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Franken's Senate replacement expected to be named Wednesday

Franken's Senate replacement expected to be named Wednesday
Franken’s Senate replacement expected to be named Wednesday Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to appoint a replacement Wednesday, Dec. 13, for Sen. Al Franken. Dayton is pictured addressing reporters, April 7, 2017.  (Associated Press) Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen... Read More

Sexual misconduct allegations weighed heavily on Moore candidacy, results suggest

Sexual misconduct allegations weighed heavily on Moore candidacy, results suggest
Sexual misconduct allegations weighed heavily on Moore candidacy, results suggest close Roy Moore: It’s not over Republican Senate candidate does not concede the race, urges supporters to be patient, let the process and potential recount play out. If Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election in Alabama stands, the litany of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore... Read More

Bannon's 'kingmaker' status tarnished by Moore defeat

Bannon's 'kingmaker' status tarnished by Moore defeat
Bannon’s ‘kingmaker’ status tarnished by Moore defeat Steve Bannon, former chief White House strategist, backed Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race.  (Associated Press) “There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon said on the eve of Alabama’s U.S. Senate election, as he went all-in for embattled... Read More

Massachusetts Democrat charged in bribery, kickback schemes

Massachusetts Democrat charged in bribery, kickback schemes
Massachusetts Democrat charged in bribery, kickback schemes Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce talks to reporters after leaving a federal courthouse in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 8, 2017.  (Associated Press) A former state senator from Massachusetts was charged last week with collecting about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he allegedly laundered through his company. Brian A. Joyce,... Read More

What Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore really means for Washington (and America) in 2018

What Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore really means for Washington (and America) in 2018
What Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore really means for Washington (and America) in 2018 close Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat After a grueling and contentious special election campaign for Senate that gained unprecedented national attention, Democrat Doug Jones has emerged as the winner in Alabama by less than one point. In a state where President Donald... Read More