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‘Doug Jones’s problem’: African American voters not energized by Alabama Senate race

Saturday  03:21,   25 november 2017

To beat Republican Roy Moore, the Democratic nominee will need massive black turnout — and some Jones supporters fear it won’t happen.BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Ensley Park Recreation Center was beginning to come to life. The song “Happy” and other[...]

Tillerson's senior team planning to skip Ivanka Trump's India trip

Saturday  01:36,   25 november 2017

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White[...]

Los Angeles mayor defies skeptics, says he may run for the White House

Saturday  01:36,   25 november 2017
Business Insider

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, says he's considering a run for the White House. Garcetti is a two-term mayor of the second-largest city in the US, and served on the City Council for 12 years. He[...]

As he investigates Trump's aides, special counsel's record shows surprising flaws

Friday  22:56,   24 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman. But ueller's record also shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course.&nbsp;</p>The accolades squared[...]

'TOUGHER AND SMARTER': Trump seizes on deadly Egypt attack to push for border wall, travel ban

Friday  22:55,   24 november 2017
Business Insider

President Donald Trump on Friday called the deadly mosque attack in Egypt a "tragic terrorist attack" and touted his proposed US-Mexico border wall and travel[...]

Analysis: Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn's lawyers cut off communication

Friday  22:55,   24 november 2017

A deal between Flynn and investigators is not guaranteed, and any information Flynn could provide might not relate to collusion with Russia.The New York Times reported on Thursday that “the notification led Mr. Trump's lawyers to believe that Mr.[...]

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton Defend Malia Obama's Right to Privacy

Friday  22:55,   24 november 2017

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are condemning coverage that focuses on Malia Obama‘s private life. Trump and Clinton spoke out on Twitter in defense of the 19-year-old’s right to privacy as she navigates life as a freshman at Harvard University.[...]

Trump, Turkish leader discuss Syrian crisis in phone call

Friday  18:55,   24 november 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump spoke Friday with Turkey's president "about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East" before hitting the links with Tiger Woods and pro golfer Dustin Johnson. In a series of morning tweets[...]

Six Democrats From Outside Washington Have a Message for Their Party

Friday  17:36,   24 november 2017
The New York Times

We looked outside the nation’s capital to ask leaders in states and cities to offer their vision for reconnecting with voters.Democratic leaders in Washington have been criticized for lacking a message that voters can embrace. They have been[...]

Trump's $1.4 Trillion Tax Cut Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week

Friday  16:37,   24 november 2017

The $1.4 trillion item on President Donald Trump’s wish list -- a package of tax cuts for businesses and individuals that he has said he wants to sign before year’s end -- is headed into the legislative equivalent of a Black Friday scrum next week.[...]

Trump signals welfare reform is next, with details to come

Friday  16:37,   24 november 2017
Associated Press

Welfare reform was one of the defining issues of President Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing an overhaul law that remains hotly[...]

Rep. Joe Barton’s Explicit Photo Leak Could Be Revenge Porn

Friday  08:35,   24 november 2017

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), who apologized on Wednesday after an explicit photo of him circulated on Twitter, could be the victim of revenge porn, according to a top legal expert. The congressman, who said Capitol Police are investigating the case,[...]

Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives

Friday  08:35,   24 november 2017
The New York Times

<p>Benjamin Shapiro strode down the aisle of a packed auditorium at the University of Utah like a prizefighter walking toward a ring. He was dressed in a dark suit jacket and a gray shirt and was followed closely by a bodyguard. The mostly male[...]

Trump vows to repeal and replace ObamaCare 'disaster'

Friday  04:50,   24 november 2017
The Hill

President Trump attacked ObamaCare on Thursday night, calling the health-care law a "disaster" and vowing to repeal and replace it after the GOP passes tax reform.&nbsp;"ObamaCare premiums are going up, up, up, just as I have been[...]

‘Keep coming at me guys!!!’: Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Friday  00:35,   24 november 2017

The president’s oldest son uses his growing profile to stoke Trump’s grievances.Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year's campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the[...]