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A Year After Shooting, Scalise Returns to Play Ball

'It's been a long road to this day,' congressman says

(Newser) - Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined Washington and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park. But...

Shooter Fired 70 Rounds at Lawmakers' Baseball Practice

New report issued on June 14 shooting in Alexandria

(Newser) - James Hodgkinson had chosen Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria as his target up to two months before the shooting that injured five people during a Congressional baseball practice in June and had "cased the field" for weeks prior, the Washington Post reports. A 41-page report released Friday by...

Shot Congressman's Condition Worsens

Steve Scalise is back in intensive care

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties were praying for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after the congressman's condition worsened and he was readmitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Washington, DC. The MedStar Washington Center Hospital says the Republican, who was shot during practice for a congressional...

Va. Gunman Asked Ominous Question Before Shooting

'Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?'

(Newser) - The gunman at a Virginia ballfield where a GOP baseball team was practicing had more than 200 rounds of ammunition in a locker in Alexandria he visited every day, the FBI says. He also had a list on him with the names of six members of Congress and had done...

Disturbing Detail Emerges in GOP Baseball Shooting

Virginia shooter carried a list with at least 3 names on it

(Newser) - The Alexandria shooter carried a list bearing the names of some Republican congressmen when he went on his early-morning rampage on Wednesday. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama confirms to CNN that he was on the list as was his office number. Reps. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Trent Franks...

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

Scalise will be in the hospital 'for some time'

(Newser) - The wife of Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson says he told her he was going to Washington to work on "changing the tax brackets" and she had no idea he was going to hurt anybody. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Suzanne Hodgkinson trembled and held a deputy's arm as...

Even Ted Nugent Says It's Time to Tone It Down

Rocker promises to give up 'hateful rhetoric'

(Newser) - You know things are tense when Ted Nugent says it's time to tone it down. The rocker—who once described former President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" and said he should "suck on his machine gun"—says he has decided to give up using "hateful...

Wounded Officer Throws First Pitch at Congressional Game

Democrats handed trophy to GOP lawmakers

(Newser) - The 25,000-strong crowd at Nationals Park cheered Thursday evening as Capitol Police officer David Bailey threw out the first pitch at the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, less than 48 hours after he was wounded while protecting lawmakers. Bailey, who is credited with saving lives after gunman James Hodgkinson opened...

After Va. Shooting, Senator Slammed for 'Second Amendment' Tweet

Rand Paul referred to 'tyrannical' government

(Newser) - Politicians have called for unity and prayers after Wednesday's congressional shooting in Virginia , but the incident has only deepened controversies including the Second Amendment debate. After Sen. Rand Paul—who was in the batting cage when James Hodgkinson opened fire on the baseball field—spoke about the shooting, critics...

Trump Says Scalise Is 'in Very Tough Shape'

'But he is a real fighter,' continues the president

(Newser) - President Trump urged the nation to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after he visited the critically injured congressman at a hospital in Washington, DC. "Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a...

Sanders Condemns Shooter Who Volunteered on Campaign
Sanders Condemns Shooter
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Sanders Condemns Shooter Who Volunteered on Campaign

James Hodgkinson was an ardent Sanders supporter

(Newser) - James Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old Illinois man police say shot and wounded multiple people during a GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday, was a former volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Politico reports. Sanders condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms," calling it a "despicable act." "...

Baseball Shooter Identified as 66-Year-Old Illinois Man
Trump: Baseball Shooter
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Trump: Baseball Shooter Is Dead; He's Been ID'd

Police say James T. Hodgkinson, 66, is the gunman

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice outside DC has died, President Trump revealed in a public statement about the attack. The shooter had just been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Authorities have not speculated about a motive. Hodgkinson, whose...

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