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'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:37pm

More than 90 percent of African-Americans voted for Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday and Jones had the support of 98 percent of black women, according to exit polling.

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Nancy French On Implications Of Alabama Election For Christian Conservatives

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

Nancy French is a Southern, conservative Christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse, her break with the Republican Party over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with Roy Moore's Moore's accusers. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with French about Alabama's special election and its implications for Christian conservatives.

Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.

African-American Voters Turned Out In Alabama's U.S. Senate Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

African-American voters turned out in big numbers to help propel Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. It was a surprising show of political muscle by a community that's been locked out of power in a Republican-dominated state.

Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.

President Of Alabama NAACP On Democrat Doug Jones' Win

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

In Alabama's special U.S. Senate election, African-Americans made up as much as 30 percent of the electorate — with 96 percent of them voting for Democrat Doug Jones. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Benard Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, about the NAACP's get-out-the-vote campaign in the race.

What Trump's Most Retweeted Tweet In 2017 Says About The Past Year

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

All Things Considered is continuing to look at the past year in a series called "Highly Specific Superlatives." On Wednesday, we look at the most retweeted Trump tweet and what this single missive says about the 2017.

What Democrat Doug Jones' Win In Alabama Means For Congress

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special U.S. Senate election. This means the state will send a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in two decades, shrinking the GOP majority and emboldening Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

After Special Election, Alabama Will Send Democrat To Senate For First Time In 25 Years

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

Doug Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama in a quarter century. Although he wasn't a household name in the state before the campaign began, Jones has a long history in state politics.

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-ups Likely to Trail Last Year's

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:03pm

A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.

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5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:03pm

A Democrat hasn't been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means.

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GOP Lawmakers Agree On Final Tax Package, Hatch Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:28am

Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill, as GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.

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White House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:16am

Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigning

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:07am

The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective Jan. 20, according to the White House, where she was the highest-ranking African-American.

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Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:33am

The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:15am

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Republicans Slam Mueller, FBI And Justice Department Over Charges Of Bias

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:13am

Critics charge Mueller is a grand inquisitor run amok, with a fishing expedition out to get the president. They want a new special counsel, but the Justice Department says its own process is working.

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GOP Strategist: Many White Conservative Women In Alabama Got 'Fed Up' With Moore

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:24am

Republican political strategist Jeff Vreeland says according to exit poll data, middle-class, white GOP women defected in Tuesday's special election, citing sexual abuse allegations as a factor.

Alabama: Now What?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:06am

All politics are local … until they aren't.

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