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Trump Was Mad at Nikki Haley for Defending Women

Tuesday  09:36,   12 december 2017

Trump was elected in November after he was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct and after a video of him bragging about grabbing women by the "pussy" went viral.Trump was elected in November after he was accused by multiple[...]

Bannon at Moore rally: 'Special place in hell for Republicans who should know better'

Tuesday  09:36,   12 december 2017
The Hill

Stephen Bannon on Monday called out GOP leaders who have failed to support Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling a crowd at a rally for the special election candiate that there is "special place in hell for Republicans who should know[...]

Former Flynn associate denies allegation of Inauguration Day communication

Tuesday  08:03,   12 december 2017

An official with ACU Strategic Partners called the account of a congressional witness “patently false and unfounded.”Thomas B. Cochran, senior scientist at ACU Strategic Partners, described the charges by a congressional witness as "patently false[...]

Judge orders Alabama to 'preserve' voting records for Senate special election

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
The Hill

A judge is ordering Alabama election officials to "preserve all digital ballots" the day before the highly anticipated Senate special election.Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul issued the injunction on Monday afternoon in[...]

Both parties fear damage in new era of harassment politics

Tuesday  05:55,   12 december 2017

Chatter in Washington around the rising tally of lawmakers toppled by sexual harassment allegations has shifted from “who’s next?” to “how does this end?” While the U.S. capital has endured sex scandals since Alexander Hamilton’s affair with Maria[...]

Amid the rush to finish GOP tax bill, a sudden slowdown for second thoughts

Tuesday  05:55,   12 december 2017

The rush to finish the GOP tax overhaul has hit a snag as Republicans grapple with substantial differences between the House and Senate bills, and pause to consider unintended consequences of the most massive rewrite of the tax code in a generation. [...]

Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

Tuesday  05:55,   12 december 2017
The New York Times

Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.WASHINGTON — When Lauren Greene, a former communications[...]

Senate poised to confirm Trump judicial nominee labeled 'not qualified'

Tuesday  03:52,   12 december 2017
The Hill

The Senate is poised to confirm a judicial pick rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association. Senators voted 48-47 on Monday night to end debate on Leonard Steven Grasz's nomination to be a circuit judge for the 8th Circuit[...]

Sanders goes off on the media at White House press briefing

Tuesday  03:51,   12 december 2017
NBC News

<p>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.</p>White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a heated[...]

Inside the Trump dossier handoff: McCain's 'go-between' speaks out

Tuesday  03:50,   12 december 2017
FOX News

The man who says he acted as a “go-between” last year to inform Sen. John McCain about the controversial “dossier” containing salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump is speaking out, revealing how the ex-British spy who researched[...]

White House claims there are eyewitnesses who can prove Trump didn't sexually harass anyone

Tuesday  03:50,   12 december 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she has reports of eyewitness accounts disputing Trump’s accusers.&nbsp;In response, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saidthe Trump administration would be putting out “multiple reports” of[...]

Trump's PAC sent her to interview Roy Moore. She's 12 years old

Tuesday  03:50,   12 december 2017
Tribune News Service

A pro-President Donald Trump political action committee sent a 12-year-old to Alabama to interview Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women in the last two months. The video was released by[...]

A lot of Americans spent 2017 bailing on the Republican Party

Tuesday  03:50,   12 december 2017

But then in 2009, they bailed on the Democrats.The problem for Trump may not only be that only Republicans like him, but that there are fewer Republicans than there were a year[...]

Q&A: Polls in Alabama are all over the map. Why's it so hard to know who's ahead?

Tuesday  03:50,   12 december 2017

It's one of the most closely watched Senate campaigns in years - and one of the most confounding. The battle in Alabama between Roy Moore and Doug Jones has pollsters thoroughly flummoxed. In recent days, reputable polling organizations have[...]

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct accusations

Tuesday  00:40,   12 december 2017

Jeff Merkley, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders have also either said the president should consider resigning or outright urged him to step down. Trump is unlikely to resign because of the accusations against him, which number at least a dozen,[...]