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Wounded Congressman Is Out of ICU Again

Steve Scalise's condition remains serious

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition, the AP reports. The Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican underwent surgery last week... More »

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... More »

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting... More »

State Dem Party Official on Scalise: 'I'm Glad He Got Shot'

Phil Montag removed by Nebraska State Democratic Party chair

(Newser) - The co-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party's technology committee was removed Thursday following an expletive-filled rant about Steve Scalise, the GOP representative shot during a congressional baseball practice, the Omaha World-Herald reports. “I did not call for the congressman’s death,” Phil Montag says. But in a... More »

Doctors Update Scalise's Condition Week After Shooting

The representative has moved from 'serious' to 'fair'

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to improve after being shot in the hip during a congressional baseball practice last Wednesday, CBS News reports. According to Politico , doctors upgraded the Republican representative's condition from "serious" to "fair" on Wednesday, saying he "continues to make good progress.... More »

Good News on Scalise's Condition

Wounded congressman is more responsive, upgraded to 'serious'

(Newser) - On Friday, the doctors caring for wounded congressman Steve Scalise held a sobering news conference in which they explained that Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" when he first arrived at the hospital. On Saturday night, the House whip's Twitter feed had much better news: He watched... More »

Palin Might Lawyer Up After NYT Correction

Newspaper apologizes after linking Gabby Giffords shooting to Palin's 2011 map

(Newser) - Sarah Palin issued a not-so-veiled warning to the New York Times on Thursday over a controversial editorial in the newspaper, one that prompted two corrections and an apology. In a tweet , Palin said she is "talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options." It all stems from an... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'You Guys Are Next': Reps Receive Threats After Shooting

'In the past we’ve always sort of just sucked it up'

(Newser) - Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers report an increase in threats following Wednesday's shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York tells CNN she received an email with the subject line "One down, 216 to go." The body of the email... More »

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." "... More »

Congressman at Shooting: We Were 'Sitting Ducks'

Mike Bishop: 'By the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back'

(Newser) - One of the GOP lawmakers present at Wednesday morning's attack on a congressional baseball practice says he and others were "sitting ducks" for the gunman. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop says the still-unidentified shooter walked up to a fence surrounding the field and opened fire. "He had a... More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Is Shot in Virginia

House majority whip's injury not life-threatening; 5 shot, including gunman

(Newser) - Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the GOP House majority whip, has been shot while at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., reports Fox News . He is expected to survive, and the gunman is in custody. Police say a total of five people were wounded, with the other four believed to be... More »

GOP Leaders Back Scalise in White Supremacy Gaffe

Boehner, others issue statements of support for House majority whip

(Newser) - Majority Whip Steve Scalise is still taking heat after admitting that he spoke to a white supremacy group years ago, but it looks like the No. 3 GOP leader in the House will be sticking around: That's because Nos. 1 and 2 gave him their support today. "More... More »

House Majority Whip Spoke to White Supremacist Group

Scalise says he detests group he spoke to in 2002

(Newser) - The third-ranking House Republican has admitted that he addressed a gathering of white supremacists in 2002—but House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he didn't know the group's beliefs and it is "insulting and ludicrous" to suggest he shared them, the Hill reports. Scalise, who was a... More »

Only One Candidate Left for Cantor's Job

Sessions drops out, race to replace Kevin McCarthy heats up

(Newser) - Unless a surprise challenger emerges at the last minute, the race to replace Eric Cantor as the House's second-ranking Republican is already over. House Rules Committee chief Pete Sessions says he has dropped his bid to become majority leader "after thoughtful consideration and discussion" with colleagues, leaving Majority... More »

Here's Who's in the Running for Cantor's Job

Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions likely contenders

(Newser) - Now that majority leader Eric Cantor is out of the running for the next Congress, who will take his place in the GOP leadership? Politico identifies a number of potential frontrunners, starting with current majority whip Kevin McCarthy of California, who is pretty much guaranteed to seek Cantor's old... More »

Most Conservative, Liberal Members of Last Congress

Todd Akin was No. 1 on the right

(Newser) - Todd Akin may have cost himself a Senate seat with his views on "legitimate rape" last fall, but he gets a consolation prize: the title of most conservative member of the last Congress, as bestowed by the National Journal . Akin had a nearly perfect score of 97 when it... More »

GOP Blasts Obama for Fox News Snub

President will appear on every other network Sunday

(Newser) - Republican lawmakers are peeved because President Obama is—try not to laugh—snubbing Fox News. Obama will appear on every political Sunday talk show this week, except Fox News Sunday. “If people are going to be on the Sunday talk shows, they should be on all of them,”... More »

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