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Why Doug Jones’s narrow win is not enough to make me confident about American democracy

We’re the country that almost elected Roy Moore. We’re the country that did elect Donald Trump.<p>Tonight, Alabama did not elect a man accused of preying on children who thinks Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress. That's not the highest bar I can imagine for a democracy to clear, but …

Doug Jones

NAACP says American Airlines has made progress, but travel advisory remains

NAACP officials said Monday they are pleased that American Airlines is addressing concerns the civil rights organization raised about the airline's …

Good News for Yellowstone Grizzlies? U.S. to Review 'Flawed' Ruling That Removed Protections

Over the summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decided to strip Yellowstone grizzly bears of Endangered Species Act protections, …

Endangered Species

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban | Reuters

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits on Monday challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.<p>FILE PHOTO: People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender …

Bad blood lingers in GOP as Congress ponders Harvey relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers.<p>As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm …

Alabama results show that a 2018 wave is building

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Yes, Roy Moore was a historically flawed candidate, and President Trump stressed that point this morning after Republicans’ defeat in Alabama …

The truth (and good news) about Roy Moore's loss in the Alabama

Roy Moore, the Republican defeated Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, turned out to be a deeply flawed candidate and one who traditional Republican voters – including people of faith and suburban men and women – could neither muster enthusiasm for nor support.<p>Moore had a well-established …

Trump insider: 'It's painfully obvious Mueller will bring charges,' in explosive new report

Former campaign adviser Roger Stone says the downfall of President Donald Trump is inevitable and is already planning to profit off the collapse with a book deal, according to a salacious new report from Vanity Fair.<p>Stone predicts that Robert Mueller's investigation will lead to charges, not …

The next senator from Alabama would make Bernie Sanders proud

Doug Jones figures to be a reliable vote for Senate Democrats after his win in Alabama.<p>The next senator from deep-red Alabama supports Obamacare. He favors abortion rights and same-sex marriage, and believes young immigrants brought to the country as children should be allowed to become U.S. …

In January, President Trump vowed to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It never happened

Five days after President Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration — immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants.<p>"Beginning …

Poll: Majority of Americans see Trump as divisive

President Donald Trump has failed to realize the presidential role of uniter-in-chief, according to a new poll, and is instead viewed by most Americans as doing more to divide the country than either of his two most recent predecessors.<p>According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday …

GOP Congress: Faith over facts; politics over policy

The Republican Party is in the D.C. driver’s seat, having majorities in both the House and Senate, along with having the presidency, with all of its …

Republican Party

Miami Beach wants to set a mandatory minimum wage. A legal challenge is blocking that.

An appeals court has blocked a Miami Beach ordinance establishing a citywide mandatory minimum wage.<p>In an opinion filed Wednesday, the 3rd District …

How Doug Jones lost in nearly every congressional district but still won the state

Preliminary Alabama election numbers crunched by J. Miles Coleman of Decision Desk HQ reveal something astonishing: Democrat Doug Jones lost in six of Alabama's seven congressional districts, but he still managed to beat Roy Moore by 1.5 percentage points in the entire state.<p>Voters in Alabama's 7th …

GOP Sought to Undercut Unfavorable Tax Analysis

“A Republican requirement that Congress consider the full cost of major legislation threatened to derail the party’s $1.5 trillion tax rewrite last …

Budget Deficit

New Tax Bill Calculator: Find Out If You’ll Take Home A Bigger Paycheck With Trump’s New Tax Plan

President Trump delivered remarks about the tax reform package on Wednesday, promising taxpayers they will see bigger paychecks starting in February, …

Doug Jones Wins Senate Seat in Alabama: Pictures

David Cameron criticises Donald Trump for 'fake news' attacks on media

David Cameron has joined the chorus criticising US President Donald Trump for his tirades against the media, saying his attacks on "fake news" was undermining democracy.<p>In his first public speech since stepping down after his failed attempt to win a vote to stay in the European Union last year, the …

Donald Trump

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

WASHINGTON — More than one million people signed up last week for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, pushing the total in the federal marketplace to nearly 4.7 million, the Trump administration said Wednesday, days before the annual enrollment period is scheduled to end.<p>The number of …

Democrats Appear To Have Lost The DACA Fight For Now

The Democrats thought that December was the month they could use the threat of a government shutdown to force congressional Republicans to pass a law …

Alabama win stokes Democratic Senate majority hopes

The party's special election win in Alabama has cracked open a path to the Senate majority in 2018 that looked all but impassable before Tuesday night.<p>Democrats’ special election win in Alabama has cracked open a path to the Senate majority in 2018 that looked all but impassable before Tuesday …

Supreme Court temporarily blocks new Texas statehouse maps

AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered Texas to hold off on partially redrawing statehouse maps before next year's elections.<p>A stay issued …

Press Secretary Sanders: President Trump Will Donate $1 Million Of His Own Money To Texas Relief

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the White House press corps that President Donald Trump will be donating $1 million of …

Why Even Nazis Deserve Free Speech

The First Amendment is under threat—and you should be worried.<p>The events in Charlottesville last weekend have provoked understandable fear and outrage. Potential sites for future “alt-right” rallies are on edge. Texas A&M University, the University of Florida and Michigan State University have all …

Why The Solution To School Trans Indoctrination Is Withdrawing Your Kids

Last week brought news of three troubling incidents entangling children as young as five in the ever-sprawling transgender agenda. First, as The …

White House preparing $5.9B request for Harvey recovery aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $5.9 billion package in Harvey recovery aid, a first down payment …