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The Shooting of Steve Scalise: Gun Control, Partisanship, and the State of Affairs


Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot Wednesday morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia during practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Although reported to be in stable condition and good spirits after the shooting, he is now in critical-but-improving condition, having undergone three surgeries in as many days. The shooting suspect is the only one involved in the shooting to have died from his injuries so far, although others are in critical condition.


Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise Shot in Virginia Shooting


Update 6.16, 2:30PM

Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot this morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia. Current reports state that Scalise is in critical condition. 

 


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Louisiana's Leader Give Trump Their Chips



The 24-hour news cycle is quickly turning into a rinse cycle. After Donald Trump ascended the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, some in the party raced to embrace him. However, other elephants want to wash their hands clean of a candidate with a history of offense, including  misogyny and xenophobia. How does Louisiana stand on The Donald? Click on through.


Scalise Gets Scalloped by McCarthy's Dive


Steve Scalise can cancel that appointment with the interior designer. It looks like the House Majority Whip will not be upgrading offices or jobs any time soon. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked beltway insiders this morning with the announcement that he will not seek the Speaker’s seat. that means that McCarthy will not be vacating the Leader’s office so coveted by Scalise.


Scalise Eyes Leader's Office


Steve Scalise is trying to switch jobs and it’s not because of David Duke’s threat to challenge him in the next election. The House Whip is eyeing the bigger digs assigned to the House Majority Leader after John Boehner announced plans to retire from Congress.


A Different Ballgame: Richmond, Scalise Ready to Face Off on Diamond


While most of Louisiana is focused on this weekend’s super-regional matchup between Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL), a couple of Boot natives will be focused on a different ball game. On Thursday (6.11), Representatives Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond will square off in the annual congressional baseball game.


Higher Education: Scalise Probes Public on Weed Legalization


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is wondering whether the grass is always greener on the other side. Although he is on the record in opposition to marihuana legalization, the Louisiana republican is polling constituents about the issue.


Scalise Skips Selma, but Maness Marks Bloody Sunday


On Sunday, tens of thousands of people converged on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. Notable absences like Louisiana’s Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip dominated headlines leading up to the event. Also notable was the presence of Tea Party darling and former Senate candidate Colonel Rob Maness (ret.)


David Duke Mulls Run for Scalise's Seat


Steve Scalise first took fire from the left for his speaking gig at a David Duke affiliated conference. Now, Scalise is taking fire from Duke himself. The former Grand Wizard of the KKK took to the airwaves to blast the House Majority Whip for “selling out.” In an interview with Jim Engster, Duke even mulled a run for Scalise’s seat.


Morial Jabs at Scalise


National Urban League President Marc Morial knows a few things about Louisiana politics. Morial and his father, Dutch, both served as Mayor of New Orleans. Now, he is weighing in on the Steve Scalise saga. Along with Wade Henderson, President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Morial penned a polite but cutting letter to House Majority Whip expressing concerns about the embattled Rep’s stance on civil rights.


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