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Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore
Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump responded to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Thursday, referring to a photo that surfaced from 2006 in which Franken smiles for the camera as he appears to grope a sleeping news anchor's breasts.

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Fox News' Hannity decides not to pass judgment on Roy Moore

After giving Moore 24 hours to explain multiple allegations of sexual abuse, the Fox News host now says it's not his place to judge the Alabama Senate candidate.

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader
N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

North Korea's state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger

Sessions angrily refutes Dems
Sessions angrily refutes Dems' perjury charges

WASHINGTON-Attorney General Jeff Sessions angrily rebutted House Democrats' suggestions that he had perjured himself in Congressional testimony and on an application form for security clearance on Tuesday. "I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied under oath," Sessions said, visibly angry. Sessions testified under oath in October that he was not aware of any Trump campaign official having contact with Russian government officials.

Senate GOP insisting on Obamacare repeal for tax overhaul
Senate GOP insisting on Obamacare repeal for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans said Tuesday they are intent on repealing the Obama health care law requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting the provision as a way to pay for GOP legislation cutting corporate taxes and individual rates.

Women's anger transformed the 2017 elections. Get ready for 2018.
Women's anger transformed the 2017 elections. Get ready for 2018.

Voters weren't just voting against Donald Trump, they were taking action on years' worth of accumulated grievances that had no outlet in districts where the only candidates running were Republicans. Take the case of Virginia's 73rd House of Delegates district, outside of Richmond. In 2012, a proposed transvaginal ultrasound law in Virginia became a major issue in the presidential race and part of that year's War on Women narrative.

Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault
Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - Walking gingerly, Sen. Rand Paul returned to the Senate on Monday following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.

Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case
Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws that govern ships and boats.

New York, Iraq, Myanmar: The endless calamity of religious war
New York, Iraq, Myanmar: The endless calamity of religious war

Weinberg, writing two years before the 9/11 attacks, based his conclusion on evidence that had been accumulating more or less since the dawn of history, mentioning in particular Frederick Douglass's observation that his own situation as a slave "became worse when his master underwent a religious conversion that allowed him to justify slavery as the punishment of the children of Ham." It's unlikely that anything going on in the world now would give him reason to change his mind, in a year when terrorists have struck New York, London and Paris in the name of Islam, while more than a half-million Muslims have been driven from their homes in Myanmar by Buddhists. Tears roll down the cheeks...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on veterans
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on veterans' health care, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what's been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made.

In Asia, Trump briefly baffled by group handshake
In Asia, Trump briefly baffled by group handshake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - President Donald Trump is known for his long, at times aggressive, handshakes with world leaders. But at an international summit in the Philippines on Monday, he struggled briefly with a different kind of handshake.

The White House just nominated Alex Azar as top health official, replacing Tom Price after his private plane scandal
The White House just nominated Alex Azar as top health official, replacing Tom Price after his private plane scandal

The White House just named Alex Azar as its new nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar is President Donald Trump's choice to replace Tom Price.  Azar worked as HHS deputy secretary from 2005 to 2007 under President George W. Bush.

U.S. Army Now Taking Applicants With Histories Of Mental Illness, Drug Abuse And Self-Mutilation
U.S. Army Now Taking Applicants With Histories Of Mental Illness, Drug Abuse And Self-Mutilation

People with a history of mental illness, drug abuse and self-mutilation can now apply to serve in the U.S. Army, according to a report on Sunday, which emerged as a former Air Force recruit's mass shooting at a Texas church continues raising questions about the military's handling of mental health problems

Partisan divide grows in U.S. states, with mixed results
Partisan divide grows in U.S. states, with mixed results

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Democrats have hit the political trifecta in New Jersey and Washington state, seizing complete control of the governor's office and legislative chambers in the 2017 elections.

Trump straddles on issue of Russian election meddling
Trump straddles on issue of Russian election meddling

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways Sunday on the issue of Russian interference in last year's presidential race, saying he believes the U.S. intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin's sincerity in claiming that

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks
Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks

For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style.

Roy Moore says allegations are intended to derail Senate bid
Roy Moore says allegations are intended to derail Senate bid

A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see through this charade." The Republican Senate candidate showed ...

Ward family ripped apart by the Texas church massacre:
Ward family ripped apart by the Texas church massacre: 'She lived for those kids'

Lorenzo Flores, left, and Terrie Smith weep in remembrance of those killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 9, 2017. SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - It was Joann Ward's sixth wedding anniversary, and she already had the perfect day in mind. A mother of four, Ward had the afternoon off from Theresa's Kitchen, the tiny restaurant inside the Valero gas station where she worked a few hours a week.

Trump and Xi lay out competing trade visions at APEC
Trump and Xi lay out competing trade visions at APEC

The leaders of the US and China laid out sharply divergent visions for the future of global trade on Friday, with Donald Trump doubling down on his "America First" rhetoric, leaving counterpart Xi Jinping to defend the "irreversible" tide of globalisation. Xi, who has emerged as

Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts
Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

By Ryan Woo BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex. Many Western social

In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to "make a deal"
In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to "make a deal"

President Donald Trump, on his first day on the Korean peninsula, signaled a willingness to negotiate with North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program, urging Pyongyang to "come to the table" ...

Former Trump adviser Page tells panel about 2016 Russia trip
Former Trump adviser Page tells panel about 2016 Russia trip

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign has acknowledged in testimony to Congress that he had contact with a high-level Russian official while on a trip to Russia last year, according to a transcript released Monday.

