Dems Thump Republicans 11-2 in Baseball, Send Trophy to Scalise’s Office.

The Democrats, for the first time in a long time, beat the Republicans at something (The Hill). An update on Scalise: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday evening after undergoing a second surgery to deal with internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg following the shootout at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, the hospital said. “The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time.” the Medstar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement, adding that Scalise has “improved in the last 24 hours” (USA Today). CNN found a way to continue partisan politics (Twitter). Unfortunately, “Dozens of congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park” (Washington Times). From Peggy Noonan: What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who despise him, between left and right, between the two parties, and even to some degree between the bases of those parties and their leaders in Washington. It is between the religious and those who laugh at Your Make Believe Friend, between cultural progressives and those who wish not to have progressive ways imposed upon them. It is between the coasts and the center, between those in flyover country and those who decide what flyover will watch on television next season. It is between “I accept the court’s decision” and “Bake my cake.” We look down on each other, fear each other, increasingly hate each other. Oh, to have a unifying figure, program or party (WSJ). Meanwhile, as the shooting brings back the gun debate, a Tennessee homeowner captures and holds two escaped inmates who killed two security guards. We are all thankful that Tennessee homeowner had a gun (Fox News).