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24 июня, 05:18

Lobbyist Shot During GOP Baseball Practice Released From Hospital

The lobbyist wounded last week by a man who opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice in Virginia has been released from the hospital. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was discharged from George Washington University Hospital, his family said in a statement on Friday. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and suffered broken ribs, and injuries to his sternum and lungs, ABC 7 reported. “We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors, nurses and team at George Washington,” Mika’s family said in a statement. The family also thanked Capitol Police for protecting the lawmakers and others on the team when the shooting started. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.   JUST IN: Matt Mika has been discharged from the hospital. Family statement attached. @WOODTV pic.twitter.com/SJZQLFS34i— Spencer Wheelock (@SpencerWheelock) June 23, 2017 Mika was one of five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-la.), injured June 14 when the lone gunman opened fire on the group practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, for a charity baseball game. Mika underwent surgery. While in the hospital, Mika signed the game ball used in the congressional game the day after the shooting. On Thursday, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth visited Mika in the hospital and gave him a jersey. Game ball signed by Matt Mika #cleareyesfullheartscantlose pic.twitter.com/JYn9I9xgvw— Congressional Game (@thehillbaseball) June 16, 2017 Scalise, the most seriously hurt, was upgraded from serious to fair condition on Thursday, and was transferred out of intensive care. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 июня, 05:18

Lobbyist Shot During GOP Baseball Practice Released From Hospital

The lobbyist wounded last week by a man who opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice in Virginia has been released from the hospital. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was discharged from George Washington University Hospital, his family said in a statement on Friday. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and suffered broken ribs, and injuries to his sternum and lungs, ABC 7 reported. “We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors, nurses and team at George Washington,” Mika’s family said in a statement. The family also thanked Capitol Police for protecting the lawmakers and others on the team when the shooting started. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.   JUST IN: Matt Mika has been discharged from the hospital. Family statement attached. @WOODTV pic.twitter.com/SJZQLFS34i— Spencer Wheelock (@SpencerWheelock) June 23, 2017 Mika was one of five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-la.), injured June 14 when the lone gunman opened fire on the group practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, for a charity baseball game. Mika underwent surgery. While in the hospital, Mika signed the game ball used in the congressional game the day after the shooting. On Thursday, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth visited Mika in the hospital and gave him a jersey. Game ball signed by Matt Mika #cleareyesfullheartscantlose pic.twitter.com/JYn9I9xgvw— Congressional Game (@thehillbaseball) June 16, 2017 Scalise, the most seriously hurt, was upgraded from serious to fair condition on Thursday, and was transferred out of intensive care. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 июня, 03:09

Tyson lobbyist wounded in baseball shooting is discharged from hospital

Matt Mika, the Tyson Foods lobbyist who was one of five victims injured during the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last week, was discharged from the hospital Friday, according to a statement released by his family. “Our family is pleased to report that Matt has been discharged from George Washington University Hospital,” Mika’s family said in the statement. Mika, the director of government relations for Tyson’s D.C. office, was sent to the Washington hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest when a lone gunman fired on the June 14 practice. Mika required surgery, and his family said last week he was expected to remain in the hospital “for at least several days.” On Friday, the Mikas thanked the hospital’s medical staff and local law enforcement for their response to last week’s attack. “We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors, nurses and team at George Washington, and we will never forget and continue to be grateful for the heroism shown by the U.S. Capitol Police,” they said in the statement. “We truly appreciate the prayers, words of encouragement and support from Matt’s friends, family and people across the nation and the world.” Rep. Steve Scalise, the only lawmaker injured in the shooting, has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement by the hospital released Friday. The House majority whip was released following “continued good progress,” the hospital said, but will continue to require “an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.”

