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Dec 13, 2017

Alabama's women wrote the verdict on Roy Moore
The women of Alabama sent an unmistakable message about how much was too much.

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Dec 13, 2017

Inside Trump's White House: Fallout from the Alabama Senate race
The reverberations from Doug Jones' apparent victory extended into the West Wing early Wednesday morning, with Trump's political shop facing a potential crisis.

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Dec 13, 2017

Meet Doug Jones, Alabama's first Democratic senator in 25 years
Democrat Doug Jones scored a razor-thin — but stunning — apparent victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama special election on Tuesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

Democrats hail women who accused Moore, Republicans rip Trump, Bannon
Democrats celebrated Doug Jones victory in Alabama Tuesday, while Republicans widely derided Moore and blasted Trump and Steve Bannon for supporting Moore.

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Dec 13, 2017

DOJ releases text messages from FBI staffers having affair
The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent.

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Dec 13, 2017

Longtime friendship with Joe Biden pays off for Jones
The most prominent national Democrat to campaign for Doug Jones was one who has arguably known the senator-elect the longest: former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Dec 13, 2017

Allegations, Democratic surge doomed Roy Moore
Democrats in ruby-red Alabama surged to voting places. That was particularly true among African-American voters, according to the exit poll of the race.

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Dec 13, 2017

In stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones is apparent winner over Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race
Democrat Doug Jones staged a stunning upset Tuesday, defeating Republican Roy Moore in a Senate race, according to an NBC News projection.

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Dec 13, 2017

Alabama Senate race tied with over 80% counted
The Alabama Senate race is too close to call with half the vote counted, locking Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in a neck-and-neck battle.

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Dec 13, 2017

DOJ releases text messages from FBI staffers having afffair
The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent.

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Dec 13, 2017

Alabama Senate race too close to call with over half the vote counted
The Alabama Senate race is too close to call with half the vote counted, locking Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in a neck-and-neck battle.

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Dec 13, 2017

Live blog: How Jones' stunning victory unfolded
Polls and pundits put the competitive race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as a toss-up. Follow along for the latest updates.

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Dec 13, 2017

Families warned they may lose children's health coverage
Virginia warned families this week that the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out of money because Congress has failed to fund it.

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Dec 12, 2017

People reveals photo of Trump with accuser he claims never met
The picture shows Trump standing alongside journalist Natasha Stoynoff on the same day she says he allegedly pushed her against a wall and 'forc[ed] his tongue down my throat.'

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Dec 12, 2017

Melania and Ivanka's botched NYC ballots are tossed
Several members of President Donald Trump's family got rocked by the vote in last month's New York City mayoral election.

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Dec 12, 2017

Melania, Ivanka Trump botched NYC mayor votes thrown out
Several members of President Donald Trump's family got rocked by the vote in last month's New York City mayoral election.

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Dec 12, 2017

Live blog: Roy Moore, Doug Jones face off in Alabama Senate race
Polls and pundits put the competitive race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as a toss-up. Follow along for the latest updates.

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Dec 12, 2017

Senators say bill will save lives in crashes between cars and trucks
Gillibrand and Rubio have proposed a bipartisan bill that would require side guards on trucks to prevent 'underride' crashes, in which cars go under trucks.

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Dec 12, 2017

Senators say new law will save motorists killed by truck collisions
Gillibrand and Rubio have proposed a bipartisan bill that would require side guards on trucks to prevent 'underride' crashes, in which cars go under trucks.

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Dec 12, 2017

Gillibrand blasts Trump for 'sexist smear' after Twitter jab
President Donald Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., sparred on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after the junior lawmaker called on the president to resign amid a series sexual misconduct and assault allegations against him.

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Dec 12, 2017

Why Trump's provocative Jerusalem move hasn't sparked an intifada
Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out.

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump's Jerusalem move sparks outrage — but not much more
Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out.

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump attorney says conflicts require second special counsel
Lawyer Jay Sekulow says the Justice Department and FBI can no longer ignore the 'multiple problems' created by 'obvious conflicts of interest.'

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet, then she punches back
President Donald Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., sparred on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after the junior lawmaker called on the president to resign amid a series sexual misconduct and assault allegations against him.

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Dec 12, 2017

5 things to watch: Alabama votes in the Senate race
Here are 5 things to watch in Alabama's special Senate election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones.

