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In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections

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As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.


Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan

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The tax overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans is prompting a slew of attack ads by Democrats and progressive groups that say the legislation would lavish benefits on corporations and the rich, while harming the middle class.


Indiana House Democrats set to pick new leader next week

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislative Democrats will meet next week to select their new leader in the Indiana House of Representatives. They will be picking a replacement for Minority Leader Scott Pelath (PEE'-lath) of Michigan City. He announced Sunday he was giving up the position for the upcoming legislative session and not seeking re-election to the ...]

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Trump backs Moore in Alabama Senate race, citing his denials

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Trump appeared to endorse Roy Moore Tuesday, telling reporters that the accused sexual abuser would be better than a "liberal Democrat."

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Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate

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WASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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Merkel backers said to bet on new grand coalition to end impasse

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November 22, 2017 2:36 PM
BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is betting on a revived alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD) to dodge the risk of new elections, according to people familiar with discussions in Berlin.


Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

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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. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually harassed female staff members may be the toughest opponent ...]

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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

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President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.


Zimbabwe parliament starts impeachment of Robert Mugabe 'for falling asleep in meetings' 

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Zimbabwe's parliament opened a session to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country's next leader, told him to step down. Zanu PF, the ruling party, tabled a no-confidence motion urging parliament to remove Mr Mugabe from office for a string of offenses including falling asleep in meetings and allowing his wife to "usurp" presidential powers.  "We have seen the president sleeping in Cabinet and international meetings to the horror, shame and consternation of Zimbabweans," reads the motion, which was seconded by the parliamentary leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party.  Mr Mugabe also is accused of allowing Grace Mugabe, the first lade, to threaten to kill Mr Mnangagwa.  A joint session of both houses of parliament must now appoint a committee to investigate the claims and report back on whether or not a vote of no confidence will follow.  Further street protests have been called in Harare, raising fears that the political turmoil could spill over into violence. Mr Mugabe also suffered humiliation on Tuesday when almost no government ministers heeded his call to attend a cabinet meeting at his State House residence, official media reported. The snub piled pressure on the embattled president after Mr Mnangagwa, the vice president whose removal by Mr Mugabe sparked the military intervention last week, said he would consider returning to Zimbabwe if his safety was guaranteed. Mr Mnangagwa's intervention is his first public move since the army seized control. Lawmakers of Mr Mugabe's once-loyal Zanu-PF party met in parliament at 12.15pm (GMT) to trigger proceedings that could see the president stripped of office. Lawmakers in Zimbabwe sat for a session of parliament at 12.12pm (GMT) Credit:  Ben Curtis/ AP Parliament speaker Jacob Mubenda gave permission for a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate to debate a motion that would trigger impeachment proceedings against Mugabe. "This motion is unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe," Mr Mubenda declared. Dozens of protesters gathered near parliament, chanting for Mr Mugabe to resign and brandishing Zimbabwean flags and banners emblazoned with "Mugabe go". A bubbling factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted two weeks ago when Mr Mugabe fired Mr Mnangagwa. The dismissal put Mr Mugabe's wife Grace in prime position to succeed her 93-year-old husband, prompting the military to step in to block her path to the presidency. After Mr Mnangagwa fled abroad, the army took over the country and placed Mugabe under house arrest - provoking amazement and delight among many Zimbabweans as his autocratic 37-year reign appeared close to an end. Mr Mnangagwa - formerly one of Mugabe's closest allies and a regime hardliner - said in his statement that Zimbabweans had "clearly demonstrated without violence their insatiable desire" for Mugabe to resign. "It is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call," he said. The influential war veterans' association appeared to pull back from an earlier call for immediate demonstrations at Mugabe's home, instead threatening further protest action if Mr Mugabe clung on. Zimbabwe | Impeachment process "Smell the coffee - your time is gone," War Veterans' association chairman Chris Mutsvangwa said Tuesday. "Intention and action must coincide now. If he doesn't go, we will be calling on the people of Zimbabwe to come out to show him to go." On Monday evening, army chief Constantino Chiwenga told reporters that progress had been made in talks towards an apparent exit deal for the world's oldest head of state. Mr Chiwenga called for patience and calm after elated Zimbabweans were stunned to see the president declaring in a TV address on Sunday that he was still in power. Mr Mugabe's wife Grace, 52, has not been seen since the takeover. Zanu-PF lawmakers vowed to remove Mugabe after he missed their weekend deadline to resign. Mr Mugabe is thought to be battling to delay his exit in order to secure a deal that would guarantee protection for him and his family. The army insists it has not carried out a coup, but rather an operation to arrest allegedly corrupt supporters around the Mugabe family.

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