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Scalise In critical Condition After Attack By Gunman

Scott Applewhite, File). Republican congressman Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" after being shot at a baseball field but "he's going to be okay, we hope", Donald Trump said . Doctors operated immediately, but additional surgery is required, the hospital said. Scalise's Chief of Staff shared a message from the congressman's family at a Friday press conference. Read More »

White House Staffers Are Reportedly Freaking Out Over Robert Mueller's Possible Firing

The Democratic National Committee called on Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but it said authority over the investigation should be given to Mueller and not another Trump appointee. The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. Read More »

Senate Republicans outline new health care plan

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President Trump raised expectations for his domestic policy agenda Tuesday as he met with congressional Republican leaders - predicting the "biggest tax cut in US history" and Senate passage of a health care bill by summer's end. Many of us tuned in to watch yesterday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with former FBI Director James Comey's sworn testimony, but around the same time, there were a few fireworks in a lower-profile hearing in the same building. Read More »

The Attack That Launched the US Capitol Police

The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. The game Thursday, a Washington tradition since 1909 in which Republicans and play Democrats , went on Thursday evening at Nationals Stadium, home of the city's major league baseball team. Read More »

US President Trump orders travel and trade restrictions on Cuba

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Tourism is technically banned under the embargo, but under the Obama administration, relaxed regulations allowed Americans to visit Cuba under people-to-people travel. It is notable, however, that Trump's administration is taking a stand against Cuba's human rights abuses when it has made a habit of glossing over the same concerns with countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide, and a lobbyist. At the end of the introductions for the Republican team, the stadium announcer also boomed the name Steve Scalise, leading to a standing ovation. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm obstruction investigation on Twitter

I stand by that decision", Rosenstein said . And if the president was tempted to oust the special counsel on Monday, he's sure to be all the more tempted now: In the last 72 hours, the Washington Post and the New York Timesreported that the special counsel was looking into whether the president's firing of Comey constituted obstruction of justice, while the Post also revealed that Mueller is examining Jared Kushner's financial dealings with Russian entities. Read More »

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

The congressman will require more surgeries and will be in the hospital for "presumably weeks", Sava said. He had a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, the hospital said. Scalise's next operation will likely take place in 48 hours, Sava said. "'I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly the entire world". Read More »

Colleagues, police at loss to find reason for UPS shooting

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Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others. "UPS confirms there was a shooting incident involving six employees within the company's facility in San Francisco earlier this morning", the statement said. "We know them in every single neighborhood in the city", San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said of the UPS employees while assuring that the families of the deceased victims would be taken care of. Read More »

US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot -lead surgeon

Scott Applewhite, File). But despite the applause, hugs and pledges of camaraderie, "there is definitely a somber mood", observed GOP congressman Steve Pearce, who was at the Republican practice when his colleague was shot . Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter. Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre presented the game ball to Capitol Police special agent David Bailey , who came out on the field on crutches ... Read More »

Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

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But it was not a decision easily reached. The resolution condemning the "alt-right", a movement generally associated with white nationalism, was introduced by William Dwight McKissic, an African-American pastor from Texas. The resolution decries "every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as of the devil". After intense back-and-forth between leaders, a revised version of the resolution was ultimately drafted and voted upon. Read More »

Puerto Ricans Vote For Their Country To Become America's 51st State

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Almost 500,000 Puerto Ricans participated , equaling 23 percent of eligible voters, and several political parties had urged supporters to boycott the vote. Carolina Santos, a single working mother struggling to make her mortgage payments, said bankrupt Puerto Rico has more important things to worry about than a status vote. Read More »

Gingrich: A president 'cannot obstruct justice'

Gingrich, after initially praising Mueller, has become a harsh critic. After Gingrich blamed liberal rhetoric for the shooting of Rep Steve Scalise on Wednesday, his latest tweet suggested a controversial conspiracy [VIDEO ]about #Robert Mueller , which prompted one host on MSNBC take him to task. Read More »

Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

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Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep. Duncan or lost the nerve to confront him, but thankfully the Clinton, SC Congressman left the parking lots minutes before the shooting started. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot by a crazed man whose mental health had been deteriorating in the months leading up to the violent attack . Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a United States capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

A source close to the president said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move such as firing the special counsel . When asked about Ruddy's comment, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee said, "Chris speaks for himself", according to CNN . Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates captured thanks to the aid of armed citizens

Authorities hold a news conference held at a truck stop Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Christiana, Tenn. Rowe, 43, has been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015. Sheriff Fitzhugh noted, "Our deputies did an outstanding job in pursuing and apprehending them". Tuesday. A reward for information leading to the two inmates' arrest rose to $130,000 after contributions from more law enforcement agencies, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Minnesota Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Found Not Guilty

Dayton called Castile's death "a awful tragedy". Under the circumstances, just because he's a police officer, that makes it OK. Dayton drew criticism a year ago after suggesting that Castile might not have been shot if he was white. He says the jury sympathizes with the Castile family. "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son", Valerie Castile said. Valerie Castile called her son's death murder. Read More »

Trump allies now question Mueller probe, even those who endorsed him

Rosenstein would not answer questions Tuesday about his role in Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey , May 9. (Melania also reportedly told her husband "she believed the appointment of Mr. "Absent the most extreme circumstances, the president would be singularly ill-advised to threaten, much less order, Mueller's firing". "I think he's weighing that option", referring to Trump . Read More »

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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The FBI is actively investigating Hodgkinson , to include his associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations. The suspect, James Hodgkinson , was killed when officers returned fire. The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson , combing through evidence trying to understand what could've led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice . Read More »

Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition

In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. Sava said that doctors on Thursday had operated on him to fix the broken bone. The bullet fragmented, and the pieces caused wounds to his organs and blood vessels, he said. Read More »

Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Let Mueller 'Do His Job'

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A close friend said Mr Trump saw firing him as an option, but the White House said both never discussed this issue. White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not explicitly endorse Sessions' appearance , saying in response to a question, "We're aware of it, and we'll go from there". Read More »

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

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As an additional deterrent, the Border Patrol advises that individuals arrested crossing the border illegally in this identified high-risk area, will be presented for prosecution. The group called it "an unprecedented show of force" and a "clear violation of worldwide humanitarian law". He said the Border Patrol understands No More Deaths' mission to provide aid, but added that those efforts can encourage smugglers. Read More »