signs have stabilized. Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey suffered a minor injury and was treated and released. She said he sold nearly everything from his businessese prior to leaving. Hodgkinson was a Democrat and supporter of the presidential campaign of Sen. Read More »

Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russian Federation and US

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On Thursday the Senate voted to impose new sanctions on Iran that will expand penalties for terrorism and Tehran's continuing push for ballistic missiles. Still, Corker and other Republicans said they expect Trump to sign the bill if it's passed by the House. The bill comes up for a final vote at the end of July, before lawmakers leave Washington for their summer recess. Read More »

A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

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One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday's shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the congressional baseball game - to thunderous applause. A budget increase for the US Capitol Police from just under $400 million this year is among the ideas under consideration. The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. Read More »

Scalise shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Hodgkinson's social media posts painted a picture of disdain for the Republican Party and President Trump. Hodgkinson was said to have been among 1,000 volunteers around Davenport, but Becker said, "Nobody has a recollection of this guy coming in". Read More »

Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy. Mueller is known to be close friends with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , whose credibility he would have to weigh against the president's if Mueller made a decision to probe whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by expressing the hope that Comey would be lenient with former National Security ... Read More »

2 members of Ohio family band dead, 1 hospitalized

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Thursday. Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier said Timothy "indicated there were no issues leading up to" the incident. The responding police officers ran inside the house and discovered Stockdale lying on the floor clinging to his life. Read More »

Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

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The bipartisan support for the year's most significant GOP-backed limitation on Trump comes as the White House remains silent on the plan to sanction Moscow , even as President Putin pushes back at USA intelligence officials' conclusion that Russian actors conducted cyberattacks to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Trump tweets criticism of former AG Lynch

On Twitter the President wrote, " Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes.gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection". But still, it would be interesting to know what James Comey might have done if Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's attorney general, had ordered him to refer to the FBI's probe of possible collusion with the Russians as a "matter", not an " investigation ". Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation... a presidential post of less than 140 characters. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation", taking Trump at his word after the president made ... Read More »

Trump on Comey: He's a leaker

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Comey testified that Trump said he hoped Comey would drop the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "We were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said". The picture presented by Comey is instead of a president driven mad by the investigation, in particular by his inability to get the FBI director to say publicly that he isn't under investigation - when, in fact, he wasn't under investigation. Read More »

National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors unlikely to visit White House

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. "If your intentions are good, then that means, as a team, that we're moving in the right direction". The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Read More »

Another election? The sooner, the better, says Keir Starmer — Interview

In all these regards, young people in the United Kingdom are more likely to be attracted to Labour's economic policies . And he revealed Labour MPs previously critically of Mr Corbyn had contacted him to say they had changed their minds - and warned the party would not tolerate disloyalty following the election result . Read More »

Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

The Trump administration initially said Mr Rosenstein's letter was the reason the President fired Mr Comey on May 9, but Mr Trump later said he did so because of the " Russia thing". That left Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation probe. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Read More »

Trump Slams 'Phony' Story On Obstruction Of Justice Probe

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The newspaper also says senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel . Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating . Read More »

US President Donald Trump willing to respond under oath

Kasowitz also maintained that the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone". Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet said onlookers should keep in mind that Comey knows much more than he can say, calling his testimony a "big deal". Read More »

More surgery expected for Scalise; Trump visits hospital

Trump says Scalise "continues his very fearless fight", but adds: "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time". Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson . Read More »

Ferry crashes into jetty, at least 6 injured

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The aircrew also airlifted ten uninjured passengers who were unable to navigate the slippery rocks. Understood ferry struck jetty and grounded on rocks while entering harbor en route from Nantucket, with 48 passengers on board. The high seas and gusting winds made getting boats and helicopters to the scene a hard task, Kenney said. According to local station WCVB-TV , one person suffered a serious head injury and was to be evacuated by helicopter. Read More »

Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller — CEO of Newsmax

McCarthy asserted that House Republicans are more concerned with tackling their legislative agenda than speculating on rumors surrounding the investigation. If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. What would happen if President Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller , the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation probe? The interview was first reported by PBS. Read More »

Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

There have been protests against President Donald Trump on the main street here. She said she had not seen her husband since March. "Various people told me that". He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant. Read More »

NBC News Stands Firm on Megyn Kelly Interview

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Ahead of Megyn Kelly's Sunday night interview with Infowars' Alex Jones , Jones released about 30 minutes of private conversations he had with Kelly prior to the interview. In depicting him as unhinged above all else, NBC can also avoid being criticized by the people who are most offended and harmed by his conspiracy claims, at least until the real interview airs. Read More »

President Trump: Loretta Lynch Gave Hillary Clinton a "Free Pass"

On Twitter the President wrote, "Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes.gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection". With the Clinton investigation , he tried to play it both ways, condemning reckless behavior but acceding to Lynch's demand to call the investigation "a matter" and recommending no charges after the tarmac meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton . Read More »

White House officials deny claim Trump seeking Mueller firing

Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller . NPR reported last week that Mueller had been on the White House shortlist to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director before the Justice Department named him as special counsel . Read More »

Doctors Update Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice

Scott Applewhite, File). Steve Scalise , the majority whip of the House of Representatives, was among them. Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices. The president said that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates . Read More »

Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

The House Republican baseball team had been practicing for weeks in early mornings at the Alexandria site for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game against Democratic lawmakers' team. Supporters of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., hold signs before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017 , in Washington . Read More »

Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump

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Some speculated Brand may have to step in after it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. Read More »

Jury finds Minnesota cop not guilty in shooting of black motorist

On Wednesday, the judge told jurors to continue deliberating Wednesday afternoon, indicating they may have been struggling to reach a verdict. All six Baltimore officers charged over the 2015 death of Freddie Gray due to spinal cord injuries suffered in the back of a police van were eventually cleared. Read More »

BGSU student among three found dead

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Authorities in Stark County had been asked to look for Brinkman on Sunday because he was a person of interest in the deaths of the mother and her two daughters. Police say he is suspected in the deaths of the three women found dead Sunday night in a North Royalton home. The police department on Monday released the call, on which the mother's bpyfriend tells a dispatcher, referring to Pifer's boyfriend, 'He just said there's a body '. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's decision to reverse US' Cuba policy

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He also is a cosponsor of the Agricultural Export Expansion Act to help support and improve the export of American agricultural commodities to Cuba , and he is a longtime supporter of lifting the trade and travel embargoes . Cheered by Cuba hardliners in both parties, Mr Trump's new policy is broadly opposed by United States businesses eager to invest in Cuba . Nor does Trump plan to reinstate limits that Obama lifted on the amount of the island's coveted rum and cigars that ... Read More »

President Trump On Revised Cuba Policy: We Now Hold The Cards

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Christopher Sabatini, professor at Columbia University's School of global and Public Affairs, argued that Trump's policy could actually perpetuate Cuba's isolation and social stasis. The policy will also ban most American financial transactions with the military-linked conglomerate that dominates much of the Cuban economy, including dozens of hotels, along with state-run restaurants and tour buses. Read More »

Manhattan anti-Sharia demonstration dwarfed by Islam-supporting counter-protesters

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The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review the ban. Sharia is a legal and philosophical code derived from Islamic scripture and tended to guide observant Muslims. And they told me they just don't trust Donald Trump. Are you against being friendly, showing love? According to a Washington Post report , about three dozen ACT protesters, some dressed in fatigues and carrying American flags, gathered in downtown New York City. Read More »

Doctor says Scalise recovery a good possibility

He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Even with the progress over the last two days, though, Sava said Scalise will remain in the hospital for the near future. Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. Read More »

Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

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The BORSTAR team will patrol remote areas of the Sonoran desert where chances of surviving a desert crossing are slim. His presidency has coincided with a big drop off in immigrants crossing the border from Mexico, but immigration authorities have been arresting more people in the country illegally. Read More »