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Sen. Collins: Sexual misconduct claims against Trump 'remain very disturbing'

GOP Senator Susan Collins said Sunday that the sexual misconduct, harassment and assault allegations from more than a dozen women against Trump "remain very disturbing."
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Mulvaney: 'Gimmick' will help GOP pass tax reform

The White House budget director on Sunday said Republicans may need to "game the system" to get their tax plan through the Senate, while GOP Sen. Roy Blunt expressed confidence the legislation will be passed.
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Soros, Pelosi headline hush-hush 'Resistance' conference in California

Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.
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Picking Middle-Class Pockets To Deliver For Donors | HuffPost

The clear winners in the GOP tax plan are the already wealthy and powerful.
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‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - The New York Times

Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
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Report: 264 Staffers Paid $17 Million In Congressional Harassment Hush Money - Breitbart

The 264 Congressional staffers who were paid more than $17 million over the past two decades are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Top White House official defends Trump's silence on Roy Moore

Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s silence on the sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
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Mugabe Agrees to Stand Down as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe has agreed to end his four-decade reign as the leader of Zimbabwe and is preparing a statement with the military authorities who took power last week, according to three people familiar with the situation.
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White House OK With Not Repealing Obamacare Mandate In Tax Bill | HuffPost

“If it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill we can, then we are OK with taking it out.”
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Russian troll describes work in the misinformation factory

In a nondescript concrete building secured by camouflaged guards and turnstiles, trolls worked around the clock to spread misinformation online.
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Why Lisa Murkowski may vote for tax bill

Murkowski has pushed for opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, and that may happen thanks to the tax bill
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Mugabe Agrees to Stand Down as Zimbabwean President

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down and is preparing a statement with the military, according to three people familiar with the situation who declined to be identified, Bloomberg News reports.Developing...
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National Republicans can't get rid of Roy Moore

National Republicans are increasingly resigned to what they see as a grim reality in Alabama: They're stuck with Roy Moore.
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Tusk Says Poland Is Doing Kremlin's Work as EU Quarrel Escalates

European Council President Donald Tusk lashed out at Poland, suggesting the ruling Law & Justice party is forwarding Russian interests in what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state’s sitting government.
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Illegal Alien Not Prosecuted for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent, Says CBP

Despite promises from the attorney general, officials say an illegal alien who assaulted a Border Patrol agent is not being prosecuted for that crime.
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'Maynard' commemorates life of Atlanta's first black mayor

Debuting at the DOC NYC Festival, "Maynard" sheds light on the life of Maynard Jackson Jr., Atlanta's first black mayor.
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U.S. Nuclear General Says He Would Resist 'Illegal' Trump Strike Order | HuffPost

Air Force General John Hyten said he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.
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The post-Weinstein wave of sexual misconduct charges, in one chart

In the six weeks since The New York Times report that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, dozens of new accusations against powerful men -- from Hollywood to Capitol Hill -- have dominated news cycles and set off a national reckoning over sexual abuse in the workplace.
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The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from November 12 to November 18.
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FL Democratic chair resigns over 'inappropriate behavior'

The head of Florida's Democratic Party resigned Friday on the heels of a Politico report alleging his inappropriate and demeaning behavior toward women.
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Collins Says Needs Changes Before She Can Support GOP Tax Plan

Senator Susan Collins said the Republican tax plan now working its way through the Senate “needs work” before she can support it.
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Man Released from Prison 45 Years After Wrongful Rape Conviction

A Louisiana man, Wilbert Jones, walked out of a state prison after serving 45 years and 10 months of a life sentence for a rape he may not have committed.
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Mulvaney Says Would Be OK to Drop Mandate Repeal From Tax Plan

The White House would support removing from the Senate tax plan a controversial provision to repeal the individual health care mandate of the Affordable Care Act, budget director Mick Mulvaney said -- a move that could help win the vote of key Republicans.
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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts : NPR

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.
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Washington tells time in political bombshells

Another day of scandal, laced with new claims of sexual misconduct, the taint of corruption, and the spectacle of political legacies being carved and destroyed
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Alabama GOP continues to support Roy Moore

A group of Alabama Republican women led by Kayla Moore gathered Friday to defend her husband, Senate nominee Roy Moore, in the wake of sexual allegations against him.
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Tax Fight Gets Personal as Senators Spar Over Bill - The New York Times

A daylong debate over taxes devolved into an angry shouting match as Senators Orrin Hatch and Sherrod Brown sparred over whether the bill favored the rich.
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GOP opposition endangers Trump's pick to regulate toxic chemicals

Two GOP Senators now oppose Michael Dourson, Trump's pick to become the nation’s top regulator of toxic chemicals, putting his nomination in serious jeopardy.
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What Don Jr.'s conversations with WikiLeaks prove

On Monday night, the Atlantic's Julia Ioffe reported that Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the President and a senior adviser to his campaign, had exchanged direct messages on Twitter with WikiLeaks during the course of the 2016 race.
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A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal : NPR

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.
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House panel OKs bill aimed at limiting skilled foreign workers in US

The House Judiciary Committee this week advanced a bipartisan bill to discourage American companies from relying too heavily on skilled workers from overseas.
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Six terror-linked foreigners entered US via 'diversity lottery,' says Trump administration

At least five foreign nationals with suspected ties to terror resettled in the U.S. through the same visa lottery program that allowed NYC terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov into the country, the Trump administration said Tuesday.
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McConnell to spell out Alabama options for WH

The top Republican in the Senate plans to urge President Donald Trump to help contain the damage in the Alabama Senate race.
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Senate Republicans Shoehorn Anti-Abortion Measure Into Tax Bill | HuffPost

The tax break for fetuses, also in the House bill, is part of a broader effort to establish "personhood" rights and destroy Roe v. Wade.
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There's a massive moral vacuum in the country right now

When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.
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Trump to UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning accepted the appreciation of three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China, offering some fatherly advice while also thanking his Chinese counterpart.
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