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Trump honors Medgar Evers at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening

Shelby: Moore accusers 'believable'

On State of the Union, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says he has no reason not to believe the Roy Moore accusers.

Shelby

Fact-checking Trump's speech in Florida

<b>An AP Fact Check</b> finds a few inaccuracies in President Trump's 85-minute rally remarks in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night:<p><b>Trump said</b> "black …

Loopholes In The GOP Tax Plan

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to tax lawyer and former George W. Bush administration official Greg Jenner about potential loopholes in the Republican tax plan.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>As congressional Republicans work to reconcile the difference between the House and the Senate tax …

Trump 'has no appreciation for diplomacy,' Cardin says

President Donald Trump “has no appreciation for diplomacy,” Sen. Ben Cardin said Sunday, attacking the president’s process on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel while adding that it was ultimately the correct step to take.<p>"I think the announcement itself was not anything that is news. …

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …

Taxes

Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet

There is some irony to Trump criticizing someone for lying about crowd size.<p>President Donald Trump called for a Washington Post journalist to be fired Saturday over an erroneous tweet about the crowd size at one of his rallies. The reporter quickly apologized for the mix-up and had deleted the …

Trump's "raft of calls" before Jerusalem speech

New details President Trump's calls to the region before recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:<p><b>Israeli and U.S. officials</b> say Israeli …

A Republican Donor On The State Of The GOP

Dan Eberhart is CEO of energy company Canary LLC and is a significant Republican donor. He joins NPR's Scott Simon for an update on how the party is doing under Trump.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Sixty-two percent of President Trump's supporters can't think of a thing he's done that they don't like. …

Trump’s Jerusalem decision: Driven by religious extremism?

Donald Trump stating that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel likely pleases pro-Israel GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, plus Trump’s …

Donald Trump

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire is something of a cult figure in Zimbabwe. He's known for proudly wearing his country's national red, yellow, green, black and white flag around his neck. And Mawarire has deftly used social media to push his #ThisFlag hashtag campaign seeking social justice and …

Robert Mugabe

DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic Reforms

The Democratic Party comes one step closer to healing the wounds of the 2016 primary.<p>WASHINGTON ― At its final meeting on Friday and Saturday, the Democratic National Committee’s Unity and Reform Commission agreed to a set of dramatic revisions aimed at restoring faith in the presidential …

Obamacare’s Individual Mandate: On Its Way Out, or Already Gone?

Some experts say with many people already exempt from the individual mandate, the impact of undoing it might not be so bad<p>With Congress seemingly on the brink of repealing the Affordable Care Act’s centerpiece requirement that most people get insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats are warning such a …

Health Care

New York college professor detained in Cameroon, accused of insulting president

A Cameroonian-American writer detained as he tried to leave the Central African nation is facing charges over writings critical of its government, and family and friends are calling for public support in a campaign for his release.<p>Patrice Nganang, a professor at New York's Stony Brook University, …

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before

As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for a House seat in 2018, according to Rutgers University's Center for American …

Trump blasts San Francisco murder acquittal, 'Dreamer' effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday juxtaposed a high-profile murder case involving an illegal immigrant from Mexico with efforts in Congress to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the United States when they were children.<p>In his weekly radio address, Trump …

U.S. Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night.<p>Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern …

The week ahead: Alabama election, ACA deadline, and net neutrality vote

Here's what to watch out for this week:<p><b>Monday:</b> President Trump holds a Space Policy Directive signing ceremony.• <b><br>Tuesday:</b> Polls are open in Alabama's …

Haley Says Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley told CBS News that the women who have accused President Trump of groping them without their consent “should be …

Shelby on tax bill: Economy 'could be better'

On State of the Union, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby responds to criticism of the GOP tax bill.

Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

<b>Cold Bay, Alaska (CNN) —</b> Far down the Alaskan peninsula, where it curves into the Bering Sea, lies the remote Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The federally protected, 492-square-mile wilderness area is home to brown bears, caribou, wolves, and, once a year, the entire world population of black …

Forests

US seeks to quell global outrage over Jerusalem: 'The sky hasn't fallen'

Israel,Palestinian territories,Middle East and North Africa,United Nations,US foreign policy,Trump administration,US politics,US news,World news

A growing chorus of Democratic Senators are calling on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that he thinks President Donald Trump should consider stepping down over his sexual misconduct allegations.<p>In an interview on "Meet The Press," Sanders noted that Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota resigned after several women accused him of sexual harassment.<p>"Al …

As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore

By Rosalind S. Helderman and<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>David Weigel<p>David Weigel<p>National reporter covering politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sen. Richard C. Shelby, who serves as Alabama's senior senator, said repeatedly Sunday that …

Roy Moore

Palestinian cancellation 'unfortunate,' Pence spokeswoman said

A spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that it is "unfortunate" that the Palestinian Authority canceled a scheduled meeting with Pence over the Trump administration's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.<p>"It’s unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is …

Roy Moore Was Nowhere To Be Found On The Last Weekend Of The Alabama Senate Race

Roy Moore’s evangelicalism is his calling card, but on the Sunday before the special election that could send him to the Senate, he skipped church.<p>He didn’t worship at his usual hometown service, which some reporters had staked out in hopes of catching a glimpse or asking a question of the elusive …

Roy Moore