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Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."All across America, forks dropped, glasses shattered and knees wobbled as women turned to each other in astonishment: "Wait. What? Did he say what I think he said?"Suddenly, McConnell, whose characteristic solemnity inspires envy in statues, suddenly became irresistibly magnetic. Admit it: You wanted to hug him.The Senate... [Read More]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to have settled on Jeff Sessions as the answer — perhaps the only answer — for saving a GOP Senate seat in Alabama. [Read More]
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"Unfit." That's what Mitt Romney said about Roy Moore, the controversial former state judge who's on the ballot as the GOP Senate nominee for Alabama's special election on Dec. 12. Moore is under fire for allegations that he had sexual and romantic contact with girls as young as 14. Romney said Moore should step aside, and that he believed the accusers, back on Friday, Nov. 10. It wasn't until the following Monday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell followed suit without hedging his criticism by saying that Moore should drop out of the race "if" the accusations are true.... [Read More]
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President Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "really bad," but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago. ... [Read More]
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Dear Senator McConnell: The White House, Senate, and House are all in Republican control, in part, because of significant help from the Second Amendment community. Few would argue that. A little over a month ago, it appeared that Congress would pass legislation long desired by gun owners: concealed carry reciprocity, the Hearing Protection Act, restoring …... [Read More]
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Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."All across America, forks dropped, glasses shattered and knees wobbled as women turned to each other in astonishment. Wait. What? Did he say what I think he said?Suddenly, McConnell, whose characteristic solemnity inspires envy in statues, suddenly became irresistibly magnetic. Admit it: You wanted to hug him.The Senate leader was responding to a reporter's... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "really bad," but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago. Trump has repeatedly declined to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan in calling on Moore to quit the race. Both... [Read More]
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Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: I believe the... [Read More]
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Trump has repeatedly declined to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan in calling on Roy Moore to quit the race for Senate... [Read More]
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Sen. Al Franken, who was just outed on a photograph wearing a big smile and groping the chest of a journalist while she slept, is now facing growing calls -- many, from within his own liberal-minded ranks -- to resign. This, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer both agreed to put Franken before the ethics committee fires for review. His days are numbered. [Read More]
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's requests for ethics investigations into two Democratic senators and a Republican candidate is shining a spotlight on a Senate committee that largely operates behind closed doors. [Read More]
Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women." [Read More]
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying 'to steal this election' by calling for him to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago. [Read More]
In our news wrap Thursday, Leeann Tweeden says Sen. Al Franken insisted on rehearsing a kiss during a USO tour in 2006. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asked for an ethics investigation into the matter. Also, a bipartisan group of senators has unveiled gun legislation to beef up the federal criminal background check system. [Read More]
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore stands firm in the face of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault, telling supporters at a rally on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying "to steal the election" from him. Moore says he will not step aside and calls on McConnell to step down instead. ROY MOORE: One thing I would like to see happen in our country is unity. I said I wanted to see unity. I never dreamed that I would succeed even before I got elected, but I have unified the Democrats and... [Read More]
Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to steal the election, after McConnell called for him to step aside. This comes as the White House refuses to say whether President Trump believes the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct. Major Garrett joins CBSN with more on the White House response. [Read More]
GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell took time this week to call on Judge Roy Moore to step down after several women came forward with unproven allegations from 38 years ago. Several allegations against Moore have been disproven. McConnell told Judge Moore to step down on Monday. But on Thursday after photo evidence was produced showing Senator Al Franken sexually assaulting a woman Mitch McConnell recommended an ethics review. MORE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Ethics Committee review of Sen. Al Franken after news anchor accuses Franken of kissing, groping her without consent https://t.co/7LlJHV3U3d pic.twitter.com/YwRQ8Nasyw— CBS News (@CBSNews)... [Read More]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for an ethics investigation after a mistrial was declared in the Bob Mendndez corruption case. [Read More]
At a news conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Thursday afternoon, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore once again strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct against him and accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to steal the election. Moore, who faces allegations now from seven accusers, including two claims of sexual assault, joked that he has... [Read More]
While the Alabama GOP rallies behind him, Roy Moore on Thursday said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, should step down, not him. The move comes after McConnell called for Moore to remove himself from the Alabama Senate race after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct have been brought against him. [Read More]
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