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Congressman at shooting scene made 'frantic' phone call to his wife

It was a much-needed show of solidarity that has become a rare occurrence on Capitol Hill . While last year's attendance peaked at 10,000, on Thursday almost 25,000 seats were sold and the game raised about $1 million for local charities. The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more unsafe than lea... [Full Article...]

Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble'

The firearms recovered after a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice and injured five people in Alexandria, Virginia, appear to have been purchased legally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other authorities said Thursday. [Full Article...]

President Trump's Allies Suddenly Begin to Question Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

The other option on getting rid of Mueller is that Trump could simply issue an executive order altering the nature of the Special Counsel. On Monday, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy , a friend of President Donald Trump , said "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". [Full Article...]

Wallace: Trump's Tweets Are Keeping Mueller's Russia Probe in Headlines

Wallace: Trump's Tweets Are Keeping Mueller's Russia Probe in Headlines Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election. And as Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) declared in a tweet Thursday, "If Trump fired Mueller (he'd also have to fire Dep AG Rosenstein ), it would be an 11 on the Richter s... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls Russia probe 'greatest witch-hunt in American history'

On Wednesday, anonymous sources told the Washington Post that special counsel Robert Mueller told Senate investigators in a confidential hearing that he was looking into Trump's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

Now Mr. Gingrich has been joined in this chorus by a Trump confidant and golf-buddy, the President of Newsmax , who says the President is contemplating firing Mueller. Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump's presidential campaign, said it "could seem to be a conflict" for Mueller to first interview with the president to be a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey and then d... [Full Article...]

Trumpists Disrupt Play Depicting Trump Assassination

Trumpists Disrupt Play Depicting Trump Assassination Watch this space for updates about the protests against the Trump assassination scene in Julius Caesar by Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec . "This is unacceptable! You can not promote this type of violence against Donald Trump!" When security guards came on the stage to escort Loomer off, the crowd booed her. [Full Article...]

Ohio man identified as suspect in killings of 5 in 2 cities

Ohio man identified as suspect in killings of 5 in 2 cities OH police say a suspect in the deaths of a mother and her two adult daughters may also have been involved in a separate double homicide nearby. Brinkman is also a suspect in the North Royalton killings of a mother and her two college-age daughters, who were found dead Sunday. [Full Article...]

Minnesota City To Dismiss Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Philando Castile

The shooting attracted national outrage after Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting next to him in the vehicle, began streaming a video on Facebook Live just after he was shot. "Because if the government can take your life and no one is held responsible, you are a second-class citizen, if not fully dehumanized in the eyes of the law", she said. [Full Article...]

Temperatures Climbing Inland as Deserts Brace for 120-Degree Heat

Temperatures Climbing Inland as Deserts Brace for 120-Degree Heat An even higher temperature - 108 - is expected by Tuesday, but then temperatures start dropping. The hot weather will increase the risk of heat-related illness and anyone working or spending time outdoors would be more susceptible, as will the elderly, children and those unaccustomed to the heat. [Full Article...]

Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

I spoke to one person who lives in the area, Marilyn Blaha, who says she knew him professionally years ago, says her brother was still a friend. "If you put two people in front of me and said pick the person you think did what happened today, he would not have been on my radar", the former mayor said. [Full Article...]

Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue Cheered by Cuba hardliners in both parties, Trump's new policy is broadly opposed by USA businesses eager to invest in Cuba . "The bill has 55 total cosponsors and I am convinced it would pass the Senate with upwards of 70 votes". Obama brazenly said the deal he crafted "cut loose the shackles of the past". House Resolution 525 allows for private-sector financing of agricultural products e... [Full Article...]

Philando Castile's Mother (Valerie) is 'Mad as Hell' Over the Verdict

Philando Castile's Mother (Valerie) is 'Mad as Hell' Over the Verdict St. Aoro said she believes the jury makeup was wrong from the trial's outset. Yanez pulled Castile over for a broken taillight July 6 in a St. Paul suburb. The rest of the jurors are white. Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile . January 9: Leary denies a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to release squad vehicle video of Castile's shoo... [Full Article...]

Trump partially rolls back Obama's Cuba thaw

Trump partially rolls back Obama's Cuba thaw Cuba's government may not formally respond to Trump's speech until a speech Monday by its foreign minister. "We now hold the cards". As to travels, individual leisure travel, permitted by the Obama administration, will be prohibited, and Americans will be required to visit Cuba through tour groups. [Full Article...]

Dueling protests on Sharia law held in Santa Clara

Counterprotester and Austinite Daisy Rios said she believed the anti-Sharia movement has been "co-opted by the alt-right". It said sharia justifies the oppression of women and homosexuality, and advocates female genital mutilation. Across the street, a group of 30 or so protesters , clad in black and occasionally drumming, carried flags of their own, some with "Antifascist Action" written on them... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump tweets surprising suggestion about firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

President Donald Trump , in a furious Friday morning message, confirmed that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. [Full Article...]

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Many members of the House and Senate from both major political parties have spoken warmly about Scalise's gregarious nature this week. The president also visited with the Capitol Hill police officers who were shot while riski... [Full Article...]

'Excellent' prognosis for legislator hurt in shooting

Even so, a poignant and immovable shadow cast itself over Thursday's annual congressional baseball game . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition Friday, days after a shooting at an early-morning baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. [Full Article...]

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

The sheriff's report says no charges were brought, because Hodgkinson had a valid Illinois Firearm Owners ID card. A Capitol Hill Police officer walks past an automobile with the driver's window damaged at the scene of a shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. [Full Article...]

Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said Scalise was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope". His risk of death is "substantially lower" than it was when he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, and "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Sava said. [Full Article...]


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