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New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Right and Left React to Roy Moore's Defeat in Alabama
Writers from across the political spectrum on the victory of Doug Jones and the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

PoliticoDec 13, 2017
Gowdy shoots down House Democrats' request to probe Trump sexual assault allegations


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Trump tries to minimize stinging defeat (CNN Politics)

Drudge ReportDec 13, 2017
SENATE MAJORITY HANGS BY SHORTHAIRS...




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BANNON BUSTED...
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JONES: THE IMPOSSIBLE...
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WSJ: Alabama Sends a Message...
Agenda on ropes...
Dems Take Back House?
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THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE...



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Democrat's win in Alabama shakes up Senate battles (Politico)

MSNBC.com: PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Doug Jones beats 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.

New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
4 Takeaways From Doug Jones's Alabama Victory
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama''s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Republicans in House and Senate strike a deal on tax bill
House and Senate Republicans have struck a tentative deal on a tax bill Wednesday, a major step in ensuring the GOP majority is on its way to deliver an overhaul of the US tax system by the holidays.

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Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax Bill (New York Times Politics)
Republicans strike deal on sweeping tax overhaul (Politico)

MSNBC.com: PoliticsDec 13, 2017
White House official says GOP has deal on tax cuts
A White House official confirmed Wednesday that House and Senate leaders reached an agreement in principle on their sweeping tax package.

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WHITE HOUSE SHELLSHOCK... (Drudge Report)
Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month (New York Times Politics)

Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Alabama's Doug Jones facing early pressure to vote with GOP, after upset victory
Democrat Doug Jones'' victory in the Alabama Senate race dashed Republicans'' hard-fought efforts to keep the open seat and retain their narrow, two-seat majority. But GOP leaders already are angling to convince Jones to back their legislative agenda, hoping he'll be willing to buck his own party in order to retain support from the state's largely conservative voters.

PoliticoDec 13, 2017
Jones' win adds urgency to GOP tax push


MSNBC.com: PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith appointed to Franken's Senate seat
Tina Smith will fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who announced his resignation last week amid sexual misconduct allegations.

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith named to fill Franken Senate seat (Fox Politics)
Minnesota governor names Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as Franken replacement (Politico)

New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Democrats: McConnell Must ‘Hit the Pause Button' on Tax Vote
Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Republicans' Tax Bill Nearing the Finish Line
A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers are close to a final deal on the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Twelve counties flipped to the Democrats in Alabama. In 11, Jones got more votes than Clinton.
With one exception, they aren't the same counties.

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Democrats want Senate Republicans to wait for Doug Jones to vote on the tax bill. Good luck with that. (Washington Post Politics)

Reuters PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Republicans reach deal on final tax legislation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans have reached a deal on final tax legislation, the top Senate Republican tax writer said on Wednesday, an achievement that would clear the way for final votes in the Senate and House of Representatives next week.

Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Rosenstein stands by Mueller probe as Republicans fume over 'insider bias'
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stood by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday, despite a newly unearthed trove of damning text messages and other details that Republicans said show an 'insider bias' on the investigative team.

PoliticoDec 13, 2017
Omarosa to leave the White House


Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Tina Smith selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate: Who is she?
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton selected longtime ally Tina Smith to take over Al Franken''s Senate seat.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Republicans ratchet up Mueller criticism
Republicans in Congress are sharpening their criticism of Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, a sign that the special counsel investigating the President Donald Trump's campaign is increasingly losing GOP support on Capitol Hill.

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Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump texts (Reuters Politics)

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Black voters turned out for Jones
Black voters in Alabama -- particularly black women -- voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democrat Doug Jones, according to exit poll data.

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
The Daily 202: Six takeaways from Doug Jones's stunning win in Alabama's Senate race
The GOP civil war will rage on after Roy Moore''s defeat.

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Inside Trump's White House: Fallout from the Alabama Senate race (MSNBC.com: Politics)

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Democrats call for halt to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate
Senior Republican aides said Wednesday morning that they did not expect Jones''s election to slow down the tax push.

