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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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Moore Campaign Launches “Witch Hunt” Website To Report Journalists Seeking Sex Harassment Information

Mediaite reports: The candidate’s website now features a form where eagle-eyed Alabama residents can report, anonymously, on members of the media, decrying their foul attempts to smear the good name of a good man… who allegedly liked signing high school yearbooks and badgered teenagers at the mall well into his 30s. According to his wife, Kayla Moore, the form has ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Moore’s Lawyer Gives Press Conference

This should be interesting: Roy Moore’s attorney will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. ET on recent allegations against Moore. Attorney Phillip L. Jauregui will be speaking on recent allegations against Judge Moore. National Republicans, including one of the biggest voices in conservative media, are pressuring Alabama’s GOP to stop a defiant Roy Moore from persisting in his campaign ...

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McConnell: Roy Moore Will Be Expelled If He Wins

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans say that Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint — which would lead to expulsion proceedings — should he be elected next month. It’s an outcome that senior Republicans say privately is all but unavoidable after the embattled Senate hopeful was accused ...

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Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks Stands By Moore: The Right Wing Agenda Is More Important Than Sex Charges

The Birmingham News reports: U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, is sticking with Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, arguing that the conservative agenda is “vastly more important” than the claims against Moore. “America faces huge challenges that are vastly more important than contested sexual allegations from four decades ago,” Brooks said in a text ...

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Paul Ryan: Roy Moore Should Step Aside If He Cares About The Values He Claims To Care About [VIDEO]

CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan urged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside Tuesday morning just a day after another accuser came forward alleging that Moore assaulted her when she was a teenager. “He should step aside,” Ryan said during his news conference. “Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about the values that ...

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Alabama GOP Voters Blast Roy Moore In New Doug Jones Ad: “I’m A Republican But No Way” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democrat Doug Jones launched a new TV ad that highlights Republicans saying they can’t support GOP nominee Roy Moore following the bombshell allegations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was 32. The 30-second spot features both Republicans and Democrats saying that they can’t back Moore, calling him “divisive” and saying they don’t ...

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ALABAMA: State GOP To Consider Pulling Roy Moore’s Senate Nomination, His Name Would Remain On Ballot

Talking Points Memo reports: As national Republicans ramp up the pressure to force Roy Moore to drop his Alabama Senate campaign, the small group of local GOP power players who will ultimately determine Moore’s political fate are taking reluctant steps towards deciding whether to cut him loose. The 21 members of Alabama’s Republican Party central steering committee are the only ...

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Ted Cruz Finally Turns On Roy Moore: Actions Make Him Unfit To Serve In Senate, Merit Criminal Prosecution

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not ...

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REPORT: Roy Moore Was Once Banned From Alabama Mall For Badgering Young Girls, Former Cops Say

The New Yorker reports: This past weekend, I spoke or messaged with more than a dozen people—including a major political figure in the state—who told me that they had heard, over the years, that Moore had been banned from the mall because he repeatedly badgered teen-age girls. Some say that they heard this at the time, others in the years ...

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More Senate Republicans Call For Roy Moore To Drop Out: If This Continues It Will Not End Well For Him

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday called on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, hours after a new accuser came forward alleging Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager. Graham is the latest lawmaker to call for Moore to bow out of the Senate race. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), on Monday ...

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ALABAMA: 53 Pastors Hail “Unconquerable” Roy Moore For His “Immovable Convictions For Biblical Principles”

AL.com reports: Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, shared a letter on Facebook indicating support from more than 50 Alabama pastors. Moore’s wife Kayla posted the letter to her Facebook page Monday after days of controversy surrounding her husband and allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in 1979 when he was 32-years-old. Three other women ...

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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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