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James Hodgkinson, man who opened fire on GOP congressmen, turned online rage into real-world violence
James Thomas Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old home inspector from Bellville, Illinois, who was killed Wednesday after firing on Republican congressmen practicing for a charity baseball event, appears to have channeled a lifetime of family trauma and personal failure into political rage. He vented for
Democratic strategist defends his #HuntRepublicans tweets
A Democratic strategist criticized for tweeting "#HuntRepublicans" in the wake of a shooting that seriously wounded a top GOP leader is defending his bellicose language and doubling down on his support for "hunting."
Some in GOP say threats of violence against them ignored
Some Republicans say they're being threatened like never before in the Trump era and believe the violent rhetoric being directed at them by liberals is ignored by mainstream media
Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Up 67 Percent, FBI Says
Hate crimes in the United States ticked back up in 2015, after a 20-year low the year before, fueled in part by a 67 percent increase in crimes against Muslims, according to an FBI report released today. Crimes against religious groups overall were up by 23 percent since 2014 and anti-black, white
Father of Slain Army Officer Humayun Khan Hits Trail for Hillary Clinton
Khizr Khan, the father of slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died while serving in the 2004 Iraq War, hit the campaign trail this afternoon for the first time in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton . "He has made us the laughing stock in this world," Khan said of
Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Among Swift Twitter Reaction to Trump's 2nd Amendment Comment
Donald Trump is under fire on social media after suggesting "nothing" can be done to stop Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 's Supreme Court picks except "maybe" the " Second Amendment people." "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” the Republican
Protests Continue in Baton Rouge and St. Paul Following Night of Arrests
Protests continued today in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota, following a night in which 200 protesters were arrested by police between the two cities. Thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets of major U.S. cities throughout the weekend, protesting the recent killings by
Obama Speaks on Trump
The president said the GOP needed to calm violent rhetoric in its field of presidential candidates.
President Obama Says American Voters Expect Leaders to 'Not Trumpet Violence'
President Obama is continuing his calls for Republicans to repudiate violent rhetoric that appears to be accompanying Donald Trump 's rise to the top of the GOP presidential field. In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor David Muir in Cuba , Obama responded to Trump suggesting that riots