A member of Donald Trump's administration conceded Roy Moore's loss in Alabama “is a big black eye for the president.” Whether Trump realizes this or not, he's suddenly weaker now than he was 24 hours ago.
Doug Jones is the apparent winner the hotly contested battle to become Alabama's newest U.S. Senator. He says his campaign was about dignity and restoring common courtesy and decency. Read more: http://nbcnews.to/2C7lp2p
Caught in a lie: The Republican National Committee says they renewed their support for Roy Moore because "the entire Alabama delegation in the House and Senate" want them to help fund Moore. Senator Richard Shelby has made clear he does not support Roy Moore. So what's the real reason? http://on.msnbc.com/2ARw6WL
When did Donald Trump know that Mike Flynn lied to the FBI? The answer is hugely consequential to the criminal culpability of Donald Trump, but the White House doesn't want to give an answer. They're going to have to come up with *some* answer. It's find-outable. Have they asked him? Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2z5sPUB
Congressional Republicans effectively had to choose which was a higher priority: funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or tax breaks for the wealthy. The GOP's decision is not without controversy.
The Justice Department has already appointed a special counsel to investigate Donald Trump's Russia scandal. Trump's legal team, however, wants *another* special counsel -- and some congressional Republicans agree.
Three Senate Democrats, all men, suggested Donald Trump should resign over sexual misconduct allegations. He said nothing. Then a Senate Democratic woman said the same thing. Trump responded ... differently.
From the statement of the offense in the Mike Flynn guilty plea, we learned that actually a lot of senior Trump people knew Flynn talked sanctions with Russia, which means they also knew Mike Pence wasn't telling the truth about Flynn. So if Flynn was fired for lying to Pence, what about everyone else? Or maybe the Trump team wants to think up a new story on Flynn? Watch why, for Russia, this is all about sanctions: http://on.msnbc.com/2BiBiWK
The official White House line has long been that the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct are liars whose claims should be ignored. A prominent member of Trump's cabinet apparently feels differently.
"The Democrats are very frustrated first of all that they cannot manage to get a subpoena to many of these witnesses, and they've actually decided to come in for voluntary interviews. Well, voluntary interviews are actually not a good thing for the committee because it means that the subjects can just kind of get up and leave whenever he or she wants to. Jared Kushner, for example, left after two or three hours, really at the beginning of when the Democrats were just starting to question, and he just decided that he wanted to leave." -Natasha Bertrand Watch the full interview: http://on.msnbc.com/2kcLvZV
If Donald Trump is going to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he'd skip the event. The White House responded to Lewis' decision, but not in a way that made a lot of sense.
After Donald Trump slurred his words during a national address this week, the White House faced questions about the president's health. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said those questions are "ridiculous." They're really not.
One of Congress' fiercest far-right culture warriors, and a close Donald Trump ally, has resigned under a cloud of controversy. The details of Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) resignation, however, are odd -- even by 2017 standards.
So Donald Trump Junior invents the excuse that because of attorney client privilege he can't tell Congress what he and his father talked about with regard to his June meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. Is a ploy like that seriously going to work? It is if Republicans in Congress let it. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2k8x20Q