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Trump isn't teflon: Republican satisfaction drops 17 percent in one month


But they're facing stiff opposition from Republicans who made clear again Tuesday they want structural spending changes made to the budget before they might agree to support it. Only 41 percent of Republicans are happy with the how things are going. Republicans suggest that rather than always spending up to the legal threshold, spending limits should be linked to predictable factors such as economic growth, inflation and population increases. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Will Take Place June 15, 2017, For Charity


The Republican lawmaker was treated at a Washington hospital Wednesday after a single rifle shot struck his hip during a shooting attack at a GOP congressional baseball practice in suburban Virginia. Scalise. "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 »

Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'


And let me be as clear as I can be. The local newspaper in Belleville featured a 2012 picture of Hodgkinson protesting outside the U.S. Post Office building and holding a sign with the message "Tax the Rich". He left his southern IL home earlier this year. James Hodgkinson Facebook post pushing his petition. Scalise was shot in the hip and hospitalized, but is expected to survive after Senator Jeff Flake and another congressman rushed out to the field and heroically worked ... Read More »

Blimp crashes near US Open

Some people have said the blimp seemed to catch on fire. "I had the shakes". "I hit enough fairways today to shoot a good score but I've definitely got to roll it better". Patrick Walsh, the CEO of advertising firm AirSign , the firm that was using the blimp, told ESPN the pilot's name is Trevor Thompson. It would later crash into a field near the course. Read More »

Obstruction of justice case on Trump


Gen. Michael Flynn . Mueller, and an investigative team, are interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of the probe, which now includes Trump's possible attempt to obstruct justice. President Donald Trump discussing healthcare in front of Air Force One on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Officially, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told NPR's Carrie Johnson, "We'll decline to comment". Read More »

Trump reportedly under investigation for obstruction of justice in Russian Federation probe


Rogers had with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. It is possible, however, that the sources for the Post report could have been those interviewed as part of the investigation , not the investigators themselves. The Post spoke with five people briefed on the inquiries, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the probe publicly. Read More »

Special counsel is investigating Trump

The Comey firing itself has turned into a blunder of such epic proportions that Donald Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous officials. Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. But days later he said in an NBC interview that he had made a decision to fire Comey before getting their input and he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he did it. Read More »

Congressional shooter suspect interviewed at 2011 'Occupy' protest

When pressed, Sue Hodgkinson said she didn't want to discuss her husband's politics. Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville , Illinois, filled his Facebook page with screeds against Trump and previous year against Hillary Clinton , the Democrat who won the nomination but lost the general election to Trump. Read More »

Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs

Ruddy told CNN on Tuesday that Mueller and Trump "had a private conversation" and suggested it was "unethical" before the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was named special counsel. Some other Trump allies have also floated the notion in recent days of ditching Mueller. The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed. Read More »

Neighbors Call GOP Shooter a 'Radical Nut' Who Was 'Reckless' with Firearms


One of Hodgkinson's neighbors told the Belleville News-Democrat that Hodgkinson had been absent for the last two months, and wasn't sure if he was still with his wife, Suzanne. According to the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity website, Thursday's game will still be held at Nationals Park. Sanders says violence is unacceptable, and says only "nonviolent action" can bring change. Read More »

Trump administration appeals travel ban to Supreme Court


The ban needs the backing of at least of five of the nine presiding Supreme Court justices to become law. It said that the the government's national security argument was a "secondary justification for an executive order rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country". Read More »

Emergency Surgery: Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Virginia Shooting


Scalise was among several people wounded early Wednesday when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington . We also salute the men and women of the Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue, and all of the first responders. As the event concluded, Trump shared a spirit of unity with the media. Read More »

Scalise is in "some trouble"


Colleagues who visited Scalise at a Washington hospital sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. Democratic former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said he had spoken often with the man on recent mornings at the nearby YMCA. But Special Agent Slater said authorities are still working to determine a motive and had "no indication" Hodgkinson knew about the baseball practice ahead of time . Read More »

Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russia for meddling

Castro asked Tillerson to account for a series of occasions when his foreign policy statements were at odds with the President's, including a recent incident where President Trump seemed to praise Gulf nations for their isolation of Qatar, just hours after Tillerson said the blockade was hampering USA military efforts against ISIS. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting

MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". He had a history of posting angry messages against Mr Trump and other Republicans on social media. "We're playing the game tomorrow", said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the Republican team manager. Read More »

Kamala Harris in 2020?

At one point in history, marriage and sex with men were considered legitimate treatments for its symptoms in women. "I can't even count the number of times I've witnessed a woman being interrupted and talked over by a man, only to hear him later repeat the same ideas she was trying to put forward", wrote one respondent, Grace Ellis. Read More »

Trump on Scalise's condition


His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. Some Republicans have blamed the shooting on vitriolic political rhetoric, particularly rising from the left in the era of Trump. Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inspect the crime scene after a shooting during a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Justice Department No. 2 assures Congress of special counsel independence

If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so. As attorney general, Sessions is unlikely to answer in detail questions about conversations he's had with Trump. Rosenstein also said Sessions is not involved in the Russian Federation probe and has not been briefed on it since his recusal. Read More »

Trump Will Not Attend Congressional Baseball Game


Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, had been shot in the hip and fell to the ground. Scalise remains in critical condition and will need several more operations, doctors said . Ryan, in his speech to the House, said that despite differences on issues, and "for all the noise and all the fury, we are one family". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., recounted candidate Trump's comments prodding supporters to pummel demonstrators at rallies ... Read More »

Feinman, Cuomo's top pick, would be first gay justice on Appeals Court


Cuomo announced the decision in an appearance on NY1 this afternoon. Feinman, 57, now a midlevel appellate judge, would replace the late Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who died this spring of an apparent suicide. Feinman is a member of the Richard C. Failla LGBT Commission, which promotes fair treatment of LGBT issues and LGBT members of the court community. Read More »

Gabby Giffords addresses attack on Congressional baseball practice


BARBER: Well, it took me back to that tragic day in 2011, January 8, seeing the woman I worked for, Congresswoman Giffords, shot and then Judge Roll and myself and others. Since the shooting , Giffords and her husband have been fierce proponents for increased gun control. Giffords was talking specifically about the imagery of political violence , which is different from, say, passionate advocacy . Read More »

Trump under probe for possible obstruction of justice

Mr Trump fired Mr Comey last month, citing the intelligence chief's decision to announce past year that Hillary Clinton was no longer under investigation. Consider that paragraph. And consider we are less than 150 days into Trump's presidency and this - an investigation by a special counsel who also happens to be the former FBI director - is where he finds himself. Read More »

Jury deadlocked in Bill Cosby sex assault trial, ordered to continue deliberations


Cosby's lawyers contend he had a consensual relationship with Constand, who is now 44. Jurors sent a note to O'Neill saying that they "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts", but O'Neill told them to try again. Constand initially told police about the alleged assault in January 2005, a year after she says it took place. It was at Temple she met Cosby, a member of the school's board of trustees. Read More »