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National Senate Republican Committee Chair Cory Gardner Calls For Roy Moore To Be Expelled If Elected

The Washington Examiner reports: The top Senate Republican campaign official said Monday that the Senate should move to expel Roy Moore should he manage to win the special election next week for senator from Alabama. “I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate ...

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LIVE VIDEO: New Roy Moore Accuser Comes Forward

TMZ reports: U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore has a new sexual assault accuser who is coming forward with Gloria Allred by her side, and we’re streaming it live. The former Alabama judge, who’s now running for Senator, was recently accused of pursuing relationships with underage girls … according to a Washington Post article. Allred says her client claims she was ...

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Two Birds, One Stone: White House Ponders Way To Return Sessions To His Senate Seat If Moore Wins

The New York Times reports: Anxious Republican officials spent much of the weekend trying to determine what, if anything, they could do to halt Mr. Moore without simply turning over the seat. If Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, wins, it would narrow the Republican advantage in the Senate to a single seat. But if Mr. Moore stays in and goes ...

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Another Roy Moore Accuser To Come Forward Today

Huntsville’s ABC affiliate reports: New York attorney Gloria Allred says she will be holding a news conference today with an Alabama woman who alleges Roy Moore sexually assaulted her as a minor in Alabama. The announcement comes days after a Washington Post article alleged Moore had sexual contact with multiple women when they were in their teens. The youngest was ...

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Roy Moore Vows To Sue The Washington Post

NBC News reports: Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said Sunday that he planned to sue The Washington Post over a report that he pursued teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, when he was an assistant prosecutor in his 30s. At a Christian Citizen Task Force forum here, Moore said the newspaper published false allegations — “for which they will be sued.” ...

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Senate Republicans Flail For Ways To Stop Roy Moore, May Pressure Alabama Governor To Delay Election

The New York Times reports: Republican senators and their advisers, in a flurry of phone calls, emails and text messages, discussed fielding a write-in candidate, pushing Alabama’s governor to delay the Dec. 12 special election or even not seating Mr. Moore at all should he be elected. In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, declined to ...

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Protesters Hammer Moore At Veterans Day Event

CNN reports: Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore reiterated his denials Saturday against what he said were allegations of sexual misconduct, adding that “revelations” regarding the charges will surface over the coming days. Moore, who was speaking at a Veterans Day event at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Birmingham, called the allegations surfaced in a Washington Post report “yet another ...

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Two GOP Senators Revoke Endorsements Of Moore

Talking Points Memo reports: Two Republican senators rescinded their endorsements of Alabama Senate candidate (R) Roy Moore late Friday night over reports that he’d pursued relationships with multiple teenage women. “Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate,” ...

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Senate Group Cuts Funding Ties To Roy Moore

The Daily Beast reports: A day after explosive allegations of sexual assault surfaced against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican Party’s senate campaign arm has severed financial ties with the embattled former state supreme court justice. A joint fundraising committee benefitting Moore and a handful of Republican Party organs filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday removing ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Backs Roy Moore: The Voters Know He’s More Credible Than The Women Who Accused Him

Religious News Service reports: “It comes down to a question who is more credible in the eyes of the voters — the candidate or the accuser,” said Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of evangelical Liberty University who has endorsed Trump and Moore, both Republicans. “The same thing happened to President Trump a few weeks before his election last year except ...

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GOP Senator Behind Multiple Anti-LGBT Bills To Roy Moore: Stop Money Begging With My Name And Face

The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has requested to be removed from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore’s fundraising pitches after a Thursday report from the Washington Post detailed accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct between a 32-year-old Moore and a minor from decades ago. Moore released a fundraising pitch featuring Lee on Thursday just hours after the Washington Post ...

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Bannon Compares Roy Moore Scandal To Pussygate: The Washington Post Works For The Democratic Party

Politico reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday likened a report that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl to last year’s publication of the infamous Access Hollywood tape, telling a New Hampshire audience that The Washington Post, which published both, is “part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party.” “The ...

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White House: Roy Moore Should “Step Aside” From Campaign If Underage Sex Allegations Are Proven True

ABC News reports: The White House reacted Friday to a series of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, saying that President Donald Trump believes if they are proven true then Moore should “step aside.” “Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to ...

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Alabama State Official Defends Roy Moore: The Virgin Mary Was Underage And She Gave Birth To Jesus

The Washington Examiner reports: “There is nothing to see here,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner. “The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls. Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse.” “Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth ...

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Sen. Luther Strange Urged To Launch Write-In Campaign In Wake Of Allegations Against Roy Moore

The Hill reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Thursday she has talked to Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) about running a write-in campaign in the wake of an explosive new report that Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate in Alabama, had inappropriate encounters with teenage girls. Strange challenged and lost to Moore in the Republican primary for the open Alabama ...

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Roy Moore Accused Of Sex Encounter With 14 Year-Old Girl When He Was 32, GOP Leaders React Swiftly

The Washington Post reports: Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore. It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP State House Speaker Resigns Post After Sexting Scandal, Says God Has Forgiven Him

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Jeff Hoover denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual. Hoover’s wife and two of his three daughters were in the room as he spoke. ...

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Anthony Weiner Reports For 21-Month Prison Sentence

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Anthony Weiner reported to prison Monday to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner is being held at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said. The facility in Ayer, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston, has over 1,000 inmates at the medical center ...

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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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REPORT: Mueller Poised To Indict Flynn And Flynn Jr.

NBC News reports: Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Michael T. Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was ...

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