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Suspect in shooting at Republicans baseball practice was Bernie Sanders backer


They dodged questions as to whether the shooter set out to target Republican House members. Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said local FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. Barton said that from what he could see, the suspect "had a rifle and I think he had an automatic pistol but I wouldn't swear to it". "He was in the outfield", Williams said about Barth during a news conference on Wednesday. Read More »

'It Would Have Been a Massacre': Capitol Police Hailed as Heroes

Roger Williams said. The gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, was killed in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police officers during the attack. He was known to be highly critical of President Trump and other Republicans on social media, and had reportedly traveled to Washington to protest against the administration. Read More »

Gunman shoots USA congressman, police at baseball practice


Lou Baretta, a Pennsylvania Republican. His interview with ABC News is below. "It has to stop". As we wait for more information, we must remember that we are all Americans, even when we disagree. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Read More »

Adele Lends Support To Grenfell Tower Residents, After Devastating Fire


Speaking after visiting the site of the devastating fire in North Kensington, London , May said she wanted to make sure "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". As the day drew to an end, Rita also shared a photo of the destroyed remains of Grenfell Tower alongside a crying emoji. Residents of the huge Grenfell public housing complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people, said their warnings about possible fire risks had been ignored for years. Read More »

Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Baseball Practice Shooting


Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria , . The bullet tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, puncturing organs and causing massive bleeding. Spicer noted that Trump does not plan to attend the congressional baseball game today due to security and logistical concerns. The hospital said Scalise, who sustained a single gunshot wound to the hip, is critical condition and would require additional surgeries. Read More »

N Carolina city sales tax option approved by House panel


Several Senate Democrats criticized the cuts, calling them "draconian". The House version of the budget was overhauled to look like the Senate version through a series of amendments by Rep. "And to this, Mr. Speaker, I say not only 'No, ' but, 'Hell, no, ' and urge you to vote with me". "That is what has put West Virginia in the bind financially that it is in". Read More »

Donald Trump calls federal probe into whether he obstructed justice "phony"


The Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe shortly after Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey . He declined further comment. "Nice", Trump tweeted earlier Thursday morning. The report that Trump himself is being scrutinized for obstruction of justice served to undercut Trump's claims. Read More »

Trump Visits Scalise In Hospital After GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

A picture of the shooter James Hodgkinson. Politico reports Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received a threatening email shortly after Wednesday's shooting. Unspeakable evil. Pray that Rep Scalise, police officers and everyone else will be ok. The shooting marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has been shot since Arizona Rep. Read More »

Here's video of the shooting at the congressional baseball practice

Two members of the Capitol Police were injured along with a congressional aide and a lobbyist. We are united in our shock. Barth was on the field with about 25 lawmakers and staffers when Hodgkinson shot him in the leg. BENNETT: Scalise was struck in the hip. This morning, the House Sergeant at Arms and Capitol Police leadership briefed members on security in a closed door session. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry


In a heart touching move, singer Adele showed up at the Grenfell Tower on Wednesday just hours after the massive fire engulfed the 27-storey apartment on Latimer Road, west London . The 26-year-old posted a video of herself among black sacks of clothes, water and food at one of the help points in west London . Tazmin Belkadi, 6, and her sister Malek, 6, are now recovering in hospital after they were rescued from the top of the tower. Read More »

FBI issues new photos of man wanted in police chief's death


Webb is also the only fugitive in the US wanted for the murder of a police chief. Webb was wanted on federal charges for a jewelry store robbery in NY at the time of the killing. At the time he fled, Webb was described as having brown eyes, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. The The FBI says he has used several aliases including: A.D. Read More »

Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts

He showed no previous signs of violent extremism and his attack shocked people who knew him as "Hodges" - a popular, "laid-back" blue-collar worker in his hometown of Belleville , Illinois. Laid back, rough around the edges. Brennwald thought it was odd he never saw Hodgkinson exercise or wear workout clothes and considered asking a staffer about him but never did, he said. Read More »

Florida Gov. To Sign Bill That Shifts Students To Charters


Rick Scott is scuttling an effort to give college students extra help. One part of the legislation includes a three-year mandatory-minimum sentence for people caught with 4 grams of fentanyl. "It's the largest in a line of bad legislation designated to undermine our Florida public traditional schools", said Joanne McCall , the president of the Florida Education which represents teachers. Read More »

Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering


Five people were injured in a shooting at a baseball field Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . Chris Murphy. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of MS gaveled in the session on Thursday, and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania opened the morning speeches. He called for replacing "the attacks of hateful personal politics and resistance" with respect. Read More »

Republicans shot in anti-Trump gun rampage

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called " Terminate the Republican Party ". A government official identified the shooter as an IL man named James. Hodgkinson, who ran a home inspection business, has a police record. Hodgkinson is believed by investigators to have been a person "of strong views", a senior U.S. Read More »

Shooter had been hanging around near the field for weeks, man says

Karman and Bill Schaumleffel, neighbors across a small cornfield on the back edge of the Hodgkinson property, recall seeing a man shooting a rifle out into the field about two or three months ago. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael told The New York Times . Hodgkinson also engaged with his own representative. Read More »

Both Democrat and Republican members of Congress receive new threats following shooting


Police said the suspect is being treated for injuries. They helped beat back such proposals in Congress repeatedly during Obama's presidency, but face a far steeper challenge in the Trump era. "It's a good way raise money for charity and for members to get to know each other", said Rep. Cedric Richmond , D-La., whose election in 2010 upended the competitive balance of the annual event. Read More »

Members of Congress set for annual baseball game a day after shooting

He is an avid baseball fan and has played on the congressional baseball team since he entered Congress in 2008. In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said . A woman walking her dog heard a female officer scream, "Drop your weapon", before the gunman "shot her and she fell to the ground". Hospital staff said in a statement that Scalise was shot once in the hip during the attack, Fox News reported . Read More »

Lottery may dump Illinois unless the state agrees a budget

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Multi-State Lottery Association (which oversees the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries) has threatened to pull its games from the state if IL is unable to pass a state budget. All profits are retained by the state lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures, according to the association. Illinois Lottery Acting Director Greg Smith called the development "disappointing". Read More »

Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack

An ambulance driver with the Amin Ambulance service said they had carried 17 bodies and 26 wounded people. Extremist snipers fired on security troops who surrounded the restaurant and used big guns mounted on the backs of vehicles to neutralise militants. Read More »

NORC poll: Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

Asked by Republican Senator Marco Rubio about a February 14 Oval Office with Trump, Sessions responded, "That's a communication in the White House that I'd not comment on". "To Trump", Klein writes, "this is something "they" did to him". Sessions' Democratic critics quipped that's like refusing to answer questions in court, because you might later request immunity under the Fifth Amendment. Read More »

Wenstrup: Scalise's 'critical' condition normal for his injury

The statement said Mika has "been alert, conscious and communicating through notes". President Donald Trump and wife Melania visited wounded U.S. Rep. "I heard boom, boom, and thought there is a second shooter, then realized this was a good guy", Brooks said upon realizing two Capitol Police officers, though wounded, were holding off the shooter. Read More »