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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:12 PM PST

8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting'

8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting'

An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: "Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America." Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem about President Donald Trump...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:39 PM PST

Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity

Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity

Before her departure this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, stood as the only black voices among more than 30 Cabinet secretaries and senior White...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 01:35 PM PST

How Black Women Mobilized for Dems in Alabama Senate Race

How Black Women Mobilized for Dems in Alabama Senate Race

Once again, black female voters showed up for Democrats, with almost every single one of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 09:15 AM PST

Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan

Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan

The Senate and House have an agreement upon new tax legislation. AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at some of the key takeaways.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 06:31 PM PST

Putin Praises Trump, Says Collusion Claims Are 'Invented'

Putin Praises Trump, Says Collusion Claims Are 'Invented'

Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:25 PM PST

GOP Rep. Farenthold, Bowing to Pressure, Won't Seek Re-Election

GOP Rep. Farenthold, Bowing to Pressure, Won't Seek Re-Election

Bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he would not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for his angry outbursts but denying sexual harassment allegations...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 06:14 AM PST

Why Black Women Voters Stepped Up for Doug Jones

Why Black Women Voters Stepped Up for Doug Jones

#BlackWomen trended on Twitter as many hailed African American women for playing a major role in driving Democrat Doug Jones' projected victory against Roy Moore in deep-red Alabama. NBC News exit polls...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:44 AM PST

Alabama Senate Win Gives Democrats a Big Dream for 2018

Alabama Senate Win Gives Democrats a Big Dream for 2018

To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones' stunning projected victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:32 AM PST

Undeterred Bannon Under Siege From GOP After Alabama Loss

Undeterred Bannon Under Siege From GOP After Alabama Loss

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump....

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 05:20 PM PST

Rubio Defection Threatens GOP's Slim Majority on Tax Bill

Rubio Defection Threatens GOP's Slim Majority on Tax Bill

The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand...

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