Democrat takes seat for first time since 1992, but Republican isn’t willing to concede the race.

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Trump says he wants Americans to get a ‘giant tax cut for Christmas’

After Republicans in the House and Senate reached an agreement on a common tax plan on Dec. 13, President Trump said he wants Americans to get a “giant tax cut for Christmas.”

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Bannon told Trump to focus on his base and to stand with Moore. Both have left Trump in a weak position.

Brady says conference bill will be ‘fair'

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) said on Dec. 13 that the GOP's compromise tax bill will be "simple, fair and focused on helping the American people."

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Okay, now Republicans’ tax bill is close to becoming reality

Republican lawmakers just reached an agreement that could help a merged version of the House and Senate tax bill pass both chambers next week.

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Joe Biden and Meghan McCain deliver a feel-good moment of bipartisanship

Journalists — trained to be dispassionate — called it “heartbreaking,” “powerfully emotional” and “a real tearjerker.”

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Trump thinks write-ins like Nick Saban were ‘a very big factor’ in Alabama. Wrong, again.

Trump's latest excuse for an election loss.

The stunning setback for Republicans underscored voter dismay over sexual misconduct claims and the limits of President Trump’s ability to sway elections.

Commenting on Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election, Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) on Dec. 13 said “the real story of this election was the tremendous African American woman vote.”

Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized the GOP tax plan for "robbing the future" on Dec. 13.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley had advised the White House to “reconsider” its picks after reports that they had expressed sentiments seemingly in favor of discrimination.

President Trump pointed to Republican leaders in the House and the Senate, Dec. 13, saying they were close to an agreement on their tax bill. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) responded to Trump's statement saying, "We'll get it done."

Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon went all in on Alabama's Roy Moore and lost. The Fix's Callum Borchers breaks down what the defeat could mean for his sway on President Trump.

President Trump said Dec. 13 that he wants to vote on the Republican tax bill quickly, but he said it's not because his party lost a seat in the Senate to Democrat Doug Jones (Ala.) on Dec. 12.

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With one exception, they aren't the same counties.

Smith is expected to run for Franken’s seat in November.

The White House announced Omarosa Manigault Newman's resignation on Dec. 13.

In a heated round of questioning during a House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 13, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) called out Republicans for their growing criticisms of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec. 13, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) pressed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about whether the Russia investigation has expanded.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 13 that Justice Department employees are "more professional today than ever."

Senior Republican aides said Wednesday morning that they did not expect Jones’s election to slow down the tax push.

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Dec. 13 that President Trump is trying to "discredit the free press and the Department of Justice."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) criticized the "magnitude of insider bias" within the special counsel investigation during a hearing on Dec. 13.

The White House has denied President Trump's tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was sexually suggestive.

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