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Doug Jones forced to defend record on crime in wake of Trump criticism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Doug Jones was faced with a new challenge in his race against Roy Moore for senator in Alabama on Tuesday when President Donald Trump greeted reporters on the White House lawn with a slew of attacks on Jones’ record. One of those attacks, against Jones’ record on crime, particularly stood out for the longtime attorney. Prior …

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O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire'

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White …

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FCC stonewalling probe of 'massive scheme' involving fake net neutrality comments, New York attorney general says

iStock/Thinkstock(ALBANY, N.Y.) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, accusing the agency of stonewalling his office’s investigation into what he called a “massive scheme” to inundate the FCC’s public net neutrality review process with fake comments. “The process the FCC has employed to consider potentially sweeping alterations to current …

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Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas is apologizing for a graphic image of himself that emerged on social media this week, confirming he took the picture and sent it to women with whom he was pursuing relationships. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” Barton, …

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski backs Obamacare individual mandate repeal

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she supports repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a key provision in the Senate Republican tax bill, but she refrained from offering a full endorsement of the tax package. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order …

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Second Al Franken accuser on why she went public with her story

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Lindsay Menz, who has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, is speaking out about the alleged incident for the first time on camera Wednesday morning. “My husband steps away from us to take the photo. I stand next to Sen. Franken, and he pulls me into him and then …

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Rep. John Conyers accused of sexual misconduct by 2nd woman as ethics committee launches probe

United States Congress(NEW YORK) — Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman earlier this year, as he faces a new ethics investigation after denying a separate report that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a reported five-figure payout funded by taxpayers. “The committee is aware of public allegations that Representative John …

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