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GOP Rep Asks Trump to Attend Congressional Baseball Game
GOP Rep Asks Trump to Attend Congressional Baseball Game
BY: Haris Alic June 13, 20184:31 pm A Republican congressman personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday to show his support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and other lawmakers one year after a deranged gunman opened fire on a group of practicing Republicans. Rep. Roger Williams (R., Texas), who coaches the Republican team, asked Trump to attend the game during a recent visit to the White House, according to the Associated Press. "I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office," Williams said. "He said, ‘I’ll be there.’" Williams added he doesn’t know if the president will attend, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the AP. Scalise, who still uses crutches to get around, will not play in this years game, but he returned to the practice field for the first time this month after suffering a life-threatening shot to the hip and undergoing an intensive recuperation period. The whip and five others were wounded in June 2017 when James T. Hodgkinson, a deranged supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), opened fire on the Republican team as they practiced in Alexandria, Va. Hodkinson, who specifically targeted the Republican lawmakers because of his belief that their attempts to repeal Obamacare were destroying the country, was killed at the scene by U.S. Capitol Police. The shooting sparked speculation the game, a charity event that dates back to 1909 and has taken place continuously every year since 1958, would be canceled or postponed in order to grant members of Congress the opportunity to properly process the shooting. Instead of canceling, however, members of Congress rallied together in a show of bipartisan unity. Players even went to the added length of donning gear from the Louisiana State University, Scalises alma mater, to honor their wounded colleague. Trump, who didnt attend the 2017 game in person, addressed the crowd via a recorded video statement.
    2018-06-14 05:11:28


Кража полотна Бэнкси попала на видео
Кража полотна Бэнкси попала на видео
Картина Охотники за тележками была украдена неизвестным с выставки в канадском городе Торонто.
    2018-06-15 09:40:22


Critical Inclusions
Critical Inclusions

There has been much discussion of a recent USC study suggesting that film critics, as a group, are disproportionately white and male. You could quibble with methodology (some say Rotten Tomatoes is a useful, easy-to-access measuring stick but far from comprehensive; I think it’s a fair cross-section of the critical community) if you wanted to, but, honestly, it feels pretty accurate to me. Women, non-white writers, and, as I have noted elsewhere, conservatives, are pretty underrepresented in the world of film criticism.

    2018-06-14 22:42:58


Channel AKA: The TV station that gave grime a home
Channel AKA: The TV station that gave grime a home
The urban music station is closing, but for many fans it will be remembered as a champion of the underdog.
    2018-06-14 10:41:02


Americas Got Talent: The 13-year-old Brit who got the golden buzzer
Americas Got Talent: The 13-year-old Brit who got the golden buzzer
The British schoolgirl surprised the judges on Americas Got Talent with her performance.
    2018-06-14 10:11:35


The book that could make you rethink your relationships
The book that could make you rethink your relationships
Award-winning author Holly Bourne wants to blow the lid off the truth about abusive relationships.
    2018-06-14 10:11:28


Can Moana and Rapunzel make womens sport pay?
Can Moana and Rapunzel make womens sport pay?
The business model for womens sport cant merely be a smaller version of that found in mens sport.
    2018-06-13 12:42:14


John Boyega tells fans to stop harassing cast
John Boyega tells fans to stop harassing cast
Star Wars actor John Boyega speaks out after his co-star Kelly Marie Tran quit Instagram.
    2018-06-13 12:42:04


Sarah Ikumu on a buzzing singing career
Sarah Ikumu on a buzzing singing career
Sarah Ikumu is a 17-year-old school girl whos already finding success as an international singer.
    2018-06-13 11:41:31


Classical music should learn from hip hop
Classical music should learn from hip hop
Classical music has a sense of entitlement and needs to experiment, argues composer Alexis Ffrench.
    2018-06-13 10:10:16


Peter Andre to voice rally car in Thomas the Tank Engine film
Peter Andre to voice rally car in Thomas the Tank Engine film
The TV personality - and former 90s pop star - will voice an Australian rally car in the movie.
    2018-06-12 20:10:35


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is worthy winner
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is worthy winner
The Nigerian author picks up this years PEN Pinter Prize.
    2018-06-12 18:40:55


Review: Beyonce and Jay-Z loved-up as tour begins
Review: Beyonce and Jay-Z loved-up as tour begins
The pop power couple put on a display of affection on the opening night of their OTR II world tour.
    2018-06-12 16:11:56


Dont panic! Dads Army turns 50 with set of stamps
Dont panic! Dads Army turns 50 with set of stamps
Royal Mail says it hope the special edition stamps from the classic sitcom will raise plenty of smiles.
    2018-06-12 16:11:37


Why is Love Island more popular than Oxbridge?
Why is Love Island more popular than Oxbridge?
Speaking on BBC Ones Question Time broadcaster Richard Madeley said it was a reflection of our times that more people had applied to be on Love Island than applied to Oxbridge.
    2018-06-12 16:11:29


30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band
30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band
Tomo Milicevic, whos been with the band since 2003, hasnt been on the bands current tour since March.
    2018-06-12 16:10:55


James Corden has given up meat because of animal abuse
James Corden has given up meat because of animal abuse
The 39-year-old talk show host says hes on his way to becoming a vegetarian and will give up fish next.
    2018-06-12 16:10:49


Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports
Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports
The singer has officially been dating comedian Pete Davidson since late May.
    2018-06-12 16:10:44


How incredible is Incredibles 2? The critics give their verdicts
How incredible is Incredibles 2? The critics give their verdicts
Pretty darn incredible say the critics, though some feel it lacks the original films wow factor.
    2018-06-12 16:10:29

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