Justice

White House qualifies false Trump claim he doesn't know his accusers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that he didn't know or had never met the women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault, despite evidence to the contrary.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Sanders qualified the comment during her daily press briefing, saying the …

Donald Trump

Alabama election: Doug Jones scores stunning win, but Moore won't concede

<b>Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) —</b> Doug Jones on Tuesday became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the GOP candidate had sexually abused teens.<p>Moore, however, refused to concede Tuesday night.<p>"When the vote …

Elections

Trump gets into the gutter with Gillibrand tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one of his early morning tweets Tuesday, the President of the United States lashed out at a sitting US senator, appeared to imply that she offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, and then called her "used."<p>"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck …

Opinion

Roy Moore’s wife revives bigotry charges against her husband. Was that intentional?

If Kayla Moore was trying to convince the public that her husband Roy Moore is not an anti-Semite, she hardly could have done a worse job.<p>Her election eve comment — “One of our attorneys is a Jew” — became an instant punchline, summing up Republican Roy Moore’s long history of overt bigotry just …

Politics

Psaki: Jones win is an earthquake that will echo into 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is nothing like a political upset to energize the party out of power.<p>And Tuesday night's election was a whopper of an upset -- a huge energizer for not just the Democratic Party, but also for women who have been victims of sexual assault.<p>Yes, Roy Moore was a deeply flawed candidate …

Opinion

Roy Moore refuses to concede

Republican candidate Roy Moore said late Tuesday night that the election for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat wasn't over.<p>"God is always in control. Part …

U.S. Politics

CNN Projection: Doug Jones elected to US Senate

CNN projects that Alabama voters will elect Democrat Doug Jones to the US Senate, defeating Republican Roy Moore who was accused of sexually abusing teens.

U.S. Senate

Stephen Colbert Rips Roy Moore for Voting in the ‘Creepiest Way Possible’

The ‘Late Show’ host went in on the Republican Senate candidate for his voting approach: cosplaying on horseback.<p>“It’s also a <i>huge</i> day in Alabama: …

Culture

Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday were speeding toward an agreement on a massive tax package that would ease the hit on Americans living in high-tax states and appease corporations that could have lost precious tax breaks.<p>Negotiators were working to expand a deduction for state …

U.S. Politics

Doug Jones Upsets Roy Moore in Nail-Biting Alabama Senate Race

Voters were split on the validity of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Moore, exit polls show<p>Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones …

Entertainment

Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore In The Alabama Senate Race

It seemed as if it was just too much to hope for. But after the unexpected victories in the recent election in Virginia, who could blame you if you thought that it was possible, just <i>possible</i> that the people of Alabama would reject a purported child molester, a candidate who is sentimental about …

Culture

I broke my silence on Roy Moore. Now I'm saying #NoMoore in the Alabama election.

I’ve known Roy Moore since 1981, so perhaps you can imagine my shock when he decided to lie — twice — about not knowing me, or knowing any of the women The Washington Post spoke with in November.<p>Having claimed no sexual misconduct myself, I simply answered honestly that I had dated Moore for a few …

Women's News

Senate Confirms Unqualified, Antigay Judge to Lifetime Appointment

The Senate has confirmed yet another of Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT federal judicial nominees, one who was rated “not qualified” by the American Bar …

Equality

The United States Is Already a Low-Tax Country

The Republican tax cuts would make it an even lower-tax country, and a lower-benefit one too.<p>The United States is a low-tax country.<p>This is not a widely accepted point, granted. The share of Americans who say that their taxes are too high is at roughly 50 percent, a fifteen-year peak. Moreover, …

Social Justice

The fiction that got me through 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fiction is the closest I will ever get to feeling like someone else.<p>This year, this polarized year, this year of Trump tweets and #MeToo and hurricanes and Klan rallies and mass shootings, I really needed that.<p>So I made a list of the books that helped me better understand the news and …

Opinion

Charles Barkley Is ‘So Proud’ Of His State After Doug Jones Beat Roy Moore In Alabama’s Senate Race

