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Other view: Scalise shooting: Playing congressional baseball game shows needed unity


The Democratic side won in a blowout, but the game was played in Scalise's honor with lawmakers of both parties dressed in purple in recognition of Scalise's Louisiana State University affiliation. Despite the bipartisan motivation behind the game, especially this year, partisanship was hardly abandoned as Democrats and Republicans faced off, each side seriously itching for a win. Lire la suite »

Death toll climbs to 30 in London Grenfell Tower fire

He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building, he said, in an attempt to calm the crowds. More than 100 people stormed the town hall Friday in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with a list of demands following the devastating tower block fire. Lire la suite »

The Congressional Women's Softball Game will continue as planned too

The baseball game does not provide any funding to Congress, but rather charities in the D.C. area, such as the Washington Literacy Foundation , an organization that teaches adults how to read, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington , which function as safe havens for struggling youth in the area. Lire la suite »

Hannity Calls for Mueller and Deputy AG Rosenstein To Recuse Themselves, Resign


Conservative media, led by Newsmax CEO and Trump friend Chris Ruddy , have suggested that the interview shows Mueller has a conflict in his special counsel investigation. Attorneys general of the past did not cower at the request of Congress to fulfill its constitutional oversight responsibility. Even if Trump's legal team was able to convince a court that Trump is allowed to fire Mueller, there is no doubt a firestorm would ensue. Lire la suite »

State to take over delayed portion of I-69 extension


The original cost was approximately $590 million under the public-private structure; the new agreements and structure total approximately $560 million dollars. As part of Friday's agreement the state will get a $50 million settlement from the I-69 group. The State will assume all future financial risk to operate, maintain and preserve the roadway over the next 35 years. Lire la suite »

Congressional baseball shooting inspires bill to weaken DC gun rules


In Virginia, where citizens may carry guns , Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, argued for more background checks and to close a loophole that allows sales without background checks at gun shows in the state. Those supporting the deregulation bill have dismissed current restrictions as unnecessary and costly, while gun control advocates have argued that lifting restrictions on silencers could lead to more gun violence. Lire la suite »

Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis

They accused Doha of supporting "extremists" and their arch-adversary Iran - charges Qatar has called "baseless". The announcement that the online accounts were back came around an hour after first reports that some of Al-Jazeera's Twitter accounts had been blocked. Lire la suite »

58 people are presumed dead in Grenfell Tower disaster

People demonstrate demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire , in London , Friday June 16, 2017. Similarly, the mother of Hesham Rahman who also lived in the Grenfell Tower said that her son remains missing. During Mrs May's visit the Government announced that a £5m fund would be made available to pay for emergency supplies, food, clothes and other costs. Lire la suite »

Newt Gingrich's stance on Special Counsel Robert Mueller will give you whiplash


Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". Gingrich said Trump is "pretty confident" that the Russian Federation investigation will go away. The president, therefore, would have to direct Rosenstein to fire Mueller - or, somewhat more extravagantly, Trump could order the special-counsel regulations repealed and then fire Mueller himself. Lire la suite »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion

Whole Foods was quick to point out, in a statement , that its stores will continue to operate under the Whole Foods Market brand , that its headquarters will remain in Austin , Texas, and that John Mackey will stay on as CEO. The Journal said buying Whole Foods allows Amazon to quickly grab a bigger portion of the estimated $674 billion USA market for edible groceries, according to consulting firm Kantar Retail. Lire la suite »

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names


When the president intoned three words he said have brought Americans together for generations - "Let's play ball" - cheers rang out. Before the event, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters, "Tonight we will go to the game, play our hardest, but we will all be Team Scalise". Lire la suite »

Congressman Scalise undergoes third surgery since Virginia shooting

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured. The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates. The other organizations benefitting from the charity are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Literacy Center. Lire la suite »

Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Let Mueller 'Do His Job'

My guess is that Trump does not fire Mueller because the political and legal impact would be so catastrophic for him and Republicans. On PBS on Monday, Ruddy said that Trump's consideration of moving to fire Mueller was "pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently". Lire la suite »

Hundreds Protest In Minnesota After Officer Acquitted


He also accused Castile of being influenced by drugs. Castile had a permit for the weapon. They argued that the officer overreacted and that Castile was not a threat. Squad-car video played repeatedly for the jury shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's auto. Lire la suite »

Delaware police investigating discovery of human remains


Bratz. Troopers said a person who was attending opening night of the Firefly Music Festival was walking in the woods east of Leipsic Road and Marley Lane and found the bones around 7 p.m. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and is now assisting with the investigation. The identity is now unknown. The identity of the person is now unknown, and police say that the investigation in the death of the person is in its early stages as troopers continue to collect and review ... Lire la suite »

Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'


The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was angered about news stories in conservative sites about Mueller's connections with Comey and had to be convinced by aides to not fire the special counsel . US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he would be "surprised" if Trump fired Mueller . Comey testified that he believed the revelations in his memos - including concern that Trump sought to influence the FBI's Russian Federation investigation - would prompt ... Lire la suite »

Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller

He added that fundraising records show some of the lawyers whom Mueller selected for his team have contributed to Democrats. Do you agree with disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich that it is "delusional" to think that this investigation could possibly be fair? They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House ... Lire la suite »

Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russia investigators

In another tweet , Trump called it "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Lire la suite »

Gingrich: Mueller Hiring 'Bad People' Who Are 'After Trump'

Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller. The White House pushed back, but only hours after the claim had been parsed and dissed with warnings about how it would only make things worse for Trump, who chose to ignore it all together in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning, and seemed more focussed on a fresh setback to his travel ban. Lire la suite »

Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

As attorney general, Sessions is unlikely to answer in detail questions about conversations he's had with Trump. Trump's sycophants are doing their part to lay the groundwork for such a stunning move. The Department of Justice appointed Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation in May after the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Lire la suite »