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Former Walberg aide among those shot

Former Walberg aide among those shot Mika, a former college baseball and football player, was helping coach the practice, his family has said . Tyson Foods confirmed to CBS that Mika was in surgery after being transported to the hospital. "He's a great guy". Mika is from Oakland County and was a congressional aide to Congressman Tim Walberg , and Congressman Dave Camp before becoming a lobbyist for Tyson Foods. [Full Article...]

Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting

Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting He "checked in" on Scalise , who the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said was in "critical" condition last night due to internal injuries and complications from his hip wound, according to a Pence spokesman. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. Players usually sport the uniform of their home ... [Full Article...]

Push to Bolster College Aid Vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott

Push to Bolster College Aid Vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott Rumors have spread that Scott will sign the bill, perhaps as soon as Thursday. The legislation also requires recess in elementary schools and tinkers with the state's oft-criticized standardized testing system. They argue that charter schools should be entitled to the same dollars as traditional schools, since they are also public schools. Opponents had generated 22,734 messages against it. [Full Article...]

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work after Shooting

President Trump visited Scalise at the hospital Wednesday night. The crowd chanted "USA!" Later, the crowd burst into applause as Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - who was injured as he pursued the shooter - hobbled to the mound on crutches and tossed the ceremonial first pitch. [Full Article...]

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice The Post report only further embroils Trump and his presidency in legal problems that also feature lawsuits from the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as almost 200 congressional Democrats, over his business holdings and foreign governments. [Full Article...]

GOP Congressman: 'We're Going to Play Baseball Tomorrow'

GOP Congressman: 'We're Going to Play Baseball Tomorrow' Participants are reportedly planning to wear Louisiana State University gear at the game in his honor . "Having a physician there on the field with us was extremely important, and the comfort he gave to Steve Scalise , telling him everything was going to be OK", Brooks said in the interview on GMA , alongside Wenstrup. [Full Article...]

Democrat Nancy Pelosi holds briefing after congressional baseball shooting

Democrat Nancy Pelosi holds briefing after congressional baseball shooting Trump had visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated on Wednesday night. In a brief but eloquent speech to his House colleagues, he called first for prayers for the five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who had been shot . [Full Article...]

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller on May 17, testified on Tuesday that he would not fire the special counsel without "good cause". U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about the shooting at a Congressional Republicans baseball practice from the White House in Washington on June 14, 2017. [Full Article...]

Pence hires outside legal counsel

Pence hires outside legal counsel Cullen served as a USA attorney during President George H.W. Bush's administration. President Trump has his own private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz . "The Vice President is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the President's agenda and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter", he added. [Full Article...]

Trump affects Virginia primaries, but not as expected

Corey Stewart , a Minnesota-born lawyer with a soft spot for the Confederacy , almost pulled off a stunning upset in Tuesday's Republican primary for governor of Virginia . Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, has spoken out against moves to remove Confederate monuments from city streets and has advocated deporting all illegal immigrants upon arrest. [Full Article...]

North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier The US State Department, however, said the two events were unrelated. He was arrested in January 2016 and accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster from an employee area of his hotel. Prince Marketing Group, which represents Rodman, did not comment on any PotCoin sponsorship in a statement regarding Rodman's trip to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

Asked by Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, whether a list of Trump campaign advisors were in direct contact with Russian officials, Session said "I have no information" or " I don't recall " to each name-except for Carter Page, a campaign advisor who in May of this year admitted to the Senate committee that he had meetings with a Russian "junior attaché that the U.... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Ramps Up Review Of Donald Trump's Travel Ban Losses

Denniston has written for us as a contributor since June 2011 and has covered the Supreme Court since 1958. That violated the Constitution's prohibition on the government officially favoring or disfavoring any religion, he said. The court, based in San Francisco , also cited Trump's tweets about the need for "extreme vetting" as part of its decision not to reinstate the ban. [Full Article...]

Texas anti-Sharia rally, counterprotest draw more than 100 to Capitol

However, the people who attended the anti-Muslim protests were less in number and cities like New York, Chicago, and Seattle witnessed large counter-protests, The Guardian reported. ACT for America calls themselves as the nation's largest anti-Muslim hate group and claims that their rallies, intentionally scheduled for Ramadan, are actually anti-Sharia rallies. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russian Federation loom in Congress

Trump calls Comey But whether the American people will actually have a chance to hear what he says is still uncertain - it's not yet clear whether Sessions will appear in an open session or a closed session before only members of the committee. Over the weekend, Sessions asked to appear before the Intelligence Committee instead of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, where he was expected to appear to ... [Full Article...]

Deputies seize meth-laced lollipops

Deputies seize meth-laced lollipops Ruben Diaz at a press conference . Harris County Sheriff Office deputies conducted the raid Tuesday morning after they received calls that a person was attempting to break into a Houston-area home. Dallas News reported that depending on size, the estimated street prices for each lollipop ranged from $20 to $40. "And even if they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops ... [Full Article...]

Trump on Comey accusation: 'I didn't say that'

Discussing the meeting in which Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Democratic Sen. Trump refused to say whether his private conversations with Comey were taped - a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them - and asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. [Full Article...]

Trump Again Refutes Comey's Claims

Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. Trump, who said he was willing to testify under oath about the claims made Thursday, also refuted Comey's statement that he asked the former FBI director to end the investigation into former national secur... [Full Article...]

Michigan native and former GOP staffer shot

Michigan native and former GOP staffer shot His family released a statement following the shooting, and they are now traveling to Washington , D.C. The statement said that paramedics told them he was shot multiple times and is undergoing surgery. He has also served several local lawmakers, including Dick Posthumus' 2002 run for governor, U.S. Rep. Dave Camp and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg. Mika was serving as a volunteer coach. [Full Article...]

Congressman among multiple people shot in Virginia

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip. The Alabama Republican said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a po... [Full Article...]


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