Alabama Senate Election
In a surprising flip of a solidly Republican state, Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992 in a victory that showed the increasing power of sexual misconduct allegations and the limits of President Trump’s political influence. Roy Moore told his supporters “it’s not over” and suggested that the race might go to a recount, but the Alabama Republican Party said it would not support his push for one.
After more than a year of partywide bickering in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Democrats found solace in a stunning feat — beating a Trump-style Republican in one of the most ruby-red states in the nation.
The Democrat’s surprising victory gives Senate Republicans an even thinner margin entering the second year of Trump’s presidency.
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Senior Republican negotiators in Congress were moving closer to a deal to reduce the top tax rate for high-income households from 39.6 percent to 37 percent, blowing by political concerns about aiding the rich.
The White House disputed the characterization of the president’s tweet as sexually suggestive. But Democratic calls increased for congressional investigations or Trump’s resignation.
The messages — the subject of an ethics probe by the Justice Department — show two senior officials offering harsh opinions on politicians, such as describing Trump as “a loathsome human” and calling Sen. Bernie Sanders “an idiot like Trump.”
One woman alleges groping and another harassment at a Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles in 2010. Batali stepped away from his TV show and restaurant empire on Monday after four women’s allegations were published.
Fearful that he won’t remember his own name by the time he’s 50, the former Pro Bowler is taking steps to ensure that his daughter someday can watch her Papi run, to learn who he was and maybe understand why he was so unpredictable.
Harriet Fridkin's friends, who call themselves “Harriet's Harem,” got the idea for their caregiving circle from an article they read in Parade Magazine in 1996. Fridkin, 75, has multiple sclerosis, but is as sharp and sociable as ever.
State leaders from both parties are calling for state Rep. Dan Johnson’s resignation after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an exposé detailing allegations about his actions with a daughter’s friend.
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