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Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

Speaking to the Senate intelligence committee yesterday, he also described allegations of collusion with Moscow as "an appalling and detestable lie " and denied ever receiving, or asking for, any briefing on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes

Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes Four opposition parties criticized the ruling parties for using this procedure that ended discussions at the Upper House Judicial Affairs Committee. The unusual tactic was condemned by opposition leader Renho of the Democratic Party , who called it the "ultimate form of (parliamentary) railroading". [Full Article...]

GOP Rep's at-Scene Heroics: 'Felt Like I Was Back in Iraq'

GOP Rep's at-Scene Heroics: 'Felt Like I Was Back in Iraq' It was scary. I was behind the dugout. According to Wenstrup, the gunman initially fired on the baseball team practice with a rifle, and then started shooting with a pistol, possibly because he ran out of rifle ammunition. Wenstrup is a former army surgeon. Mo Brooks of Alabama put pressure on the wound while Wenstrup worked, all according to CNN . "I held a cloth over the wound to stop... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

BARRETT: We got a statement this evening from a spokesman for the president's personal lawyer which basically accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of leaking and didn't frankly say much else. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to tal... [Full Article...]

Baseball Turns to Terror for GOP Lawmakers

He was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle but the charges were later dismissed, records show. Those charges were dismissed. He tweeted - "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana , a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". The shooting erupted shortly after that, DeSantis said. [Full Article...]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

Senator Mike Lee confirmed to Fox News that the gunman was shot by U.S. Capitol Police and taken to the hospital. "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Trump said . He would also not confirm a report by CBS that the gunman was welding a high-powered semi-automatic assault rifle. "When I heard the first shot, I thought it was a firework. [Full Article...]

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

The shift toward probing Trump began days after Trump forced former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey to quit last month. However, officials told the paper that the situation changed shortly after Comey's abrupt firing. The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with a Senate committee probing the same matter. [Full Article...]

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

According to the senator, he has already been informed that the shooter at the Republican baseball practice was a volunteer during his presidential campaign. The senator said he was "sickened by this despicable act" and that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society". The gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman Wednesday during a baseball practice was a fan of Vermont Sen. [Full Article...]

Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment. Sanders has since denied that Trump intends to do so. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that n... [Full Article...]

Royals Use Six Run 6th To Pound Giants

Royals Use Six Run 6th To Pound Giants Bonifacio ended the game with two hits and three RBI. It also sparked another complete performance as the Royals (30-34) won for a fourth straight day, matching their longest streak of the season. Giants pitcher Ty Blach throws to a Kansas City batter during the first inning on Tuesday. Nineteen of those runs have been the product of four-, six- and nine-run innings. [Full Article...]

Shooting In Virginia Wounds Congressman, Staff Member & Officers

At at Wednesday morning press conference, President Donald Trump announced Hodgkinson died from his injuries. Trump says in a televised statement from the White House that while the political parties may have their differences, it's worth remembering that everyone who serves in Washington is here because they love the United States . [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise out of surgery, condition remains critical

President Donald Trump is making an evening visit to the hospital where a USA congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice is receiving treatment. Since then, 79 games have been played, with Democrats and Republicans boasting a tie record of 39 wins, 29 losses, and 1 tie. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump adminis... [Full Article...]

Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe

Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions says fired FBI Director James Comey should have shared his concerns about a meeting with President Donald Trump with another Justice Department official. I can tell you that for absolute certain. "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling", Sen. "If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador, I do not remember i... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower fire: Why is blaze 'unprecedented'?

Plumes of black smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital for hours after the blaze broke out. Steve Apter, director of safety and assurance at London Fire Brigade, said: "I can confirm I have had firefighters manage to get through particularly arduous conditions up to the top floor". [Full Article...]

12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower

12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower She said the building's structure was stable enough for fire crews to scale inside, searching for survivors. Most of the building was engulfed in flames during the height of the blaze. Authorities say the death toll is expected to rise as emergency workers sift through more of the wreckage on Thursday. The cladding that might have led to the horrifying blaze at Grenfell Tower was added partly ... [Full Article...]

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

HodgkinsonFacebook/James T. Hodgkinson; link to cartoonFacebook/James T. Hodgkinson; link to cartoonFacebook/James T. Hodgkinson; link to cartoonI have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

May to meet Irish party leader on government formation

The announcement of any agreement is set to be delayed because of the tragic fire in a London tower block. May has promised to start the formal Brexit talks next week but her authority has collapsed since the election result and opponents took her woes as a chance to push back against her Brexit strategy. [Full Article...]

Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

Congressman Steve Scalise - the number three Republican in the House of Representatives and a strong supporter of United States gun rights - underwent surgery after being shot in the left hip. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said on the floor. Let me be as clear as I can be. Alabama Congressman Gary Palmer of Hoover and Mo Brooks of Huntsville were on the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park ball field wh... [Full Article...]

PM May nears DUP deal

Instead, she found the opposition Labour Party unexpectedly making a strong second-place showing and national politics thrown into disarray. She said: "In meeting these challenges, what we have seen from the election is that there are parts of our country that remain divided - divided between young and old, rich and poor, those for whom the future offers a sense of opportunity and those for wh... [Full Article...]

Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

Jeremy Corbyn was applauded by Labour MPs as he returned to the House of Commons following his party's surprise election gains . The silver lining is that a conservative government will endure; the Tories will have enough seats to join together with a (fringe) party from Northern Ireland to form a bare majority coalition. [Full Article...]


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