Shooting in GOP Baseball

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People haven’t shown there anger for President Trump…until now. James T. Hodgkinson (66), an unemployed home inspector angry with President Trump and his policies, attacked the Republican members of Congress as they held a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. The incident wounded Lawmaker Steve Scalise who got a bullet on his hip.

The gunman, Hodgkinson, had posted anti-Trump posts on his Facebook page, and had even written several letters to his hometown newspaper in which he blamed the Republicans for favoring the wealthy.

However, there were two heroic Police officers, who were wounded during the skirmish, took the gunman down preventing him from entering the field, thereby protecting the congressmen from getting killed. The gunman used a military-style rifle and a handgun to fire more than 50 rounds.

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Thanks to the police officers, the gunman was brought down. Such acts of violence shows the impatience and anger in the public, however such incidents aren’t the ways to benefit anyone. Look at it, the gunman was killed and police officers were injured, it didn’t go anywhere. Is it possible to have a solution for such conflicts without using violence?

A sad day for Trump’s healthcare plan

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In a Congress controlled by his own party, Trump faced the first major setback on Friday. Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system. I am sure he understands now that this is not a Business organization but a major political party that supports the country.

Even the desperate lobbying by the White House and the Speaker Paul Ryan, the Healthcare bill was unable to garner the 216 votes it needed to pass. Trump stated ‘We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process‘, however he was still trying to shift the blame on the Democrats.

No one really shows any signs of tackling the Obamacare health plan anytime soon, and Trump said that he would turn his attention to getting ‘big tax cuts‘ through Congress.

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I really wish that Trump tries a little harder.

Rahul Gandhi in Guinness Book of Records!

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Rahul Gandhi has often been trolled on social media after facing consecutive defeats, and his ‘marvelous’ speeches. But this time, an engineering student from Madhya Pradesh named Vishal Diwan, approached Guinness Book of World Records to enlist Rahul Gandhi as the person for losing the most number of elections (27).

Vishal has even paid the application fee to the respective officials, and the confirmation of acceptance of the application has been received by him. However, it is yet not confirmed whether the US-based record book will move forward with such a request or not.

In the most recent elections, Congress won only 7 seats out of the 105 seats contested in the 403-member assembly election.

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Trump’s first speech to Congress

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Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice – in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.

That torch is now on our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.

He highlighted his main achievements, the changes that had been applied since his election. Some of the points are:

We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines – thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs.

We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

To protect our citizens, I have directed the Department of Justice to form a Task forcee on reducing violent crime.

We will soon begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. It will be started ahead of schedule and, when finished, it will be very effective weapon against drugs and crime.

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