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Man asked if baseball team was GOP before shooting


One photograph, initially obtained by another local paper, showed Mr Hodgkinson protesting outside the Post Office in Belleville, carrying a placard that reads: "Tax the rich like Congress did for 70 years till Reagan's "trickle down". Hospital says Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition following surgery for gunshot. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, the lone Texan on the Democrats' congressional baseball team , tweeted his support and prayers after news of the shooting came ... Read More »

Son of congressman at scene of shooting, rescued by GOP members

Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said officers responded within minutes, and they are collaborating with Capitol police, Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics", he said. Barton said the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes, and there were dozens if not hundreds of shots fired. Read More »

Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

Shortly after the shooting , Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign previous year. Walz said while the congressional baseball game may sound silly, it helps build relationships among members of Congress and raises money for charity. Read More »

Tillerson: PA has "changed policy", will stop paying terrorists' families

We're not going to set the burden down. A day earlier, Tillerson told senators at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the policy had changed. "This budget is devastating to soft power", Mr. Bob Corker , R-Tenn., told Tillerson that he considered any item-by-item consideration of the proposed budget to be "a waste of time". Read More »

Trump Delivders Statement Following Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice

The suspect is reportedly in custody at this time. Associated Press reports he was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery in stable condition . Brooks estimated the assailant and Capitol Police exchanged 50 to 100 shots. Some reports also suggest that the shooter's social media includes anti-Trump postings. Read More »

Who is Steve Scalise, GOP congressman injured in Virginia shooting

Representative Jim Cooper (D) confirmed to he was not at the park. All are in stable condition. Congressional and law enforcement sources say the shooting seems to be a deliberate attack. Trump says everyone can agree that we are "blessed to be Americans" and that we are strongest when "we work together for the common good". " Virginia public safety officials are coordinating with local responders and we will continue to monitor this situation and make every resource available". Read More »

Virginia Shooting:Trump hopes full recovery of Scalise

A congressional aide and two U.S. Capitol Police were also injured during the event. The Alexandria Police Department said victims were being transported to local hospitals. "My thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Scalise and the staff who were injured during today's tragic act of violence". Steve Scalise (R-LA), and several other people who were shot during a congressional baseball practice in Virginia. Read More »

McCarthy, Valadao react to shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise


The president was scheduled to speak on a new initiative to promote apprenticeship programs and sign an executive order. He also thanked Capitol Police for their work. His demeanor was "calm", witness Falisa Peoples said. Police Chief Michael Brown said the shooting happened just after 7 a.m. "There's no escaping a guy if he's got several hundred bullets and we've got no weapons and no place to hide". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise Shot During Baseball Practice in Virginia

A message from the GOP leadership says no votes are expected in the House Wednesday. He said the gunman eventually advanced towards their position, forcing them to move again, before being shot by Capitol Police on the scene. Several members of congress and their staff were caught up in the attack as they were practicing for the upcoming Congressional baseball game, scheduled for tomorrow. Read More »

U.S. attorney general Sessions clashes with Democrats, dodges Trump questions at Senate

Comey testified that he didn't mention details to Sessions because he expected the attorney general would soon recuse himself from the investigation that includes a probe of Flynn. "Beyond that, what I said earlier, I don't have anything more to add", Sanders said, when a reporter asked if Trump has confidence in Mueller. "There's one meeting we don't know about and people would like to know about it", said Democratic Senator Joe Manchin III. Read More »

Children lost, baby thrown to safety in London blaze

Reuters was unable to verify the witness accounts. "I saw three people putting sheets together to climb down, but no one climbed down". At least 40 fire engines responded to the scene, with 200 firefighters involved in a futile effort to contain the blaze. Read More »

Donald Trump sued by two states over business links


Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh also underscored that the framers of the Constitution included the clause for good reason. Businesses such as hotel bookers are injured when foreign governments try to "curry favor" with Trump by doing business with his enterprises, according to the lawsuit . Read More »

Bill stops tax credits for those in USA illegally

Trump insisted they pass something and then threw a celebration in the Rose Garden. "He made pretty clear that he thinks the House bill leaves people - many of which probably make up his base - in a bad place", one congressional source with direct knowledge of the meeting said . Read More »

Historic shipwreck discovered off Southern California coast


Coast Guard (USCG) ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sunk off the California coast 100 years ago. The ship sank on June 13, 1917, after colliding with a civilian steamship. The shipwreck disappeared under water, but the entire crew was rescued. The site is about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. In the Battle of Manila Bay, the McCulloch came under fire when soot in its funnel briefly caught fire, alerting the Spanish of the American ... Read More »

Susan Collins To Trump: Release The Tapes

Here are some of the highlights from his day on Capitol Hill. Though some are privately concerned , and frustration is regularly voiced about the president's undisciplined administration and the distractions he creates, Republicans have scant incentive to abandon him now. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts Tuesday


A Justice Department spokeswoman said that Sessions requested the open setting because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". He never, he insisted, knew anything about the Russian Federation probe or had any role in it. What other factors contributed to the decision to recuse besides Sessions role in the Trump campaign? "Last week in the Rose Garden that he believes the sooner we can get this addressed and dealt with and there has been no ... Read More »

Sessions: 'I did not recuse myself from defending my honor'

The nation's top law enforcement official - who has recused himself from all ongoing Russian Federation investigations - has himself become a focal point in congressional probes into the allegations of election meddling, in possible collusion with Trump's team, that have dogged the young administration. Read More »

Feared Dead, 50 Injured As Blaze Engulfs Grenfell Tower

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". If you do not get through immediately, please try again. Nana Akuffo, 46, a chef who lives in the neighbourhood, said the community was used to fending for itself. It was fire up, up, up. "They couldn't get to them. Read More »

Researchers say they've found lost wonder of the world


Bunn tells the Guardian the terraces were never surveyed by the government, meaning their exact latitude and longitude weren't determined. Publishing their findings in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand , they wrote that they believe the terraces were covered by ash during the eruption and lie at least 10 metres below the surface of the ground next to the lake. Read More »

Congressional baseball game will go on despite shooting

He said the two officers were in surgery on Wednesday afternoon. "Two members of Mr. Scalise's protective police detail were wounded as they exchanged gunfire with the gunman in what other lawmakers described as a chaotic, terror-filled 10 minutes that turned the baseball practice into an early-morning nightmare", the New York Times reported . Read More »