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Trump privately doubted Moore's female accusers

President Donald Trump’s near-endorsement of Alabama Republican Roy Moore followed days of behind-the-scenes talks in which he vented about Moore’s accusers and expressed skepticism about ...

Moore trumpets president's near-endorsement

Roy Moore’s Senate campaign quickly seized on President Donald Trump’s apparent support for the embattled Alabama GOP nominee, parroting Trump’s attacks on Moore’s Democratic rival ...

Media outlets reassess their newsroom cultures

The New York Times is calling attention to an anonymous hotline. CBS News is increasing training. NBC News is looking at all of the above. ...

White House says Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visit isn’t a vacation

The president of the United States is not on vacation. That was the White House’s message on Wednesday after President Donald Trump arrived at Mar-a-Lago, ...

Pressure mounts to unmask Hill harassers

Pressure is mounting on congressional leaders to release the names of lawmakers who have secretly settled sexual harassment claims at taxpayer expense — a move ...

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have been quick to support the women who have publicly accused powerful men of preying on them sexually. But the party ...

Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

DALLAS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and ...

The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo

DALLAS (AP) – The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton’s response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 ...

Two more women claim Al Franken touched their buttocks

MINNEAPOLIS — Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate. The ...

Joe Barton: Capitol Police open 'revenge porn' investigation on woman with whom he had affair

Rep. Joe Barton, Texas Republican, says the Capitol Police have opened an investigation against the anonymous woman accusing him of an affair and of sending ...

FCC's next step on net neutrality: Blocking the states

The Obama administration’s net neutrality rules met their all-but-certain demise Tuesday as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to repeal them — ...

Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats

House Democrats found themselves plunged into crisis on Tuesday, after reports surfaced that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a ...

Congress’ sexual harassment system, decoded

It has all the makings of a serious scandal: more than $17 million in public money paid since 1997 to settle workplace disputes on Capitol ...

POLITICO explains: Net neutrality

How was the Internet built? What are the rules of the digital road—and who decides? What happens when Internet providers and content producers disagree? What ...

FCC chairman confirms net neutrality repeal plan

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday he’s shared with his fellow commissioners his plan to fully dismantle the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, saying ...

Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

DETROIT (AP) – John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. ...

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

NEW YORK (AP) – The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS ...

2 Minnesota lawmakers to resign amid misconduct allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced they would resign, less than two weeks after they were ...

Donald Trump's tweets are liability in court

President Trump’s loose lips are becoming more than a political liability — they are increasingly popping up in federal judges’ decisions, providing courts with the ...

Oregon state senator faces second complaint

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A second woman state senator in Oregon has filed a formal sexual harassment complaint against state Sen. Jeff Kruse. The Oregonian/OregonLive ...

'UGH!': Zinke's wife's travel caused headaches for Interior staff

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife has frustrated department staffers by saddling them with extra work when she traveled with her husband on official business, according ...

Trump tweets on CNN could muddy AT&T-Time Warner lawsuit

The Justice Department’s decision to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sets up another high-profile lawsuit in which President Donald Trump’s prolific and opinionated tweets could ...

Liberals turn on Franken

The left is starting to turn against Sen. Al Franken after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct, with some liberal groups calling on ...

China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

BEIJING (AP) – A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of ...

AT&T Should Thank the Trump Administration

The Department of Justice has just done AT&T a big favor by filing a lawsuit to block as anticompetitive the internet provider/satellite broadcaster/wireless conglomerate’s $85 ...

Trump administration sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, amid a growing political storm over whether the administration has tried to ...

Trump's travel ban was chaos, disastrously implemented, inspector general finds

President Trump’s original travel ban was disastrously implemented, the Homeland Security inspector general said in a new memo to Congress Monday that concluded department employees ...

Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from ...

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because ...

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with ...

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