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Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 11:17 am
When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was asked by lawmakers if he had seen good cause to fire Mueller, whom he appointed and whose work he oversees, he replied that he had not. Read More

Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 9:51 pm
In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. Read More

Hirono calls Trump a ‘liar’ who should resign

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono today called for President Donald Trump to step down, declaring that his suggestive tweet to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “was just another example of his misogyny.” Read More

Alabama foes get in final licks before Tuesday’s big vote

Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself today as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Read More

3 Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional inquiry

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” Read More

Military to enlist transgender people despite Trump opposition

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said today, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback. Read More

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty today to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year. Read More

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore

Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate. Read More

Aided by scandal, Democrats fighting math and history in Alabama

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm
Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but it will take more than that to convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Read More

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. Read More

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm
President Donald Trump paid tribute today to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country. Read More

Expert confirms Moore’s 1977 yearbook signature, accuser says

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm
An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress says a handwriting expert has confirmed that his inscription in her 1977 yearbook is authentic. Read More

Mueller produces wealth of documents in Manafort, Gates case

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm
Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, including copies of data from 36 electronic devices and 2,000 “hot” documents, in the government’s case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Read More

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:01 am
President Donald Trump today signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. Read More

Franks offered $5 million to carry his child, ex-aide says

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm
A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother. Read More