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Dec 17, 2017

Have America's CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?
Few business leaders have spoken out against the president — but outdoor retailer Patagonia is one exception to the rule.

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Dec 17, 2017

Putin calls Trump to thank him for shared intelligence information
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump on Sunday allegedly to thank him for providing Russia a CIA tip that thwarted a terrorist bomb plot in St. Petersburg.

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Dec 17, 2017

White House defends tax reform partisanship
As Republicans stand on the edge of passing an overhaul of the American tax code, the White House on Sunday defended the partisan nature of the negotiations.

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Dec 17, 2017

Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition emails
A top lawyer for President Donald Trump's transition team has accused a government agency of unlawfully turning over thousands of emails to the Special Counsel.

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Dec 17, 2017

White House: 'No conversation' about firing Mueller
Members of President Donald Trump's administration have not discussed firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said Sunday.

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Dec 17, 2017

The hidden lesson inside the Alabama election
Was the Doug Jones-Roy Moore election in Alabama an outlier? Yes, but other elections this year have a big lesson to offer the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterms.

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Dec 17, 2017

Poll: Dems head into 2018 midterms with biggest edge in a decade
Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 39 percent who want Republicans in charge.

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Dec 17, 2017

Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year
Alabama's Senate race may be over, but there are still more special elections before the main event next of November's midterm elections.

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Dec 17, 2017

Inside the largest sexual harassment settlement in Congress
Details surrounding the largest sexual harassment settlement yet uncovered on Capitol Hill provide a window into an opaque, convoluted and confusing process.

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Dec 17, 2017

Trump defends GOP tax bill, says it will be 'gift' for middle class
President Trump defended a Republican tax bill that would cut the corporate rate and overhaul the individual tax code, saying it will help the middle class.

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Dec 16, 2017

Democratic Rep. Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims
First-term Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada denies allegations of sexual harassment but said he will not seek re-election, saying they would be a distraction.

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Dec 16, 2017

'Fetus,' 'transgender' reportedly among banned words at CDC
Among the words that CDC policy analysts were reportedly told not to use were 'entitlement,' 'diversity,' 'transgender' and 'fetus.'

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Dec 16, 2017

'Fetus,' 'transgender' reportedly on list of banned words given to CDC
Among the words that CDC policy analysts were reportedly told not to use were 'entitlement,' 'diversity,' 'transgender' and 'fetus.'

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Dec 16, 2017

Alyssa Milano's activism started way before #MeToo and Doug Jones
For Alyssa Milano, fighting for what she believes in started with a kiss — on 'The Phil Donahue Show.' The actress discusses activism and her passion for politics.

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Dec 16, 2017

Could Trump be impeached for sexual harassment?
Several women again went public this week with allegations that Donald Trump had harassed them before he became president.

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Dec 16, 2017

Key features of the Republicans' final tax bill
Grad students keep an important benefit and a tweak was made to the child tax credit, but an expert says the largest benefits still go to the richest Americans.

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Dec 16, 2017

Female House candidate ends campaign after sexual harassment accusations
Andrea Ramsey, a candidate for a Kansas congressional seat, ended her campaign after past allegations of sexual harassment against her resurfaced.

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Dec 15, 2017

EPA delays post-Flint rule changes for lead in drinking water
The EPA is moving forward to update regulations to reduce lead in drinking water, but says the effort will take months longer than planned.

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Dec 15, 2017

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Obama's health care law.

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Dec 15, 2017

Former aide accuses Rep. Bobby Scott of sexual misconduct
A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances.

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Dec 15, 2017

Rubio switches to 'yes' on GOP tax bill, giving it big boost
Hours before House and Senate Republicans plan to release their joint tax bill, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., gave their efforts a boost after announcing his support in response to late changes to its child tax credit.

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Dec 15, 2017

Rubio switches to 'yes' on GOP tax bill giving it big boost
House and Senate Republicans will release a joint tax bill on Friday. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla. announced his support after changes to its child tax credit.

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Dec 15, 2017

GOP alters tax bill to lure key Rubio vote
House and Senate Republicans will release a joint tax bill on Friday as key senators withold support over a benefit for households with children.

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Dec 15, 2017

5 years after Sandy Hook, gun control groups still looking for big win
Since the massacre in Newtown, no federal legislation has passed to tighten gun control laws, though advocates have seen success on the state level.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump praises police after blasting 'sad,' 'disgraceful' FBI
In remarks to the FBI National Academy that also touched on immigration and violent crime, Trump called himself a 'true friend and loyal champion' of police.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump doesn't rule out pardon for Michael Flynn
President Donald Trump on Friday declined to say if would pardon Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who recently pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, but hinted he hasn't completely ruled it out either.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump laments 'sad' state of FBI ahead of speech to graduates
After calling the FBI an agency whose 'reputation is in tatters,' Trump promised Friday to rebuild it 'bigger and better than ever.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Alabama loss imperils GOP's agenda for 2018
After Washington ultimately resolves its battle over government funding, it's very likely that attention turns away from Capitol Hill to the campaign trail.