23 июня, 22:18

Steve Scalise Moves Out Of Intensive Care Unit

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is no longer in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, officials said. The move signals an improvement in Scalise’s condition since undergoing multiple surgeries after a lone gunman shot him in the hip last week while he was practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. “Congressman Steve Scalise’s continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday. He remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation,” according to a statement released Friday by the hospital. Update on the condition of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, courtesy of @MedStarWHC: pic.twitter.com/hKClrLtUBI— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 23, 2017 The third-ranking House Republican was one of several people shot by suspected gunman James T. Hodgkinson in Alexandria, Virginia, last Wednesday. His injury indicated that the bullet had “travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding,” the hospital said in a statement last week. The four others shot by the gunman last week have been steadily recovering. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers, members of Scalise’s security detail, were injured while engaging in gunfire with Hodgkinson. Officer David Bailey, on crutches from a bullet wound, threw out the first pitch of the Congressional Baseball Game last Thursday. On Wednesday, Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle, threw out the first pitch of the Congressional Softball Game from a wheelchair. AWESOME: Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, injured in the baseball practice shooting, throws 1st pitch at the @CWSoftballGame: pic.twitter.com/nVlyxi5d0U— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 21, 2017 Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, is expected to make a full recovery after being shot in the chest, his family said in a statement Saturday. He has since moved out of the ICU and is in “good condition,” according to CBS News. Matt Mika out of ICU and in good condition recovering from Alexandria shooting. Nats Jason Werth visited him recently pic.twitter.com/JP378VB8Fn— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) June 23, 2017 Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was taken to the hospital after his leg was grazed by a bullet. He was discharged hours later. Barth said he was “blessed to be alive” last Wednesday and praised Bailey and Griner for their heroic actions during the attack. “These officers were fabulous,” Barth said during an appearance on the “Today” show on NBC. “They saved all our lives. No question that it would have been different if they hadn’t been there, and we owe a lot to them.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5941217fe4b003d5948c43d0,59412653e4b09ad4fbe4734f,594aff09e4b0312cfb615e49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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23 июня, 14:59

Газовые камеры появятся на птицефермах США

Компания Tyson Foods предложила усыплять кур перед отправкой на бойню

23 июня, 12:38

СМИ: Tyson Foods отправит кур в газовые камеры

Один из мировых лидеров по производству куриного мяса - американская компания Tyson Foods - намерен использовать новую технологию и перед отправкой на бойню усыплять кур, отправляя их в камеры с газом.

23 июня, 12:38

СМИ: Tyson Foods отправит кур в газовые камеры

Один из мировых лидеров по производству куриного мяса - американская компания Tyson Foods - намерен использовать новую технологию и перед отправкой на бойню усыплять кур, отправляя их в камеры с газом.

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23 июня, 06:52

На американских птицефермах построят газовые камеры для кур

Американский производитель куриного мяса Tyson Foods намерена построить на птицефермах газовые камеры и усыплять птиц перед забоем.

22 июня, 01:14

Tyson Foods' Focus on Protein Brands Helps Propel Stock

Shares of meat processor Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), which have declined around 2.0% in the past one year, have been rising higher since past one month.

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17 июня, 22:00

NYT Assisted Baseball Shooter, Bernie Provided The Hitman?