Charles Barkley was overjoyed on Tuesday night after seeing the results of the race for a United States Senate seat in Alabama. By a narrow margin, Democratic candidate Doug Jones took down Republican candidate Roy Moore, marking the first time since 1997 that Alabama will send a Democrat to the …

Basketball

Republicans turn on Steve Bannon after Roy Moore loses Alabama election

The news that Republicans had lost a Senate race in deep-red Alabama had barely hit before the recriminations started, and former Trump adviser Steve …

Steve Bannon

Roy Moore Won’t Concede, Tells Supporters to ‘Wait on God’

Tuesday night was full of surprises. First, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore to win the special Senate election in deep-red Alabama. …

Elections

Roy Moore’s Buddy Told the Worst Possible Story While Trying to Show That Roy Moore Isn’t a Child Predator

“There were certainly pretty girls. They were young. Some were probably very young.”<p>Roy Moore, the Republican Party's Senate nominee whose candidacy combines good old-fashioned bigotry with a bevy of sexual-abuse allegations, held a final campaign rally in Midland City last night. Steve Bannon was …

Equality

We can stop big firms robbing us of tax. Here’s how

Paradise Papers-scale avoidance would be a thing of the past if the multinationals were forced to pay their dues where they make their sales<p>The Paradise Papers revelations have again raised concerns over the way multinational corporations arrange their tax affairs. Why, with high turnovers in …

Opinion

Jimmy Kimmel Takes A Preliminary Victory Lap Ahead Of Roy Moore’s Shocking Defeat In Alabama

There are plenty of happy people around the nation tonight thanks to the voting results out of Alabama. While Roy Moore has refused to concede in the race, most experts and Alabama’s attorney general have noted that the chances a recount changes the outcome are slim.<p>Jimmy Kimmel was unaware of any …

TV

Roy Moore Spokesman Reminds Us That Moore Is Also a Bigot, Not Just an Alleged Pedophile

While much of the halfhearted GOP handwringing over Roy Moore has been centered on the accusations of pedophilia against him, his campaign would like …

U.S. Politics

What Alabama voters saw on TV about Roy Moore vs. what the rest of the country saw

Analysis of local TV reveals how local news coverage made Roy Moore more palatable to Alabama voters.<p>What voters know about Roy Moore and the allegations against him might depend a lot on where they live, at least when it comes to television.<p>Moore, the Alabama senate candidate accused of pursuing …

Politics

The Rich Are Getting Richer in Abe’s Japan

By James MaygerJames Mayger and Hannah DormidoHannah Dormido<p>Japan has an income-inequality problem, and it’s getting worse. While the country is …

Business

The Voters of Alabama

Portraits from the Yellowhammer state, where Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the special election for Senate on Tuesday.<p><i>On the eve of Alabama’s Senate special election, photographer Kevin Liles went to the polls to speak to the voters who went on to deliver a stunning upset for</i> …

HBCUs

Alabama election: Winner Doug Jones says contest about 'dignity and respect' after beating Roy Moore to Senate

Surprise victor Doug Jones celebrated his result in Alabama win by telling supporters the “entire race has been about dignity and respect”.<p>The …

Elections

Inequality is not a personal choice – it's a choice governments make

We need a solid jobs plan but we keep getting a putting-the-boot-into-the-unemployed-plan and a slashing-social-expenditure-plan<p>In 1952 a Catholic newspaper in Ireland proclaimed: “The welfare state is diluted socialism and socialism is disguised communism.”<p>Extreme? Yes. Dated? No. When you listen …

Social Justice

Exit polling from Alabama shows how many voters believe accusations against Roy Moore

Exit polling from the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat for Alabama shows how many voters believe the allegations against Roy Moore, the Republican endorsed by President Trump.<p>In a key indicator, a less than half of Alabama Senate voters say they believe the allegations against Moore …

Elections

LAPD Investigating Allegations Against Roman Polanski, Case Cannot Be Prosecuted

The Los Angeles Police Department said it is investigating allegations that Roman Polanski molested artist Marianne Barnard when she was 10 years old …

Roman Polanski

Roy Moore Refuses to Concede in Alabama Senate Election

Alabama Republican Roy Moore refused to concede his loss in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election after Democrat Doug Jones was projected to win, telling …

Equality