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Dec 15, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: Tax bill hits a roadblock
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 15, 2017

Democrats made a bet on Trump that just paid off — bigly
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised twice as much money online this year as they did in all of 2015, officials tell NBC News

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Dec 15, 2017

Democrats have figured out how to raise lots of money off Trump
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised twice as much money online this year as they did in all of 2015, officials tell NBC News

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Dec 15, 2017

Net neutrality supporters vow a reboot after FCC pulls plug
State attorneys general said they would sue to overturn the FCC's vote to roll back 'net neutrality' as advocates said the decision threatens the open internet.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump breaks out the gold scissors to tout deregulation
Some regulatory experts say that Trump may be overstating his accomplishments, depending on the yardstick it is using to measure deregulatory actions.

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Dec 14, 2017

Tax bill kills health insurance mandate
The tax bill being considered in Congress kills the individual mandate - the unpopular Obamacare provision that required everyone to buy health insurance.

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Dec 14, 2017

Rubio comes out against GOP tax bill, passage uncertain
Just days before an expected vote, the GOP tax bill's fate is up in the air with few details confirmed and key senators withholding support.

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Dec 14, 2017

Omarosa's departure raises questions about White House diversity
The departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman from her White House post has brought with it questions about diversity, or lack thereof, in the Trump administration.

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Dec 14, 2017

The FCC just stopped regulating equal access to the internet
The FCC meeting was evacuated 'on advice of security,' before the net neutrality repeal passed.

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Dec 14, 2017

Haley displays missile as evidence Iran violating nuclear deal
The Trump administration accused Iran on Thursday of violating United Nations resolutions, unveiling what U.S. officials said was proof that Iran is exporting missiles and other military hardware to a rebel group in Yemen.

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Dec 14, 2017

The FCC just scrapped rules protecting a free and open internet
The FCC meeting was evacuated 'on advice of security,' before the net neutrality repeal passed.

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Dec 14, 2017

Blake Farenthold drops re-election bid amid harassment claims
Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, will not seek re-election next year, two sources familiar with his decision tell NBC News.

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Dec 14, 2017

The U.S. bought this anti-tank weapon. Within 59 days, ISIS had it.
Weapons bought by the U.S. military ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters within two months, according to a report published by Conflict Armament Research.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump's controversial pick for EPA post withdraws nomination
Michael Dourson, Trump's pick to lead the federal toxic chemicals office, has withdrawn his nomination after a backlash over his close ties to industry.

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Dec 14, 2017

Omarosa says she quit WH after Situation Room talk with General Kelly
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman denied Thursday that she had been fired, insisting instead that she left on her own terms.

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Dec 14, 2017

Déjà vu: GOP's race to pass tax bill echoes 2010 Obamacare fight
After a stunning Senate defeat, the party in power races to pass an unpopular bill. Sound familiar?

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Dec 14, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman details Situation Room sitdown with John Kelly
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman denied Thursday that she was fired from her plum White House position, insisting instead that she left on her own terms.

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Dec 14, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: What Trump's Russia denials mean for national security
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 14, 2017

After Alabama, Democrats have a big dream. The House and Senate.
Democrats see a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to make gains in the 2018 midterms after Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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Dec 14, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say
Top Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned, the White House confirmed Wednesday. But a source close to the White House said Newman was forced out.

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Dec 14, 2017

Why black women voters showed up for Doug Jones
NBC News exit polls show 96 percent of black voters supported Jones, with 98 percent of black women and 93 percent of black men backing him.

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Dec 13, 2017

New York governor tells reporter her question is 'disservice to women'
Asked how New York state government would confront sexual misconduct, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a female reporter, 'I think you miss the point.'

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Dec 13, 2017

Obamacare sign-ups surge as deadline nears
Over 1 million people chose insurance through the federal health care exchange last week as open enrollment approaches its Dec. 15 deadline.

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Dec 13, 2017

Under fire in GOP civil war, Bannon reloads
Steve Bannon is bloodied but ready for the next round of his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment.

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Dec 13, 2017

GOP reaches tax deal to slash corporate and individual rates
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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Dec 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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Dec 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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Dec 13, 2017

Republicans step up attacks on Mueller
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a House hearing Wednesday that he saw no reason to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller from the Russia probe.

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Dec 13, 2017

'Phony allegation': Schumer slams forged sex harassment documents
The attempted smear took the form of a fake legal document alleging inappropriate behavior by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer toward a former staffer.

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Dec 13, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
Top Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

Anderson Cooper says Trump taunt on Twitter wasn't him
The Trump-bashing tweet was in response to the president's Twitter post commenting on Tuesday night's Senate race in Alabama.

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Dec 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.

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Dec 13, 2017

In stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones is projected 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 results show that a 2018 wave is building
If you thought Roy Moore's flaws were the only reason why Republicans lost in Alabama, you haven't been paying attention to 2017.

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Dec 13, 2017

First Read's Morning Clips: About last night in Alabama
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Dec 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.

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Dec 13, 2017

Russian military officials arrive in North Korea as Tillerson softens stance
A Russian delegation arrived in North Korea hours after Rex Tillerson indicated the U.S. is open to negotiations without preconditions, saying: 'Let's talk.'

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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

Tick-tock: How Jones' stunning victory unfolded
In a stunning upset over Republican Roy Moore, Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner in Tuesday's Alabama Senate race, according to an NBC News projection.

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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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