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10 tough questions Senate Republicans will have to ask themselves if Roy Moore wins - Washington Post

If Roy Moore wins a Senate seat Tuesday in Alabama, he could be the first sitting senator in more than a century to be kicked out by his colleagues. Or not. Although the Constitution gives Congress the authority to punish its members however it sees ...

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers, scrambling to reach agreement on a final tax bill that they hope to pass next week, are coalescing around a plan that would slightly raise the proposed corporate tax rate, lower the top rate on the richest Americans ...

The Latest: Pelosi calls Trump tweet 'disgusting' - Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local):. 3:50 p.m.. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's tweet disparaging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand ...

NYC Subway Bomber Charged in Federal Court 'Did it for the Islamic State,' Officials Say - TIME

(NEW YORK) — A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against ...and more »

Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials reveal - The Independent

A cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. “Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush ...and more »

Tillerson overture to North Korea: US ready to talk without pre-conditions - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be ...

Donald Trump Jr. Demands Leak Inquiry of House Intelligence Committee - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, has asked the House Intelligence Committee to investigate information that was leaked from his closed interview with the committee last week. Alan S. Futerfas, Mr. Trump's lawyer, warned on ...

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies after heart attack at 65 - Washington Post

Ed Lee, who was the son of Chinese immigrants and rose to become the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco in 2011, died early Tuesday after a heart attack. Former mayor Willie Brown told the San Francisco Examiner that Lee was shopping at his ...

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, thanks in part to Kellyanne Conway - Washington Post

This is the year when a sea of pink dominated the streets of several American cities, the year when #MeToo became a symbolic driving force against sexual misconduct by men, and when a group of women — “The Silence Breakers” — graced the cover of Time ...

The Stunning Hypocrisy of Sarah Sanders's Media Smear - Vanity Fair

In another Orwellian performance, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fulminates about the press, aping her boss as she claims the media is “purposely putting out information that you know to be false.” The president inveighs against CNN ...