Sen Dianne Feinstein: Senate Republicans are poised to confirm a judicial nominee rated unanimously "not qualified." This hasn't happened in nearly 30 years! The bar has never been lower for judges confirmed to lifetime positions.
Pres also reaffirms need for the death penalty "in appropriate cases," though Federal law already provides for the death penalty, which would be imposed by the unanimous decision of a jury in the sentencing phase of a trial.
Charles Barkley and Uzo Aduba are campaigning tonight with Doug Jones.
@DonaldJTrumpJr: Due to a request for privacy for whom? I hope not him? I doubt that's a luxury they would afford anyone else fired for "improper sexual misconduct." Info can be disseminated without names.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: @Cal_Fire has up-to-the-minute information on the wildfires burning in Southern California. Make sure to stay informed and please pay attention to local emergency personnel.
Rep. Peter King: I don't think President Trump's proposed immigration policies would have stopped the New York attack attempt, but they could help to stop other incidents
P.I. faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to using President Trump's Social Security number in search for tax information
College groups urge House GOP to put off markup of higher education bill.
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Statement from Wigdor LLP, law firm active in Fox News lawsuits that is representing Ryan Lizza's alleged victim
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US @DeptofDefense says it's complying with court orders to access transgender persons into the military.
Chuck Schumer: The nomination of Leonard Grasz is indicative of the new Republican playbook: if you don't like the message, shoot the messenger. If you don't like what the @ABAesq is saying about your judicial candidates, call it partisan – even if you praised its judgment just months ago.
Chuck Schumer: @SenateMajLdr once likened a well-qualified rating from @ABAesq to "getting straight A+'s on your report card." Now the GOP is singing a much different tune as two of President Trump's judicial nominations have received unanimously not-qualified ratings.
Chuck Schumer: Leonard Grasz is just the third judicial nominee since 1989 to be unanimously deemed "not qualified" by the @ABAesq. A panel of nonpartisan, legal experts unanimously concluded that this man is not fit to be a judge. What else do my colleagues need to know?
Chuck Schumer: This evening, the Senate will vote on whether or not we should consider the nomination of Leonard Grasz to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Two top House Democrats are demanding DOJ docs they say could reveal "politically-motivated misconduct" at the bureau meant to harm Hillary Clinton's 2016 election chances, including potential leaks to a conservative website about the Clinton email probe.
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@IvankaTrump: Today with some of my personal heroes, Astronauts Peggy Whitson, Christina Koch, Sandy Magnus, Jack Schmitt and Buzz Aldrin, celebrating American leadership in space and our commitment to sending astronauts to the Moon and beyond.
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White House now out with statement from President Trump on attempted terror attack in New York City
Two Democrat senators, @SenGillibrand and @RonWyden, tweet that Congress must investigate sexual harassment and assault allegations against @realDonaldTrump.
@keithellison: One of the things Trump has uncorked is a hate machine, and we have got to resist it and stand up against it. Our best tool against it is our own solidarity.
The Supreme Court won't consider a Georgia woman's complaint that she was fired from her job because she's a lesbian, a case that would have looked at whether the nation's workplace anti-bias law bars sexual orientation discrimination.
Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term
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AG Sessions on NYC attack: "We have now seen two terrorist attacks in New York City in less than two months that were carried out by people who came here as the result of our failed immigration policies that do not serve the national interest"
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rides a bike through the streets of Paris before speaking at an environmental summit: "It doesn't matter that Donald Trump backed out of the Paris Agreement"
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Space Policy Directive is signed by @POTUS, telling @NASA to send astronauts back to the Moon and then to Mars.
@VP: "You are ensuring, Mr. President, the US will lead in space for the future and for generations to come."
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President announces his Space Policy Directive to return Americans to the moon, for the purpose of establishing a foundation for further American space travel to Mars.
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Today's action makes it official national policy to return US astronauts to the Moon and prepare for an eventual mission to Mars, says @VP.
@POTUS: "We are the leader and we're going to stay the leader."
@POTUS: "That's what our country is doing again. We're dreaming big."
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Pentagon to allow transgender personnel to enlist starting Jan 1 despite @POTUS decision to bar their service. @PressSec says DOD "simply complying with a court order." Says DOJ reviewing legal options so that @POTUS ban on transgender personnel can be implemented.
Kirsten Gillibrand says that Trump "should resign" over sexual assault allegations: "These allegations are credible, they are numerous."
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on tax reform: "Our focus and our priorities are making sure that we provide middle class tax relief."
