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Trump loses his big bet on Alabama U.S. Senate race

Reuters US Politics - 1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In backing Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race even though the candidate faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, President Donald Trump made a risky bet - and lost big.

Donald Trump's #MeToo Moment Is Here

RealClearPolitics - 1 hour 52 min ago
Chris Cillizza, CNN
On Monday morning, a trio of women -- Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds -- went on Megyn Kelly's NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.

FBI officials said Clinton 'has to win' race to White House: NYT

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:49
(Reuters) - Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Trump After Dark: Empire Strikes Back Edition

RealClearPolitics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:44
Henry Jackson, Politico
President Donald Trump has a new target: Fellow New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand.

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:40
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

Chronicler of Islamic State 'Killing Machine' Goes Public

RealClearPolitics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:33
Hinnant & Michael, AP
The historian carried secrets too heavy for one man to bear. He packed his bag with his most treasured possessions before going to bed: the 1 terabyte hard drive with his evidence against the Islamic State group, an orange notebook half-filled with notes on Ottoman history, and, a keepsake, the first book from Amazon delivered to Mosul.

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:48
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:47
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Kim promises more weapons

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:09
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:28
CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world's biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease.

Silencing of Courageous Documentaries

ConsortiumNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:55
Historically, documentaries have told important truth in powerful ways and often challenging powerful groupthinks, but such brave films are becoming an endangered species, explains John Pilger. By John Pilger In the U.S., I first understood the power of the documentary…

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 12) - Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:30
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

US aid chief says blockade still not allowing aid into Yemen

MiddleEasteye - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:01
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WFP warned that the crisis in Yemen may become 'beyond the control of the humanitarian community'

Crucial details of Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline looms

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Crucial details of the Republican tax plan, including the proposed corporate rate, were in flux late on Tuesday as negotiators from the U.S. Congress rushed to finalize the plan ahead of a self-imposed Wednesday deadline.

Crucial details of Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline looms

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Crucial details of the Republican tax plan, including the proposed corporate rate, were in flux late on Tuesday as negotiators from the U.S. Congress rushed to finalize the plan ahead of a self-imposed Wednesday deadline.

Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal.

Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

Top Reuters News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:44
CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.

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