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Dec 12, 2017

Alabama race has big stakes for Trump, GOP and 2018
A lot more Republicans are hoping Roy Moore loses tonight. And that's a significant break with President Trump.

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Dec 12, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: It's Election Day in Alabama
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 12, 2017

Where Alabama Senate candidates stand on 8 key issues
Jones and Moore differ on the issues facing the country, though matters of policy have been largely overshadowed by the scandal dogging Moore's campaign.

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Dec 12, 2017

Where the Alabama Senate candidates stand on eight key issues
Jones and Moore differ on the issues facing the country, though matters of policy have been largely overshadowed by the scandal dogging Moore's campaign.

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Dec 12, 2017

56 female Democratic lawmakers ask House to investigate Trump
'We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations,' the Democratic Women's Working Group wrote in a letter to House oversight committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy.

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Dec 12, 2017

Moore attacks accusers on election eve
On the eve of this state's special Senate election, Republican Roy Moore returned from a six-day campaign hiatus to attack the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Dec 12, 2017

New CDC Director questioned about financial conflicts
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald became director of the Atlanta-based CDC in July, and was required to sell a range of stocks she owned, including beer and soda companies, a major tobacco company, and a number of health care companies.

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Dec 11, 2017

Treasury Department releases one sheet on GOP tax plan
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had previously said that 'over 100 people' within the department were working on a detailed analysis.

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Dec 11, 2017

Sanders goes off on the media at White House press briefing
The White House ramped up its campaign against the press Monday, alleging that mistakes by reporters are the result of purposeful attempts to mislead the American public.

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Dec 11, 2017

Farenthold staffer circulates letter of support
A letter is being sent to former female employees to sign in support of Rep. Blake Farenthold who is undergoing an ethics investigation for sexual harassment.

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Dec 11, 2017

Women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct: 'Let's try round two'
Three women who have previously accused President Trump of sexual misconduct spoke to Megyn Kelly as America's watershed #MeToo moment continues to unfold.

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Dec 11, 2017

Booker campaigned in Alabama for Doug Jones — and for himself
The subtext of Sen. Cory Booker's visit to Alabama was the chance he got to build bridges in the Deep South ahead of a possible 2020 presidential run.

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Dec 11, 2017

Will Jones campaign welcome Obama's help?
It's not clear yet that the Jones camp will deploy the call because Obama is a double-edged sword in this state.

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Dec 11, 2017

Women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct speak out
Three of President Donald Trump's accusers sat down with Megyn Kelly Monday to tell their stories of the president's alleged misconduct.

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Dec 11, 2017

Here's the overlooked dynamic in Alabama — the enthusiasm gap
If Roy Moore underperforms Trump's winning 2016 margin in Alabama (+28) by 30 points, he loses. But if he underperforms by 25 points, he narrowly wins.

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Dec 11, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: Mueller's focus on Flynn
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 11, 2017

Focus on Flynn, Trump timeline suggests obstruction is on Mueller's mind
Mueller's team seems focused on what happened during the 18 days between Trump learning Flynn had lied about Russia and Trump's firing of Flynn.

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Dec 11, 2017

What did President Trump know about Flynn and when did he know it?
Mueller's team seems focused on what happened during the 18 days between Trump learning Flynn had lied about Russia and Trump's firing of Flynn.

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Dec 11, 2017

Pollsters, pundits say Alabama Senate race impossible to predict
The usual nature of the election, along with a dearth of reliable polls, has made the race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones murkier than a cypress swamp.

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Dec 10, 2017

Congress neglects CHIP kids' health plan
Congress has failed to come up with any funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program that covers 9 million kids.

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Dec 10, 2017

Ambassador Haley says Trump accusers have right to be heard
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard.

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Dec 10, 2017

House could subpoena Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Jim Himes says
Donald Trump Jr. may face a new subpoena in an attempt to receive answers that he did not provide during his interview this week, said Rep. Jim Himes.

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Dec 10, 2017

House may subpoena Don Jr., Rep. Himes says
Donald Trump Jr. may face a new subpoena in an attempt to receive answers that he did not provide during his interview this week, said Rep. Jim Himes.

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Dec 10, 2017

Data: With Trump, Republican Party ID drops
Donald Trump's presidential win put the GOP in control of the White House and Congress, but beyond Washington, poll data suggests the election hurt the party.

