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'Other Bible verses say it's over': Fox News' Bret Baier hits Roy Moore for refusing to concede Senate race

Former Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday declined to concede the race to Democrat Doug Jones, telling a crowd of supporters, it' not over.' Moore made the remark shortly after Jones' victory speech. The former judge lamented he's been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful ...

'A huge defeat for President Trump': CNN's Jake Tapper nails Roy Moore's 'embarrassing' Senate loss

CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday reacted to Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama Senate race, describing it as a huge defeat for President Trump.' This is deep red Alabama,' Tapper explained. President Trump made the calculation he was going to double down, he was going to stick with this candidate, th...

Our 'integrity is severely tarnished': Christianity Today editor says 'no one will believe a word we say' after Alabama

The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today posted a provocative editorial that concludes “Christian faith” was the clear loser in the Alabama special election. “No matter the outcome of today's special election in Alabama for a coveted US Senate seat, there is already one loser: ...

'Miracles happen and every vote matters': Internet celebrates after Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

After the Alabama special Senate election was called in favor of Democrat Doug Jones, Twitter exploded into an uproar of celebration that, against tough odds and a lengthy uphill battle, the Alabama Democrat beat accused pedophile Roy Moore. “Alabama will have a Democratic senator for the ...

CNN's Baraki Sellers: 'African American voters, particularly women, are carrying the load for the Democratic Party'

As black voters turned out in record numbers to help Alabama's Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones defeat Roy Moore, CNN political commentator and former South Carolina state legislator Bakari Sellers wanted to make sure credit is given where it's due. “Let me be explicitly clea...

Democrat Doug Jones defeats accused sex predator Roy Moore to win Alabama Senate seat

Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning defeat of Republican Roy Moore on Tuesday to win a seat in the U.S. Senate after a contentious campaign that was rocked by allegations that Moore sexually assaulted women and teens dating back over 40 years. According to the Associated Press and CNN, Jones ...

'Deny, deny, deny': CNN panel nails down the 'Trump-Bannon playbook' that won over GOP voters for Roy Moore

The stunning success of Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct by several women appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump. As CNN's Amanda Carpenter and Anderson Cooper noted in a panel discussing live election return...

USA Today editorial torches Trump: 'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

A powerful Wednesday editorial by USA Today has blasted President Donald Trump after his sexist tweet against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand . “A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine...

Ex-Trump aide Carter Page tells court to stop AT&T Time Warner deal

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page argued in court papers on Tuesday that AT&T Inc should not be permitted to buy CNN parent Time Warner Inc  because there was a risk it would lead to “recklessness” in journalism. Page, whose contacts with Russia have been under scrutiny by C...

Footage shows Trump with his sexual assault accusers

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that he has never even met the women accusing him of sexual assault. Within hours, a lot of footage proved otherwise. Photos and videos of Trump with some of the women he has deemed liars resurfaced on social media through the day, showing them together years ...

Fox Business anchor fact-checks Trump: GOP tax plan requires 'individuals to carry water for corporations'

Fox Business anchor Trish Regan fact-checked President Donald Trump's claim that the Republican tax bill would be a “Christmas present” for America. “There's a lot of red flags and I'm bring them up because we need to talk about these things right now, especially ...

Chuck Schumer called DC police after someone forged a fake lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed a staffer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer contacted Capitol Police in D.C. after someone allegedly tried to “forge” documents detailing fake sexual harassment claims against him by a staffer. As Axios reports, the document “looks like a l...

'Republicans have no way to win': Fox News' Brit Hume explains how a Roy Moore victory could destroy the GOP

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said no matter what happens Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans really have no way to win.' Hume was speaking with host Tucker Carlson about the implications' the contentious election between conservative Roy Moore and liberal Democrat' Doug...

US will talk to North Korea until 'first bomb drops'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told world leaders on Tuesday that the U.S. will seek diplomacy with North Korea until the first bomb drops.' Tillerson reiterated his long-held stance in speaking before the Atlantic Council Korea Foundation Forum, but also said that Defense Secretary James Mattis ...

'For the love of God!': Ana Navarro stomps on Jack Kingston for claiming Trump's Gillibrand attack 'wasn't sexist'

After pundits, journalists and congresspeople alike agreed that President Donald Trump's Tuesday morning tweet attacking against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand  was misogynist and likely constituted sexual harassment, a Republican former congressman took it upon himself to declare that the pres...

Naked man causes multiple drivers to crash while swerving to avoid him on busy highway

Truck driver Tariq Hussein captured extraordinary video of a naked man riding atop a flatbed truck on a Washington, DC highway Tuesday. Some drivers crashed while swerving to avoid the naked man, near Frying Pan Road on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Authorities said the man was involved in ...

