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Chuck Schumer mocks Trump cabinet meeting in tweet

Monday's meeting , which was the first time Trump met with his cabinet in entirety, became a source for humor among news outlets, comedians and politicians alike, for the fact that each member seemed to lavish Trump with praise . Read More »

Congressman Kevin McCarthy shares prayers, praises police after shooting in Virginia

The Capitol Police officers who were injured are "in good condition and have not suffered any life-threatening injuries at this point", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a news conference. Hodgkinson of IL, was hiding behind the third base dugout when he fired the bullet at Scalise. Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business, which he dissolved on January 10, according to Secretary of State corporate records. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

Though Trump was told by Comey on multiple occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI, the president reportedly became the focus of Mueller's investigation after firing Comey. Tuesday morning, Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have donated mostly to Democrats, a message that Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

Trump allies question Mueller probe

The special counsel, who has moved quickly to take full control of the investigation, is reportedly interviewing what the Post described as "senior intelligence officials" as part of what suddenly also is an obstruction of justice investigation. Read More »

President Trump: Alexandria Shooter 'Has Now Died of His Injuries'

Rep. Roger Williams, R-TX, said Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was among the people who were shot, but he is expected to make a full recovery. " Trump is a Traitor ". Trump confirmed during a White House address that Hodgkinson died following injuries he incurred from a shootout with Capitol Police on the scene. Read More »

Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman had Criminal History

Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign. "I am sickened by this despicable act", said Sanders in a prepared statement. "Once we got back to the Hill, we got word that there was a shooting". He says he was up to bat when he heard the first gun shot. This tweet was posted on Sanders' Twitter account. Read More »

Capitol Police Officers Hailed as Heroes After Baseball Practice Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Associated Press and major news outlets reported. The president and first lady Melania Trump brought two bouquets of flowers to the hospital. " Steve Scalise comes with Capitol Hill police protection and if Steve weren't there, two things - one, he would not have been hit, and, two, we wouldn't have any protection and I shudder to think what that would have looked like", Wenstrup said. Read More »

Nationals to Proceed with 108th Congressional Baseball Game

The president and the first lady traveled by motorcade to the hospital after celebrating the president's 71st birthday with family members at the White House . I had to slow down and wait for him. All the time he was bleeding, we were under fire. So, he's doing great. The Trump administration released a statement from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Read More »

London residents demand answers in deadly high-rise blaze

Some bodies have been removed from the smouldering remains of the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. They also claimed that due to renovation activities in the block, there was one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower, which created a hassle in the evacuation procedures. Read More »

CCTV shows dramatic moment police shoot dead London attackers


France said earlier on Wednesday that two of its citizens had died when three men drove a van into pedestrians on the bridge before going on a stabbing spree in the nearby Borough Market . London's Metropolitan Police confirmed on the Wednesday that the death toll from the London Bridge terrorist attack has risen to eight people. The Italian mother of Zaghba, whose father was Moroccan, said Wednesday that her son had become radicalized in Britain after falling in with the wrong group ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower: After the horror, anger flares in west London


At least 12 people have died and police expect the death toll to rise further after a blaze swept through the 24-storey apartment block in central London . The building had recently undergone an 8.7 million pound ($11.08 million) exterior refurbishment, which included new external cladding and windows. Read More »

France says British PM's legitimacy not called into question by election

Falling eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, May's Conservative party is now in talks with the DUP - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. May is under pressure to take on a more cross-party approach to Brexit talks . The Daily Telegraph reported cabinet ministers have opened back-channel talks to senior Labour lawmakers to secure a cross-party agreement on Brexit. Read More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders responds to shooting in VA

Clair County on charges that include failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses. President Donald Trump later said Hodgkinson was dead. Beginning around the summer of 2015, Hodgkinson began often expressing enthusiastic support for Mr Sanders' 2016 campaign. Read More »

European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany

Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, Major and Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party membership support a sharp break with the EU. He told the World at One: "A hard Brexit was not endorsed by the electorate". Even without the impact of the London fire, the talks were said to be making "slower progress". Read More »

Lawmakers At Shooting Say Scalise's Security Prevented A 'Massacre'

Ryan said he had spoken to both officers by phone and expressed to them his "profound gratitude". "Had Steve Scalise missed practice today, there would have been no security detail there", Rep. Lawmaker Jeff Duncan said he was leaving the practice when he was approached by a man he later learned was the shooter, who asked if the team was Republican or Democrat before heading toward the field. Read More »

Labour's John McDonnell: "We're Preparing For Government"


Former deputy leader Harriet Harman says former critics would be willing to rejoin the shadow cabinet . She was previously deputy leader of Fife Council.
Mr Murray, who was Labour's only Scottish MP until last Thursday, resigned as Scottish Secretary past year in protest at Mr Corbyn's leadership,
later accusing him of "killing the Labour Party" over his neutral stance on a second Scottish independence referendum. Read More »

At least two media workers killed, nine injured in Kabul bombing


The Head of State noted that Kazakhstan is always ready to continue cooperation with Afghanistan in fight against modern threats for the sake of peace and security of the two countries. Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban , says that Wednesday's explosion had "nothing to do with the Mujahedeen of Islamic Emirate", as the Taliban call themselves. Read More »

Shooting reported in Va. involving member of Congress and police

For those who aren't familiar with this annual event, it's when congressional Democrats and Republicans get together to play each other in an exhibition game that raises money for different D.C. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, engaged the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill. Read More »

Trump affects Virginia primaries, but not as expected

Both candidates have pledged fierce opposition to Trump and his policies. Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Gillespie's narrow victory against Stewart, the former state campaign chairman for President Donald Trump , provided the night's biggest surprise. Read More »

Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice


Sessions said he recused himself from the Justice Department's ongoing Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it over his involvement in the Trump campaign. And when this contradiction was placed in front him at Tuesday's hearing, Sessions was unable to provide an answer. Sessions cited the unnamed policy to deflect questions about how President Trump dealt with the Russian Federation inquiry and the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction

The Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice. As the head of the FBI , Comey had been in charge of the Russian Federation investigation, which began previous year. The FBI did not immediately respond. The president is nonetheless angered by the investigation, which he has described as a "witch hunt", The New York Times reported . Read More »