Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

To be fair, committee chairman Barrett Duke said, " The resolution just contained some significantly inflammatory language that we felt was over the bar". Pastor Micah Fries tried to get the convention to reaffirm wording (based on a 1998 resolu... More..

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Trump being 'probed for obstruction of justice'

He also declined to discuss the specifics of any conversations with the president. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to Washington ...More..

Macron set for second landslide
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Macron set for second landslide

But they've got their work cut out: all signs suggest the French President will win convincingly next Sunday. Rivals began sounding the alarm regarding the majority, with Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, head of...More..

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

Brooks used his belt to help stop the bleeding of a congressional staffer who had been shot, he told the network. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches,...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

The shooting at a GOP baseball practice was an assault on democracy

Members of Congress who hold leadership posts - Scalise is the House majority whip - have security details, but most members of Congress do not, Costa said . He said, OK, thanks. "I'm a public figure, and ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting

Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Republican Whip, two Capitol Police officers were on site, sitting in a black SUV over by the first base dugout. There's no word on whether Hodgkinson was the man the congressmen sa...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump Visits Scalise In Hospital After GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

April Anderson, president of LSU's alumni chapter in Washington, said that a member of Congress initially contacted the university about getting purple-and-gold gear to wear for the game. Wednesday's shooting...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Funeral set for prison guard killed in escape

The reward for their capture was raised to $115,000 Wednesday evening. Hours later, authorities converged on the small city of Madison, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, where they determined the...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Acquaintance of Alexandria shooting suspect: 'He could have a short temper'

Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville , Illinois, filled his Facebook page with screeds against Trump and past year against Hillary Clinton , the Democrat who won the nomination but lost the general elec...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kellyanne Conway's husband is now criticizing President Trump on Twitter

Conway's wife, during an appearance on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, said the media are obsessed over Trump's tweets and claimed the president shouldn't be judged on what he says in 140 characters or less. S...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump calls Comey a 'leaker'

Key points such as whether Mr Trump implied Mr Comey would keep his job if the "cloud" of the Russian Federation probe lifted, or whether the president asked Mr Comey to drop the investigation into fired NSA ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey testified before a Senate panel last week that Trump spoke privately with him several times , including by telephone and at White House meetings. And all of it probably made Sessions' boss very happy. ...More..

Congressman Steve Scalise Among Those Shot At Alexandria, Va. Baseball Field
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressman Steve Scalise Among Those Shot At Alexandria, Va. Baseball Field

Now only Congressional leaders, like Majority Whip Scalise, have a personal security detail. Hodgkinson was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police, and officials said he later died. Several of my closes...More..

Congressional shooting suspect campaigned for Bernie, stayed in the QC
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressional shooting suspect campaigned for Bernie, stayed in the QC

On Wednesday, Hodgkinson hunkered down near a Virginia softball field and shot at Republican Congressmen who were holding a practice for the annual Congressional baseball game. President Trump announced Hodgkin...More..

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Nobody had guns", Trump said at a Texas rally following the Paris terrorist attacks in which 127 people were killed and at least 352 others injured in 2015. "And what we just saw here is one of the bad side...More..

39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season

Steve Scalise, who was shot Wednesday while practicing for a charity baseball game, was instrumental in brokering the deal. The U.S. Commerce Department says recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico will ha...More..

Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing

Lawmakers, including Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate and to determine if Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians. The ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump visits lawmaker recovering from shooting at baseball practice in Virginia

He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., also responded on social media: "Prayers for Rep. In a March 2...More..

Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game

The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of liberal Senator Bernie Sanders - who said he was "sickened" by the "despicable act". The business o...More..

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Euille told the Post that Hodgkinson appeared to be "living out of the gym bag" and would "sit in the Y's lobby for hours and hours". "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought". Hodgkinson hit Euil...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

OH congressman left practice field moments before shooting

The shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, later died from his injuries in hospital, FBI Special Agent Tim Slater said . Mr Trump said in a statement that he and Vice...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

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 ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated

Rep. Roger Williams , a Texas Republican , was also hospitalized and released with an injury to his ankle. A total of five people were struck in the shooting , including the gunman , now identified as 66-...More..

Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?

Within hours of the Golden State Warriors winning the National Basketball Association championship, there was a report that the team had unanimously decided not to attend a White House ceremony in their hon...More..

Gunman Identified In Congressional Shooting
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gunman Identified In Congressional Shooting

US President Donald Trump , a Republican , said he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the shooting and are monitoring developments closely. A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson freq...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressman who rose to powerful job still rooted back home

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the hospital at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night, bringing with them bouquets of flowers for the shooting victims. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in havi...More..

No hint of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

No hint of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

The lobbying effort and a related hearing were canceled in the aftermath of the shooting. Rep. Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice " Anytime there's a tragedy, it just once again amplifies the...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Suspect killed after Steve Scalise, 4 others shot at baseball practice

Rep. Lou Barletta still sounded shaken hours after a gunman shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others Wednesday as a group of Republican lawmakers practiced for a charity baseball game. Members...More..

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

The governor was referring to the funeral he recently attended for slain State Police special agent Michael Timothy Walter, who was shot at a public housing complex May 26. "We all have the same goal here, to b...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Democrats seek distance from impeachment call

Katherine Clark (D-MA) said earlier this month. "Fire Mueller", Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) according to the Hill . While I understand that I may face editorial criticism, I will continue to tell the voters w...More..

Virginia shooting: Gunman James Hodgkinson posted anti-Trump content on Facebook
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Virginia shooting: Gunman James Hodgkinson posted anti-Trump content on Facebook

Hodgkinson compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and taking other tax reform measures. ...More..

Pyongyang returns USA student, now in a coma
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pyongyang returns USA student, now in a coma

Warmbier landed in Cincinnati Tuesday night. An administration official told ABC News that Tillerson called President Donald Trump at 8:35 a.m. ET to inform him that Warmbier was on a plane en route to the ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hospital says Scalise needs more operations

Pence's office says he spoke with the two injured members of the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as the father of lobbyist Matt Mika, who was shot multiple times. Doyle put his hand on Barton's shoulder several ...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Group had warned of safety risks

Local residents had warned about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during the refurbishment. Fire crews rescued 65 people from the building. "Any lessons learnt from this wil...More..

by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Rep...More..