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New York Times

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 ...
Alabama results remake 2018 election playbook for both partiesWashington Post
The inside story of the GOP's Alabama meltdownCNN
Republicans relieved by Moore loss in AlabamaThe Hill
Politico -USA TODAY -Los Angeles Times -TIME
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New York Times

Republicans' Tax Bill Nears the Finish Line
New York Times
... • Republican leaders reached an agreement on a final tax bill, setting up final votes next week. • Lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the consensus deal later on Wednesday, ahead of a final vote next week. • Senator Susan Collins, Republican ...
House GOP forges ahead with plan to include defense in spending billThe Hill
Republicans say they have a tax cut deal but Democrats can't see itUSA TODAY
With tax victory in reach, Trump plays salesman-in-chiefPolitico
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New York Times

Justice Dept. Official Defends Mueller as Republicans Try to Discredit Him
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein adamantly defended the character and impartiality of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, as he came head-to-head on Wednesday with an increasingly aggressive campaign by Republicans to ...

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Axios

Farenthold faces new allegations from male staffer
Axios
A former communications director for Rep. Blake Farenthold told CNN that the Texas congressman's office was such "an intensely hostile environment" that he was "[driven]...to physical and emotional distress." Why it matters: The House Ethics Committee ...

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The Hill

Kentucky lawmaker commits suicide after denying sexual misconduct allegations: report
The Hill
A Kentucky state representative accused of molesting a teenage girl has committed suicide, according to WDRB.com in Louisville. Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican, reportedly shot and killed himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, Ky. The gun was recovered ...
Republican Lawmaker Dan Johnson Refuses to Resign Amidst Child Molestation AllegationsComplex
Rep. Dan Johnson Refuses To Resign. What Can Fellow Legislators Do?Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

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Washington Post

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 ...
Omarosa to leave White HouseCNN
April Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White HouseThe Hill
Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next MonthNew York Times
Fox News -CBS News -Daily Beast -USA TODAY
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Washington Post

John McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment
Washington Post
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery from the side effects of another round of treatment for brain cancer, according to his office. McCain, who missed a third straight day of Senate ...
Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on 'The View'New York Times
Joe Biden consoles daughter of ailing John McCain on 'The View'Fox News
McCain back in hospital for treatment related to cancer therapyThe Hill
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New York Daily News

Two people fatally shot in murder-suicide on Penn State University branch campus
New York Daily News
The estranged husband of a Penn State University cafeteria worker fatally shot his ex-wife in a campus parking lot before taking his own life Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The Penn State Beaver campus in Monaca was placed on lockdown after the ...
2 killed at Penn State's Beaver County campusPhilly.com
Officials: 2 dead in possible murder-suicide at Penn State Beaver campusCBS News
Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Penn State Beaver; no ongoing threatPittsburgh Post-Gazette
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New York Times

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 ...
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the SenateCNN
A timeline of Sen. Al Franken's political careerFox News
Tina Smith Tapped As Al Franken's Replacement For Minnesota Senate SeatU.S. News & World Report
CBS News -WBUR -Chicago Tribune -RealClearPolitics
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Billboard

Four Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape
Billboard
Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by four women in incidents spanning from 1983 to 1996 in New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports both published Wednesday (Dec. 13). As well, another five women described episodes of sexual misconduct with ...
Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 WomenNew York Times
Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decadesLos Angeles Times
Russell Simmons denies 9 new accusations of sexual misconductUSA TODAY
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