• Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice
Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

As we continue to gather information, Tracy and I would like to send our prayers to my friend and colleague, Steve Scalise , as well as members of the security detail and congressional staff who were injured. Johnson later reported his observation to police. "We had that special connection", House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in an emotiona...

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  • Steve Scalise facing more surgeries, hospital update says
Steve Scalise facing more surgeries, hospital update says

Politico reports Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received a threatening email shortly after Wednesday's shooting. "I was on the field 20 yards away from the shooter", he tweeted Wednesday morning. Vice President (Mike) Pence has spoken to him. Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in t...

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  • Gov. McAuliffe calls for gun control in wake of Alexandria shooting
Gov. McAuliffe calls for gun control in wake of Alexandria shooting

There has been no immediate indication that President Donald Trump or members of Congress would propose any new legislation related to guns after the attack. McAuliffe also called for gun control after the August 2015 shooting of WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live TV in August 2015.

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  • Donald Trump, First Lady visit Republican leader Scalise in hospital
Donald Trump, First Lady visit Republican leader Scalise in hospital

Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. "This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street", McAuliffe said at a news conference near the scene of the shooting. "When he started shooting, he was shooting to kill people". When it comes to the U.S. Congress, a politically split institu...

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  • Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice
Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

This photo from Facebook shows James T. Hodgkinson. At least six people including Scalise were hospitalized. The FBI said it had recovered and was attempting to trace two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, and was actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations".

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  • Senate committee to probe James Comey firing
Senate committee to probe James Comey firing

And he repeatedly refused to reveal whether he had spoken to the president regarding James Comey's handling of the probe into Russian election meddling - which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director believes to be the reason he was sacked.

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  • USA congressman in critical condition after mass shooting at Virginia baseball field
USA congressman in critical condition after mass shooting at Virginia baseball field

T. Hodgkinson, a resident of IL. In a statement , Capitol Police said Griner was in "good condition in the hospital, having been shot in the ankle". Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Tim Slater declined to comment on whether the gunman had a "vendetta" against Republicans . Nevertheless, Hodgkinson had been vociferously anti-Tru...

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  • U.S. left with more questions than answers after Sessions' testimony
U.S. left with more questions than answers after Sessions' testimony

Franken asked me a rambling question after some six hours of testimony that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community ... An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said. He showed flashes of anger rarely seen from the 70-year-old Alabamian, calling any suggestion that he colluded with...

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  • Neighbors, friends react to suspect in Virginia congressman shoo
Neighbors, friends react to suspect in Virginia congressman shoo

The gunman opened fire at around 7:09 a.m. EDT from behind a fence near the third base line of the field where the GOP lawmakers were practicing. A self-described life-long friend of Hodgkinson said he did not seem prone to violence but noted that he was a passionate person who occasionally got into fights.

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  • Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russian Federation special prosecutor Robert Mueller
Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russian Federation special prosecutor Robert Mueller

Now that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, then the authority to sack Mueller rests with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . It is not clear, however, that Trump could fire Mueller unilaterally. "As I understand it, the special-counsel regulations require termination only 'for cause, '" Wright said.

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  • UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance — AP Newsbreak
UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance — AP Newsbreak

Still, Cilia said Lam wasn't angry, and he could not understand why he would open fire on fellow drivers at a morning meeting. The two other drivers who were wounded in the incident had been released from hospital, the officials said. He then fatally shot himself when police approached. He said he ran away as fast as he could. A police "contact...

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  • Rep. Brooks' children react to shooting at GOP baseball practice
Rep. Brooks' children react to shooting at GOP baseball practice

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. "It's a Republican baseball practice, United States congressmen", Brooks said. "I said, 'hey dude, you're shot!' He said, 'don't worry about it, it's not a big deal", Brooks recalled. Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared tw...

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  • Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller
Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, wrote a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley calling for the judiciary committee to establish its own investigation into obstruction of justice. Soon after Ruddy's remarks became public Monday night, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "Mr". The President therefore ...

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  • Trump Under Investigation Despite
Trump Under Investigation Despite "Complete Vindication" Tweet

Kasowitz also jumped on Comey's revelation that he had released details of his private conversations with the president, casting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as one of the "leakers" set on undermining the Trump administration.

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  • Democrats seek distance from Trump impeachment call
Democrats seek distance from Trump impeachment call

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the minority whip, said that talk of impeachment was "not timely", according to the Hill . In a Monday letter to all House members , Rep. Comey had been leading the bureau's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including the possibility that Trump's team had colluded with Moscow to sway the ...

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  • Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting
Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

The assailant has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson. Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL. "Saints memorabilia because I lost", said Carson, "and found him to be a very jovial guy". The first couple brought flowers to Scalise according to White House staff, who is recovering from surgery...

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  • Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start
Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

Have you read Trendiee Today? In 2014, Pyongyang released Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae, who had been arrested for hostile acts against the DPRK and was serving a 15-year hard labor sentence. Sullivan says the university community has Warmbier's family in its thoughts and prayers as he returns home. Under tight conditions, North Korea ...

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  • Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce reports that the Russian Federation investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice. It's been reported Trump had repeated contact with Coats and Rogers, and even asked them to publicly deny that evidence existed showing coordination between the Trump campaign...

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  • Hot & Humid, PM Storms Possible
Hot & Humid, PM Storms Possible

The bulk of this activity will remain to the east of the area for the next few hours. Storms that form overnight should once again move out by early Friday morning. Locations across far southern Oklahoma may continue to have higher dew points and therefore higher heat index values. This weekend we'll have one more hot day in the mid 90s on Sa...

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  • Tree branch falls onto vehicle, kills driver
Tree branch falls onto vehicle, kills driver

As the vehicle approached the intersection of Deleuil Avenue, a large section of an oak tree broke and fell onto the hood of the auto and power lines. UPDATE: Avoid Orient Rd. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Orient Road North. Authorities have not released the name of the person killed.

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