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A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an “excellent recovery”, his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice.”We are encouraged by improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours”, Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center told reporters at a news conference. Trump said Scalise “continues his very courageous fight”, but added: “it’s been much more hard than people even thought at the time”.The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern IL congressman hard.Scalise has received two surgeries for his injuries since Wednesday, including a surgery on Thursday in orthopedic trauma to fix a broken bone in his leg. Sava said Scalise remains in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition.His doctors say Rep. Scalise will be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates.The bullet entered Scalise’s left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.The House gaveled back into session Thursday a day after a shooting critically wounded a top GOP leader, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and injured several others, including Capitol Police officers.Republican and Democrats faced off in the the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night, but the spirit of bipartisanship was alive and well following the assassination attempt on some lawmakers.In essence, we are expected to tone down our rhetoric and walk on eggshells lest we piss off our gun-toting fellow Americans or tempt them into using their weapon to obtain “justice”. “And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren’t they?”Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire. Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office.Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson’s social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois.Members of Congress from both parties wore Capitol Police and Louisiana State University hats to honor Scalise’s alma mater. Shimkus says the main problem is those on the extreme right and left want ideal agreement on their views, which goes against American democracy.Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of MS gaveled in the session on Thursday, and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania opened the morning speeches.Ivanka Trump was there representing the president, whose opening message was played on the stadium Jumbotron.