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Roy Moore Spent Final Campaign Weekend In Philly

Politico: “Confronting accusations that he harassed or molested teenage girls, Moore hasn’t held a public event since Tuesday, a decision that has perplexed some Republicans given the closeness of the race. Two Republicans briefed on Moore’s schedule before this weekend [...]

Collins Is Undecided on Final Tax Bill Vote

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said  she “has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders,” Reuters reports. “Collins’ vote was important since the Senate approved the bill by 51-49 vote after an [...]

Roy Moore Disappears from the Campaign Trail

Montgomery Advertiser: “In the last few days before the Dec. 12 election for Alabama’s junior U.S. Senate seat, the Republican candidate has all but vanished from the public, continuing a pattern of absence that took hold after allegations of abuse, [...]

Republicans Step Up Defense of ‘Not Qualified’ Judges

“Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association,” Politico reports. “Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has played a critical, behind-the-scenes role in assessing judicial nominees and their fitness to serve on the bench. But with the ABA [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“There is a deliberate, very well-organised, sophisticated assault on facts and reason and evidence. In our country, it’s driven originally by a cabal of billionaires and religious fundamentalists, and their view is that it doesn’t matter what they say. If [...]

Two New Polls Show Moore Ahead In Alabama

A new Trafalgar Group (R) poll in Alabama finds Roy Moore (R) leading Doug Jones (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 51% to 46%. A new Gravis poll finds Moore leading Jones, 49% to 45%.

Quote of the Day

“I did not date under aged women. I did not molest anyone. And so these allegations are false.” — Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R), in an interview with Voice of Alabama Politics.

Schiff Says Evidence of Collusion is ‘Pretty Damning’

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN that there is considerable evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Said Schiff: “We have all of these facts in chronology, you’d have to believe that [...]

Haley Says Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard’

U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley told CBS News that the women who have accused President Trump of groping them without their consent “should be heard.” Asked whether she considered the allegations a “settled issue” given last year’s election results, Haley responded: [...]

Big Drop In Voters Identifying as Republicans

NBC News: “From November 2016 to November 2017 there was a 5-point drop in the number of people who call themselves Republicans, from 42% to 37%, according to Gallup. In that same time, the number of people identifying as Democrats [...]

Trump’s EPA Slows Enforcement Actions

New York Times: “Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, has said the Trump administration’s high-profile regulatory rollback does not mean a free pass for violators of environmental laws. But as the Trump administration moves from one attention-grabbing headline to the next, [...]

Shelby Says Alabama ‘Deserves Better’ than Moore

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) said that his home state “deserves better” than to be represented by Senate candidate Roy Moore (R), Politico reports. Said Shelby: “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I would hope that Republican would be a [...]

GOP Tax Plan Diverges Wildly from Trump’s Promises

“The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class — an evolution that shows how traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump’s distinctive [...]

A Wild Race In Alabama Finally Comes to an End

New York Times: “The special Senate election here, to be decided Tuesday, has made for one wild and ugly campaign season. It was never going to be afternoon tea, but with the airing of allegations in November that Roy Moore, [...]

Get Ready for the ‘Me Too’ Backlash

Julia Yoffe: “In the past few weeks, a number of accused men have disappeared Soviet-style from public life, with the work of some—Louis C.K. and Garrison Keillor, for example—withdrawn from distribution. There has been discussion about whether everyone accused deserves [...]

More Women Will Run for Congress Than Ever Before

“As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for Congress in 2018, according to Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics, which would be the most women House candidates ever,” Axios reports. “The number [...]

Trump Cuts Robocall for Roy Moore

President Trump has agreed to record a robocall for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R), “the president’s most direct involvement in Alabama on behalf of the embattled candidate to date,” Politico reports. “The call is expected to go out to [...]

Pawlenty Mulls a Senate Bid

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) says he’s considering running for Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) U.S. Senate seat, KSTP reports.

No Good Outcomes for Republicans In Alabama

Dan Balz: “For Republicans, there likely can be no truly good outcome. If Moore wins, the party will have preserved the seat but will be saddled with a new senator under a cloud of allegations, including assaulting a teenager many [...

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