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President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday. Pence tweeted shortly after leaving the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday morning that he and his wife, Karen, had thanked doctors and hospital staff. Read More »

Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russia probe

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 he believed Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , that was part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump sits by wounded Scalise's bedside


The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria , Virginia , where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7:00 am. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria , Virginia , a House colleague told CNN , in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". Read More »

Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting


The gunman , identified by law officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout. "They were prepared and they returned fire and were able to stop the person who was shooting over and over and over again at everybody that he could see on that baseball field". Read More »

Louisiana legislators react to Congressman Scalise shooting


Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present. One Republican congressman says he's going to start carrying a gun in public after a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice, injuring Rep. Gary Palmer told Roll Call. "I think The guy shot at Kelly and missed him". After the first burst of gunfire, LaVor said, "Then there was silence, I thought it was over". Read More »

Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe


Trump has been emphatic in denying any connection to the 2016 election meddling that the USA intelligence community says Russian Federation was behind. He added that he came to know about it from his sources, but the President did not tell him personally about it. Trump was considering it as an option, reported Fox News. Read More »

Chuck Schumer Mocks Trump For 'Weirdest Cabinet Meeting Ever'

And their leader sat smiling, nodding his approval. In more than three decades of covering the White House , I've never seen such an extended public display of flattery for a president from his chosen subordinates. Chief of staff Reince Priebus was perhaps the most effusive in his praise . For Mr Trump , the meeting was a welcome rendering of what he feels are major accomplishments ignored by his detractors, even though major legislative achievements have eluded him thus far. Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shot in baseball ambush

Hodgkinson, was one among five individuals taken to area hospitals. Scalise was reported to have undergone surgery and was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. He went on to say, "there's no doubt the heroism of the Capitol Police saved lives this morning, I am deeply thankful for their bravery, and I hope for speedy recoveries for all those wounded, in this cowardly assault". Read More »

Rep. Duncan says 'my colleagues were targeted today'

Jeff Duncan may be a witness to a shooting at a baseball park in Alexandria, Virginia where a shooter opened fire on a congressional baseball team. "Those Capitol Police saved a lot of lives today". But the Florida rep from the Jacksonville area says he's certain the man he encountered was the shooter. Read More »

Alexandria Police Say 2 Officers Fired on Baseball Practice Shooting Suspect


The same applies to staffer Zach Barth , also wounded by Hodgkinson. A congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer were also wounded. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. Scalise and Mika, however, appear to be in need our prayers as they fight for their lives and return to health. Read More »

Bernie Sanders says Alexandria shooter was campaign volunteer

Slater, who runs the FBI's Washington field office, said he was "not aware" of whether that encounter was related to the shooting. Officers shot Hodgkinson, who later died. It is scheduled to take place Thursday evening at the Washington Nationals ballpark before a few thousand Capitol Hill staff members, lobbyists and other members of Congress. Read More »

GOP Whip Steve Scalise among those shot at Del Ray park

Scalise, the House Republican Whip, was traveling with a small security detail. His injuries were extensive, and he was in critical condition Wednesday night, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement . Brooks said he saw the man only for a second, and that he was shooting from a chain link fence behind the third base position on the field where the congressional group was holding an early morning morning practice ahead of a game against Democrats this week. Read More »

#Mizzou DE Nate Howard arrested on drug charges

UPDATE 12:03 p.m.: Howard was arrested at 7:04 p.m.by officers after he was stopped on Providence for expired tags. Campus police subsequently found marijuana and psylocybin mushrooms in the vehicle, Weimer said, adding that Howard was the only person in the auto at the time. Read More »

Blimp appears to crash and burn at US Open golf tournament


The last time Mickelson was runner-up at the U.S. Open was in Merion in 2013, the week Amanda graduated from the eighth grade. Dustin Johnson insists disrupted preparations for the US Open have not left him "behind the 8-ball" as he seeks to defy the odds and make a successful title defence. Read More »

President Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Trump praised the Capitol Police officers who fired back at the shooter for their "heroism" and called on Americans to "take a moment today to cherish those you love and always remember those who serve and keep us safe". Barth said on "Fox & Friends" he was shagging fly balls in the outfield at the baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, when the shooting began. Read More »

Annual Charity Baseball Game Still On After DC Shooting


Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds Wednesday morning. Scalise is now in critical condition, having been struck by a rifle round in his left hip. The former minor-league baseball player has coached the GOP Congressional team since 2013, his office said. The shooter was identified as James T. Read More »

Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

At the school, Haban learned to be a machinist for LDI Industries, which makes hydraulic components and lubricating equipment. "This really demonstrates what you can do with apprenticeships with existing dollars", Litow said. Such workers are deemed essential for any industrial economy that wants to be competitive, including manufacturing-heavy Wisconsin. The budget calls for a 40 percent cut to the Labor Department's Wagner-Peyser Employment Service, which supports about 14 million job ... Read More »

US House Majority Whip among others injured in shooting spree

The suspect who opened fire in the baseball game practice field in Alexandria, Virginia, was in custody, said Alexandria police. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. Katie Filous, an attorney who was walking her dogs near the field, dropped to the ground when she heard "a lot of shots". Read More »

Bernie Sanders condemns shooting by gunman who volunteered for his presidential campaign

Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville , Illinois, filled his Facebook page with screeds against Trump and past year against Hillary Clinton , the Democrat who won the nomination but lost the general election to Trump. Hodgkinson had been known by his friends to be a staunch Senator Bernie Sanders supporter, and very anti-Trump. Hodgkinson's criminal history included a 2006 arrest on battery charges that were later dismissed, as well as multiple traffic violations, according to state ... Read More »

Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

The gunman who opened fire at the congressional baseball practice Wednesday was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, sources told Fox News. The local prosecutor in St. Clair County, where Belleville is located, told KTVI that Hodgkinson has an arrest record that is not extensive. He was accused in 2006 of punching a woman in the face and of aiming a gun at her boyfriend. Read More »

Vehicle fatally strikes fire chief along I-94 in Michigan


When they arrived, firefighters say no one was in the vehicle and no one had been reported hurt. Crews tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful. He died at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and fellow fire fighters (sic) of Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski", read a post on Downtown Kalamazoo Cops' Facebook page. Read More »