The New York Times tipped off the GOP shooter on the GOP baseball practice field in an April article. “When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandrea, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game, plainclothes United States Capital Police are sitting there in a blac S.U.V.” Hodgkinson moved to the area and scoped out the the baseball field since April. Hodgkinson asked lawmakers, “Are those Republicans or Democrats?” before gunning down Rep. Scalise and his security detail. In addition to Scalise, those shot were Matt Mika, the director of government relations for the Washington office of Tyson Foods and a former congressional staff member who was shot twice in the chest; Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), who was hit in the leg by a bullet and was treated and released; two Capitol Police officers who were part of Scalise’s security detail were wounded in the attack: Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle, Officer David Bailey sustained minor injuries and was also treated and released. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/ny-times-tipped-off-shooter-gop-practice-field/ Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we're reaching millions help us reach millions more. Share the free live video feed link with your friends & family: http://www.infowars.com/show Follow Alex on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones Like Alex on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEmerickJones Infowars on G+ - https://plus.google.com/+infowars/ :Web: http://www.infowars.com/ http://www.prisonplanet.com/ http://www.infowars.net/ :Subscribe and share your login with 20 friends: http://www.prisonplanet.tv http://www.InfowarsNews.com Visit http://www.InfowarsLife.com to get the products Alex Jones and his family trust, while supporting the growth of our expanding media operation. [http://bit.ly/2dhnhbS] Biome Defense™ [http://bit.ly/2bnEj91] Bio-True Selenium™ [http://bit.ly/1WYw8jp] Vitamin Mineral Fusion™ [http://bit.ly/1QYBNBv] Joint Formula™ [http://bit.ly/1nNuR3r] Anthroplex™ [http://bit.ly/1ljfWfJ] Living Defense™ [http://bit.ly/1Iobcj2] Deep Cleanse™ [http://bit.ly/1DsyQ6i] Knockout™ [http://bit.ly/1Kr1yfz] Brain Force™ [http://bit.ly/1R5gsqk] Liver Shield™ [http://bit.ly/1cOwQix] ProstaGuard™ [http://bit.ly/1mnchEz3] Child Ease™ [http://bit.ly/1xs9F6t] WinterSunD3™ [http://bit.ly/1L3gDSO] Ancient Defense™ [http://bit.ly/1EHbA6E] Secret-12™ [http://bit.ly/1txsOge] Oxy Powder™ [http://bit.ly/1s6cphV] Occu Power™ [http://bit.ly/1rGOLsG] DNA Force™ [http://bit.ly/1nIngBb] X2 Survival Shield™ [http://bit.ly/1kaXxKL] Super Female Vitality™ [http://bit.ly/1mhAKCO] Lung Cleanse™ [http://bit.ly/1mGbikx] Silver-Bullet - Colloidal Silver™ [http://bit.ly/1xcoUfo] Super Male Vitality™ [http://bit.ly/1z5BCP9] Survival Shield - Nascent Iodine™ [http://bit.ly/1o4sQtc] Patriot Blend 100% Organic Coffee™ [http://bit.ly/1iVL6HB] Immune Support 100% Organic Coffee™ All available at - http://www.infowarsshop.com/ INFOWARS HEALTH - START GETTING HEALTHY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE - http://www.infowarshealth.com/ Newsletter Sign up / Infowars Underground Insider : http://www.infowars.com/newsletter The Alex Jones Show © copyright, Free Speech Systems .LLC 1995 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. May use for fair use and educational purposes

16 июня, 16:30

Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Tyson Foods, Thor Industries, Nasdaq, MetLife and Celanese

Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Tyson Foods, Thor Industries, Nasdaq, MetLife and Celanese

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15 июня, 21:23

Tyson lobbyist remains in critical condition, will require additional surgeries

Matt Mika, the Tyson Foods lobbyist shot multiple times when a lone gunman opened fire at the congressional Republican baseball team’s practice on Wednesday, remains in critical condition and will require additional surgeries, his family said Thursday. Mika, director of government relations for Tyson’s D.C. office, suffered wounds to his chest and arm, his family said. He is in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital, where he underwent surgery on Wednesday. "He requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries," his family said in a statement, noting his condition prohibits him from seeing visitors. He is alert, conscious and communicating through notes, his family said. "We are grateful for the care he has received, from the first responders in the field to the world-class care here at the hospital," his family said. "We understand he is lucky to be alive and we owe it to these amazing individuals and Matt’s fighting spirit and grit. Additionally, we want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to stop the shooter before he could hurt even more people."Mika was one of five people wounded during the shooting in Alexandria, Va., early Wednesday. A former college baseball player, Mika helps out with the GOP baseball team and was on hand Wednesday as the lawmakers prepared for a charity game against Democrats that is set for today. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit with a single shot that pierced his hip, injured organs and caused severe bleeding. This morning he underwent his third surgery. Also wounded were Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in the office of Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), and Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey. The gunman was shot to death by police.

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15 июня, 03:29

Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before

15 июня, 01:41

Who were the people injured at Wednesday's baseball practice shooting?