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Dec 10, 2017

Sanders: Potential Trump impeachment can't be partisan
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday warned against 'jumping the gun' to pursue impeachment charges against President Donald Trump.

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Dec 10, 2017

In Alabama, evangelicals weigh good, evil and Roy Moore
For white evangelicals, a dominant political force in the state, Moore is the hero in the latest high-stakes chapter of a centuries-long American morality play.

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Dec 09, 2017

Dems scrambling to mobilize African-American voters for Doug Jones
African-Americans make up about 27 percent of the state's population, and for Jones those voters are critical in a tight race.

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Dec 09, 2017

Here's a list of politicians accused of sexual misconduct
Here's a list of national political figures who have been accused of sexual harassment, assault or both since early October.

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Dec 09, 2017

Conyers' seat in Congress won't be filled for almost a year
In an unusual move, Michigan's Republican governor said Democrat Conyers' congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled November election.

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Dec 09, 2017

Jones needs black voters to beat Moore. They aren't there yet.
African-Americans make up about 27 percent of the state's population, and Doug Jones will need them to turn out since he's expected to win just a third of whites, at best.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trump plan to choke Kim's oil supply could trigger famine, experts warn
Following several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off the tap on oil supplies to Kim Jong Un's regime.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trump says 'get out and vote for Roy Moore' at Florida rally
President Donald Trump delivered his most full-throated endorsement yet of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying he needs a vote for his agenda.

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Dec 09, 2017

Prosecutors say emails prove Manafort heavily edited Ukraine op-ed
Prosecutors argue that the opinion piece violates a gag order, and that emails show Manafort made dozens of changes in the draft.

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Dec 08, 2017

GOP Rep. Franks offered aide $5 million to carry his child
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., repeatedly asked a female congressional aide and offered her $5 million to carry his child.

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Dec 08, 2017

Winners and losers in the Senate tax bill
The Senate passed its tax bill a week ago and experts are still digesting its implications. Here's what we know about the winners and losers if it passes.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump won't speak publicly at Civil Rights Museum opening
Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, after his decision to attend sparked controversy.

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Dec 08, 2017

Congress leaves out CHIP kids' health plan
Congress has once again failed to come up with any funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program that covers 9 million kids.

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Dec 08, 2017

Deputy national security adviser to leave White House
Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Powell had always planned to serve for a year before returning home to New York. She's expected to continue working with the administration on Middle East policy issues from outside the White House.

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Dec 08, 2017

Ethics probe into Farenthold picks up steam after accuser agrees to cooperate
A two-year-old House Ethics Committee investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Blake Farenthold intensified this week after the Texas Republican's accuser decided to cooperate with the probe.

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Dec 08, 2017

Moore accuser says she added notes to his yearbook message
A woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault her now says she added to the yearbook message that was trumpeted as proof that he knew her personally.

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Dec 08, 2017

Moore accuser says she added notes to yearbook message
A woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault her now says she added to the yearbook message that was trumpeted as proof that he knew her personally.

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Dec 08, 2017

Mystery money floods Alabama in Senate race's final days
Super PACs backing Roy Moore and Doug Jones are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to hide their donors.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown
President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending bill at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. The White House and congressional leaders are negotiating a longer-term agreement.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump, son received email offering hacked WikiLeaks documents
Congress has not verified the identity of the person who sent Donald Trump and his son an email offering access to hacked documents in September 2016.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trumps got email offering documents after WikiLeaks made them public
The email is dated Sept. 14, not Sept. 4, as first reported, and came the day after WikiLeaks had tweeted links to DNC documents.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nunes cleared of accusations of disclosing classified intel
Nunes was cleared of wrongdoing after a probe into whether he disclosed classified information related to the House Intel Committee's Russia investigation.

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Dec 08, 2017

Don't snooze on the battle for Senate control in 2018
The 2018 fight for the Senate got more interesting this week — and it could be even more interesting after next week's special Senate race in Alabama.

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Dec 08, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: Shutdown averted — for now
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 08, 2017

Anti-U.S. protests spread across the Muslim world
Protesters shouted anti-American slogans and burned an effigy of President Donald Trump in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump to make medical exam public, White House says
In a speech Wednesday, Trump, 71, had difficulty with words that included the letter 's,' leading some people to speculate that he might have had a stroke.

