Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'


"He's in some trouble", said President Donald Trump, who had visited late Wednesday.

Numerous players in the congressional game Thursday night are wearing Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school, as they assemble at Nationals Park in Washington.

PAT MEEHAN: I've struck him out on a curve ball a couple of years ago, and every time we see each other, we talk about that. Congressional aide Zack Barth, Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey were also shot in the attack, but have since been released from the hospital. The Republican leader was shot Wednesday morning during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise, who underwent a third surgery Thursday, is listed in critical condition after being shot through the hip.

"How dare they say such a thing?"

Griner and Bailey have been hailed as heroes after taking down the shooter.

"I've had threats, and most members I know have had threats", the Louisiana Democrat said. "It's cool that they're putting it on even after the shooting".

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Another said: "It was a death trap and they knew it". "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire". Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday.

Duncan found that memory hard to shake Thursday night as he stood in for Scalise at second base.

"That gives me some comfort", he said, of the local police presence. "That was humbling in a way".

"On balance I think it's good we're showing the resiliency that we are not letting this tragedy keep us down", Murphy said. Graves wore a purple shirt with the word #unBRoken on the chest.

The Republican's team was practicing their batting at the Alexandria baseball field when shots suddenly rang out.

"It's security for other people who are there, too", she said.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond said Thursday that the current political climate in A... Democrats opened an 11-2 lead in the fifth inning on the strength of his pitching, and by then he had scored every time he was up. Republicans won last year after a seven-year losing streak.

Republicans and Democrats are tied. Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages. Still, the divide was good-natured, for once. We sent up some t-shirts and hats for all the legislators that will be playing in the baseball game today in Washington.

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The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family.

The US Capitol Police said Hodgkinson used a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle in the shooting, and traces run by investigators showed he evidently acquired the weapons legally.

Republicans and Democrats are fighting for bragging rights in their annual Congressional Baseball game, and doing so as one unit - Team Scalise.

The game dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill. Aging former Little Leaguers now in Congress don their spikes and dust off their gloves in a game played for claiming top dog status and to benefit several charities.

Money raised from the annual event goes to Washington-area charities, including The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

But Pelosi told reporters Thursday that while she trusts the Capitol Police to design security procedures, "I do think and I would support, and I have suggested they need a bigger budget".

With emotions, interest, and symbolism high, congressional lawmakers took to the baseball diamond Thursday night for a game normally meant for fun, but now suffused with meaning.

Marty Russo, a former IL congressman and Congressional Baseball Hall of Famer who announced the congressional games for 15 years, still remembers the friendships he made across the aisle as a star infielder for the Democratic team during the '70s.

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The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Open at Oakmont, and he will be more impressed if Thomas, or anyone else in contention, can put together a 63 on Sunday.

For their part, some Republicans seem taken aback by an intensity on the left that threatens to overwhelm them in the 2018 midterm elections.