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Dec 13, 2017

Bannon's war against McConnell just lost its biggest battle
In going all in on Roy Moore''s Senate campaign, Steve Bannon gambled and lost - big.  His insurgency against the Republican establishment now looks increasingly uncertain.  

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Dec 13, 2017

Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'
Rep. Jackie Speier cautioned that Doug Jones''s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a 'unique' result that may not apply to the 2018 midterms.

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Dec 13, 2017

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'
Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley''s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters 'for granted.'

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Dec 13, 2017

Trump distances himself from Roy Moore after upset
President Trump says he knew Republican Alabama Senate Roy Moore would lose in Tuesday''s special election — and claimed that his prediction was prescient.

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Dec 13, 2017

Can rescue animals change the way we grieve?
There is a care farm in Arizona where rescue animals are helping people deal with traumatic grief.

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Dec 12, 2017

Doug Jones' victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.

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Dec 12, 2017

Doug Jones's victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.

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Dec 12, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to claim deep-red Alabama Senate seat
Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump administration tries to connect N.Y. terror incident to immigration proposals
WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna stepped in to the White House press briefing on Tuesday to push for changes in family immigration and the visa lottery but he was repeatedly unable to cite any data supporting his proposals when pressed by reporters.

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Dec 12, 2017

White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump''s tweet saying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would 'do anything' for campaign donations.

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Dec 12, 2017

McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'
President Trump''s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging 'campaigns of subversion' against the United States and its allies.

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation
President Trump lashed out Tuesday at one of the Democratic lawmakers calling for him to resign over the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.

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Dec 12, 2017

A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
In Alabama, religion brings people together — but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.

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Dec 11, 2017

Allegations against Roy Moore overshadow his final campaign rally
— On the eve of a special election for an open U.S. Senate seat, embattled Republican politician Roy Moore told voters in the state that they shouldn''t support him if they have doubts about his integrity. 'If you don''t believe in my character, don''t vote for me,' Moore said at a rally with a few hundred supporters Tuesday night. The race to between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, which will decide who fills the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is too close to call.

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Dec 11, 2017

White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
The White House left out the number of U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria from a semi-annual accounting it provided to Congress on Monday.

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Dec 11, 2017

A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot
A victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.

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Dec 11, 2017

The Second Coming, brought to you by — who else? Donald Trump
In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.

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Dec 11, 2017

Trump denies 4- to 8-hour TV habit: ‘I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC'
Monday morning, shortly after CNN discussed a New York Times report describing Trump''s TV viewing habits, Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the article. Though he claimed he doesn''t watch much TV and seldom if ever watches CNN, many have seen signs that he does.

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Dec 11, 2017

Trump denies 4 to 8-hour TV habit: ‘I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC'
President Trump accused the New York Times of lying about his television habits on Monday morning.

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Dec 11, 2017

Predicting the unpredictable in Alabama Senate race
On Monday morning, Emerson released their latest poll in the Alabama Senate special election, showing Republican Roy Moore ahead by nine points. That''s disappointing news if you''re supporting Democrat Doug Jones, but you could take comfort in a Fox News poll also released Monday morning, this one projecting Jones to win by 10. Those polls are just the latest reason Tuesday''s special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions is as difficult a race to predict as you will ever see.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 09, 2017

Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
As Trump visited the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, protesters held up signs and shouted 'No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA.'

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Dec 08, 2017

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Dec 08, 2017

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Dec 08, 2017

In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem
Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country''s capital. But President Trump''s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.

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Dec 08, 2017

As Democratic rage builds, Kyrsten Sinema tries a different approach. Will Arizona voters buy it?
Many Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema — a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete — believes it''s a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 07, 2017

Congress tax conference to tackle individual mandate, corporate tax cut
The House and Senate must now form a committee to work out the differences between their tax bills. President Trump calls the committee a 'mixer' and says lawmakers will come out with something that''s 'perfecto.' But the process is likely to be messy.

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Dec 07, 2017

In one day, U.S. has off-again, on-again Olympic Games plans
WASHINGTON — Apart from the 1980 boycott, American participation in recent Olympic Games has never really been in doubt. But over the 24 hours, the Trump administration left it unclear whether the threat from North Korea might lead the U.S. to skip the upcoming competition in South Korea.

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Dec 07, 2017

White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
President Trump will undergo the traditional physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in early 2018 and make public the results of that checkup, the White House promised on Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders also dismissed what she called 'ridiculous questions' about Trump''s health after he seemed to slur some words in a speech a day earlier. 'There were a lot of questions on that — frankly, pretty ridiculous questions,' Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing.

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Dec 07, 2017

White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
Press secretary Sarah Sanders called questions about President Trump slurring his words in a speech Wednesday “ridiculous” and said he will have a checkup at Walter Reed early next year, with results to be shared with the public.

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Dec 07, 2017

Al Franken announces intention to resign from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations
In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears on the brink of resigning from the Senate. Franken''s office said he will make an announcement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in a speech on the Senate floor.

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Dec 07, 2017

Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks that President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual assault allegations against him.

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Dec 07, 2017

Will tax cuts spur the American economy? Maybe with a time machine.
The GOP tax bill''s main failing is that it''s based on a played-out theory, aimed at the problems of an age when the economy looked completely different.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 06, 2017

A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., foreground, arrives for a news conference on sexual harassment in the workplace. The growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the day''s end, 30 lawmakers — and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus — had weighed in to say that Franken should resign.

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Dec 06, 2017

‘Pizzagate' troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
On Monday, The Wrap reported that MSNBC had cut ties with Sam Seder, a left-wing podcast host who also served as a contributor to the network''s opinion programming. The decision appeared to be a response to a coordinated attack on Seder touched off by the internet provocateur Mike Cernovich, who had unearthed a 2009 tweet by Seder about film director Roman Polanski.

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Dec 06, 2017

‘Pizzagate’ troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
The decision by MSNBC this week to cut loose a contributor over a bad-faith misinterpretation of an eight-year-old tweet represents a new escalation of the culture wars, inspired by the same alt-right troll who advanced the conspiracy theory known “Pizzagate.”

Yahoo Politics
Dec 06, 2017

22 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

14 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were the first to say Franken should step aside in what appeared to be a coordinated release late Wednesday morning.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 06, 2017

21 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

More than 25 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

Female Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
US Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. Six female Democratic senators on Wednesday called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillabrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California and Patty Murray of Washington all called on Franken to step down in what appeared to be a coordinated release.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 06, 2017

More than 20 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

Yahoo Politics
Dec 06, 2017

17 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were the first to say Franken should step aside in what appeared to be a coordinated release late Wednesday morning.

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