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others were treated at local hospitals Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning.Congressional staffer Zack Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika, and Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner also received medical treatment following the shooting. The gunman, identified by a law enforcement source as James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois, died.Here are brief biographies of the people injured in Wednesday's shooting:STEVE SCALISEScalise, 51, is a fifth-term congressman who serves as the top vote counter for House GOP leadership. He's married with two children, and he hails from Louisiana. He's known as a booster for his state, recommending restaurants to visiting staffers or reporters.A longtime Republican, Scalise was a member of the College Republicans at Louisiana State University and volunteered for George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign. As a child, he urged neighbors to vote, according to a “Politics in America” almanac profile.On the Hill, he has been considered one of the more conservative members of the conference, backing spending cuts and gun rights. Scalise also used his perch to advocate for Louisiana in 2010 after the BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest oil spill in U.S. history. He sponsored legislation giving fines related to the spill to coastal states to rebuild.In 2012, Scalise was elected head of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative lawmakers. In 2014, when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) loss in a primary triggered a leadership shuffle, Scalise won his current spot as whip, buoyed by southern Republicans who wanted to see one of their own in leadership.ZACK BARTHBarth has worked for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) since last year. He's the congressman's "legislative correspondent." He previously worked for former Rep. Randy Neugebauer as both a staff and policy assistant, before joining Williams' office in September, according to legislative records.Barth spent a portion of the presidential election working for Jeb Bush's campaign as an intern.Per his LinkedIn profile, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, doing internships for a Houston official, the governor's office, and in Rep. John Culberson's (R-Texas) Houston office. After the campaign, during which he worked in Miami, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Barth moved to Washington to work in the House.Williams tweeted Wednesday that Barth was "receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery."MATT MIKA Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and was said to be in the intensive care unit at a Washington hospital, where friends were keeping vigil on Wednesday afternoon, several sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. His family said he has been listed in critical condition. Mika, a former baseball player, was helping the Republican team prepare for Thursday's game, said his former boss Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.). Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Mika had been part of the team for several years and helped at second base and shortstop. “Baseball is one of his great passions and he has always loved the Congressional team,” his family said in a statement. Mika is a 2001 graduate of Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. He received a master’s degree in public administration and public policy from Western Michigan University in 2004. He started on Capitol Hill in 2005 as a legislative assistant for former Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), and joined Walberg’s staff in 2007. He served as the congressman’s lead staffer on the House Agriculture Committee, according to Mika’s LinkedIn profile. After Walberg lost a reelection bid in 2008, Mika went to lobby for the North American Meat Institute. He joined Tyson Foods in 2011, where he works on livestock issues ranging from the organic sector to regulations related to fair competition in the meat industry.DAVID BAILEYBailey, per his LinkedIn profile, has worked for the Capitol Police since 2008. He also worked a stint for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Bailey is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina Central University and, according to his Facebook page, is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, though it says he attended high school in Brandywine, Md., not far from Washington.On his LinkedIn profile, Bailey lists his Capitol Hill responsibilities as enforcing traffic regulations, preventing criminal activity and protecting members of Congress and their families.Bailey was treated and released after sustaining a minor injury during the incident, Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.CRYSTAL GRINERVerderosa said Griner was in good condition in the hospital after being shot in the ankle Wednesday morning.Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who was at the practice, told CNN that Griner was shot and went down early in the incident, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m."There could have easy been 25 deaths or more today," said Williams, who was also on the scene. "Officers Griner and Bailey prevented that. My family will be forever grateful."Hood College, a liberal arts school in Frederick, Md., said on Facebook on Wednesday that Griner was a 2006 graduate.

