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$1T infrastructure push faces hurdle from Congress

Trump says, "it's only obstruction from Democrats" and says, "It's all going to be Republicans or bust". Trump said his administration's still-emerging infrastructure plan will include fixes for "a dilapidated system of locks and dams that is on average more than 50 years old", and an $8.7 billion maintenance backlog. Read More »

Community Bank NA Increases Position in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Gutmann sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. It has underperformed by 10.19% the S&P500. Nuance Investments Llc increased United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stake by 5.5% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Limited Liability Company reported 5,270 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 20,500 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Read More »

Rep. Mike Bishop says he's ready to play for Scalise, Mika

The game is expected to go ahead tonight. When the shooting started earlier that morning, he was playing second base, his normal position on the congressional baseball team. "He was rushing to get dressed and attend to the emergency". Brooks said the shooter said nothing during the rampage. He added while it is fine for legislators to disagree, an attack on one is an attack on the entire body. Read More »

San Diego congressional delegates pray for victims of Alexandria attack

Members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park. "We're playing the game tomorrow", said Rep. Authorities said five people were taken to hospitals, including Hodgkinson. Besides Scalise, lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional staffer Zack Barth were also shot, suffering minor injuries, officials said. Read More »

Gunman dead after wounding top Republican

Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of what appeared to be his profile showed. Read More »

Capitol Police provides security to small number of Congressional members


Five people were transported from the scene, the city's Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters. The White House said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were both notified of the shooting in Alexandria. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN that he was with the congressman when the shooting broke out. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot , Flake said. Read More »

Trump possibly under investigation for obstruction


Sessions' transparently phony rationale for firing Comey, which contradicted his own public defenses of the FBI director's controversial decisions regarding the Clinton investigation, was merely window dressing for a decision Trump had already made, as the president himself admitted two days later in an interview with NBC News . Read More »

Obama calls Republican lawmaker after shooting at baseball field

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for unity in the wake of the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured five people, including a top House Republican . Mika, a former congressional staffer, is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods. "We need to play this baseball game, and so I'm excited that we have made a decision to do that", Williams said. Read More »

Trump under fire for potential obstruction of justice


The attorney general said he now has "no knowledge" of the criminal investigation being headed by Robert Mueller , a former director of the FBI who was named as special counsel in the case by Sessions' Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who assumed oversight of the Russian Federation probe after Sessions recused himself. Read More »

Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Mr". Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mr Mueller would have to be done by attorney general Jeff Sessions' deputy Mr Rosenstein , not the president, though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Read More »

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Aegon

So being injured was a new experience for me, but when I was back on the practice courts again, that's when I started to miss the tour because I could potentially play with the guys again', he said about his six-month break in the second half of a year ago. Read More »

Gunman had filed grievance — APNewsBreak


By late afternoon, friends had set up a memorial to Lefiti with flowers and balloons at a local supermarket near the UPS warehouse. A UPS employee opened fire at a San Francisco package delivery facility on Wednesday, killing three employees and then himself as officers closed in, police and the company said. Read More »

Brooks on GOP baseball shooting: 'Dude, you've been shot!'

As they lay prone in the first-base dugout, a Capitol Police officer who'd been wounded opened fire toward the third-base dugout, where the shooter had holed up. "I am thankful for the bravery shown by the Capitol Police who were present and the quick action by the Alexandria, Va. Police Department in their response which undoubtedly saved many innocent lives today". Read More »

Gingrich: Shooting 'part of a pattern' on the left

Newt Gingrich said the shooting at congressional Republicans' baseball practice is part of a pattern of "an increasing intensity of hostility on the left". "And suddenly we're supposed to rise above it". Gingrich's answer to that question seemed to be no. He said that a series of events have taught people that thinking of President Trump, and by extension the Republican Party, in violent terms is okay. Read More »

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

Still, Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. It would be hard to make the case, he said, that the experience of interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director would make it impossible for Mueller to fairly exercise the broad discretion afforded to prosecutors. Read More »

Trump says "100 percent" willing to respond to Comey under oath

Comey believed it was the attorney general's job to shield off the bureau from White House influence. As for those tapes Trump claims he has, Congressional investigators said they want them if they, in fact, exist. Comey said it is possible collusion connected to other elections could be found in the process of the investigation. Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

Rep. Brad Sherman moves forward on effort to impeach Trump


After the meeting, Rep. Linda Sanchez (Calif.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said Sherman and others pushing for impeachment are anomalies within the caucus. But some lawmakers said they would jump quickly on board if Trump were to fire Mueller. Steyer noted in his piece that the House Judiciary Committee accused President Richard Nixon of "interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by ... Read More »

Multiple People Shot in Del Ray Section of Alexandria


Rep. Roger Williams , a Texas Republican whom Barth works for, was also hospitalized and released with an injury to his leg. The man calmly asked Rep. "The community of Tucson understands this feeling better than most ", Flake said. CBS New reports Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana was shot in the hip while he was standing on 2nd base. Read More »

Tillerson says North Korea released US citizen Otto Warmbier


A plane carrying Warmbier arrived around 10:20 p.m. CT Tuesday at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport. "We learned of this only one week ago", said Fred and Cindy Warmbier in a statement . U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon talks to journalists after meeting with Japan's National Security Council Chief Shotaro Yachi at the prime minister's office Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Tokyo. Read More »

Washington Post reports special prosecutor investigating obstruction of justice


The special counsel declined to comment on the Post's report . The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller . Comey, however, would not say whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice. I know Bob Mueller . The report that Trump himself is being scrutinized for obstruction of justice served to undercut Trump's claims. Read More »

Three IL Congressman on Republican Baseball Team Targeted by Gunman


The shooting left five injured and the gunman dead by Capitol Police officers who were providing security at the field. Davis lauded the Capitol police, who were part of Louisiana Rep. I've walked the streets of Springfield getting yelled at and spat on, because of policy difference that we have. " You wouldn't believe it from some of the news reports, but some of my best friends are from the other end of the aisle", said Davis. Read More »

Tree falls on moving vehicle, killing driver


The tree crushed the roof of the auto, killing Vantassel, deputies said. Eventually, they were able to remove the tree limb from the vehicle and get to the driver, who was deceased. Crews removed the tree through an extrication, however, you can still expect some delays this morning in the area. Vehicle vs. tree, power lines down. Read More »

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

Euille said he had spoken with the YMCA's manager who said Hodgkinson was at the gym early this morning before heading to the field at around 7 a.m. Euille's daily routine is to work out at the YMCA every morning, go to the lobby to drink coffee and read on his phone. Read More »