Read Doug Jones’ victory speech

Democrat Doug Jones addressed supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, following his stunning victory in the Senate special election Tuesday. Read his full remarks: Thank you. Thank you. Everyone, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Oh, my. Folks, I got to tell you, I think that I have been waiting all my life and now I just don’t know what the hell to say. ... Read More »

Tillerson says US won’t set preconditions for North Korea talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US is ready to talk with North Korea without preconditions, in comments that appeared to signal a shift in state department policy. “We’ve said from the diplomatic side, we’re ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk,” Tillerson said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Tuesday, in what amounted to ... Read More »

Trump’s stinging defeat

President Donald Trump is waking to a self-inflicted political disaster Wednesday morning that even he could not chalk up to fake news, after Republican Roy Moore crashed to defeat in the Alabama Senate race. Completely disregarding the advice of top Republicans, Trump had thrown himself unequivocally and comprehensively behind Moore — and so the deeply flawed Republican candidate’s upset loss on Tuesday ... Read More »

Sean Spicer announces he’s writing a book

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is writing a book to “set the record straight” about what he says happened during the 2016 election, transition and his time serving in the administration. “I looked back at the coverage of the campaign, the transition in the first six, seven months of this White House, I realized the stories that are ... Read More »

5 things to watch in Alabama’s Senate election

On Tuesday, Alabama voters will deliver their verdict on Roy Moore.   Twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice, criticized nationally for opposing the rights of LGBT Americans, Muslims and women, and accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenage girls while in his 30s, the Republican could still be in position to win a Senate seat in the special election ... Read More »

Women detail sexual allegations against Trump

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds ... Read More »

Trump’s weekend Flynn tweet prompts introspection

Donald Trump’s tweet last weekend about fired national security adviser Michael Flynnsparked consideration among the President’s staff of imposing new rules on how messages are posted on his social media accounts amid consternation by his aides and lawyers, according to sources familiar with the situation. Trump vented privately at the time that the message had caused more trouble on a topic — ... Read More »

Rep. Trent Franks’ absolutely bizarre resignation letter

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that is is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers. What did Franks do, you ask? Let’s let Franks tell you himself. Here’s an excerpt from his statement announcing his resignation: “Due to my familiarity ... Read More »

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Anti-US protests break out after Friday prayers

As Muslims across the globe head to Friday prayers, the status of Jerusalem is likely to loom large in sermons delivered by Imams everywhere from Israel to Indonesia. Violent protests and international condemnation have followed US President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and commit to moving the US embassy to the holy city. Both ... Read More »

Congressional Russia investigators to interview British publicist who set up Trump Tower meeting

Rob Goldstone, the British publicist who arranged and attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, will testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees as early as next week, sources familiar with the matter told. The agreement for Goldstone to appear before the congressional Russia panels is the ... Read More »



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