Special Agent Crystal Griner threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Congressional Women's Softball Game from her wheelchair on Wednesday night. She defended members of Congress when a gunman opened fire during their team practice in Alexandria, Virginia last week.
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released the new Republican health care bill details on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also spoke on the Senate floor stating the bill is not as great as it seems.
Footage of a woman requesting a “white doctor without brown teeth” at a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, has caused controversy. The woman says “being white in this country, I should just shoot myself,” before being confronted over her behavior and language by other people at the clinic.
Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in Georgia's hotly contested House race in the Atlanta suburbs. The seat was left vacant when Tom Price resigned to join President Donald Trump's administration.
Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters that he found “the democrats complaint about the lack of debate on Obamacare fairly amusing.” Cruz also said that there has been “no political issue in modern times more debated than” the Affordable Care Act.
Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year, died shortly after being brought back to the United States. President Trump stated that what happened to the 22-year-old "should never ever be allowed to happen."
Democrats and Republicans came together on the diamond in Washington, D.C. the day after Rep. Steve Scalise and three others were shot at baseball practice for the GOP team. House and Senate leaders of both parties together called for the start of the Congressional Baseball Game, and Democrats gave their winner's trophy to Rep. Scalise after the game.
Tragedy did not stop the players in this year's congressional baseball game after one of their own was shot and several others were injured during the Republicans' practice the day before. "By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults...The game will go on," President Donald Trump said in a broadcasted statement before the game.
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during a weekly news conference in September 2009, choked up while speaking about the hostile political environment. Pelosi said some of the language being used in the healthcare debate reminds her of 1970s San Francisco, when anger led to the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown briefs the press on the on-going investigation of the shooting at the GOP baseball practice early morning on June 14 in Alexandria, Va. A witness recounts the scene where Majority Whip Leader Rep. Steve Scalise, congressional staff and members of the Capitol Police were shot.
Witness Noah Nathan captured gunshots in a video, while in a dog park next to the park where Republican members of Congress were practicing for the congressional baseball game. Several people were injured, including Rep. Steve Scalise.