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Rep. Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition, 'Has Improved,' Hospital Officials Say

Scott Applewhite, File). Steve Scalise during practice days before. Scalise, 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, from the St. Politico reported Thursday that a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who was also shot Wednesday, Matt Mika, remains in critical condition and will require additional surgeries, his family said Thursday. Read More »

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I Was Shocked'

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Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. The Daily Caller first reported that Hodgkinson had a note listing members of Congress on his person. "It was not threatening". While Davis said not everyone agrees on every item, there is a lot of party cooperation that takes place but isn't often talked about. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

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The gunman who wounded five people at the congressional baseball practice on Wednesday only opened fire after learning that the men on the field were Republicans. With its new subscription dollars, it's hired a known climate denier and racist in Bret Stephens, published a conspiracy theorist in Louise Mensch, and started an ill-fated column asking people to say something nice about Donald Trump, to offer just a few examples. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Rosenstein brought up the possibility of recusing himself during a meeting with the Justice Department's third-in-command - behind Sessions and Rosenstein - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, ABC News reported . Stone Jr, an informal adviser to Mr Trump. Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no ... Read More »

Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe, bashes Hillary Clinton

The Washington Post was one of several media that revealed this week that Trump himself is being investigated on allegations of obstructing justice . The probe, which began previous year as an investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, has since widened to include prospective money laundering by Trump associates and the possibility that people close to the President were in contact with Russian operatives throughout the campaign. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Jack Sava , director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center, briefing reporters. Many lawmakers wore purple and gold hats and shirts emblazoned with the LSU logo in a show of support for Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who was shot one day earlier during the Republican team's practice for the annual event . Read More »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Hodgkinson had arrests in his background but showed required firearms licenses to an IL deputy who confronted him about shooting a cornfield last spring. Some 30 spectators watched the proceedings from the visitors' galleries. Wounded U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey set aside one of his crutches and threw out the game's first pitch . Read More »

Aaron Judge Hits Longest Home Run of the Season

NY (35-23) is 12 games over.500 for the second time this season after opening the series with an 8-2 win on Friday. The 2017 Baltimore Orioles now sit in fourth place in the AL East division, one game above.500 and a whopping 6.5 games back of the first-place New York Yankees . Read More »

James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect

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The Belleville News-Democrat, the paper in Hodgkinson's hometown of Belleville, Illinois, interviewed a few of Hodgkinson's neighbours. Orear mentioned that while Hodgkinson had been a passionate progressive , there was no sign of violence or malice towards anyone, reports the Washington Post . Read More »

Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee had initially been hesitant to take it up, as the administration had expressed a hope it could improve relations with Moscow . USA intelligence chiefs have concluded that Russian Federation orchestrated a campaign to undermine the American election process that included espionage and cyber-attacks, as a means to tilt the vote in Trump s favor. Read More »

Trump's media allies are making the case for firing Robert Mueller

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One of Mr Trump's personal lawyers, Jay Sekulow, demurred when asked on Sunday if the president could fire Mr Mueller. Indeed, his expectation that threatening to oust Mueller might compel him to soft-pedal the F.B.I. Matt Lewis, a CNN political commentator, said Trump has a pattern of surprise moves, such as the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very ... Read More »

Shot US Congressman Scalise undergoes surgery

The annual game, which raises funds for charities , was scheduled for Thursday evening. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). House Majority Whip Rep. "As far as winning and losing, I think that's far from anybody's mind right now", he said. "He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday. Read More »

Kohli not intimidated by Pakistan

What Pakistan will bring is in doubt, and there's the intrigue about the showdown on Sunday at The Oval. There is a history of conflict between the two countries, and the cricket rivalry, which stems from the political one, has its own eventful past. Read More »

Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack

The hospital released a statement Wednesday night, saying Scalise was in critical condition and would require additional surgeries. On that day, a man later identified as the attacker approached Rep. Other Republicans said the criticism of Trump had crossed a line to a risky obsession among Democrats, one that implicitly encouraged violence. "I didn't like him from the beginning", she said. Read More »

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican , arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding and "an imminent risk of death", Sava said . To loud applause he threw the first pitch , which is a longstanding baseball ritual that usually falls to a dignitary or celebrity. "We have one this weekend in Larned", Pahls said. Read More »

