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2h ago

Trump’s policy on transgender soldiers in the military denied by judge

A federal judge refused to allow the policy to go into effect as multiple lawsuits work their way through the courts.

A running list of GOP senators who have floated investigating or expelling Roy Moore if he wins

Here are all the GOP senators who suggest Moore's fate in the Senate, if he wins, could be up in the air.

Women who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault demand bipartisan investigation

 Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks held a news conference on Monday in New York to ask for the investigation.

Competing polls suggest Alabama Senate race a toss-up headed into the election

A Fox News poll on Monday gave Democrat Doug Jones a 10-point lead over Roy Moore. Another poll on Monday found nearly the opposite, with Moore leading Jones by nine points.

The GOP tax bill is historically unpopular, and the rush to pass it could create major problems

In their effort to give President Donald Trump a legislative victory in his first year in office, Republicans could create problematic loopholes in the tax code in the rush to pass the bill.
8h ago

The GOP is now the party of Roy Moore — whether they like it or not

With the vote for Alabama’s Senate seat on Tuesday, Republicans are scrambling to figure out what to do if Moore wins.

Trump’s decision to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparks global outrage, violence

Trump's controversial Jerusalem decision is already resulting in protests and acts of terrorism and arson.

Alabama GOP senator says Senate will have to weigh Moore’s “fitness to serve” if he wins election

The Alabama senator left Roy Moore's fate in the Senate up in the air if he wins Tuesday's special election.

A DNC panel agrees to “sweeping” reforms to change the party’s primary election system

A panel of Democrats appointed by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton came up with a plan to fix the problems of the 2016 primary. Here's what's in it.

Democrats prepare to take a big step toward un-“rigging” their primary process — but problems remain

A commission tasked with fixing the primary process took huge steps toward fixing some of the most hotly contested issues from 2016. But some issues are still not resolved.
Dec. 8, 2017

Why progressives are being cautious over who should replace Al Franken

A source close to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told 'Mic' the congressman is considering a Senate bid.

Republican congressman resigns amid reports he offered aide $5 million to carry his child

According to 'Politico,' the women were unclear whether Franks wanted to impregnate them through intercourse or via in vitro fertilization.

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories you may have missed while sexual harassment roiled DC

While the country was watching and waiting to see who the latest elected official to be taken down by sexual harassment would be, a number of other important stories came out.

After Al Franken’s resignation, Republicans are in a bind with accused child molester Roy Moore

Franken’s resignation brought the Moore allegations back to the forefront — with local news outlets covering the Franken resignation in the context of the more severe allegations Moore faces.

After Brazile’s bombshell, Democrats are meeting to take a stab at problems plaguing the party

Democrats formed commission of Sanders and Clinton supporters to resolve their issues from the primary. Now their deadline is almost here.
Dec. 8, 2017

The #MeToo campaign has swept Capitol Hill. Are there more resignations to come?

Whether you wanted Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign is irrelevant. What matters now is the precedent set by his resignation.

WH says it’s “unfortunate” John Lewis won’t go to civil rights museum opening honoring John Lewis

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it’s “unfortunate” that Lewis will skip the opening of a civil rights museum, but seemed clueless to the fact that Lewis is a civil rights icon.

Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual harassment allegations

Franken’s resignation comes one day after a wave of Democrats called on the senator to step aside.

Susan Collins and Jeff Flake’s support for tax reform no longer makes sense

Other Republicans have balked at giving both GOP senators what they demanded in return for supporting tax reform.

The huge problem with Donald Trump Jr. citing “attorney-client privilege” to avoid Russia questions

Trump Jr.'s reasoning for dodging questions is suspect.