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NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over Sex Allegations

Will this never end? The New York Times reports: NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Resigns After Multiple Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Associated Press reports: California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is resigning immediately following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The Los Angeles Democrat had previously said he wouldn’t seek re-election and would leave office at the end of the next legislative session. He said Monday that he’s decided to leave immediately following reflection over the Thanksgiving weekend and conversations with family, friends ...

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OHIO: Right Wing Group Blasts “Stalwarts Of Christian Morality” For Covering Up Sex Assault By Former Rep

The Columbus Dispatch reports: The Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio has joined those criticizing the sexual behavior of former Rep. Wes Goodman, R-Cardigan, and what it portrayed as his enablers. The caucus, which describes itself as the “philosophical core” of the Republican Party, issued a statement Wednesday “to set the record straight on where we stand today.” “Last week, Wes ...

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UH OH: Roy Moore’s Spox Abruptly Quits Campaign

The Washingtonian reports: John Rogers has resigned as communications director from Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter. Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rogers confirmed his resignation. He declined to comment further. The move comes as allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Republican continue to roil his campaign. Moore has denied those allegations, but ...

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Doug Jones Ad Uses GOP Quotes Against Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama has begun to use Republicans’ words against them. The latest ad by Doug Jones plays back criticism of Republican nominee Roy Moore that Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) gave in the aftermath of allegations that Moore made unwanted advances on young ...

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CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Over Sex Allegations

From the Hollywood Reporter: Charlie Rose has been terminated by CBS News, network president David Rhodes announced Tuesday. The decision comes just one day after a Washington Post report detailing a pattern of coercion and harassment of women who worked – or aspired to work – on Rose’s eponymous nighttime talk show. On Monday Bloomberg and PBS, which distributed Rose’s ...

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Top Evangelical To Roy Moore: Take A Polygraph Test

Southern Evangelical Seminary president Richard Land has posted an open letter to Roy Moore in the Christian Post, where he is executive editor. An excerpt: I hope and pray that these allegations against you are false and I know in the American justice system you are “innocent until proven guilty.” However, this is not the legal system, but the court ...

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Some Alabama Pastors Back Moore Even If He’s Guilty Of Molestation: Some 14 Year-Olds Could Pass For 20

The Boston Globe reports: None of the nearly 10 pastors reached by phone said the allegations of sexual misconduct changed their views about Moore. Several said the allegations made them more proud to vote for the former judge. Repeatedly, the pastors attempted to discredit Moore’s accusers in personal terms, with some dismissing their emotional stories as “crocodile tears” and “fake ...

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Tony Perkins Continues To Remain Silent On Allegations He Covered Up Sexual Assault By Gay Ohio Republican

The New York Times reports: Ohio conservatives had considered Mr. Goodman a rising star, said Tom Zawistowski, president of the conservative Ohio Citizens Political Action Committee, which endorsed Mr. Goodman last year. “We felt that he had some conservative credentials,” Mr. Zawistowski said. “We don’t have a problem with someone that has a homosexual lifestyle,” he added. “That’s their decision. ...

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Moore Accuser Speaks Out: At Age 14 I Didn’t Deserve To Have A 32 Year-Old Man Groping Me [VIDEO]

The Today Show reports: Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 — and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney — said she feels “a weight has been lifted” since going public with her story, even though it has cost her personally and financially. In an exclusive ...

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Alabama Papers To Roy Moore: Go Ahead, Sue Us

The company that owns Alabama’s three largest newspapers is openly daring Roy Moore to follow through on his threat to sue them. See their juicy letter below. The Washington Post reports: Not content to merely play defense against the threats from Moore, the AMG letter notes that litigation from the Senate candidate would “also reveal other important information about your ...

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REPORT: Shirtless Roy Moore Cruised Girls At The YMCA

The New York Times reports: As with everything concerning Mr. Moore, accounts vary. Alice Bircheat, the longtime bookkeeper at the Y.M.C.A., said that she recalled “not one complaint” about Mr. Moore. Terry White, 70, a former Gadsden police officer who worked security at the mall, said, “Nobody, as far as I know, ever complained.” But numerous people remembered otherwise. They ...

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ALABAMA: Largest Newspaper Says “Reject Roy Moore”

From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: The seriousness of these incidents, including one involving a 14-year-old child, cannot be overstated. Nor can the growing number of accusations — from the women who were at the receiving end of unwanted adult male overtures as teens, to those who say they were physically assaulted — be parsed with talk of ...

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OHIO: Family Values GOP State Rep Who Resigned Over Gay Tryst Had Long History Of “Predatory Behavior”

Cleveland.com reports: In public, Wesley Goodman was an up-and-coming conservative who championed pro-family and anti-LGBT causes and aspired to someday run for Congress. In private, he exchanged salacious texts and emails with gay men he met on Capitol Hill, and sent sexually suggestive messages to young men he met through conservative circles who were too intimidated to publicly complain, according ...

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Roy Moore Should Drop Out Of The Race And “Find Something Else To Do” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Tim Scott said Sunday that it’s “in the best interest of the country” that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore step aside, adding that there’s “a strong possibility” that a write-in candidate could retain the GOP Senate seat. “I certainly think that there is a strong possibility with a new candidate — a new Republican candidate, a proven ...

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REPORT: Ohio GOP Rep Who Resigned After Tryst With Man Also Molested Teen At Event Run By Tony Perkins

WHOA. The Washington Post reports: On a fall evening two years ago, donors gathered during a conference at a Ritz-Carlton hotel near Washington to raise funds for a 31-year-old candidate for the Ohio legislature who was a rising star in evangelical politics. Hours later, upstairs in a hotel guest room, an 18-year-old college student who had come to the event ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes the podium for the daily briefing on Friday afternoon. And based upon the events of the past 24 hours, one can pretty well guess the dominant line of inquiry from the White House press corps. Late Thursday night, President Donald Trump — apparently unable to help himself — weighed in ...

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Alabama Governor Won’t Delay Senate Election

The Birmingham News reports: As sexual misconduct claims plague the campaign of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considering a scenario where Sen. Luther Strange steps down from the seat to trigger a new special election, Politico reported Thursday. It’s unclear whether Strange — who was appointed to the seat by then-Gov. Robert Bentley in ...

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OHIO: Family Values GOP State Rep Resigns After “Inappropriate Behavior” In His Office With Another Man

The Columbus Dispatch reports: State Rep. Wes Goodman, who consistently touted his faith and conservative values, abruptly resigned late Tuesday after being confronted with evidence of inappropriate conduct with another man inside his Riffe Center office, the second Ohio lawmaker to fall within a month. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, met Tuesday afternoon with the Cardington Republican soon after the ...

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McConnell May Ask Sen. Luther Strange To Resign

Politico reports: Republican leaders are exploring a dramatic remedy to salvage the Alabama Senate seat as fresh polling shows Roy Moore’s prospects fading fast. With less than four weeks until the special election and no sign that the party’s besieged nominee will exit the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of ...

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