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As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to cast blame over Alabama failure (Washington Post Politics)

Politics - U.S. HouseDec 13, 2017
The Fallout from Alabama's Senate Election: DealBook Briefing
Doug Jones''s victory over Roy Moore trims the Republican majority in the Senate to one, potentially making it harder for the G.O.P. to advance its agenda.

Drudge ReportDec 13, 2017
BANNON BUSTED...




(Top headline, 3rd story, link) Related stories:
DEM WINS ALABAMA...
WHITE HOUSE SHELLSHOCK...
Humiliation...
JONES: THE IMPOSSIBLE...
DRUDGE: THERE IS A LIMIT TO CRAZY!
WSJ: Alabama Sends a Message...
REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY HANGS BY SHORTHAIRS...
Fear DEEP losses...
Agenda on ropes...
Dems Take Back House?
Judge refuses to accept verdict...
THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE...



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Bannon Humiliation... (Drudge Report)

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Minnesota governor will appoint his lieutenant, Tina F. Smith, to replace Franken in Senate
Smith is expected to run for Franken''s seat in November.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
GOP congressman: Bannon like 'some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage'
Rep. Peter King says Roy Moore's election loss in Alabama is partly a result of the American people's 'revulsion' toward former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's divisive style and political views.

MSNBC.com: PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Gillibrand calls Trump a 'bully' trying to silence her and his accusers
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., framed her war of words with President Donald Trump against the backdrop of America's watershed #MeToo movement.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Trump on Alabama: 'I was right' Moore wouldn't be able to win
President Donald Trump went back to Twitter Wednesday morning following Alabama's election stunner, claiming that he didn't endorse Republican candidate Roy Moore in the primary election because Trump knew Moore wouldn't be 'able to win.'

Reuters PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken
(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the state's governor said at a news conference.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Roy Moore accuser credits women who came forward for his defeat: 'It was all of us'
A woman who accused GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager said Wednesday that his election loss means 'Alabama is about to make some changes.'

PoliticoDec 13, 2017
Half of voters say sexual misconduct accusations against Trump are credible


Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Black voters in Alabama saw Roy Moore as the local Trump
Black voters turned out for the special election at higher levels than Obama's two elections. But many said it wasn't that they were inspired by Jones; they just didn't want Moore.

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Men with kids in Alabama stood by Roy Moore. Women with kids didn't.
An interesting footnote in the exit polling.

Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Sexual misconduct allegations weighed heavily on Moore candidacy, results suggest
If Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Alabama stands, the litany of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore will have proven to be too much for the Republican to overcome.

Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Omarosa resigns from Trump administration job
'Apprentice' star turned White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman will leave the Trump administration next month, according to the White House.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Gillibrand on Trump's tweet: It was a 'sexist smear'
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand reiterated her belief that President Donald Trump's tweet on Tuesday about her was a 'sexist smear' in an interview Wednesday.

Foreign PolicyDec 13, 2017
SitRep: McMaster Calls Out Russia, While Trump Squashes Russian Rules in Bill
Haley to offer evidence of Iranian meddling; another General sees victory in Afghanistan

New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win' in Alabama
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.

BBC Talking PointDec 13, 2017
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of year
The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and 'pussyhat' protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

Washington Post PoliticsDec 13, 2017
‘He is a bully': Gillibrand hits back at Trump over demeaning tweet
The White House has denied President Trump's tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was sexually suggestive.

Politics - U.S. HouseDec 13, 2017
White House Girds for Fallout From Trump's Alabama Failure
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Roy S. Moore to victory in Alabama.

New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2017
Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

CNN PoliticsDec 12, 2017
Pelosi won't join calls for Trump to resign, backs investigation
The top House Democrat backed a call Tuesday from fellow female lawmakers to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against President Donald Trump but stopped short of joining others in the party urging him to resign.

CNN PoliticsDec 12, 2017
Tillerson's end of year verdict: diplomacy's a 'hard job'
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touted the State Department's accomplishments this year, but conceded that it has yet to score an outright 'win,' saying that the work of diplomacy isn't that simple.

PoliticoDec 12, 2017
Trump administration won't penalize Mideast airlines — yet


Yahoo PoliticsDec 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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