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Mich. native wounded in Va. shooting

Mich. native wounded in Va. shooting Matt Mika, of Oakland County, is the current director of government relations at Tyson Foods and was at the practice Wednesday morning. The family says "baseball is one of his great passions". Mika once served on Walberg's staff. Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

The two teams have contested the past three finals. The Warriors tallied 35 bench points in game five, while Cleveland managed just seven points outside their starting five. Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. "But tonight was a little different, just based on the things I've had to go through during this time". [Full Article...]

Fed raises interest rates

That would be followed by three rate increases in 2018 and three more in 2019, with the key rate at 2.9 percent by the end of that period. The S&P ASX 200 in Australia tumbled 1.2 percent to 5,761.00. Scoff if you will but the Federal Reserve is as committed to the Phillips Curve as ever. Despite the increase - the fourth since December 2015 - interest rates remain near historic lows, but the mo... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Teams to Wear LSU Gear to Honor Scalise

Congressional Baseball Teams to Wear LSU Gear to Honor Scalise Scalise, the House GOP whip along with a staffer, a lobbyist and two Capital Police officers, were shot at the team practice. An FBI Evidence Response team inspects the contents of one of the many bags left at the scene of a shooting in Alexandria, Va ., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , involving House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, during a congressional baseball practice... [Full Article...]

Too many Republicans help Sessions brush off questions

Too many Republicans help Sessions brush off questions And then he didn't answer my question. SHAPIRO: Beyond his explanation for that particular remark, were there things you learned from today's hearing that you think could be important to the investigation? His refusal to disclose conversations between himself and the president cut off lines of inquiry about the exact circumstances surrounding Federal Bureau of Investigation director James ... [Full Article...]

Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

Harris's response was a hair flip, one that's now making its rounds on the internet again. One former Trump campaign adviser on CNN called her "hysterical". Richard Burr and John McCain nearly shushed her. Richard Burr , R-N.C. "Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question", Sen. "Have you ever in any of these fantastical situations heard of a plotline so ridiculous that... [Full Article...]

Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years

They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason. Through two games of these Finals, the Warriors' margin for error looked to be as wide as the San Francisco Bay. Durant's gesture would allow the Warriors a chance to use their Bird rights to re-sign their own free agents ( most notably... [Full Article...]

Police Seek Pair They Say Assaulted Deli Worker with Fruit

Police Seek Pair They Say Assaulted Deli Worker with Fruit Police released surveillance video of the incident Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Police said Wednesday they have arrested one of the two men who hurled avocados like baseballs at a Bronx deli worker, breaking the victim's jaw. [Full Article...]

Ige signs climate change legislation

Ige signs climate change legislation The signing of Hawaii's laws comes almost a week after President Donald Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change . Yesterday's statement from green groups insists that the United Kingdom must go further if it is to retain its leadership on climate issues. "The rich countries never want to talk about compensation for the damage caused ... [Full Article...]

Democrats Pray for Republican Colleagues After Hearing of Baseball Shooting

Everyone was praising the Capitol Police, who were only there because Majority Whip Steve Scalise is a member of congressional leadership. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., whom Hodgkinson campaigned for as a volunteer in 2016. Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. Duncan deputy chief of staff Allen Klump said Wednesday's media conference call was the largest ... [Full Article...]

Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race

Governor primary nomination. But it was in the overlooked Republican race where Gillespie, the party's 2014 nominee for Senate, only narrowly beat far-right challenger Corey Stewart , a staunch ally of President Trump . The victor was Danica Roem , a transgender woman. Marshall has served in the General Assembly since 1992. Bob Marshall, a long-serving ultraconservative who sponsored this... [Full Article...]

Alabama GOP reps safe after baseball practice shooting

Reports indicate one Congressional staffer was also wounded in the attack, but no fatalities have been reported. "The gun was a semiautomatic", Brooks told CNN. Eventually it seems that the shooter shot both of our security detail people. Brooks remembered the moment when the horror ended. Kelly and everyone on the filed bolted for the first base dugout, opposite the shooter. [Full Article...]

Alleged Virginia Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities

Sanders started out by saying he was just informed that the shooter "apparently" worked on his campaign as a volunteer, reports NPR News. "I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil", said Walsh. A restaurant manager from St. Louis told the Washington Post that he stayed up late talking politics with Virginia shooting suspect James T. Hodgkinson in Rock Island. [Full Article...]

Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

Threats come not just from Islamic extremism or right-wing sources, but the "hard left", Levin said. "There must have been 50 to 100 shots fired", he told CNN. Wenstrup praised Capitol police for taking out the gunman and the emergency responders who showed up at the scene quickly. He is among the five injured, police said. [Full Article...]

Congressman, Staffer, Police Officers Shot at Republican Baseball Practice

President Donald Trump planned to pay a visit to the U.S. congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice outside Washington , a White House official said. Trump", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. "[Before] last year, it's been seven years since we won", Scalise said. Veterans' organizations are organizing a community run against violence in r... [Full Article...]

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe Among other things, Comey alleges Trump asked him for his loyalty, which Trump said was not true. The Post and The New York Times both reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign: Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledge... [Full Article...]

Eric Green's Monday Weather Forecast

Eric Green's Monday Weather Forecast Forget the Delta breeze until at least Wednesday . Southwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. The NWS forecast also includes downpours, with a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday and Thursday night , as well, followed by a 90 percent chance of precipitation on Friday . [Full Article...]

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign Two Capitol Police officers and a congressional aide were also shot. Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. A number of petitions Hodgkinson posted on his pages called for presidential accountability, including one supporting the legal removal of U.S. [Full Article...]

Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Sanders lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, who lost the White House to Trump in November. Colleagues said Scalise dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood as they rushed to his assistance. "It's really raw at this moment", Slater said. Former member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in 2011, said in a statement Wednesday, "It doesn't matter ... [Full Article...]

California Firms Up Marijuana Rules, Will Allow Deliveries

California Firms Up Marijuana Rules, Will Allow Deliveries The bill allows to MA cities and towns to block aspects of the marijuana law through a vote of the city council and approval of the city or town's chief executive, like a mayor or town manager, rather than the referendum process laid out in the voter-approved law. [Full Article...]


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