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Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail-Biter, Races to Finish Line

Mr. Shelby, who has said he would write in an unnamed Republican rather than vote for Mr. Moore, is one of the few elected G.O.P. officials in the state to openly abandon their party’s embattled Senate nominee. Mr. Jones was less voluble when it came to another last-minute turnout tactic: an automated phone call that former President Barack Obama recorded for his campaign. Mr. Jones’s advisers are deciding today whether to deploy the message to ... Full story

Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier

EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) ... Full story

Lindsey Graham makes the transition to Trump cheerleader

During the 2016 presidential campaign, after his own candidacy failed, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) principal focus was on stopping Donald Trump from becoming his party’s nominee. Two years ago at this time, the Republican senator described Trump as a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot” who should be told to “go to hell.”. After Trump became president anyway, Graham appeared well positioned to be an intra-party thorn in the White ... Full story

Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Mr. Wigdor, who has filed at least 11 lawsuits against Fox News this year for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination, said in a statement that “in no way did Mr. Lizza’s misconduct constitute a ‘respectful relationship’ as he has now tried to characterize it.”. GRAPHIC. A list of men who have resigned, been fired or otherwise lost power since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. OPEN Graphic. “Our client reported Mr. Lizza’s ... Full story

U.S. Treasury tax study slammed as 'fake math' by Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday released a one-page analysis of the economic and fiscal impact of a Republican tax overhaul plan that was swiftly criticized by a number of tax experts and attacked as “fake math” by Democrats. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a moderated discussion before the Economic Club of New York, in New York City, U.S., November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan ... Full story

Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump

Emmanuel Macron attends the Tech for Planet event in Paris, France Monday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters. Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron , awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. The “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants – a nod to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan – ... Full story

A former CIA head’s worthwhile realization about criticizing Trump

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell is sworn in on Capitol Hill in 2014. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP). The former acting head of the CIA, Michael Morell, decided last year that it was time to get political. Concerned about the possibility that Donald Trump would become commander in chief, Morell wrote an August 2016 New York Times op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and calling Trump a “threat to our national security.”. It sounds like he regrets ... Full story

Condoleezza Rice on Alabama election: 'Reject bigotry, sexism, intolerance'

- Condoleezza Rice's statement doesn't cite any candidate by name - The race has put a spotlight on a rift in the GOP over the controversial candidate. Washington (CNN) Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is calling on Alabama voters to take part in Tuesday's special election for the US Senate, dubbing the race "one of the most significant in Alabama's history," according to "This week's special election will be one of the ... Full story

Pentagon Will Allow Transgender People to Enlist in the Military

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. Full story

Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey’s S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, December 11, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS. Turkey has been negotiating with Russia to buy the system for ... Full story