Mitch McConnell

Republican civil war erupts anew

Roy Moore's loss has the Bannon and McConnell wings of the GOP heaping blame on one another, with no signs of a resolution.<p>Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama — far from settling the score between the McConnell and Bannon wings of the Republican Party — instead touched off another round of …

Politics

Report: Trump Faults Bannon for Urging Him to Back Moore

President Trump spent much of the morning after Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s devastating election loss searching for someone to blame and …

Donald Trump

Inside McConnell’s slow-motion Alabama train wreck

The Senate majority leader tried to defuse Alabama's special election in March. It only got worse from there.<p>In mid-March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called freshly appointed Sen. Luther Strange with a pressing political question: Should McConnell or President Donald Trump urge …

Politics

Alabama's Doug Jones facing early pressure to vote with GOP, after upset victory

Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race dashed Republicans’ hard-fought efforts to keep the open seat and retain their narrow, two-seat majority. But GOP leaders already are angling to convince Jones to back their legislative agenda, hoping he'll be willing to buck his own party in …

U.S. Politics

Republicans Reach Last-Minute Deal to Give Wealthy Americans an Even Bigger Tax Cut

On Wednesday, House and Senate Republicans reached a deal on the tax bill, which they plan to vote on next week. The GOP came to a deal by bolstering …

Liberal View

Trump is Already Blaming Everyone But Himself and Roy Moore for Alabama

President Donald Trump says the Alabama Senate race was stacked against Republican Roy Moore after his lost to Democratic rival Doug Jones.<p>Even as …

Elections

The Limits of Bannonism

Roy Moore embraced Esoteric Trumpism with the same vigor he pursued his victims through local malls.<p>A favorite trope of 1980s teen movies was the …

Donald Trump

Alabama reaffirms that character still counts in politics

Now that deep-red Alabama has elected pro-abortion Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate — defeating teen-trolling Republican Roy Moore — the air is full of severed political scalps.<p>The scalp-waving thing is expected after such a historic defeat. And a Republican losing to a pro-abortion Democrat in …

Elections

Mitch McConnell, do the right thing: No tax vote until Doug Jones is seated

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Liberal View

GOP Tax Compromise Would Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Republican lawmakers will overturn a key piece of the Affordable Care Act in their tax overhaul, a victory in a long GOP campaign against the health …

ObamaCare

Donald Trump's lawyer accidentally made the case for seating Doug Jones right away

Senator-elect Doug JonesBrian Cahn/ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Democrat Doug Jones pulled off the upset of …

Liberal View

Alabama Election Decreases the Odds of a Tax Bill

Stan Collender: “The new Democratic senator from Alabama won’t be sworn in until late December at the earliest and perhaps not until the beginning of …

Politics

Massachusetts Democrats react to stunning Alabama Senate upset

Massachusetts Democrats are celebrating the stunning victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s special Senate election Tuesday over his Republican …

Elections

Speaker jokes about ‘very young’ girls at brothel he went to with Roy Moore

<b>US Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign has been completely disfigured by allegations of sexual misconduct against a 14-year-old.</b><p>But as the 2017 sex …

Chuck Schumer

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 child predator 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 I'm glad we cleared it.<p>…

Politics

Alabama: Roy Moore loses to Doug Jones in senate vote

Democrat Doug Jones has beaten Trump-backed Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama senate election. The result is a blow to Trump and reflects …

World News

'Decency wins': Republicans celebrate a blow to their own party

• <b>Several prominent Republicans who rejected Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore amid allegations of sexual misconduct celebrated the Republican loss on Tuesday night.</b>• <b><br>"Decency wins," Republican Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted.</b><p>Several prominent Republicans who rejected Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore amid …

U.S. Politics

Schumer orders Jones be seated before tax vote

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demands that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delay the final tax vote until Democratic Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones is seated.

Chuck Schumer

Roy Moore Does the Impossible

Roy Moore did the nearly impossible and lost an Alabama Senate seat for the Republican party.<p>Only a historically flawed candidate could have managed …

Conservative View

Mitch McConnell's Job Just Got a Lot Harder

Soon, it will take merely two rebellious Republicans to threaten legislation.<p>Republicans are once again paying for nominating an unusually unpopular candidate for the United States Senate. It was worse this time, given the charges of sexual misbehavior against the candidate involving minors, and …

Dean Heller

In video statement, Moore continues to refuse to concede Alabama race

Roy Moore on Wednesday evening continued his refusal to concede the Alabama Senate race to Doug Jones, vowing to wait until the state's secretary of state certifies the results in the race.<p>"In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots," Moore said …

Politics

Can Mitch McConnell ram the tax bill through the Senate before Senator-elect Jones is seated?

The man who hates democratic norms faces an unexpected Democratic colleague.<p>A wave of their own incompetence is about to come crashing down on the …

Government

Alabama Exit Poll and Results for 2017 Election - NBC News

Elections

Susan Collins Isn't Being Duped Into Anything

On December 2, Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted in favor of a tax bill that will make American public life unrecognizable, irreparably rolling …

U.S. Politics

WATCH: Kimmel Uses Son To Stump For Government Program, Botches The Facts

On Tuesday, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel returned from his several-weeks-long hiatus from being the conscience of America – a hiatus conveniently taken during …

Conservative View

Cory Gardner Called Hero, Sh*thead After Judge Roy Moore's Shocking Loss

Now, Gardner doesn't have to deal with that situation — and the statement he issued after the Moore collapse is an artful attempt to refute the …

Denver

These charts explain how Doug Jones won in Alabama

<b>(CNN) —</b> Exit polls help explain how Alabama elected a Democrat to the US Senate for the first time in 25 years.<p>Doug Jones' victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday came in a state that voted overwhelmingly for Republican Donald Trump last year.<p>The charts below show results from exit polls of more than …

U.S. Politics

Tammy Bruce: Jones Win in AL an 'End Result' of What Mitch McConnell Started Insider

<b>Gowdy: Mueller Probe 'Conflicts of Interest' Troublesome for an 'Objective FBI'</b><p>Radio host Tammy Bruce said the election of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama was the end result of establishment interference in the GOP primary that led to the nomination of Judge Roy Moore.<p>Bruce said many conservatives …

Elections

Alabama's Doug Jones may not take office until 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doug Jones was projected the winner of the Alabama special election Tuesday and he is sure to shake up the Senate, eating into Republicans' slim majority ... but probably not before the new year.<p>Alabama's special election votes will have to be certified over the next few weeks before the …

U.S. Politics

House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax bill; GOP mulls loss in Alabama (10 Things To Know For Thursday) | NOLA.com

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:<p>The broad parameters of the agreement call …

Roy Blunt