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Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman had Criminal History

Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman had Criminal History They said he pretty much kept to himself but was nice, he would wave when people passed by and invite everyone to his Halloween party. "If he were to give us some kind of indication that he was mental or if he was out there target practicing for some other reason, then we would have looked further", Watson said. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying about their private meetings

Rubio's line of questioning downplayed what was problematic about the things Trump asked of Comey - like his demand for "loyalty", his pressuring Comey to drop investigations into Former National Advisor Michael Flynn , and his requests to be publicly exonerated. [Full Article...]

How Capitol Police serve beyond the Hill and stopped a 'large-scale massacre'

The attacker was shot and later died. He's been identified as James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois. House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee spokesperson Molly Block told CNN of the decision in the hours after an attack that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others wounded. [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise 'remains in critical condition' after Virginia shooting, hospital says

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, made a hospital visit on Wednesday evening. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". In the wake of the shooting, Trump spoke over the phone with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Scalise's wife and his chief of staff, as well as the Capitol Police chief. [Full Article...]

Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . "I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said under oath . Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls for rebuilding transportation systems, blasts Democrats as obstructionist

Trump calls for rebuilding transportation systems, blasts Democrats as obstructionist His last trip was in December, when he was president-elect, and held a "thank you" rally for supporters at US Bank Arena. Asked by CNN whether he is concerned by what Comey will say to Congress, Trump smiled but ignored the question before getting into his limousine. [Full Article...]

MI man shot during congressional baseball practice in Virginia

MI man shot during congressional baseball practice in Virginia He was serving as the Director of Government Relations for Tyson Foods' offices in Washington , D.C. He was taken to a local hospital and is now listed in critical condition following surgery. Matt Mika was identified by Tyson Foods as a victim of the shooting in Alexandria. Mika played baseball at Adrian College, from which he graduated in 2001 with a degree in criminal justice and political... [Full Article...]

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

The brief address was a significant moment for Trump. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. We know we have business to do but there is a very somber approach we're taking right now. House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a memb... [Full Article...]

AP Newsbreak: UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance

AP Newsbreak: UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance They disembarked the bus after driving a safe distance away. A San Francisco woman said she was riding a bus to work when she saw a group of workers streaming out of a UPS facility where an employee opened fire . Authorities said the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform. Video shows UPS employees leaving the area as police swarm UPS facility in San Francisco amid shooting. [Full Article...]

Cavs Fans Think This Non-Call On Kevin Durant Changed The Game

And the different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams , we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year. "It was phenomenal to be a part of". So now the Warriors are the new dynasty in the National Basketball Association, even though they've won only two titles in the past three years. [Full Article...]

Finals MVP Kevin Durant exits car to properly celebrate with fans

Later Tuesday, the CEO of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins said his team would accept an invitation to the White House. Despite coming up on the losing end of The Finals for the fifth time in eight trips, James averaged a triple-double over the five games, a first for the NBA's championship series. [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Game for Charity has long history

Capitol Police said officers who were part of Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. "This is a stable situation", Michael Brown, chief of police for Alexandria, Virginia , told reporters. [Full Article...]

Virginia shooter posted anti-Trump content on Facebook

Virginia shooter posted anti-Trump content on Facebook In March, Hodgkinson met with sheriff deputies in IL after they received calls that he had fired 50 shots on his property. His most serious problems apparently came in 2006, when he was arrested on a battery charge. "He was in the outfield", Williams said about Barth during a news conference on Wednesday. Hodgkinson was shot by Capitol Police and died from his injuries. [Full Article...]

San Diego congressional representatives respond to Alexandria shooting

San Diego congressional representatives respond to Alexandria shooting Scalise and four others were shot a little after 7 a.m. Wednesday while they were practicing baseball at a YMCA field in Arlington, Virginia. The gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice, wounding several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said . [Full Article...]

Virginia shooting: Trump-hating man targets Republicans at a gun rampage

Virginia shooting: Trump-hating man targets Republicans at a gun rampage However, Wayne Hean, a former Davenport alderman, said on Wednesday that he remembers him. It just took me by surprise when I saw on the news today that he did what he did. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. [Full Article...]

Local lawmakers react to shooting with prayers, praise

The president and First Lady Melania Trump later visited Scalise, bringing flowers. Tyson Foods spokesman Derek Burleson said Wednesday afternoon that Mr. Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was at the plate at the time, and Scalise was in the field at second base. "We're going to look over our shoulder a little bit", she said. [Full Article...]

Coach Tyronn Lue proud of 'resilient' Cleveland Cavaliers

Durant might be asked to do the same-take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston without salary cap issues. Overall, the Warriors are 207-39 during Kerr's tenure as coach. He missed 11 playoff games dealing with on-going complications from back surgery. So there was some real foundation in terms of knowing and coaching the game. [Full Article...]

Comey, Sessions, and Trump's Russian swamp monster

When the committee gets an answer to that question, it will be a lot closer to getting to the bottom of the Russian Federation collusion allegation than it is today. "I did not", Sessions told him. But the biggest question - the one we can't lose sight of - is where the sketchy trail from Russian operatives who interfered with the last presidential election actually ends? The attorney genera... [Full Article...]

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Worked on His Campaign

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Worked on His Campaign He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is now undergoing surgery. "This morning, at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game , Whip Scalise was shot in the hip". Because Scalise is the third-ranking Republican in leadership, Walden said he has two security officials assigned to him at all times, which saved lives. [Full Article...]

Sen. Sanders "sickened" by shooting from campaign volunteer

The office of Republican Rep. Mike Bost, whose district includes Belleville, said it had a record of 10 contacts with Hodgkinson between June 2016 and last month. Hodgkinson participated in a 2012 Belleville protest against income inequality, where he said he was part of the "99%", according to the Belleville News-Democrat. [Full Article...]


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