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Gillespie wins GOP nomination in governor's race

Gillespie wins GOP nomination in governor's race Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Gillespie's narrow victory against Stewart, the former state campaign chairman for President Donald Trump , provided the night's biggest surprise. Associated Press reporters Ben Finley in Norfolk, Jessica Gresko in Arlington, and Alanna Durkin Richer in Richmond contributed to this report. Northam came out on top, pick... [Full Article...]

Northern California Air Force base on security lockdown

Northern California Air Force base on security lockdown A spokesperson for the base confirmed the threat is an active shooter. The base posted on Twitter and Facebook at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to say everyone on base has been ordered to shelter in place and has been ordered to lock doors and windows. [Full Article...]

GOP Whip Steve Scalise among those shot at Del Ray park

GOP Whip Steve Scalise among those shot at Del Ray park Officials say Hodgkinson was carrying an M-4 assault rifle and a handgun. Flake said the suspect was a white man with dark hair, apparently in his 40s or 50s, wearing jeans and a blue shirt. Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico was taking swings in the batting cage along the first base side when he noticed a bystander near the third base dugout. [Full Article...]

Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

John Hodgkinson, 66, opened fire on the lawmakers, hitting house whip Steve Scalise , who is in critical condition, as well as a staffer. A staunch supporter of President Trump, Scalise was reelected in November with almost 75% support over his Democratic challenger. [Full Article...]

Second Amendment Foundation: Alexandria Shooting the Result of 'Democratic Hate Speech'

Second Amendment Foundation: Alexandria Shooting the Result of 'Democratic Hate Speech' Hodgkinson was 66 years old, according to multiple sources online. "But, the second impression would be the bravery that they displayed taking on a guy with a rifle, while they have pistols shooting from long distance". "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", Scalise's office said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members ... [Full Article...]

Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

The shocking event left the Capitol horrified and stunned. He also stated that "America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting ", in regards to Rep. Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire . The shooting took place at around 7:00 am (1100 GMT) as the Republican team practiced for th... [Full Article...]

Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

There is no known motive for the shooting right now, but the Alexandria Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on scene investigating. Trump, in remarks from the White House, called Scalise "a very good friend" and said , " He's a patriot, and he's a fighter". "Scalise is the whip, but out there on the field, we treat each other like we're back in high school again". [Full Article...]

Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention were divided over a resolution affirming the denomination's opposition to the "alt-right" during their annual meeting this week in Arizona. "It's 666." Moore went on to explain that the SBC's message Wednesday is that racism is unsafe and oppressive to their "brothers and sisters" and harmful to their mission. [Full Article...]

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Just Reported Increased Shorts

It has underperformed by 34.35% the S&P500. Jlb & holds 0.53% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corp. The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 19.47 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -6.8%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 2.56%. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

Witnesses earlier said Scalise was felled by a bullet to his hip, and crawled across the field during the shooting . News identified that suspect as 66-year-old James T. "[Scalise] crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood", Brooks said, via the AP. According to the reports , the shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter and was anti Republicans . [Full Article...]

Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice

Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice A witness outside the Alexandria, Virginia ballpark where five people were shot Wednesday captured dramatic video of the attack on his cell phone. Speaker Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner. [Full Article...]

UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee

UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee Police have not publicly commented on injuries or fatalities. All of the workers involved were on the clock and gathering for their morning meeting before heading out with their parcels, he said. Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he brought cars inside and shut the gate Wednesday. Dozens of UPS employees were escorted from the facility under police guard. [Full Article...]

Barton says congressional baseball game will be played as scheduled

Barton says congressional baseball game will be played as scheduled Texas Congressman Joe Barton said the annual charity baseball game between Democrat and Republican congressmen will proceed as planned Thursday evening, despite a shooting at a practice session Wednesday morning outside Washington that left five wounded . [Full Article...]

Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Shows Divisions in GOP

Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Shows Divisions in GOP Stewart supporter Isaac Smith, 21, of Charlottesville, said the outcome was "remarkable" given the fact that Stewart was badly outspent. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). "We've got a lot of energy in the Democratic party right now", said Harned. Kevin Felty, a Norfolk Republican, said he voted for Gillespie because of his fundraising prowess in what's likely to be a bloody general campaign. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says Shooter Died of Injuries; Praises 'Heroic' Capitol Police

Donald Trump says Shooter Died of Injuries; Praises 'Heroic' Capitol Police Although the practice was taking place in Alexandria, Va., across the Potomac River from the Capitol, police were on hand to protect Rep. Scalise, the majority whip and No. Police reportedly have found the suspect's vehicle, per CNN . Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. [Full Article...]

Congressman Steve Scalise, Four Others Shot at Alexandria, Virginia, Baseball Field

Congressman Steve Scalise, Four Others Shot at Alexandria, Virginia, Baseball Field Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody. Flesichmann, who was still wearing his practice clothes and a UT hat, went on to tell ABC News that he did not see the gunman and that he credits Capitol Police and other responding officers for keeping the situation under control... [Full Article...]

Trump and aides turn their fire on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? "I hardly know the man", Trump said . While Trump maintained he did not ask Comey to let the FBI's investigation into Flynn go, he told reporters "there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it". [Full Article...]

Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi Homer As Red Sox Top Yanks 5-4

Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi Homer As Red Sox Top Yanks 5-4 Tanaka, who has not won a game since May 8, gave up five runs on five hits, including a two-run homer to Mitch Moreland and solo shots to Hanley Ramirez and Andrew Benintendi , in five innings. Oh, and they've hit 85 home runs as a team, good enough for fifth best in the sport. NY stopped Boston's three-game winning streak and reopened a two-game lead over the second-place Red Sox in the AL Ea... [Full Article...]

What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, died from his injuries, according to President Donald Trump. "We're all brothers. I feel like it happened to one of us", Rudiger said. "Do we know where he's at?" the man filming shouts to those near him. The two others injured were Capitol Polic... [Full Article...]

Eight advocate groups to Senate: AHCA would harm patients

Eight advocate groups to Senate: AHCA would harm patients Cuomo calls 'progress made to expand quality affordable health care, ' we need to chat", Reed said. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, a division of HealthNow New York, is proposing an increase of more than 40 percent for individual health plans sold on the state's health insurance exchange. [Full Article...]


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