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The Hill Kentucky lawmaker commits suicide after denying sexual misconduct allegations: reportThe HillA Kentucky state representative accused of molesting a teenage girl has committed suicide, according to WDRB.com in Louisville. Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican, reportedly shot and killed himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, Ky. The gun was recovered ...Republican Lawmaker Dan Johnson Refuses to Resign Amidst Child Molestation AllegationsComplexRep. Dan Johnson Refuses To Resign. What Can Fellow Legislators Do?Kentucky Center for Investigative Reportingall 26 news articles »

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Axios Farenthold faces new allegations from male stafferAxiosA former communications director for Rep. Blake Farenthold told CNN that the Texas congressman's office was such "an intensely hostile environment" that he was "[driven]...to physical and emotional distress." Why it matters: The House Ethics Committee ...and more »

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New York Times For Trump, a Moment of Defeat but Maybe Not RecalibrationNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump does not readily admit defeat. Knocked to the mat in Alabama with the stunning loss of a Senate seat, he got right back up on Wednesday and defiantly claimed that he had known his candidate would lose all along. He may ...Alabama results remake 2018 election playbook for both partiesWashington PostThe inside story of the GOP's Alabama meltdownCNNRepublicans relieved by Moore loss in AlabamaThe HillPolitico -USA TODAY -Los Angeles Times -TIMEall 3,984 news articles »

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Billboard Four Women Accuse Russell Simmons of RapeBillboardRussell Simmons has been accused of rape by four women in incidents spanning from 1983 to 1996 in New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports both published Wednesday (Dec. 13). As well, another five women described episodes of sexual misconduct with ...Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 WomenNew York TimesFive more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decadesLos Angeles TimesRussell Simmons denies 9 new accusations of sexual misconductUSA TODAYRollingStone.com -Variety -CBS News -Deadlineall 56 news articles »

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New York Times Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on 'The View'New York TimesIt lasted only a short time, and it hardly eclipsed the bitterness of partisan politics that has consumed the country. But for nearly five minutes on Wednesday morning, Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional exchange about the aggressive form ...John McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatmentWashington PostJoe Biden consoles daughter of ailing John McCain on 'The View'Fox NewsMcCain back in hospital for treatment related to cancer therapyThe HillCBS News -TIME -Reuters -Newsweekall 120 news articles »

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Washington Post Omarosa Manigault's departure highlights lack of diversity in Trump White HouseWashington PostOmarosa Manigault, the former reality TV star who joined President Trump's White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly that ended when she was ...Omarosa to leave White HouseCNNApril Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White HouseThe HillOmarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next MonthNew York TimesCBS News -Daily Beast -USA TODAY -BuzzFeed Newsall 273 news articles »

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New York Daily News Two people fatally shot in murder-suicide on Penn State University branch campusNew York Daily NewsThe estranged husband of a Penn State University cafeteria worker fatally shot his ex-wife in a campus parking lot before taking his own life Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The Penn State Beaver campus in Monaca was placed on lockdown after the ...2 killed at Penn State's Beaver County campusPhilly.comOfficials: 2 dead in possible murder-suicide at Penn State Beaver campusCBS NewsTwo dead in apparent murder-suicide at Penn State Beaver; no ongoing threatPittsburgh Post-GazettePEOPLE.com -Business Insider -Fox News -The Timesall 82 news articles »

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New York Times Justice Dept. Official Defends Mueller as Republicans Try to Discredit HimNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein adamantly defended the character and impartiality of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, as he came head-to-head on Wednesday with an increasingly aggressive campaign by Republicans to ...and more »

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New York Times Republicans' Tax Bill Nears the Finish LineNew York Times... • Republican leaders reached an agreement on a final tax bill, setting up final votes next week. • Lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the consensus deal later on Wednesday, ahead of a final vote next week. • Senator Susan Collins, Republican ...House GOP forges ahead with plan to include defense in spending billThe HillRepublicans say they have a tax cut deal but Democrats can't see itUSA TODAYWith tax victory in reach, Trump plays salesman-in-chiefPoliticoWashington Post -NPR -Los Angeles Times -SFGateall 1,297 news articles »

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CNN Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the SenateCNNWashington (CNN) Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Minnesota Democrat, announced Wednesday morning that Smith has been appointed to a one-year term in the Senate, which will ...Al Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a DemocratNew York TimesA timeline of Sen. Al Franken's political careerFox NewsTina Smith Tapped As Al Franken's Replacement For Minnesota Senate SeatU.S. News & World ReportCBS News -WBUR -Chicago Tribune -RealClearPoliticsall 380 news articles »

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