15 июня, 01:27

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15 июня, 00:51

HUFFPOST HILL: ffs

https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/status/874968857567514625Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! We were reminded today that most of what goes on in Washington isn’t a tragedy, just tremendously awful. It was a bad day for journalism and an even worse one for politics; if we had to choose a song to set it to, it’d be that “So You Had A Bad Day” tune you hear at CVS, ideally covered by Cannibal Corpse. And along with the victims and their families, our thoughts are with the Congressional Baseball Game’s press coordinator, who began this week thinking they’d only have to field a few calls from WaPo’s society desk. Hang in there, press person. This is HUFFPOST HILL for ― Thank God it’s Friday, amirite ― Wednesday, June 13th, 2017: SCALISE SHOT - Hayley Miller and Alana Horowitz Satlin: “A gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a congressional baseball game at around 7 a.m. Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, hitting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas). Scalise was shot in the hip, his office said in a statement. He has undergone surgery at the nearby Medstar Washington Hospital Center and is in critical condition, the hospital tweeted. Scalise was ‘in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone’ ahead of the surgery, his office said. Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was also hit, Williams said. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were also injured, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said. They are in stable condition, according to Chief Matthew R. Verderosa. Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods’ Washington, D.C., office, was also among those shot. ‘He has been taken to a local hospital and we’re awaiting word on his condition,’ the company said in a statement.” [HuffPost] Unstable, monstrous person is unstable, monstrous: “The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for an upcoming baseball game on Wednesday was apparently a Bernie Sanders supporter outspoken in his distaste for the GOP, President Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…. He once posted a petition on Facebook asking the Federal Elections Commission to open an election fraud investigation into Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. He wrote that Clinton was ‘Really a Republican in a Democratic Pant Suit!!!’ He also posted a photo of Sanders photoshopped into an Uncle Sam costume and joined a Facebook group stating that the ‘Road to Hell is Paved With Republicans.’ Sanders issued a statement on Wednesday saying he was ‘sickened’ by Hodgkinson’s ‘despicable’ act.” [HuffPost’s Ryan J. Reilly, Sebastian Murdock and Sam Levine] Trump keeps it classy, for now: “President Trump, a political agitator pressed into the unfamiliar new role of soothing a nation, called for bipartisan unity in his first statement responding to the shooting Wednesday morning of a congressman and three others on a suburban Virginia baseball diamond…’We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember everyone who serves in our nation’s capital because they all love our country,’ added the president, who was scheduled to attend a party celebrating his 71st birthday Wednesday night. ‘We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans. We are strongest when we are unified and when we work for the common good.’” [NYT’s Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis] JFC, what is with people: “A Republican congresswoman from New York said she received an email threat just hours after Wednesday morning’s shooting at a baseball field that wounded GOP Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others. Rep. Claudia Tenney forwarded to several news outlets the email that began with the subject line: ‘One down, 216 to go…’ It read: ‘Do you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before. Good riddance.’” [HuffPost’s Marina Fang] Thoughts and prayers: “Following an early-morning shooting at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources has cancelled a hearing on a bill to make it easier for gun owners to obtain silencers. A Democratic congressional aide confirmed to The Daily Beast that the hearing, originally scheduled for 10 a.m., was to focus on the ‘Hearing Protection Act,’ which had been rolled into a larger sportsmen’s package called the SHARE Act.” [Daily Beast] America’s favorite pastime to not be interrupted by America’s other favorite pastime: “Members of Congress will hold their annual charity baseball game on Thursday night, just one day after a man opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for the event. In a briefing to all members, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced that the game would be neither canceled nor postponed. Speaking to reporters after his announcement, Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said lawmakers received the news with a standing ovation. ‘I haven’t seen a moment like that since I’ve been here,’ McSally said.” [HuffPost’s Sam Stein] Like HuffPost Hill? Then order Eliot’s book, The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide To Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government Does somebody keep forwarding you this newsletter? Get your own copy. It’s free! Sign up here. Send tips/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to [email protected] Follow us on Twitter - @HuffPostHill BAD DAY AT HUFFPOST - We lost a lot of talent today. On the politics team alone, Jason Linkins, Christina Wilkie, Laura Barrón-López, Ben Walsh, Dave Wood, Mike McAuliff, Cristian Farias and