Trump's Jerusalem embassy move has fueled #RaptureAnxiety as evangelicals claim the end times are near

Doomsday evangelicals have long believed the world was on the edge of apocalypse, but recent events surrounding President Donald Trump seem to lead many to believe the rapture , or saving of true Christians just before Armageddon , will soon be upon us. As Vox reports, these supposed apo...

'Sassy Breaks her Silence': Horse Twitter not impressed with Roy Moore

Give this much to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore: he knows how to wrassle up controversy—even on election day. Alabamians headed to the polls on Tuesday to send either Moore—an alleged molester of teenage girls who thinks America was at its best when slavery was legal—or Doug Jones—a ...

Ellen DeGeneres knocks Roy and Kayla Moore by wishing their attorney 'Happy Hanukkah'

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday threw shade at Roy and Kayla Moore, after the GOP Senate candidate's wife insisted she and her husband aren't anti-Semitic because they have a Jewish lawyer. “Fake news will tell you that we don't care for Jews,' Moore said Monday at a campaign rally in ...

'That's what you call TV gold': CNN panel marvels at Roy Moore spokespeople who 'can't answer basic questions'

A CNN panel on Tuesday reacted to a stunning interview with a spokesperson for Senate nominee Roy Moore . Jake Tapper interviewed Ted Crockett on the night of Alabama's special election, stunning the Moore spokesman into silence by informing him that lawmakers don't need to swear o...

Voter suppression allegations mar Alabama election

Any hopes that Tuesday's special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be handled cleanly, free of allegations of voter suppression, went up in smoke not long after voting started in Alabama....

US judge questions Trump administration on birth control rules

 A U.S. judge questioned on Tuesday whether the federal government properly formulated new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control. New rules from the Department of Health and Human Services announced in October let bus...

WATCH LIVE: Polls close in Alabama Senate special election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore

Polls are closing in Alabama, and results from the controversial special Senate election between GOP candidate Roy Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones are pouring in. This special election first made waves when President Donald Trump threw his weight behind “establishment” GOP ...

Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes

U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called “Cadillac” tax on generous health insurance plans. The move represents a new Republican attempt to...

GOP's Steve Schmidt: Trump's sexist attack on Gillibrand 'an assault on the dignity of the Office of President'

According to never-Trump GOP analyst Steve Schmidt, President Donald Trump's tweet attacking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand aren't just clear sexual innuendo and “another moment of disgrace” , they're also a danger to the nation. “It bears mentioning,”...

Only around 25 percent of Alabama is expected to vote

In one of the most hotly contested Senate races in recent memory, only around 25 percent of the state's voters are expected to participate, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill said Tuesday as people headed to the polls....

Washington Post reporters kicked out of Roy Moore's election night party

Birmingham's ABC affiliate is reporting that Republican senate nominee Roy Moore has kicked Washington Post reporters out of his election night party. “Just spoke with Moore campaign, which confirmed reporters from the Washington Post were asked to leave the election night party. The cam...

Jake Tapper nails why Roy Moore's 'bizarre' closing arguments are straight out of a 'writers' room'

Anchor of “The Lead” on CNN, Jake Tapper, delivered a powerful monologue on the bizarre closing arguments by Republican nominee Roy Moore in the Alabama special election. Hours before the polls close, Tapper noted the surreal aspect to the end of the campaign. “Just when you ...

Texas shooting range employee inadvertently kills customer

A routine gun cleaning procedure went horribly wrong Tuesday morning at a shooting range in Cypress, Texas. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, an unidentified man died in an accidental shooting....

Louisiana supervisor allegedly swung noose at black workers

Reports confirmed Monday that a shipyard supervisor from Waggaman, Louisiana, faces three federal lawsuits after allegedly exhibiting bullying actions towards a group of black workers. Edward Collins came under fire for seemingly swinging a noose before a group of black employees that were ...

'Time running out' to avoid war with North Korea

Right now is the last, best chance to avoid conflict' with North Korea, and time is running out,' President Donald Trump's top national security adviser said on Tuesday. H.R. McMaster, speaking at an event for the British think tank Policy Exchange, described dire circumstances as the ...

WATCH: CNN's Tapper stuns Roy Moore spokesman into silence by explaining lawmakers don't have to swear on the Christian Bible

In a truly remarkable interview on Tuesday, CNN's Jake Tapper spoke with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's spokesman Ted Crockett in an interview that ended with a lengthy and uncomfortable silence about whether lawmakers have to swear an oath on the Christian Bible. Tapper asked Crockett about ...

