A Morning's Baseball Drill Becomes an Assault on Republican Lawmakers

The gunman , identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from IL, was killed after a shootout with police. In recent months, Hodgkinson had reportedly been living in Alexandria, Virginia. Trump", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporter... More..

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

CBS News reports Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana was shot in the hip while he was standing on second base fielding balls. It said he is in stable condition. IL lawmakers are reacting to Wednesday m...More..

Here's How The GOP Baseball Shooting Occurred, Step-By-Step
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Here's How The GOP Baseball Shooting Occurred, Step-By-Step

Lawmakers who were at the practice said the shootings could have been much worse if the security detail had not been there. Both Bailey and Griner sustained injuries, but were still able to shoot Hodgkinson, ...More..

US congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition after shooting attack
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

US congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition after shooting attack

The gunman , James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by the officers. President Donald Trump called on Americans to "work together for the common ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

NC's Rep. Walker: Gunman 'obviously planned to kill many Republican members'

He called the shooting an attack on the American government. A-ha! Most of us assumed that the guy who asked the question was the shooter . Duncan described the man, identified as 66-year-old James T. ...More..

Virginia shooting: What we know so far about the victims
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Virginia shooting: What we know so far about the victims

When the baseball field became the scene of a gunbattle, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police was using the dugout as cover, behind which to fire at the gunman, Flake said. Speaking at the White House , Trump...More..

Senate suddenly bars reporters from filming senators in Capitol hallways
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Senate suddenly bars reporters from filming senators in Capitol hallways

Comey testified last week before the same panel, revealing that President Donald Trump was never under investigation for involvement with Russian interference in the election, and that he had personally notif...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

The convention is home to prominent evangelical supporters of Trump, but some leaders within the denomination have questioned whether Trump, a casino and real estate mogul who has been married three times, is m...More..

US Air Force base on lockdown over active shooter incident
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

US Air Force base on lockdown over active shooter incident

Col. Michael J. Jewell, commander of the 36th Security Forces Squadron. The base asked people to shelter in place, and lock doors and windows. A mistaken report of a shooter prompted the lockdown of Travis...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

What we know about suspected gunman in congressman shooting

James Hodgkinson, the man suspected of opening fire on congressmen and staffers at a GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning, was a fierce opponent of President Donald Trump, according to initial accounts an...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Five people were taken from the scene to hospitals, Alexandria's police chief, Michael Brown, told reporters. The gunman, who was taken into custody after engaging in a gun battle with police and died at the ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

London fire: Inside the £2k Grenfell Tower flats before the blaze

There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze, but angry residents said they had warned local authorities about fire issues at Grenfell Tower. That was about 2:00 am (0100 GMT), she said. Nassima Bout...More..

Monitoring Wednesday's chance for severe weather
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Monitoring Wednesday's chance for severe weather

Storm Prediction Center has most of Wisconsin (including all of our area) in a "Slight Risk" for severe weather this afternoon. More than 230 flights have been canceled at O'Hare and Midway global airports...More..

Suspect in GOP Congressional baseball shooting identified
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Suspect in GOP Congressional baseball shooting identified

He said he grabbed Scalise's phone to call his wife. The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson , from IL, was also wounded after trading fire with police. Five people were transported to local hospitals,...More..

Man injures NY store clerk in avocado attack
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Man injures NY store clerk in avocado attack

Police said the men were angry over a food order and started hurling the produce at the 21-year-old man behind the counter about 4:44 a.m. on May 29. Surveillance video shows the clerk grabbing his head after...More..

Alaska House amendment would restore dividend
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alaska House amendment would restore dividend

The House Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill affecting the gas tax and DMV fees, and the measure will be on second reading Wednesday in the House. Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio; and Sens...More..

Trump accuses Loretta Lynch of making illegal decisions while attorney general
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump accuses Loretta Lynch of making illegal decisions while attorney general

In his tweet , Trump claimed that Lynch "gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection", alleging that her actions were "Totally illegal!" Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senat...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

When Senator Ron Wyden opened his five minutes of floor time by saying, "People are sick of stonewalling", Sessions grew testy. Then Sessions downplayed Comey's request that he never be left in the ro...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

CNN's Kirsten Powers Confronts Jason Miller For Calling Kamala Harris 'Hysterical'

Harris hysterical?" "But he wasn't hysterical and she was", Powers said pointedly. "I don't understand that". POWERS: I think she asked a lot of questions, actually. POWERS: Yes, I'm hysterical now, f...More..

Trump says shooting suspect James T. Hodgkinson is dead
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump says shooting suspect James T. Hodgkinson is dead

Kentucky's congressional leaders in the U.S. Senate and House issued statements following the shooting that took place at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. Roger Wil...More..

Shooting In Virginia Wounds Congressman, Staff Member & Officers
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shooting In Virginia Wounds Congressman, Staff Member & Officers

In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. "I think it was not a life-threatening wound". "It's pretty well known in the neighborhood who those folks ar...More..

Steve Scalise's Party: Is Steve Scalise a Republican or a Democrat?
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Steve Scalise's Party: Is Steve Scalise a Republican or a Democrat?

He issued a statement calling the shooter "a spineless coward" and referring to Capitol Police as "heroic". His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening and a surgery was scheduled. Brooks reportedly ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

The second rule, Borrower Defense to Repayment, eliminates federal loans if a school illegally or deceptively persuaded students to borrow money. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that criticism of...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'Dad's OK': IL Lawmaker Describes Phone Call to Family After Scalise Shooting

According to a well-placed source, the suspect has been identified as IL resident James T. Hodgkinson , whose Facebook page includes a post calling President Trump a "Traitor". He and a staff member who'd join...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

US Republican House Whip, aides shot in Virginia

Capitol Hill Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two officers who were wounded were in good condition, and their injuries were not life-threatening. Police said that the gunman is in custody and five peop...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

US Republican Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia

The victims were being rushed to the hospital. Members of the protective detail for Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., are being hailed as heroes Wednesday, shining a spotlight on the little-known police force that...More..

Rep. Thompson issues statement on shooting
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rep. Thompson issues statement on shooting

Wisconsin Congress members and politicians are sharing their thoughts and condolences after a shooter opened fire at the baseball practice for Republicans in Virginia. Congressman Fred Upton was not there, ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'Top Republican hit' in multiple shooting

Hodgkinson from Bellville, Illinois. The shooting marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has been shot since Rep. At a news conference, authorities declined to identify the suspect. President Do...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

Though some are privately concerned , and frustration is regularly voiced about the president's undisciplined administration and the distractions he creates, Republicans have scant incentive to abandon him now...More..

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Sessions recused himself from overseeing the federal probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, just a day after The Washington Post reported that he had two undisclosed meetings with...More..

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice

A government official says the suspect in the shooting has been identified as an IL man named James. The White House says that it's canceling President Donald Trump's only public event on Wednesday due to t...More..

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Information on the extent of his injuries and the condition of others who were shot was not immediately available. A congressional aide as well as two Capitol Police officers were also wounded by gunfire. He ...More..

Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win
by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win

Judge hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth to lead NY to its sixth consecutive victory, 5-3 over Los Angeles on Monday night. After beating the Orioles 14-3, the rookie sensation, Judge chose to s...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

She also said that because of the revelation that Sessions misled the Senate during his testimony , she called on him to resign. The White House, which was slow to say whether President Trump has con...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

Current law - namely, Title 28, Chapter 6, Part 600, Section 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations - states that the attorney general reserves the right to remove or discipline a special counsel "for misconduc...More..