On the NYC bomb suspect, SH Sanders says the man came in via family migration in 2011, something Trump wants to end
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Question on accusations of sexual misconduct against Trump: "You said he has denied them. Can you say whether or not they are false?" Sarah Sanders: "I'm not going to respond."
More SH Sanders: "This took place long before he was elected to be President. The people of this country.supported President Trump."
SH Sanders on Trump accusers: "The President has addressed these accusations directly, and denied all of these allegations"
"We find it unfortunate they're walking away" says @PressSec of Arab leaders who are refusing to meet with @VP on his upcoming Middle East trip.
"We continue to urge calm" in the Middle East and US wants "to continue moving forward on the peace negotiations," says @PressSec.
WH cites DHS information that NYC bomb suspect entered U.S. on an F43 visa as result of "chain migration." It's a program, says @PressSec, that Pres Trump wants to eliminate.
No personnel announcements at this time, replies @PressSec to question that referenced on delay of @VictorDCha nomination as ambassador to ROK.
@PressSec: We'll "continue looking for the best way possible"to defeat ISIS.
"The president has addressed it. I don't have anything else to add," adds @PressSec as @AprilDRyan attempts followup.
"Ultimately the people of Alabama will make a decision in that race," says @PressSec in reply to ALSen questions.
"The president has firsthand knowledge on what he did or didn't do," Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, denying claims of the women (who also have firsthand knowledge of what he did)
PARIS (AP) — France's Macron awards grants worth millions to climate scientists from U.S., other nations to counter Trump.
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WH hails "brave first responders" to NYC explosion. Sanders says Pres determined to protect US borders and ensure that foreigners entering US are not coming to do harm. Cites "great gains" against ISIS. Says president's plan to annihilate ISIS is moving on.
"Very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposely misleading people," replies @PressSec as reporters express concern about tone of @POTUS tweets.
"A number of outlets have had to retract and change" stories "some of them with major impacts," @PressSec says in response to question about @POTUS tweets attacking media.
@PressSec: "Eyewitnesses back up the president's claim in this process."
Responding to @nikkihaley comment on this subject @PressSec replies "It's a good that women are coming forward" but mere allegation "shouldn't determine the course."
Accusations made against @realDonaldTrump by various women were already "answered" by the outcome of the election, says @PressSec.
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On @PANYNJ attack, @PressSec praises "brave first responders" as "heroes" and adds this underscores need for Congress to work with @POTUS on immigration reform.
The House starts the day with the clerk reading the resignation letter of Rep Trent Franks R-AZ
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on tax reform: "At the end of the day, we're going to have something that's actually going to give individual tax reform and corporate tax reform."
Doug Jones has attended more than 227 events, traveling over 8,100 miles across the state, in the last two months, according to his campaign.
WTO losing trade focus, too easy on some developing nations: U.S.
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A pro-Trump super PAC paid to have a 12-year old girl travel down to Alabama to interview Roy Moore.
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@VP: @POTUS and I STAND with people of faith. Honored to meet faith leaders to review what POTUS has done to protect life and people of faith. Also previewed my Middle East trip where we will discuss relief efforts for persecuted Christians and others persecuted for their faith in the region
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@IvankaTrump: Flashback to earlier this year during our first call to space with Dr. Peggy Whitson. Today's signing of the Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1) will direct NASA to lead a space exploration program to return humans to the Moon and ultimately to Mars
Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition
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: "We're making sure our message is getting across while Roy Moore hides behind whoever he's hiding behind."
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Democratic Rep Gwen Moore has written a letter to the Senate Sergeant at Arms asking for the office to begin preparing the Page Program "for the possible election of Roy Moore": "It would be unconscionable for Congress to not be vigilant and proactive in taking precautions."
"As we work with Congress to achieve historic tax cuts, the President plans to speak Wednesday to the American people on how tax reform will lead to a brighter future for them and their families," says @LWalters45.
: "If [Roy Moore] wins, I think Republicans cannot unseat him, cannot throw him out I don't think the United States Senate can or should overturn the will of the people."
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been elected to @LockheedMartin's board of directors. He will serve on the company's Classified Business and Security Committee and the Ethics and Sustainability Committee
Chuck Schumer: Let's be clear: no amount of fake math can change the fact that the GOPTaxBill will be a boon to the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations all while increasing taxes for millions of middle-class families and leaving 13 million Americans without healthcare.