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Dec 08, 2017

Arizona Rep. Franks quits Congress after surrogacy remarks
Rep. Trent Franks announced his resignation from Congress Thursday

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Dec 08, 2017

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill
Congress passed a stopgap spending bill on Thursday to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill.

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Dec 07, 2017

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to announce resignation
Rep. Trent Franks is expected to announce his resignation from Congress Thursday evening, multiple Republican sources told NBC News.

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Dec 07, 2017

House passes stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown
Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. But lawmakers and President Donald Trump still have disputes to settle over spending, immigration and other issues before they can declare budget peace. The House plans to approve legislation Thursday financing federal agencies through Dec. 22, and Senate passage seems likely to follow. All sides have decided that for now, a headline-grabbing federal closure would be a political blunder.

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Dec 07, 2017

Schumer and Pelosi meet with Trump after ditching last week
Top Congressional leaders huddled with President Donald Trump at the White House Thursday just ahead of a House vote to avert a shutdown.

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Dec 07, 2017

Trump changes tune on 'Chuck and Nancy' as funding deadline looms
Top Congressional leaders huddled with President Donald Trump at the White House Thursday just ahead of a House vote to avert a shutdown.

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Dec 07, 2017

Things you can't avoid in Alabama: Football, Christmas and Roy Moore
Even in football obsessed Alabama, politics are everywhere ahead of next week's Senate race.

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Dec 07, 2017

Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate
The unexpected opportunity could be a 'total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate,' said Republican strategist Alex Conant.

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Dec 07, 2017

FBI director defends agency after Trump tweet
Wray, who was appointed by Trump to succeed James Comey, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee and was clearly prepared for questions about the tweet.

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Dec 07, 2017

FBI director defends agency following Trump tweet
Wray, who was appointed by Trump to succeed James Comey, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee and was clearly prepared for questions about the tweet.

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Dec 07, 2017

FBI head seems to confirm wiretap warrant requests in Russia probes
FBI Director Christopher Wray seemed to confirm Thursday that FISA warrants allowing electronic surveillance had been applied for in the Russia probes.

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Dec 07, 2017

Pruitt says EPA will replace Obama's climate plan
EPA head Scott Pruitt said that the Trump administration will replace President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which it is currently moving to repeal.

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Dec 07, 2017

Read Sen. Al Franken's resignation speech
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, announced Thursday he would resign from the U.S. Senate 'in the coming weeks.' Here are his full remarks, as prepared for delivery.

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Dec 07, 2017

Franken resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday he will leave office at the end of the year, after a string of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Dec 07, 2017

Franken resigns, blasts GOP hypocrisy on sexual misconduct
Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday he will leave office at the end of the year, after a string of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Dec 07, 2017

Nikki Haley casts doubt on U.S. athletes at 2018 Olympics
Haley said sending Americans remains an 'open question' given how tensions remain high in the Korean Peninsula.

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Dec 07, 2017

Mideast on edge after Trump's 'dangerous' Jerusalem move
Palestinian group Hamas called for a new intifada — or uprising — against Israel over President Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement.

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Dec 07, 2017

Dems clean house, leaving GOP to grapple with harassment issue
It's becoming clear that the worst outcome for Republicans in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama is for Roy Moore to win.

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Dec 07, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: Republicans put Mueller in their crosshairs
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 07, 2017

Outdoor retailer Patagonia joins lawsuit to block Trump
More lawsuits are expected Wednesday over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments.

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Dec 07, 2017

Mideast braces for blowback over Trump's Jerusalem move
Palestinian group Hamas called for a new intifada — or uprising — against Israel over President Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement.

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Dec 07, 2017

How does Trump's Jerusalem move serve U.S. interests? It doesn't, analysts say
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not serve U.S. interests, it undermines them, analysts say.

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Dec 07, 2017

Democrats turn on Franken to get to Moore
Though some Democrats said it was hard for them to turn on Al Franken, it finally became more painful to stand by him.

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Dec 07, 2017

World leaders slam Trump's Israel move as 'irresponsible' and 'dangerous'
World leaders painted the decision as harmful to a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of heightened tensions across the Middle East.

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Dec 06, 2017

House passes NRA-backed 'concealed carry' gun bill
The House has approved a Republican bill making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. The bill is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

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