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Source: Global News

Donald Trump this week: President can’t stop tweeting at LaVar Ball, Trump defends Roy Moore

Friday 23:52 GMT

Donald Trump kicked off the Thanksgiving week with an early morning tweet Monday reviving the controversy over NFL players kneeling in protest before continuing his feud with LaVar Ball.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he should have left the UCLA players in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and “very ungrateful!”. READ MORE: LaVar Ball again questions Donald Trump’s role in son’s release from Chinese authorities. Ball shot back during an interview Monday with CNN where he said the president should be concerned with more important matters.

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Source: New York Times

My Brother Kevin’s Not Tired of Winning

Today 05:10 GMT

Every weekday, get thought-provoking commentary from Op-Ed columnists, The Times editorial board and contributing writers from around the world.

Thanksgiving is here, so it’s time for my Republican brother to share his bounteous harvest of thoughts:. It has been a year since Donald Trump was elected, and his thrill-a-minute White House is still causing acid reflux for half the country and all of the mainstream media.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Doug Jones’s problem’: African American voters not energized by Alabama’s Senate race

Today 05:11 GMT

Yet, in interviews in recent days, African American elected officials, community leaders and voters expressed concern that the Jones campaign’s turnout plan was at risk of falling short.

Exit polls show that Obama won 15 percent of the white vote in Alabama in 2012 — and Jones, according to Democratic strategists working on the race, may have to win more than a third of white voters to beat Moore.

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Source: New York Times

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones In Alabama, a Certain Football Game Comes First

Today 05:10 GMT

Her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” introduced millions of Americans to what might be called the duality of the whole Alabama Thing.. Lee was from Monroeville, attended Alabama and, according to Flynt, a close friend, remained devoted to its football team throughout her life. “The only person Harper Lee idolized was Bear Bryant,” he said.

On Saturday afternoons in the fall, whenever she had the chance, she would watch nationally televised Alabama football games with friends.

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Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump only believes the truths that suit him

Thursday 20:56 GMT

In the eyes of U.S. President Donald Trump, an American basketball player caught shoplifting in China is a “very big deal,” but accusations of sexual assault against teenage girls by an Alabama Senate candidate don’t mean much. “Well, he denies it,” said Trump of Republican Roy Moore, adding “and by the way he totally denies it.”

‘If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast’: Republican senator. When he thinks a negative story about someone else is good for him he will personally hype it up.

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Source: The Guradian

Republican lawmaker on Roy Moore abuse allegations: 'I'd break his face'

Friday 20:01 GMT

A Republican congressman has said he would have beaten up Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Alabama, if any of the women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the judge had been his daughter.

“The 14-year-old girl that was there, I can tell you right now if it was my daughter, I’d break his face, I’d break his fingers, and I’d probably do a lot worse,” Virginia representative Scott Taylor told CNN on Wednesday. Taylor, a former navy Seal, said he did not “feel comfortable” with Moore’s response to the sexual misconduct allegations against him, which include the claim that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, when he was 32.

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Source: Fox News

Trump plays down Roy Moore allegations, blasts 'liberal' rival in Alabama race

Wednesday 08:07 GMT

President Trump minimized allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday, telling voters not to support Moore's Democratic opponent.

The Moore campaign attempted to rebut claims by accusers Leigh Corfman, who claimed Moore molested her when she was 14; and Beverly Nelson, who said Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress. Attorney Ben Dupree described the allegations against Moore as "lies" circulated by "The Washington Post, the Republican establishment and the Democrat Party," who he said were waging a "three-front war to destroy Judge Roy Moore’s impeccable reputation."

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Source: CBS News

Roy Moore associates continue to deny allegations

Wednesday 10:54 GMT

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and his supporters are not backing down, as the Alabama Republican faces allegations that he pursued teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Moore, will you or will you not agree to testify under oath before the United States Senate as Beverly has volunteered to do or will you hide behind a dumpster and the garbage that your campaign is collecting and distributing on a daily basis?"

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Source: CBS News

Report: Trump doubted Moore accusers in private

Thursday 08:05 GMT

As President Trump appeared to be standing by Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore in veiled comments before departing for Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a new Politico report, Mr. Trump has voiced skepticism of the accusations made by several women against Moore in private.

While Mr. Trump did not say whether he believed Moore's claims of innocence, he asserted that Moore "totally denies" the sexual misconduct of minors allegations. "He denies it, look, he denies it," Mr. Trump said.

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Source: CBS News

Roy Moore's communications director is out

Thursday 21:51 GMT

John Rogers, the communications director for Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama, is out, the campaign said in a statement Wednesday.

"John Rogers served as communications director for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign for the last several weeks and we appreciate his valuable contributions to our team," Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said in a statement. "As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign.

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Source: CBS News

Pro-Moore group fundraises off Trump's "strong words" about the accused candidate

Thursday 23:40 GMT

A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Associated Press writers Jill Colvin in West Palm Beach, Florida; Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Alabama; and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this report.

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Source: Common Domain

Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning?

Friday 00:35 GMT

Roy Moore, the flailing Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, has been abandoned by the national Republican Party and most of its leaders.

While President Trump has effectively endorsed Moore, questioning the allegations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are among the many GOP high-ups urging Moore to stand aside. Moore, 70, adamantly denies the charges, saying they have been conjured up by enemies and a political establishment that cannot abide his staunch Christian conservatism.

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Source: CBS News

Former ethics chief suggests Kellyanne Conway may have violated Hatch Act

Thursday 14:31 GMT

The former director of the Office of Government Ethics is suggesting that Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, likely violated the Hatch Act by attacking Roy Moore's Democratic opponent in a TV interview.

The chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, also tweeted that Conway violated the Hatch Act. Conway came under fire in March for promoting Ivanka Trump's clothing brand in a TV interview but a White House ethics lawyer said she was cleared and said she had "acted inadvertently."

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Source: ABC News

The Note: In defending Moore, Trump misses #MeToo moment

Thursday 10:53 GMT

It's a major moment that has the president of the United States standing with someone facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct – and against the word of eight separate women who alleged inappropriate contact – because Trump says Roy Moore didn't do anything wrong.

The deluge of accusers and accusations, of powerful men being exposed and humbled, gave Trump the room he craved to stand by his endorsement of Moore who, according to a Washington Post report, allegedly made sexual advances on a 14-year-old in the late 1970s.

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Source: CBS News

Commentary: Why Republicans should be thankful (mostly) this Thanksgiving

Thursday 10:53 GMT

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, says that despite the ongoing debate over the issue, "Republicans should be thankful for tax cuts: They united the party and give us something cheerful to talk about during any awkward Thanksgiving moments."

"The big thing Republicans should be thankful for is that they have the White House," says Fred Barnes, longtime DC political reporter and co-founder of the Weekly Standard. "And if it wasn't President Trump, it would be President Hillary Clinton.


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