Grace Sparks were let go. Dozens of other HuffPost employees on other teams are also departing. People looking for talented journalists should drop us a line and prepare for very lengthy and effusive replies. Michael Calderone: “The HuffPost layoffs come as Lydia Polgreen, who took over as editor-in-chief earlier this year, is assembling a newsroom leadership team, which includes former Daily News Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich, and charting a new editorial vision. She recently oversaw a rebranding of the site, which was co-founded by Arianna Huffington, who left the company in August…. The news about HuffPost’s layoffs followed shortly after Vocativ laid off its entire editorial team in a shift to an all-video strategy. Time Inc., the publisher behind titles such as Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and People, laid off 300 employees on Monday.” [HuffPost] WILL THE SENATE FORCE TRUMP TO DEBUT HIS вето PEN? And who will transmit this news to Vladimir? Elana Schor: “The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year’s most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that demonstrated cross-aisle collaboration that’s become increasingly rare…. Senators merged the sanctions package with a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill that’s on track for passage as soon as this week, complicating the politics of any future veto threat from the Trump administration…. But the Senate’s deal faces a murky future in the House and with the White House, which has yet to say where it stands.” [Politico] JUST THE CLASSIEST FBI BUILDING ― EVERYONE SAYS SO - Sure, but did the crooked media even report on JFK’s close ties to Charles P. Murphy and Associates?? Bernard Condon: “A company that owns buildings with Donald Trump and the family of Jared Kushner is a finalist for a $1.7 billion contract to build the FBI’s new headquarters. Vornado Realty Trust is one of three finalists to build a replacement for the bureau’s current headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the massive J. Edgar Hoover Building, according to Garth Beall, manager of Renard Development…. Vornado is a partial owner with the Trump Organization in two buildings, one each in New York and San Francisco. It is also a major investor in 666 Fifth Ave., the flagship skyscraper of the Kushner Cos.” [AP] Full disclosure: Vornado also owns HuffPost’s Manhattan HQ, so we’re probably somehow complicit. #MAGA MAJOR CHARGES IN FLINT WATER CASE - Kate Sheppard, Arthur Delaney and Chris D’Angelo: “Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over their handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan…. ‘People in Flint have died as a result of the decisions made by those responsible to protect the health and safety of families,’ Schuette said during a press conference Wednesday. The defendants, all high-ranking members of the city and state government, are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former Flint water manager Howard Croft, and Liane Shekter-Smith and Stephen Busch of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Additionally, Dr. Eden Wells, the state’s chief medical officer, has been charged with obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer.” [HuffPost]  CONGRATS TO TRUMP UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2021 - Valerie Strauss: “The Trump administration is suspending two key rules from the Obama administration that were intended to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, saying it will soon start the process to write its own regulations. The move made Wednesday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was a victory for Republican lawmakers and for-profit colleges that had lobbied against the rules. Critics denounced it, accusing the administration of essentially selling out students to help for-profit colleges stay in business.” [WaPo] BECAUSE YOU’VE READ THIS FAR - Here’s a bird who thinks it’s a dog. SOUTHERN BAPTISTS DEBATE COMING OUT AGAINST HORRIBLE RACISM - Who Would Jesus Hate?? Sarah Pulliam Bailey: “A Southern Baptist Convention proposal to condemn a white nationalist group drew some backlash during the convention’s annual meeting on Tuesday when a committee first declined to bring a proposed resolution to a vote…. The debate over the resolution highlights the many divisions within the denomination around the election of President Trump, which put the spotlight on white supremacists among his supporters. While several Southern Baptist leaders have served on Trump’s evangelical advisory board, many younger Southern Baptists — including the denomination’s Ethics and Religious Liberty president Russell Moore — vocally opposed his candidacy.” [WaPo]  THIS CHICKEN SANDWICH WILL LEAD A MORE INTERESTING LIFE THAN YOU - “KFC plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon.” [AP] COMFORT FOOD - Orchestral cover of “Harder, Better, Faster Stronger.” - Dog really needs a break from the kids. - Older gentleman just wants to rock out. TWITTERAMA As a white man, I just want to say this shooter does not speak for m---Oh, WE don't have to do that?— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 14, 2017 Feels like a really easy morning for folks to get fired off of some tweets.— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) June 14, 2017 Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Pandemonium Recording artists Growing Frenzy performing their debut single "Fidget Spinner."— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 14, 2017 Got something to add? Send tips/quotes/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to Eliot Nelson ([email protected]) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 июня, 00:20