Attorney: Sen. Paul attack was over
Attorney: Sen. Paul attack was over 'trivial' dispute

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - An assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul by a longtime next-door neighbor was not motivated by political differences but by a dispute "most people would find trivial," an attorney for the man charged in the attack said Monday.

Cornyn Says Texas Shooting May Prompt Look at Background Checks
Cornyn Says Texas Shooting May Prompt Look at Background Checks

John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said the massacre at a Texas church may prompt Congress to look into whether there are gaps in the firearms background-check system that allowed the gunman to ...

Trump: Texas mass shooting is about mental health, not guns
Trump: Texas mass shooting is about mental health, not guns

TOKYO (AP) - President Donald Trump says the mass shooting at a Texas church "isn't a guns situation," but is a "mental health problem at the highest level."

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit
Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

NEW YORK (AP) - Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Special Counsel Mueller has enough evidence to charge Flynn, son: NBC
Special Counsel Mueller has enough evidence to charge Flynn, son: NBC

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has collected sufficient evidence to charge Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, and his son, NBC News reported on Sunday, citing multiple sources familiar with the investigation. NBC News said Mueller's team is looking

Trump lands in Japan, says U.S. and allies are prepared to defend freedom
Trump lands in Japan, says U.S. and allies are prepared to defend freedom

By Steve Holland TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his tough rhetoric against North Korea when he arrived in Japan on Sunday, saying the United States and its allies are prepared to defend freedom and "no dictator" should underestimate U.S. resolve. Trump kicked off

Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Walker says he'll run on plan to spread wealth

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says that as he campaigns for re-election over the next year, he will lay out a series of priorities to guarantee that everyone in Wisconsin "shares in our economic prosperity," hoping to blunt a central Democratic criticism that he hasn't done enough

Trump calls Japan
Trump calls Japan 'crucial ally' as he kicks off Asia trip

FUSSA, Japan (AP) - President Donald Trump praised Japan as a "treasured partner" and "crucial ally" Sunday, as he kicked off a grueling and consequential first trip to Asia.

Trump to hear tales of North Korea abductions on Asia trip
Trump to hear tales of North Korea abductions on Asia trip

President Trump will come face to face during his trip to Asia with one of North Korea's most controversial activities: its kidnapping of citizens from other nations, notably Japan, the first stop on his 12-day, five-country voyage. In Tokyo, Trump will reportedly meet with the parents of one of the best-known abductees, Megumi Yokota.

Trump Says He
Trump Says He's 'Very Frustrated' He Can't Order DOJ, FBI To Go After Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump said he would "love" to send the Justice Department and FBI after former rival Hillary Clinton, and is "very frustrated" that he can't.

Trump expected to name Powell as next Federal Reserve chair on Thursday
Trump expected to name Powell as next Federal Reserve chair on Thursday

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to nominate Jerome Powell as the next head of the Federal Reserve, putting his own stamp on the leadership of the U.S. central bank while signaling continuity on monetary policy. Trump's decision

'Are you kidding me?': Terror expert reacts to president's Gitmo idea
'Are you kidding me?': Terror expert reacts to president's Gitmo idea

President Trump and his occasional congressional critic Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., were in agreement Wednesday on the U.S. federal court system's shortcomings when it comes to prosecuting terrorists. McCain, the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters that the man accused of running over cyclists and pedestrians in an ISIS-inspired terror attack in New York City Tuesday should be sent to the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, instead of facing trial in the United States. "Take him to Guantánamo," McCain said of Sayfullo Saipov.

'Penance': NC congressman writes to families of dead troops

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter Jones sat at the desk in his North Carolina office, doing what he's done more than 11,000 times in 14 years: signing letters to families of the dead troops.

Historic Virginia church to relocate Washington, Lee plaques
Historic Virginia church to relocate Washington, Lee plaques

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshipped there.

Virginia
Virginia's governor's race draws big names from both parties

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Big names in both major political parties are flocking to Virginia as the state's closely watched race for governor enters its final days.

Trump tax overhaul under intensifying fire as Congress readies bill
Trump tax overhaul under intensifying fire as Congress readies bill

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's plan for overhauling the U.S. tax system faced growing opposition from interest groups on Sunday, as Republicans prepare to unveil sweeping legislation that could eliminate some of the most popular tax breaks to help pay for lower taxes

Republican senator wants Democrats to testify on Trump dossier
Republican senator wants Democrats to testify on Trump dossier

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican member of the Intelligence Committee, said Democrats should be called again to testify about reports that their party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign paid for parts of a dossier that detailed accusations about President Donald Trump's ties

AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans
AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt.

Alleged attacks on US diplomats are
Alleged attacks on US diplomats are 'political manipulation': Cuba

Allegations of mysterious attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Cuba are a "political manipulation" aimed at undermining US-Cuban relations, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Saturday. Rodriguez said it was "unacceptable and immoral" that "any political differences

GOP Sen. Flake says he
GOP Sen. Flake says he'll retire, had tangled with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, announced Tuesday he would not run for re-election in 2018, condemning in a speech aimed at President Donald Trump the "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" Flake says is undermining American democracy.

Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package
Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Senate Democrat said there's no time to waste as the Senate pressed ahead Monday on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash.

EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate
EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from appearing at a Monday event about a report that deals in part with climate change.

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump
John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

The GOP senator and former Vietnam War POW slams wealthy people who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."

EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference
EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday, an official said on Sunday. Tom Borden, program director for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, confirmed

Congresswoman wants Kelly apology as spat with Trump endures
Congresswoman wants Kelly apology as spat with Trump endures

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Florida congresswoman on Sunday asked White House chief of staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to a military family.

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