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With the help of two high-profile surrogates, Roy Moore and Doug Jones scrambled Monday to stake their final claims in Alabama’s cliffhanger of a U.S. Senate race.
He capped his day with a Birmingham get-out-the-vote rally featuring former NBA star and Alabama basketball legend Charles Barkley. Jones, 63, a former federal prosecutor and Alabama native, has pointedly kept his distance from national Democrats, who are generally held in low regard in this Deep South state.
While his election has powerful political repercussions, Jones becoming the 49th Senate Democrat will likely have only a modest impact on Republicans’ ability to accomplish their legislative goals, although his joining the Senate ranks will be a strong catalyst for Republicans to finish their major agenda items before he is sworn in.
The biggest difference that Jones can make, in terms of Senate votes, is on bills and nominations requiring only a simple majority of 51 votes, like budget-related measures and judicial nominees.
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Moore’s defeat offers a glimmer of hope for coming electoral contests: the congressional elections in November 2018 and even the presidential race of 2020. For it shows that when Democratic constituencies are motivated – and African-Americans turned out in big numbers in Alabama – Republicans can be beaten even in their most reliable heartlands.
In Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones eked out a narrow win against Republican Roy Moore, marking the first time a Democrat won a Senate seat in the largely Republican state in 25 years.
Slightly more voters had a favorable opinion of Jones (50 percent) than said that about Moore (41 percent), and exit polling showed Jones voters as more strongly behind their candidate: three in four Jones voters said they strongly favored him, compared to just over half of Moore backers who said the same about their candidate.
His attack on Gillibrand prompted a swift backlash on social media and on Capitol Hill, where Democratic calls increased Tuesday for Trump to either resign or face congressional investigations of his actions.
In his morning tweet, Trump referred to Gillibrand as a “lightweight” and a “total flunky” and said that, when he was a New York real estate developer, she “would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions” and “would do anything for them.”
Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Protesters who burned Israeli flags in Germany over the weekend represented a minority view and should be condemned, Israel's ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, told DW on Tuesday.
Read more: Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns burning of Israeli symbols in Berlin. Issacharoff believed Trump did not intend to undermine a final peace deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, saying he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” 3 Trump accusers share sexual harassment claims as Democratic senators call for resignation. Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”
President Trump, who previously announced plans to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, was not invited to a climate change summit in Paris attended by world and business leaders this week, but his presence loomed large.
Climate Action Tracker, an independent group of research bodies, said that there had been a “significant improvement” on climate action globally, despite America’s rollbacks, but that Trump's withdrawal had led to a “significant deterioration” in the effects of commitments to the Paris agreement.
Other events that drew interest to the word feminism was the popular Hulu series, "The Handmaid's Tale," and the blockbuster movie, "Wonder Woman," directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, Sokolowski said.
Feminism has been in Merriam-Webster's annual Top 10 for the last few years, including sharing word-of-the-year honors with other "isms" in 2015. The "Me Too" movement rose out of Harvey Weinstein's dust, and other "silence breakers" brought down rich and famous men of media, politics and the entertainment worlds.
In the end, a combination of two different storylines doomed Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race, according to the exit poll of the contest.
The first revolved around the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, with one woman charging him with initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Fifty-two percent of voters in Alabama said those allegations were either "definitely" or "probably" true, and they broke for Democrat Doug Jones, 89 percent to 8 percent.
The widespread expectation that the Fed will raise rates three additional times next year — possibly causing higher rates on some consumer and business loans — comes from the Fed's so-called "dot plot."
"While the Fed has been indicating that they will hike rates another three times in 2018, I think Powell will depart from that forecast and the Fed will end up hiking rates four times," said David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors. "That is based on the added growth that will come from the tax cuts."
Read more: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' receives praise at 'mind-blowing' premiere. Star Wars fans can look forward to spectacular and amazing action and battle scenes set in space as well as on a planet with a unique and highly impressive landscape.
The main characters of "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens" have been given a stronger profile — especially Rey (Daisy Ridley), who feels the pull of the Force, and even dares search for her roots on the dark side.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program.
Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was "not realistic to say we're only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your program.
The data behind the race suggest both sides may have a point, but the numbers, in this case, indicate there are some real warning signs for the GOP in the Virginia results.
A close assessment of Tuesday’s results out of Virginia suggests there a few very real reasons for concern among Republicans.
Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”), in his Star Wars debut, was tasked with continuing the Star Wars resurgence that was jump-started under Disney with J.J. Abrams’s “The Force Awakens” (2015). Johnson also faced the high bar of directing the second film in this trilogy, summoning parallels to 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back,” which is widely considered to be the best Star Wars film ever.
On Metacritic.com, 42 of the first 44 reviews have been positive, providing “Last Jedi” with an average score of “85” — so far the second-best tally in the history of the Star Wars cinematic franchise, trailing only the 1977 original, “A New Hope” (92). It currently scores a 93 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.