For Washington, A Day Of Baseball, Blood And Brotherhood

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Each morning, Noah Nathan walks Jazz and Cocoa, his two labradoodles, from his apartment complex to the dog run next to Simpson Park, a sports complex in this leafy Northern Virginia suburb. When Nathan got to the field on Wednesday, a couple dozen Republican lawmakers were there, practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, a century-old Washington tradition in which Democratic and Republican members of Congress compete and raise money for charity. Nathan led his dogs around the trails as Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) fielded ground balls at third base. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) was playing shortstop. It was barely 7 a.m., but it was starting to get hot, and both lawmakers had already finished their turns at bat. DeSantis suggested to Duncan that they cut out of practice early to beat the traffic into Washington. The two men and a few staffers piled into the Chevy Suburban they’d arrived in, and were about to pull off when a man approached the car. DeSantis rolled down his window. “Are those Republicans or Democrats?” the man asked, pointing toward the field where other lawmakers continued practicing. DeSantis thought little of the encounter as they left. Moments later, a man rounded the third-base dugout, walked toward the field and opened fire. “We weren’t exactly sure what it was,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). He saw a swirl of dust, and realized the man “was firing indiscriminately.” Over at the dog park, Nathan heard bullets ring off a chain-link fence and bounce in the dirt. He dove to the ground. Lying there in the gravel, he pulled out his phone, pointed it in the direction of the shooter and started filming. “I was thinking, okay, do I want to call my girlfriend or try to get this video?” Nathan told HuffPost. “I don’t want to freak her out.” The gunman first took aim at Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), who was at third base. Then he turned to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House GOP’s majority whip, and fired a bullet through his left hip. Scalise dropped to the ground and crawled toward first base, away from the shooter. Across the street, Laura Russell had just walked outside after hearing shots, she told MSNBC. When she opened the door and looked toward the field, she saw a young man fall to the ground at home plate. She dialed 911. It was 7:09 a.m. David Woodruff, 46, was on a morning run when he heard the shots. He looked toward the fields, where his son had played a Little League game the evening before. Then he ducked inside a parking garage and dialed 911, too. As the shots continued, lawmakers and their staffers dove into the first-base dugout for cover. Flake grabbed Rep. Joe Barton’s 10-year-old son and hid him beneath the bench. Barton’s son, who was shadowing his dad at the Capitol this week, clung to his father’s leg. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who were part of Scalise’s security detail, scrambled to stop the shooter. They fired toward the gunman from behind the first-base dugout, confusing the lawmakers who had huddled inside. “Are you friendly, are you friendly?” Flake yelled, unsure if there was a second shooter behind them. One of the officers turned the corner to assure the senator that he was. The shooter was “mobile” and “crafty,” said Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio). He fired continuously with a rifle, pausing only to reload. Some lawmakers said they thought they saw an automatic pistol, too. Scalise lay on the field as gunfire continued around him. One bullet hit Zachary Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas). Barth eventually scrambled to the first-base dugout. Matt Mika, a 38-year-old former congressional aide who now works as the director of government relations for Tyson Foods, was shot multiple times. In the dugout, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) removed his belt and used it as a tourniquet to stop one of the staffers’ bleeding. Outside the field, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hid behind a tree with another staffer as bullets hit the ground around them. Three minutes after receiving the 911 call, Alexandria police officers arrived at the scene, a department spokesperson said. Along with Capitol Police officers, they pursued the shooter across the ball field. Both Capitol Police officers were hit — in the foot, Flake thought — but continued to chase the gunman anyway. By 7:15 a.m., the officers had wounded the gunman and taken him into custody. Bullets were lodged in trees near the field; at least one shattered a window in a nearby building, according to witnesses. On the streets around the field, a Ford Explorer had a bullet hole in the passenger-side window; other cars showed similar damage. There were bullet holes in electrical transformers, too. After the shooting, Scalise and the others who were injured ― including Mika and Barth ― were taken to hospitals. Scalise underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center for a rifle wound to the hip that “travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding,” the medical center said in a statement. He was in critical condition late Wednesday. Mika was undergoing surgery and was in critical condition, his family said. Barth posted that he had been shot, but was “in the hospital and okay.” Both officers were wounded, but were in good condition, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said. Two people were taken to the George Washington University Hospital in critical condition, and one later died, according to spokeswoman Karoline Hutson.  Back on Capitol Hill, Duncan and DeSantis heard the news — and wondered about their strange encounter earlier. Democratic lawmakers who had been practicing for the congressional game on a different field halted their practice, gathered in a circle and began to pray. At Watkins Elementary School in Washington, reporters practiced for a different annual event: the Congressional Women’s Softball Game, which pits journalists against members of Congress for charity. Most of them bolted for Alexandria. Scalise’s D.C. roommates — Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) — gathered around 11 a.m. at George Washington University Hospital, which is where original reports had indicated Scalise had been taken. The trio, who have played in the Congressional Baseball Game with Scalise for years, lingered morosely with their coats in their hands, waiting for a car to take them across town to MedStar, where their roommate was undergoing surgery. Brady had left practice early. Shimkus, a relief pitcher for the team, had skipped it. As they waited for updates, they noted what a shame it was for violence to erupt around one of the hallmarks of congressional bipartisanship — and fun. “You know if it’s Steve’s decision, the game will go on,” Brady told HuffPost. “He’ll insist on it. He’s tough.” The trio also was concerned for Mika, who was being treated at GWU Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. Brady noted how valuable Mika had been for the GOP team over the years, saying he often coached from second base and shortstop. Shortly after, the trio piled into a black SUV and headed off to see their roommate. By 11 a.m., law enforcement officials had identified the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Illinois. Hodgkinson died from his injuries at a hospital, President Donald Trump announced in a news conference later in the morning. It was too early to determine whether the FBI would consider the attack an act of terror, Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, told reporters. Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter and Trump critic with a history of violence. But it’s “too early” to declare a motive, Slater said. In Congress, members called for unity. They hailed the efforts of Bailey and Griner, the Capitol Police officers who engaged the shooter. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the shooting “an attack on all of us.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rose to address the chamber. “To my colleagues, you’re going to hear me say something you’ve never heard me say before: I identify myself with the remarks of the speaker,” Pelosi said. “Tomorrow we’ll go out on the field, we’ll root for our team, we’ll want everyone to do his or her very best, and we’ll use this occasion as one that brings us together and not separates us further.” When she was done speaking, every member present — Democrat and Republican — stood to applaud. Ryan gaveled out the House and canceled all votes for the rest of the day. In Alexandria, law enforcement officials cordoned off the baseball field and interviewed witnesses. They took Nathan’s phone. He hoped his shaky iPhone video would help police make sense of what had just unfolded. “I was like, well, if I’m going to sit here and get shot at, at least let me do something,” Nathan said. The annual Congressional Baseball Game is Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Jennifer Bendery and Elise Foley reported from Alexandria; Travis Waldron and Lauren Weber reported from Washington. This article has been updated with details on Scalise’s injuries. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said that Rep. Duncan Hunter of California was playing shortstop. It was Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

