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Trump Offers Full Support to Moore in Senate Race

President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. Trump tweeted early Monday that “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.” It was Trump’s most full-throated endorsement of Moore, who has lost backing of many top…

Roy Moore Says ‘Dirty Politics’ Behind Allegations

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says “dirty politics” are behind the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. After speaking Monday night to a friendly crowd in northeast Alabama, Moore lashed out at the allegations as false but would not take questions from reporters. Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting or molesting two women decades ago, when he was in…

Split Between House, Senate on Taxes Poses a Big Challenge

The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there’s the ambitious timetable of finishing in time to get legislation to President Donald Trump by Christmas. The most politically challenging decisions involve dealing with popular and…

Analysis Indicates GOP Tax Measure a Mixed Bag

A nonpartisan tax analysis group says the proposed House Republican tax cut would leave 28 percent of people facing tax increases by 2027. The Tax Policy Center also says that in 2018, when the measure would first take effect, 12 percent of people would see higher taxes. The group says that next year, there would be an average tax cut…

Trumps Nominates Jerome Powell for Fed Chair

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve says he will work to make sure the Fed stays “vigilant and prepared to respond to changes” in the market. Jerome Powell was introduced by Trump in the Rose Garden. The nominee says the U.S. economy has made “substantial progress” since the 2008 financial crisis and the financial system is much…

For Profit-College Fraud Claims Could be Held Up for Months

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness. The administration is waiting until it can rewrite Obama-era rules designed to protect those who say they were defrauded. The for-profit college industry had sought a rewrite of the rules,…

Tensions Between Trump and Sessions May Be Cooling Down

Simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and his attorney general appear to be cooling down. The White House says Trump has “100 percent” confidence in his Cabinet. That would include Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump has publicly belittled in recent weeks. Trump has called Sessions “weak” and “beleaguered” and expressed disappointment in Sessions’ decision to step aside from the…

Key Dates in the Tenure of Jeff Sessions

Key dates in the tenure of Jeff Sessions, a Republican former U.S. senator from Alabama and early endorser of Donald Trump, who became Trump’s attorney general: -Feb. 28, 2016: Sessions, a former Alabama attorney general and four-term U.S. senator, endorses Trump for president. -March 3: Trump names Sessions to lead his campaign’s foreign policy advisory team. -July 2016: Sessions talks…

Trump Sued for Blocking Some of His Critics on Twitter

First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The lawsuit says Twitter has become an important public forum for the president and he frequently makes public announcements there….

President Trump Pleased with Sessions Testimony

Donald Trump’s spokeswoman says the president was pleased with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony in front of Congress Tuesday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters aboard Air Force One that the president wasn’t able to watch much of Sessions’ testimony. But she says he thought Sessions “did a very good job” and was especially “strong” on denying any collusion between Trump’s…