• Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions
Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions

In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 97 to two to approve the sanctions, with only Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voting against. The sanctions against Russian Federation are "in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, its brazen cyber-attacks and interference in el...

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

Steve Scalise was shot during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. "While Wednesday gave us all a pause, on Thursday we get back to work both on the House floor - and on the baseball field". "It's a concern I've had for a number of years", said Richmond, who rushed to the hospital Wednesday to see Scalise, and planned another visit Thursda...

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  • Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game
Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game

U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey , who was wounded in the shooting while protecting members of Congress, threw the first pitch . He also says that Scalise received many units of transfused blood for hemorrhaging. The shooter responsible for opening fire on the baseball field on Wednesday was identified by police as James Hodgkinson...

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  • Security tightened ahead of Congressional Baseball Game after shooting
Security tightened ahead of Congressional Baseball Game after shooting

Many on the Republican side were fresh from the horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier. Steve Scalise during practice days before. " Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball ". "I did tell Joe that I love him before the game and I love him after the game". The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attack...

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  • New York Road Sign Defaced From 'Crooked Hill Rd' to 'Crooked Hillary'
New York Road Sign Defaced From 'Crooked Hill Rd' to 'Crooked Hillary'

The meeting raised eyebrows because it occurred in the middle of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. The president also insisted that the Russian Federation investigation was a "witch hunt" before turning his ire on Clinton in two tweets Thursday afternoon.

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  • Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russia investigators
Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russia investigators

In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation . Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the November electi...

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  • No Evidence of Collusion With Russia Found After 7 Months of Probes
No Evidence of Collusion With Russia Found After 7 Months of Probes

Trump , in a series of morning tweets , reverted back to the tone that won him the White House, slamming the investigation a day after he called for unity in the wake of a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured several people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

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  • GOP shooter wrote dozens of ranting letters to local paper
GOP shooter wrote dozens of ranting letters to local paper

After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant.

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  • Alabama's Mo Brooks One of Three Conservatives on Shooter's Hit List
Alabama's Mo Brooks One of Three Conservatives on Shooter's Hit List

The 17-year-old foster child of James Hodgkinson and his wife, Sue, took her own life in a particularly grisly fashion: She doused herself with gasoline, then set herself ablaze in her parked auto on a stretch of road south of the family's Belleville, Ill., home.

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  • Mo Brooks' name appeared on James Hodgkinson assassination hit list, report says
Mo Brooks' name appeared on James Hodgkinson assassination hit list, report says

But Fox News reported that it had not confirmed any names on the list. Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. During the brief interview with the press, the Virginia shooter's wife said James told her he was going to be working with "people" to change the tax bracket sys...

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  • Friend of James Hodgkinson: 'He wasn't evil'
Friend of James Hodgkinson: 'He wasn't evil'

Most recently, Hodgkinson worked as a home inspector; a sign on the edge of his property advertised his business. Hodgkinson's weapons, a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 mm caliber (.30-caliber) rifle, were recovered at the scene, according to a joint statement issued Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several state and local law enfo...

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  • Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries
Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with Scott Pelley on " CBS Evening News" about the nature of the congressman's injuries. The annual charity game brings Republicans and Democrats to the field in a friendly rivalry.

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  • 'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says
'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says

Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. The shooting on Wednesday in which four people were wounded and Hodgkinson died after being shot by police, erupted after several unremarkable weeks of homeless wandering by the 66-year-old Midwesterner through the historic Virginia c...

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  • No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller
No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller

The claim went undisputed until Tuesday night when White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to". Sessions in March stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the presid...

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  • Trump Administration trying to 'weaken' and 'dilute' bipartisan Russian sanctions
Trump Administration trying to 'weaken' and 'dilute' bipartisan Russian sanctions

Besides financial penalties, the new sanctions would also target those involved in "malicious cyber activity", those who give weapons to Assad's government and operatives who work with Russian intelligence. Still, Corker and other Republicans said they expect Trump to sign the bill if it's passed by the House . Tillerson had asked for some time to...

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein: 'Be skeptical' of anonymous sources
Deputy AG Rosenstein: 'Be skeptical' of anonymous sources

The Washington Post is reporting that the special counsel led by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Muller is now looking into whether Mr Trump attempted to obstruct justice. If it gets to that, you can hope (fingers crossed!) that Russian Federation is not allowed to interfere in any sort of decisive way by a president who rep...

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  • GOP Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Ballfield Shootout
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Ballfield Shootout

The hospital said he would require additional operations and said he remained in critical condition as of Wednesday evening. Four people were shot in the incident and the shooter, James T. Brooks said members of Scalise's security detail fired back with pistols at the shooter. The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity - usually a low-k...

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  • Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice
Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

It wasn't clear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports this week that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month.

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  • US Open 2017: Jordan Spieth highlights from Round 2
US Open 2017: Jordan Spieth highlights from Round 2

Having played confidently and made par on the first six holes of his back nine, he shot six on the Par 5 7th and followed that with another bogey at the 8th hole, his 17th of the round. "It's the kind of golf course that if you're on point and playing well and you're in the fairways, you really feel like you can be aggressive and attack and make so...

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  • Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'
Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Rosenstein was the author of the memo that made the case for Comey's firing, and now leads the Russian Federation investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation. While accusing the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration of indulging in illegal acts, Trump had said that "there was neve...

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