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Alabama Upset: Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Senate Race

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

The Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after a race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones. Moore has not yet conceded the race.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Alabama Sends The First Democrat To The U.S. Senate In 25 Years

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to John Archibald, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, about Doug Jones' win and a possible recount called for by Republican Roy Moore.

Ask Cokie: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of U.S. policy regarding the status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

News Brief: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama's Special Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations, to become the next U.S. senator from Alabama. Jones is the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992.

In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:19am

Rod Rosenstein is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference.

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Will It Be Moore Or Jones? Polls Are Closed In Divisive Alabama Senate Election

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:00pm

The special election was upended last month as multiple women came forward to say Roy Moore had pursued them romantically or assaulted them as teenagers, when he was in his 30s.

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Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. would negotiate with North Korea without demanding that the country first agree to nuclear disarmament.

U.S. Secretary Of State Wants To Start Talks With North Korea With No Conditions

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:17pm

Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. would be willing to open negotiations without requiring North Korea to agree beforehand to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Holds Town Hall At State Department

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has been trying to push back against reports that he's gutting the State Department, addressed his employees in a rare town hall on Tuesday. Tillerson spoke about foreign policy changes and department reform plans, including a promise to streamline security clearances.

What's At Stake With Alabama's Special Election?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Alabama could have national implications for both the Republican and Democratic parties in Washington. Republican Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the state supreme court, is vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat against Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.

Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

Almost one year after President Trump took office, international watchdog Transparency International has found that Americans are much more cynical about corruption in the White House and government. The research shows similar negative attitudes toward Congress.

All Eyes Are On Alabama's Special U.S. Senate Election

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

In Alabama, the U.S. Senate special election has been a contentious race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. A look back at what both candidates' visions are and what the race has been about.

Voters In Alabama Split As They Go To Polls To Decide State's Next U.S. Senator

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

Voters in the Alabama are split between Republican candidate Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in the state's special U.S. Senate election. During this election cycle, Moore has been accused of sexual assault against teenage girls years ago, while Jones is up against a historically red state.

White House Insists Trump Tweet Wasn't Sexist. Female Senators Disagree

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:23pm

In a statement on Twitter, Trump said Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "would do anything" for campaign contributions. This was apparently a response to Gillibrand's call for Trump to resign.

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Latest Viral Video: Ghana's Prez Throws Shade At Foreign Aid

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:10pm

At a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said the country needs to stand on its own. And social media exploded.

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The FCC's Move To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules, Explained

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:25pm

The FCC is moving toward repealing net neutrality, the rules that make internet providers treat all web traffic the same.

Edwin Lee, San Francisco's First Asian-American Mayor, Dies At 65

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:37am

Mayor Edwin Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Lee had been in office since 2012.

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