Jones wins stunning Alabama Senate upset

Jones wins stunning Alabama Senate upset

Doug Jones beat back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations.

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

December 12
Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted.

Trump attacks Gillibrand and his accusers

December 12
Trump attacks Gillibrand and his accusers
Senator says president's tweet is a "sexist smear."
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Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday in the hours before the man was expected to have his first court appearance in the U.S.
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The Latest: Quiet organizer, late to politics

The Latest on Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (all times local):
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House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax plan, sources say

House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year.
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Kentucky to investigate worker accused of sexual harassment

State officials have launched a second sexual harassment investigation of a corrections officer whose alleged behavior led to a $1.6 million jury verdict earlier this year.
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Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Smith for Franken seat

Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election next November.
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Gov. Dayton appoints Tina Smith to U.S. Senate

Minnesota's lieutenant governor, a Democrat, will take over for Sen. Al Franken when he officially resigns from Senate.
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Wisconsin Foxconn plant may get $140M electricity project

A utility company is asking state regulators to approve a $140 million project to supply electricity to the massive Foxconn manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin.
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Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or received encouragement to do so.
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The Latest: GOP: Dayton manipulating state Senate majority

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election.
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Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

A former polygamous sect leader has been sentenced to nearly five years for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.
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Minnesota's next senator: Quiet organizer, late to politics

The woman who will be Minnesota's next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot at power just a few months ago.
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Fischbach expects to hold 2 jobs as Lt. Gov.

Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach said Wednesday that she expects to keep her job when she becomes lieutenant governor to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, a move that would help Republicans keep their thin majority in the state Senate.
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The Latest: Sources say deal reached on tax overhaul

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The Latest: Nicholson, Vukmir react following Moore loss

The Latest on Wisconsin reaction to Alabama Senate race (all times local):
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One city forms team to target the most vulnerable homeless

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
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One city forms team to target the most vulnerable homeless

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
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5 things small business owners should know about tax bills

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully — once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of the proposed changes go through.
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5 things small business owners should know about tax bills

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully — once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of the proposed changes go through.
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5 things small business owners should know about tax bills

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully — once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of the proposed changes go through.