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For Trump, a Moment of Defeat but Maybe Not Recalibration - New York Times
WASHINGTON ? President Trump does not readily admit defeat. Knocked to the mat in Alabama with the stunning loss of a Senate seat, he got right back up on Wednesday and defiantly claimed that he had known his candidate would lose all along. He may ...

Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line - New York Times
WASHINGTON ? The day after suffering a political blow in the Alabama special Senate election, congressional Republicans sped forward with the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades, announcing an agreement on a final bill that would cut taxes for ...

Deputy AG defends Mueller amid charges of political bias - The Hill
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday that he has no cause to remove Robert Mueller from the Russia investigation, even as Republicans stepped up charges of ?extreme? political bias on the special counsel's team. ?Based upon his ...

Omarosa Manigault's departure highlights lack of diversity in Trump White House - Washington Post
Omarosa Manigault, the former reality TV star who joined President Trump's White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly that ended when she was ...

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on 'The View' - New York Times
It lasted only a short time, and it hardly eclipsed the bitterness of partisan politics that has consumed the country. But for nearly five minutes on Wednesday morning, Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional exchange about the aggressive form ...

Shots Fired at Penn State Beaver Campus, Officials Say - TIME
(MONACA, Pa.) ? Officials say shots have been fired near a dining hall at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh and a coroner is at the scene. Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired, adding that ...

Al Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat - New York Times
ST. PAUL ? Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will take over Al Franken's seat in the United States Senate, the governor of Minnesota announced Wednesday, keeping a Democrat in the seat for now but setting the stage for a freewheeling 2018 election that could shift ...

Grassley: Two controversial federal bench nominees won't be confirmed - Washington Post
The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Trump's nominees for open seats on the federal bench will not be confirmed, just a day after urging the White House to ?reconsider? them. Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R ...

Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decades - Los Angeles Times
Beneath the gaze of a Hindu goddess statue, a room full of beautiful young women took a deep breath as the instructor at Russell Simmons' yoga studio asked the students to focus on November's theme: "Karmic duty." ?We have to recognize our actions have ...

Sen. Chuck Schumer alerts police to alleged plot to smear him with sexual harassment claim - ABC News
Sen. Chuck Schumer's office says the Senate Democratic Leader was the target of an attempted smear campaign in which someone forged a sexual harassment claim against him and shopped phony court documents to major media outlets. Schumer's office told ...

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