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Two women allege Al Franken touched their buttocks at campaign events

Two more women have alleged inappropriate behavior by the Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, saying he touched their buttocks during campaign events in his first run for the US Senate. The women spoke to Huffington Post on condition of anonymity, saying the events occurred in Minneapolis in 2007 and 200

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-23 14:01:36

The communications director for embattled US Senate candidate Roy Moore just quit

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.AP Photo/Hal Yeager The communications director for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore resigned on Wednesday with less than three weeks before the December

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-22 20:10:21

GOP rep: Moore not 'fit to serve in the US Senate'

GOP Rep. Dan Donovan on Roy Moore: "I think those allegations are so disgusting and it doesn't make the man fit to serve in the US Senate" https://t.co/eP9rjW0IQg- CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 22, 2017 Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is unfit t

THE HILL - 2017-11-22 14:27:48

U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign. News of the departure of John Rogers came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump defended Moore f

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 21:47:06

Gregg Jarrett: Roy Moore is not fit to serve in the US Senate and voters should reject him

The Republican Alabama Senate candidate is slamming Doug Jones for being too liberal, while Leigh Corfman repeated allegations that Moore fondled her when she was in her early teens. Roy Moore was always toxic. Now he is political poison. Every day seems to bring new evidence that Moore is not tell


GOP plan will ultimately raise taxes on 50% of Americans, nonpartisan assessment says

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, "We're going to give the American people a huge tax cut f


Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win. Trump previously said that Moore should ste

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 17:02:53

Myanmar Operation Against Rohingya Has 'Hallmarks of Ethnic Cleansing', U.S. Congress Members Say

YANGON - Members of U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were disturbed by the harsh response of Myanmar's security forces to attacks by militants in August which they said bore "all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya Muslim minority. "We are profoundly disturbed by the violent an


Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday. Franken was first accused of sexual misconduct last week, when radio broadcaster and model Leann Twe


Why Menendez Is Still A Favorite In New Jersey's Senate Race

Sen. Bob Menendez outside Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, after his federal corruption trial ended in a mistrial on Thursday. Julio Cortez / AP One of the biggest wild cards in the 2018 battle for the U.S. Senate may not be so wild after all. New Jersey Democratic


Chuck Schumer Calls On New York's Breakaway Democrats To Rejoin Mainstream Party Caucus

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York Senate to caucus with the Democratic Party, enabling the party to control the legislative chamber. Currently, Democrats enjoy a 32-31 numerical majority in the state Senate, but a group of nin


Contrary to Trump Tweet, Senator Flake still undecided on tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that Senator Jeff Flake will oppose the Republican tax bill, but the senator's office says he has not yet made up his mind. "Senator Flake is still reviewing the tax reform bill on its merits. How he votes on it will have nothin


Can Al Franken’s Senate Career Survive?

Like everyone I consulted for a reality check when the story of Leann Tweeden's allegations against him broke on Thursday, I figured Al Franken's Senate career would soon end. For Franken, the timing - near the apparent crest of national outrage about sexual harassment and abuse of women by powerful


White House wants Republican in Alabama Senate seat for tax bill vote: adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House wants to see a Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama to help pass a tax overhaul bill, a senior adviser said on Monday, indicating a possible shift toward supporting candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing teenage girls when he was in


Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision. The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnatio


U.S. senators seek details on 'dubious' oversight shift by Japanese bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decision by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) to shift its U.S. banks from state regulators to a federal bank regulator is garnering scrutiny from a pair of U.S. Democratic senators. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to the Office of the C


The face of a soulless, intellectually corrupt party

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) pauses as she speaks to the media on Nov. 17 in Montgomery, Ala. (Brynn Anderson/AP) If you want to see the state of the GOP these day


Star Tribune: Franken won't resign, staffer says

The staffer said Franken would not resign Franken has issued an apology and backed an ethics probe into his behavior


Obamacare mandate in U.S. Senate tax plan not bargaining chip: Mnuchin

November 19, 2017 / 3:12 PM / Updated a day ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the repeal of the Obamacare individual healthcare mandate was not a bargaining chip in negotiations over the Senate tax legislation. "This is all about getting this passed in


Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

WASHINGTON - A day after the latest in a dizzying series of sexual assault revelations enveloped Senator Al Franken and rattled the Capitol, politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake, as calls mounted for him to resign. Mr. Fr