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Moore’s loss is a devastating blow for Republicans and a humiliating defeat for Trump

For some Republicans, the fact that the controversial and flawed Roy Moore will not be their new senator from Alabama came with some measure of relief. But the consequences of that outcome will reverberate over the coming months in one…

The Fix: Winners and losers from the Alabama special election

After what seems like years, the Alabama special election is over. The race to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate featured votes spanning nearly four full months, featured one bizarre turn after another, and ended Tuesday…

Heeding Bannon, the president gambled and lost


The president had bucked many in his party to endorse Roy Moore.

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

The White House disputed the characterization of the president’s tweet as sexually suggestive. But Democratic calls increased for congressional investigations or Trump’s resignation.

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Democrats are jubilant — and newly confident about 2018 — as they win on Trump’s turf

After more than a year of partywide bickering in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Democrats found solace in a stunning feat — beating a Trump-style Republican in one of the most ruby-red states in the nation.

Democrats just won Alabama — and their clearest path yet to taking back the Senate


The stars seem to be aligning to allow Democrats an opportunity to take back the Senate majority much sooner than they ever thought.


The Debrief: With ‘gutter’ dismissal, White House again denies what many think Trump meant

The president attacked Kirsten Gillibrand as a ‘lightweight’ who ‘would do anything’ for campaign contributions.


The Fix: 10 questions Senate Republicans will have to ask themselves if Moore wins

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…


Donald Trump Jr. demands leak investigation


His lawyer complained that Democrats breached the rules after a closed-door hearing.


Top Republican on Senate judiciary panel pushes back against 2 Trump nominees

Grassley said the president should “reconsider” and “not proceed” with the nominations, after reports about the candidates’ controversial positions and disclosures surfaced.


The Fix: Trump takes the bait in sexually suggestive tweet about Kirsten Gillibrand

The real danger of the renewed focus on President Trump's sexual harassment allegations, according to Trump allies who spoke to The Washington Post, is that it might cause Trump to take the bait -- to rip the scab off a wound from the 2016…


Trump sends sexually suggestive and demeaning tweet about Gillibrand

President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten…


Trump accuser asks: ‘Where is our investigation?’

Another woman who has accused President Trump of sexual misconduct spoke out Tuesday morning, asking why Congress has not launched an investigation into the allegations against him. “It's important that we hold this man to the highest…



Jones wins in Democratic upset, but Moore refuses to concede

In a surprising flip of a solidly Republican state, Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992 in a victory that showed the increasing power of sexual misconduct allegations and the limits of…


The Fix: A timeline of the zany Alabama race, from the ‘Love Gov’ to today

It's almost over. For now. Voters in Alabama will send Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, after a sequence of events that began with an accusation of sexual misconduct against someone other than…


Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers’

As counsel for the world’s highest-profile client, every move and utterance by President Trump’s lawyers in the Russia probe has been scrutinized — and the criticism has been unkind.

Q&A for federal workers: Gift policies


Question: Our office has holiday parties and gift exchanges. Could we be violating ethics rules? Answer: Ethics rules do not prohibit one federal employee from giving a gift to another, or accepting a gift from another, as long as personal…


What Roy Moore tells us about the Republican Party


Is it Mitch McConnell's party — or Sean Hannity's?

Tuesday, Dec 12

‘How is my daughter a pervert?’: Father’s plain-spoken rebuke of Roy Moore strikes a nerve

The two-minute video of Nathan Mathis speaking outside a Roy Moore rally struck a nerve, traveling far and wide as a sort of emotional coda to a wrenching senate race in Alabama that has captivated the country.

Renewed spotlight on sexual harassment allegations against Trump has GOP anxious

Those in President Trump’s orbit have grappled over how best to defend against more than a dozen women who have leveled allegations against him.

Monday, Dec 11

Trump accusers renew sexual misconduct charges against him, say it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see him elected

As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, three women who accused the most high-profile man in America again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from…

Alabama voters to head to polls in high-stakes Senate race

President Trump and former president Barack Obama as well as a Hollywood actress and a retired NBA star were among those making last-ditch pitches to voters before today’s contest between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The…

Why polls showing a 20-point spread in Alabama aren't actually 'wrong'


In Alabama, for once: It actually does all come down to turnout.

The Trump-inspired mess that could result from Robert Mueller finding Trump broke the law


Fox News host Jeanine Pirro says Justice Department and FBI officials should be arrested. Expect more of this.

Sunday, Dec 10

Nikki Haley says women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct ‘should be heard’

The U.N. ambassador’s comments diverged from the White House position that the more than a dozen women have all lied. Meanwhile, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called on Trump to resign as…

Alabama’s longtime GOP senator bucks his party and president to oppose Moore

Sen. Richard Shelby has warned that a win by Roy Moore could hurt their state.

Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for

From immigration to banking reform to taxes to sexual harassment, many in the party believe they do not have a unified message. Even their advantages have yet to coalesce into a set of beliefs as Democrats argue over how to best present…

GOP tax plan diverges wildly from Trump’s promises to the middle class

The bill was supposed to deliver benefits to average working families, not corporations, with a 35 percent tax cut President Trump offered on the campaign trail. But the final product is looking much different, the result of a partisan…

Saturday, Dec 9

Trump ignores backlash, visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and praises civil rights leaders

The president got a private tour of the museum and made remarks at a separate event after protests arose over his plans to attend the opening.

Bitter Senate showdown turns into a referendum on Alabama’s identity

In choosing between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, voters who are torn must pick a side, especially Republican-leaning citizens who feel pulled between traditional values and a desire to turn the page on the uglier parts of…

Why there are no good outcomes for GOP in Alabama

The U.S. Senate race sweeps in everything in the national conversation: President Trump’s standing, the fractured GOP, the Democrats’ hopes for 2018, and above all, the issue of whether political allegiance outweighs credible claims of…

Trump calls Romney ‘a great man,’ but works to undermine him and block Senate run

President Trump requested earlier this year that Mitt Romney’s niece, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, stop using the Romney name. This week, Trump made a trip to Utah to convince Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) to run for…

Friday, Dec 8

CNN armed Trump with new ammunition. Sure enough, he launched another 'fake news' attack

A one-digit mistake by CNN on Friday armed President Trump with new ammunition for another fusillade against the media. At a rally in Pensacola, Fla., hours later, the president fired away. “CNN apologized just a little while ago,” Trump…

Deputy national security adviser who helped drive Middle East policy to leave administration

Unlike some top White House officials who were fired or resigned amid controversy earlier this year, Dina Powell is exiting on good terms with the president, four senior administration officials said. Her departure is among a way of exits…

Democrats' Senate majority math is suddenly starting to add up

Al Franken's resignation masked a major development Thursday for Democrats: Former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen giving them an unexpected pickup opportunity.

GOP Rep. Franks, who asked aides to be surrogate mothers, to resign

The announcement from Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who is among the most conservative members of the House, came as he faced an investigation by the chamber's ethics committee.