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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Following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and four others in Virginia, police have uncovered more information on the shooter, James T Hodgkinson . She said she knew of no obvious catalyst for her husband's leaving, though she mentioned her daughter had recently moved back home with a child. Jim Guetterman owns about 200 hectares of corn and soybeans behind Hodgkinson's house. Read More »

President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

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He explained Tuesday to the Senate panel that his decision was based on a Justice Department regulation dictating that 'employees should not participate in investigations of a campaign if they served as a campaign advisor'. Fox News commentator Gregg Jarrett wrote that the situation was rife with conflicts, including Mueller's "flagrant conflict ... that disqualifies him from serving." Mr Trump does not have the authority to dismiss Mr Mueller, and he would have to ask Mr Rosenstein, ... Read More »

Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open

The pristine Erin Hills will soak, and players will fall by the wayside because of it. Rickie Fowler , the 18-hole leader, made an 8-foot birdie on No. "It was a bit of a roller coaster". "I know if I go out and play the golf I'm capable of, good things should happen". Now he'll have to go home and try to decipher what went wrong and, just like McIlroy, gear up for the next major, the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in July. Read More »

Things You Should Know About Leo Varadkar, The New PM Of Ireland

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He said Simon Coveney had gained his and the party's admiration for his "principled and spirited" campaign and he looked forward to working with him to bring Fine Gael and Ireland forward. Varadkar will be confirmed on June 13. Leo Varadkar has been announced as the leader of the biggest party in Ireland's ruling coalition, Fine Gael. Read More »

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting

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Republican and Democratic team members set aside partisan politics Thursday night to play the game, and said they are competing as one - Team Scalise. The FBI wants to speak with anyone Hodgkinson knew personally or who encountered him while he was traveling to Virginia. The FBI is seeking more info about the shooter, who appeared to be politically motivated. Read More »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

That leaked report was the basis of an article published Monday by The Intercept . Winner-Davis said she never expected her daughter would be accused of leaking information. Victor served in the Air Force from December 2010 to 2016, leaving as a senior airman who was a cryptologic language analyst. During the Memorial Day holiday weekend last month, Reality Winner , a 25-year-old living in Georgia, took a brief trip to Belize. Read More »

Traumatized firefighters search for more London fire victims

It would be a "miracle" if anyone else were found alive, Cotton said. It has so far been reported that 17 people died in the inferno but the death toll could rise to over 100 . Survivors said there were no sprinklers in the building. As the evening drew on, locals made preparations for Ramadan: Many of the tower's inhabitants were Muslim, and locals were keen to make sure they could break their fast in company, that they were well looked-after. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of his firing special counsel in Russian probe

Find out at the WND Superstore in "Socialism: A Clear and Present Danger", "Throw Them All Out", "Inside the Beltway", "Capitol Punishment" and many more. Here's ABC's Senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega. "Just a reminder that our President is basically the kid from that "wish them into the cornfield" Twilight Zone episode", tweeted Ken "Popehat" White about Trump's "volatility". Read More »

For Members, a Personal Connection to Capitol Police

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None of the members of Idaho's all-Republican delegation are on the team or were present when, according to authorities, IL man James Hodgkinson opened fire on a northern Virginia baseball field where some GOP members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game. Read More »

About 4000 more USA troops to go to Afghanistan — APNewsBreak

USA forces are training, advising and assisting Afghan forces so that they can defend their own country and "terrorists can find no haven" there. In an effort to prevent a full-out combat mission and to stress the advisory role of the US military presence, the Obama administration placed very specific limits on the number of troops sent to Iraq . Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe

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Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Watch his statements in the player above. The piece in the Washington Examiner points out his years-long friendship with a key witness, whose testimony will be especially important if the probe morphs into an obstruction-of-justice investigation into the president. Read More »

Friend says Trump weighs firing special counsel Mueller

But Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a friend of the President who attended meetings Monday at the White House , was the one who revealed that the issue was being discussed. There's no reason to fire Mueller. Yet, much of the public, including key Republicans, want all the leads in the Russian probe followed. "I think it'd be a disaster". Read More »

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations Monday

But EU leaders insist these must be negotiated in detail for them to have any legal value as reassurance for those people affected. The European Commission said it is prepared for the negotiations to start as soon as the United Kingdom is ready but refused to give a date. Read More »