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Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'

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Bernie Sanders condemned Hodgkinson's actions and other lawmakers used the despicable act to plead for citizens to return to a state where people no longer treat each other with vitriol and hate. Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was also shot and was receiving medical attention. "We try to make sure people are reasonable when doing this". Read More »

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to 2016 campaign

It was incorporated in 1994 and dissolved voluntarily in January of this year. A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. But he was sacked as an independent contractor in 2003 from the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department for "unacceptable behavior", Kern said. Read More »

Trump after visit with Scalise: 'He is a real fighter'

Two members of Rep. Scalise's protective detail were wounded in the gunfire exchange, and two people were reportedly in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Sen. Bernie Sanders went to the Senate floor after he learned that the alleged shooter was a volunteer worker on his presidential campaign. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Read More »

Senate committee to probe James Comey firing

This was the implication of questions from Democratic senators at Tuesday's Senate Intelligence committee hearing regarding a previously undisclosed meeting of Sessions and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. Read More »

Dershowitz: Comey's Statement Shows Trump Did Not Obstruct Justice

Comey testified on June 8 about the FBI's ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation and the nature of his dismissal by Trump, USA Today reported. The White House has repeatedly tried to shift the focus away from the content of Comey's allegations and onto the manner of their release. " Donald Trump's lies are never plain and simple", Oliver said. Read More »

FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota

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Authorities had been looking for the 57-year-old since June 18 last year when he slipped off his Global Positioning System ankle monitor and fled home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. He's been on the run for almost a year after he escaped home confinement by slipping out of an Federal Bureau of Investigation ankle bracelet. Thursday morning, police in South Dakota confirmed Jeffs had been caught. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise shot, others injured at baseball field in Alexandria

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Rep. Roger Williams , a Texas Republican whom Barth works for, was also hospitalized and released with an injury to his leg. The shooter, identified as a 66-year-old IL man who had vented at Republicans on social media, fired repeatedly at the baseball field in suburban Alexandria , Virginia , Reuters reported. Read More »

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not deny a White House invitation

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Whether or not the Warriors will join those teams remains to be seen. It hasn't even been 24 hours since the Golden State Warriors clinched the NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and yet they have already "unanimously" decided not to stop by the White House for their victory lap ... Read More »

Sheriff: Orlando shooter involved in previous workplace violence incident

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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the gunman , 45, was a disgruntled former employee at Fiamma , a business that makes awnings for recreational vehicles, who was sacked in April. Shelley Adams told Channel 9 that she got a call from her sister, Sheila McIntyre, who was in the building during the shooting. Demings said his criminal history includes DUI and minor drug offenses. Read More »

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work after Shooting

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Scalise's office said the 51-year-old was "in good spirits" before entering surgery, although the hospital later updated his status to critical. "He had my address, and he said he was going to make sure I die, too". Fox News anchor Bret Baier tweeted that Scalise was shot in the hip and is expected to survive. That's the only reason members of the U.S. Capitol Police were at the practice - rank-and-file senators and House members don't get security details. Read More »

Trump Declines To Lead America After Republican Baseball Practice Shooting

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. "The guy's down to a handgun, he dropped his rifle, they shoot him, I go over there, they put him in handcuffs", Conaway said, adding that if the shooter had "gotten inside the fence, where a bunch of guys were holed up in the dugout, it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel". Read More »

Warriors haven't made White House visit decision

Rumors about the team's decision sprouted after a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously chose to skip the White House visit. And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . Pete Souza, the White House photographer under former President Barack Obama who has been known to troll the Trump White House with social media posts, pointed out that Curry was more than happy to visit the White House when Obama was in office. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after shooting of top congressman

Too many arguments these days, whether at kitchen tables across America or in the well of the House of Representatives, revolve around that premise. "I'm grateful that Special Agent Griner is in good condition in the hospital having been shot in the ankle, and Special Agent Bailey was treated and released having sustained a minor injury during the incident", Verderosa said in a statement. Read More »

Blumenthal: 'There Will Be a Firestorm' If Trump Fires Mueller

In a separate exchange with Democratic Sen. "Senator, I'm not going to follow any order unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders", Rosenstein said. "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake". "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorised to comment". Read More »

Police search for suspects in Windsor abduction

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The pursuit continued over the state line, and ended up in Springfield, where the driver reportedly threw a man and a woman out of the vehicle on the Memorial Bridge. State police said they chased the vehicle into Springfield, Mass. where the suspects got out of the auto and took off. The victim sustained a minor injury, according to Windsor police. Read More »

Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure amid Comey crisis

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Asked by CNN whether he is concerned by what Comey will say to Congress, Trump smiled but ignored the question before getting into his limousine. He has struggled to keep the spotlight on plans that could give him a political boost. If implemented in a manner consistent with my legislation, [a] Buy American, Hire American EO [executive order] will put U.S.jobs and USA manufacturers first. Read More »

Congressman, 2 officers wounded in shooting at Virginia baseball field

Gabby Giffords was shot in January 2011. The shooter - identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois - died at the hospital after being shot by police. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. "He had 25 dads". "Had I not gotten the charge dismissed, he wouldn't have been able to own a gun", said Lyndon Evanko, who represented Hodgkinson in the case. Read More »

Gunman dead after wounding top Republican

Green, who is black, said the callers called him the N-word and said he should be lynched. But I didn't take a picture of him and I heard somebody yell 'Get in the dugout!' And, the gunfire rang out. At the time, Washington lawmakers rallied together, but the détente was short-lived as Congress quickly began to battle over gun control. An eyewitness said he saw the gunman as he was leaving the gym. Read More »

GOP Congressman: 'We're Going to Play Baseball Tomorrow'

The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson III, a 66-year-old white male from IL, opened a barrage of gunfire at a congressional baseball practice field in Alexandria , Virginia . US President Donald Trump , meanwhile, was planning to visit the top Republican in the hospital along with first lady Melania Trump . "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Read More »

Sessions defends himself, denying allegations during Senate testimony

Members of the Senate intelligence committee are expressing confusion over why Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not disclose his conversations with the president . The attorney general said there were some things he couldn't talk about because of long standing policies about keeping communications with the president confidential. Read More »

Scarborough: White House Sources Are Denying Mueller Is Under Fire

But Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a friend of the President who attended meetings Monday at the White House, was the one who revealed that the issue was being discussed. In 1973, there was such a firestorm following Nixon's move against Cox that the White House was forced to appoint another special prosecutor, Texas attorney Leon Jaworski. Read More »

Pay attention to what Comey didn't say

Transportation Department, but did say he wants people in public service to "rise above the petty partisan squabbling that plagues our nation" and focus on fixing problems. Comey told senators he resisted those entreaties because the situation could change and if it did, that, too, would have to be announced. Sessions disputes that. Read More »