Sessions blames Obama Administration for rise of MS-13

Two top Trump administration officials blamed what they called the Obama administration's weak enforcement of immigration laws for allowing the MS-13 gang to grow into a national force—one they said is now the most violent in the country....

Trump signs into law US government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. The ban, included as part of ...

Donald Trump Jr.'s defense attorney demands investigation into three House Intel members

Donald Trump Jr is demanding an investigation of three prominent Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The targeted lawmakers are former federal prosecutor Adam Schiff , former state prosecutor Eric Swalwell , and legendar...

White House gives weak Trump 'eyewitnesses' list

The White House reportedly issued Monday night a list of eyewitnesses' who could discredit accusations of sexual harassment or assault by President Donald Trump before he took office, but the witnesses' accounts seemingly fail to hold up....

Alex Jones blames George Soros for Trump allegations

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros gets wrongfully blamed for a lot in this world. A Jewish man who survived the Holocaust as a child, Soros was blamed for the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this August at a rally that featured neo-Nazis and members of the Klu Klux ...

Extremely rare Charles Darwin letter sells for $125,000

Charles Darwin—the scientist renowned for his work on the theory of natural selection—detailed his life through thousands of letters over the course of his life. One of those letters details Darwin's reconciliation between the belief of an all-creating God and the naturalist's theory of ...

Shep deadpans after hearing Sanders' defense of Trump's tweet: She said your mind would have to be in the gutter

Fox News host Shepard Smith didn't appear to be a fan of the official White House line defending President Donald Trump's attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand . During a White House briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Trump's tweet earlier...

Sarah Sanders denies Trump misogyny after attack on Gillibrand: 'There's no way that this is sexist at all'

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's recent Twitter attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand by claiming that it was “not sexist at all.” In a tweet Tuesday morning, Trump responded to Gillibrand's call for president ...

Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara, Ventura counties continues to spread

The massive Thomas Fire in southern California continued to spread this week as it entered its ninth day of burning. The flames grew by 2,500 acres in a single night and the fire had burned through 234,300 acres by Tuesday morning....

Trump lashing out at Kirsten Gillibrand reveals he is 'caged animal' gripped by fear: Dan Rather

Legendary White House journalist and long-time CBS anchor Dan Rather explained the significance of President Donald Trump “lashing out” at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand . “Have you ever seen a caged animal pacing and baring its fangs?” Rather asked in a new Facebook post. ...

'Game over': Internet celebrates Jake Tapper's 'flabbergasting' interview with Roy Moore spokesman

CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday delivered a knockout punch against Roy Moore spokesman Ted Crockett, leaving him stunned into silence after explaining that lawmakers don't have to swear on the Bible. The interview, which hit on a multitude of topics—including Crocket's assertion Moore probably' still ...

WATCH LIVE: Polls close in Alabama Senate special election between Doug Jones and Judge Roy Moore

Polls are closing in Alabama, and results from the controversial special Senate election between GOP candidate Roy Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones are pouring in. This special election first made waves when President Donald Trump threw his weight behind “establishment” GOP ...

A glaring lie in Trump's sexual harassment tweetstorm could backfire on him spectacularly

Among President Donald Trump's Twitter rant calling the twenty-plus women who've accused him of assaulting or harassing them liars hid a falsehood that may make the foundation of any legal action they take against the president. As Colin Kalmbacher at LawNewz writes, Trump's Tuesda...

Mika Brzezinski demands Ivanka Trump stand up to her Dad

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski demanded Ivanka Trump “finally stand up for what is right” on Tuesday after her father took to Twitter to question the integrity of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, saying she “would do anything” to get campaign contributions....

Donald Trump is an 'idiot,' voters say in new poll

Americans aren't damning President Donald Trump with faint praise, according to a new poll: They're mainly just damning him. When asked for the first word that pops into their heads when they think of the commander-in-chief, U.S. voters gave such glowing descriptors as “idiot,̶...

Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he's confident of deal to keep government open after Dec. 22

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dec. 22 and that there would be no forced government shutdown. “There isn't any chance we are going t...

White cop sues Florida police department after three people of color are promoted

North Miami Police Department Sergeant Patrick McNally has filed an employment-discrimination lawsuit claiming he was passed over for promotion to commander because he is white, the Miami New Times reports. The lawsuit claims Sgt. McNally is a “white, U.S.-born police sergeant who was passed ...

Five years after Sandy Hook, US gun-control advocates switch strategy

Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy. Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures through the U.S. ...