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House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice


The members of Congress were preparing for the annual congressional baseball game scheduled for Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington , D.C., when Republican and Democrat lawmakers play against each other. The attacker, identified as James T Hodgkinson from IL, was killed after exchanging shots with police at the baseball field. President Donald Trump will make a statement from the White House on Wednesday about the shooting of a top House Republican. Read More »

The sad duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting

Because of his high-ranking position, he is mandated to have an armed security detail, and it was one of his Capitol Police bodyguards, also wounded in the encounter, who shot gunman James Hodgkinson of IL, who later died in hospital. Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act". Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was fielding balls on second base when a gunshot crumpled him, Arizona Sen. Read More »

'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped


Cosby's hands groping my breasts under my shirt". Ms Constand has been barred from talking about her allegations for almost 12 years, following a successful civil case she brought against the comedian in 2006. But Judge Steven O'Neill, in a victory for Cosby , said the jury could hear only from Constand and Johnson. "I just pray for all parties involved because this isn't a great situation no matter what side of the coin you're on". Read More »

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game


Ryan addressed the House in the wake of Wednesday's shooting at a practice of lawmakers for the annual charity congressional baseball game. "And we will use this occasion as one that brings us together, not separates us further", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

FBI Director Robert Mueller pauses after making an opening statement at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", a spokesman for Trump's legal team, Mark Corallo, said. Read More »

Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

Starting Thursday, media will not be allowed outside the capitol compound because of the danger from stray bullets as fighting between government forces and extremist gunmen enters its fourth week. Harvey, the son of the late Nine News veteran journalist Peter Harvey, has been in Marawi reporting on an Islamic State occupation of the city in which civilians have been killed during military attempts to recover the location. Read More »

Belleville Gunman Who Shot Top GOP Congressman Had History of Arrests

The FBI says the man who opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress on Wednesday is 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., who was shot by police and later died at a hospital. Hodgkinson was clearly passionate about progressive politics. The shooting came as a shock to him. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael told The New York Times. Read More »

Virginia shooter who shot Republicans was a Trump hater

Bernie Sanders said in a floor speech Wednesday afternoon that he learned that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his progressive campaign for president, which focused on economic equality and almost toppled Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations and threatened to derail the Democratic Convention last summer. Read More »

USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

Asked whether he thought it was a random shooting , Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks , who was preparing to bat at the time , told CNN: "It sure as heck wasn't an accident". A Congressional baseball practice for an upcoming charity game turned to chaos, when a shooter open fired on Republicans practicing Wednesday. It could have been a lot worse without them. Read More »

Schumer mocks Trump's Cabinet meeting with parody video on Twitter


Here's a clip of Obama's first cabinet meeting in April 2009. Schumer asked one of his staffers. "Keep focused on the stuff that really matters", people tweet at me every day, all day. "What an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership", Tom Price , secretary of that department, added when it was his turn to speak. Read More »

Congressman Among Those Shot At Virginia Baseball Field

At press time, Scalise was in critical condition following surgery. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. "It's not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don't have a weapon yourself", Brooks said. Brooks praised the bravery of Capitol Police, but added , "pistols against a rifle is not a fair fight". Read More »

Special counsel Mueller also investigating possible 'money laundering by Trump associates'

Mueller's investigative team has expanded in recent weeks. He said Trump had called him Monday night and the two discussed Gingrich's concerns about the probe. Mueller has scheduled interviews with key national security officials about the matter. With few exceptions, Trump's allies are urging him not to move to dismiss Mueller, which would be both politically and technically complicated. Read More »

Sanders: Pres. Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Mueller

US President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reports . In response to the report , Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, said: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Read More »

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

As far as social media, a Facebook page attributed to Hodgkinson (although not yet authenticated) shows he had a strong interest in politics, supported Bernie Sanders and was critical of President Donald Trump and other Republicans . Read More »

DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter


The Conservatives, although the biggest party, now can not win an overall majority. Sinn Fein was the other clear victor claiming 7 seats. Beaten candidate Mark Durkan apologised to Mr Hume in an emotional speech but insisted the party still had a future. Read More »

Heinrich: "You're impeding this investigation".

He was further rattled by Martin Heinrich , a Democrat from New Mexico, who was angered by Mr Sessions saying he could not answer his question, because it related to a private conversation with President Donald Trump . And yet Sessions recommended President Trump fire the FBI Director because James Comey just wasn't right for the job. "Well, if you cared most about what Donald Trump's involvement was and his - and his motivations were for firing Jim Comey and his views of the Russian ... Read More »

Congress members to play Congressional charity baseball game despite Wednesday shooting

The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of liberal Senator Bernie Sanders - who said he was "sickened" by the "despicable act". Congress since January 2011, when Democratic Representative Gabby Giffords was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt at a gathering of her constituents in Tucson, Arizona. Read More »

President Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

The shooting came amid high political tension in the United States after a vitriol-filled 2016 election campaign. The shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T. "I was very fortunate not to have been shot ", Fleischmann said. Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was also shot and was receiving medical attention. Read More »

US Special Counsel Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had a different reason for not answering certain questions: It's how such matters have been handled in the Justice Department for years. The Justice Department ultimately agreed to a Tuesday public hearing in an attempt to show there's nothing to hide and nothing controversial about Sessions' interactions with Russian officials, officials said. Read More »

Defiant Theresa May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

May inherited a small majority from him. He even called on May to resign. May's astute political instincts served her well during the day-to-day business of leading the country. If May is to honour the wish of the 52 percent of voters who opted a year ago to take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to bridge the differences within her party. Read More »