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  • Doug Jones Feb 5

    Alabama Sen. Jones Says Why He’s Voting to Convict Trump

    Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., explained on the Senate floor why he thinks the House managers presented enough evidence to vote to remove President Donald Trump from office.

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Alabama’s Roy Moore Roy Moore Running for Senate Despite Discouragement From GOP

    Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten Commandments, Moore is aiming for an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Alabama’s Roy Moore Roy Moore Running for Senate Despite Discouragement From GOP

    Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten Commandments, Moore is aiming for an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones,...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2019

    Trump Urges Roy Moore Not to Run for US Senate in Alabama

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the “consequences will be devastating” for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a 2017 special election amid the sexual misconduct allegations , which he denied, and...

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2019

    William Barr Sworn in For 2nd Stint as Attorney General

    William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as the nation’s attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Earlier Thursday, the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm the veteran government official, mostly along party lines. Barr, who also served as attorney general from 1991...

  • Donald Trump Feb 14, 2019

    Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

    William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday to serve in the role for a second time.  

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2019

    Senate Moves Closer to Confirming Barr as Attorney General

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general could be in office by the end of the week after senators voted to move forward on his nomination. The Senate voted 55-44 on Tuesday to proceed with William Barr’s nomination, setting up a confirmation vote in the next day or two. Three Democrats voted with Republicans — Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 6, 2018

    Kellyanne Conway’s Political Comments Violated Hatch Act: Watchdog

    When White House counselor Kellyanne Conway expressed support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and against his opponent, she broke a law called the Hatch Act, a government watchdog announced Tuesday. NBC News reported that the Office of Special Counsel submitted its report on Conway to President Donald Trump “for appropriate disciplinary action.” Conway advocated for Moore and against Doug...

  • attorney Jan 5, 2018

    Roy Moore Accuser Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Him

    A woman who says failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore molested her when she was 14 filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore and his campaign Thursday. Leigh Corfman said Moore and his campaign defamed her and made false statements as they denied the accusations in the midst of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery Circuit...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jan 3, 2018

    Senate Swears in Two Democrats, Narrowing GOP Majority

    The Republican majority in the Senate narrowed to 51-49 Wednesday as two new Democratic senators were sworn into office Wednesday.

  • attorney Dec 28, 2017

    Democrat Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner in Alabama Senate Race

    Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election earlier this month, despite claims of voter irregularities from his opponent. Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 by about 22,000 votes in a stunning victory in a deeply red state. It was the first...

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2017

    Trump Shouldn’t Resign Over Misconduct Allegations: Jones

    Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones says he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, echoing the White House’s position that voters have already spoken on the issue. “I don’t think the president ought to resign at this point. We’ll see how things go, but certainly those allegations are not new, and he was elected with those...

  • NewsConference Dec 17, 2017

    NewsConference: Impact of the Alabama Election

    Two top political consultants, Democrat Bill Carrick and Republican Mike Murphy, analyze the Alabama election and what it could mean for the congressional midterm elections.

  • Donald Trump Dec 16, 2017

    Roy Moore Tells Supporters ‘Battle Is Not Over’ in Alabama Senate Race

    Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could investigate reports of voter fraud. “I also wanted to let you...

  • NBC News Dec 14, 2017

    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 showed 96 percent of black voters supported Jones, with 98 percent of black women and 93 percent of black men backing him. One of the factors that motivated...

  • Senate Dec 13, 2017

    Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks Discloses Cancer Diagnosis

    Republican Rep. Mo Brooks says he has prostate cancer. The four-term Alabama lawmaker made the announcement Wednesday on the House Floor. In an interview, he said he will undergo treatment and was optimistic about the outcome. Brooks sought the GOP nomination in the Senate race and lost. He said that after losing the primary he got a physical in which...

  • Barack Obama Dec 13, 2017

    African-American Turnout, Allegations Doomed Moore: Exit Poll

    The allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore and a Democratic surge boosted by high African-Americans turnout led Doug Jones to his projected election upset win in Alabama, NBC News’ exit polls showed. African Americans made up 29 percent of all Alabama voters, and they broke for Jones by a 96 percent-to-4 percent margin. That essentially matched Barack Obama’s performance...

  • attorney Nov 14, 2017

    What to Know About Alabama Democrat Doug Jones

    Democrat Doug Jones was the projected winner of the U.S. Senate in Alabama on Tuesday, beating back history in a race that was transformed by allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Republican candidate Roy Moore in this deeply conservative state. Although President Donald Trump eventually stuck by Moore, and some experts continued to bet that he would pull out...

  • Senate Dec 13, 2017

    In Stunning Upset, Jones Is Apparent Winner of Ala. Senate Race

    Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner of the Alabama Senate race. Jones’ win is an upset in a deep red state that has not had a Democrat in the Senate in 25 years.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 12, 2017

    Alabama Democrat Doug Jones Votes in Senate Race

    Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones says he feels “very confident” on Election Day as he runs against Republican Roy Moore.

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