14 июня, 23:15

These Are The People Wounded In The Alexandria Baseball Shooting

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A top House Republican is among the five people wounded after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, leaving two people in critical condition. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, of Louisiana, and Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), were among those transported to area hospitals from the Alexandria field, authorities said. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Chicken, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey were also hospitalized following the shooting. Mika and Scalise were reported to be in critical condition. An FBI press release Wednesday afternoon identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66. Griner and Bailey reportedly exchanged gunfire with Hodgkinson, who was wounded and later died of his injuries. Mika’s family released a statement Wednesday confirming that he “was shot multiple times, is in critical condition, and is currently in surgery.” Tyson Foods also released a statement on Mika. “Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we’re deeply concerned about him and his family,” it said in part. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) lauded Griner and Bailey as “heroes” during a statement on the floor that afternoon. Speaker Ryan praises Capitol Police officers on scene: "Without these two heroes...many lives would have been lost." https://t.co/L3sgoBT6GD pic.twitter.com/a32lLbVmob— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2017 “I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner earlier this morning. One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery,” Ryan said. “I expressed our profound gratitude to them. It is clear to me that based on various eyewitness accounts that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost.” Bailey has been a Capitol Police officer for nine years. He also spent three years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to a LinkedIn profile under his name.  The two officers are in good condition and are expected to make a full recovery, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a press conference. Barth has been hospitalized in stable condition and is “doing well,” according to Williams. “He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery,” the Texas congressman tweeted. “We ask that you please respect the privacy of him and his family during this difficult time.” The prayers of myself and my entire staff are with @SteveScalise right now— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017 Communication specialist Leslie Hagar Small identified Barth as an intern for the 2016 presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). “Zack Barth was one of our best Jeb interns on the campaign,” she tweeted. “He would stay and work until 8, 9, 10 pm because he loved the work and the Gov.” Bush also tweeted that his “prayers are with Zach and everyone hurt in this morning’s shooting.” My prayers are with Zach and everyone hurt in this morning's shooting. Hats off to the U.S. Capitol Police for their heroic response. https://t.co/wk9BFizFvj— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 14, 2017 Scalise was at second base when he was shot in the hip, according to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who was at the scene. Scalise was able to drag himself away. Brooks later described using his belt as a tourniquet on a wounded staffer.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was also at the scene, credited Capitol Police for their swift response. “Absolutely no one would have survived without Capitol Hill Police,” he told CNN. “It would have been a massacre without them.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.