Chuck Schumer: @USTreasury's GOPTaxScam"analysis" is nothing more than a page of fake math. It's clear @WhiteHouse and GOP are grasping at straws to prove the unprovable and garner votes for a bill that will blow up the deficit and generate almost no additional economic activity to make up for it.
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 700 block of Shepherd St NW: no casualities
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Roy Moore statement on the NY explosion
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Q: Are the 3 of you asking for a congressional investigation and from what committees? Holvey: "They have investigated other congress members, so I only think it stands fair that [Trump] be investigated as well."
Secretary Tillerson will deliver remarks at the 2017 @AtlanticCouncil – @KoreaFoundation forum tomorrow, according to @StateDept.
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Jessica Leeds, who accuses Trump of sexual misconduct: "Some areas, the accusations of sexual aggression were being taken seriously. People were being held accountable. Except for our president. In fact, his staff made a big point of calling us all liars."
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Rachel Crooks, who accuses Trump of sexual misconduct: "12 years ago, as a young receptionist in Trump Tower, I was forcibly kissed by Mr Trump during our 1st introduction an encounter that has since impacted my life well beyond the initial occurrence."
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Samantha Holvey, who accuses Trump of sexual misconduct, says her Miss USA pageant dreams "never included a man coming into the backstage hair and makeup area while I sat naked under a robe, as he walked around looking at us like we were his property."
Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant who says President Trump walked into her dressing room: "Other folks have resigned. I think he should. I don't think he ever will."
"And that was the last time I wore a skirt [while] traveling" — woman who accused Trump of sexual assault on an airplane years earlier, at a press conference today. Presser carried live by @wnyc
The judge tells @PaulManafort to stop communicating with the media in ways that could affect outcome of his case. Next court appearance for him and Rick Gates set for Jan. 16.
Republican Rep. Will Hurd on Morning Joe: "I disagree with President Trump, on a recent thing, Roy Moore. I think Roy Moore is an abomination onto the Republican Party, and that's one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on the American people deserve better."
Treasury Department review of Senate tax reform bill also finds it adds $1 trillion to debt
"If they were willing to investigate Senator Franken, it's only fair that they do the same for Trump," Rachel Crooks says, urging Congress to investigate the president's treatment of women.
Judge orders @PaulManafort to remain under house arrest for now.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: "Roy Moore will be the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats" if he wins
@NancyPelosi: Deeply thankful for the heroism and excellence of first responders, not to mention the strength of the New York community, following today's terrorist attack in Manhattan.
"Hold Mr. Trump to the same standard as Harvey Weinstein," urges Rachel Crooks, who says the president forcibly kissed her 12 years ago. She is urging Congress to investigate President Trump's longstanding sexual mistreatment of women.
Senator John McCain: Cindy and I are praying for everyone in NYC following this morning's terrorist attack. We appreciate the bravery and swift action of all law enforcement and first responders.
Trump today receiving award from Friends of Zion, a evangelical Christian group supporting Israel and the Jewish people. @PressSec says decision to honor @POTUS predates his Jerusalem announcement last week. No press coverage.
Joyce Simmons, the GOP national committeewoman from Nebraska, has quit the RNC over the party's support of Roy Moore.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Washington Democrats have been using the same old line of attack to defend the current tax system, which hurts middle-income families.
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US Department of State: We congratulate Iraq gov't and people on the complete liberation of their territory from ISIS. Though it is not the end of fight against terrorism, it is an important moment for @coalition and brave Iraqi Security Forces who fought to free Iraqi people from ISIS's brutal control.
Chuck Schumer: Thankful for the quick response of @NYPDnews, @PANYNJ PD, @FDNY and Bomb Squad at the Port Authority this am. As we learn more about what happened, it is a startling reminder why the "see something, say something" campaign is so important to keeping our city safe.
: Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day - Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the "dumbest man on television!" Bad Reporting.
: GES2017 focused on a theme which is key to our future - Women First, Prosperity for Alljust think how much better the world would be if all of us, men and women, are empowered to dream big, aim high, and work together toward a more just and prosperous future.
Secret service seen sweeping Lafayette park across from White House - witnesses
Obama has reportedly recorded a robocall for the Alabama senate race, imploring voters to reject Roy Moore.
White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the New York City explosion
on @chelseahandler attacking @PressSec: "She's absolutely objectifying women."
on @chelseahandler attacking @PressSec: "I need to know, Chelsea Handler, are you a feminist or are you not?"
Konstantin Kozlovsky from Yekaterinburg in Moscow court says he was involved in Democratic National Committee hack under FSB supervision