WASHINGTON ― Democrats are seizing on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in state and local races around the country, attacking GOP opponents over their stance regarding the former judge, who has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate advances by multiple women.
Sen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.
An Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.
Tom Winter talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian national wanted by Turkey and charged in the U.S. for sanctions violations is talking with prosecutors and may have information about Mike Flynn.
A United States Army combat medic was charged in the rape and strangling death of one of his 9-month-old twin daughters, according to local media reports.
The driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday President Robert Mugabe should resign in the interest of the country after the military seized power. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and has balked at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday. "In the interest of the people, Mr. Robert Mugabe must resign and step down immediately," Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, told a news conference, reading from a statement.
It seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons.
A law firm representing Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore sent a threatening letter to the Alabama Media Group over its reports on sexual misconduct allegations against Moore. Two women have accused the former judge of sexual assault while they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Three other women have claimed Moore dated them or tried to date them when they were 16 to 18 years old.
Donald Trump’s flagship tax cut is in jeopardy after Republican senators broke ranks to criticise the proposals. Congressmen from Mr Trump’s own party questioned the $1.5 trillion it would add to the deficit and a provision that would repeal a key part of Obamacare. The US President went to Capitol Hill yesterday in an attempt to shore up support for the bill, which he initially wanted to call the “Cut, Cut, Cut Law”. Mr Trump reportedly told congressmen to sell the changes as the “biggest tax cut in history” and wants the legislation to be passed by Christmas. The bill passed its first hurdle on Thursday after being approved by the House of Representatives, where the Republicans have a sizable majority. Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the house, said: “We’ve got a long road ahead of us, [but] this is a very, very big milestone in that road.” White House announces Trump's proposed tax overhaul 02:04 It now moves to the Senate where the real political battle lies. Just three Republicans voting against the bill would be enough to defeat it, given Democrat opposition. Mr Trump has staked significant political capital on securing tax cuts after failing to pass any major legislation since entering the White House. The proposed law will slash corporation tax from 35 per cent to 20 per cent and scrap an inheritance tax known as the estates tax. It will also cut the number of different income tax bands from seven to four and double the amount people can earn tax free. Republicans have called it a tax break for middle earners, producing analysis that shows a family on the average $59,000 income would get a $1,182 tax cut. New US Treasury Secretary: tax cuts biggest since Ronald Reagan 00:50 Critics have said big business and high earners benefit most and criticised the $1.5 trillion it is estimated to add to the deficit, due to lost tax revenue. Voices of dissent from Republican senators have now become to emerge, throwing into question whether the bill will get enough votes in the Senate to pass. Ron Johnson, the Republican senator for Wisconsin, vowed not to vote for the current package, adding: “If they can pass it without me, let them.” Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, two fierce internal critics of Mr Trump, have questioned the impact the bill would have on the country’s deficit. The unexpected inclusion of the repeal of a key part of Obamacare - the "individual mandate" which demands almost everyone get health insurance - has also angered some Republicans. Paul Ryan, the Republican house speaker Credit: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg Senators who voted against the repeal earlier this year, such as former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, have indicated concern at the move. Mr Trump has warned in private phone calls with congressman that their re-election races next year will be much harder if they fail to approve the tax cuts. But the bill’s collapse would also damage the US President himself, given he is under pressure to prove he can pass major legislation. Republicans hold majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as the White House, meaning only party splits can rob them of success. Paul Ryan, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, said the law was “the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity and to help these middle income families that are struggling”. If the legislation passes, it will be the first major tax overhaul in America for three decades. The last was passed when Ronald Reagan was president.
“The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah was particularly disappointed at the latest revelation concerning a groper-in-high-places.
A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.
Sheriff's deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with the teenage student
The United States needs to put a stop to this flashpoint before it’s too late.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.
A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.
Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.
One of the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault opened up about the alleged experience Friday morning on “Megyn Kelly Today.”
Tesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside.