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alabama senate race churns into final hours, still too close to call


with the help of two high-profile surrogates, roy moore and doug jones scrambled monday to stake their final claims in alabama’s cliffhanger of a u.s. senate race.moore, who largely disappeared from public view after being accused of sexual misconduct, resurfaced for an election eve rally with stephen k. bannon, a political advisor to president trump, in the rural southeast corner of the state.trump weighed in with a recorded message pitching the former state supreme court chief.in midland city, moore met cheering supporters. “we’re alabama. we’re republican. and we’re not going to stand by and let other people from out of state and money from california control this election,” he told them.jones stumped in birmingham and montgomery, targeting core democrats but also inviting republicans t






alabama senate race too close to call


birmingham, ala. — a u.s. senate campaign that was thrust into the national spotlight by allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the candidates is near the finish line.here is a look at the race between republican nominee roy moore, who spent the final month of the campaign denying allegations of long-ago misconduct involving teenage girls, and doug jones, who is seeking to break the gop's grip on alabama and pick up a seat in the senate for democrats:___the polls say ...the race is too close to call.moore easily defeated republican senate appointee luther strange in a september runoff election after leading the 10-person field in the primary, and he was on track to win until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. now the race is a tossup.polls show moore and jones have seesawed for






gop sen. pat toomey says roy moore should drop out of alabama senate race


sen. pat toomey, r-penn., said roy moore quit the alabama senate race and endorsed the idea of a write-in bid by current alabama gop sen. luther strange.        






for roy moore, even victory in alabama senate race may not be the end of his str


if the alabama republican get elected, his new senate colleagues could greet him with a chilly reception or even an ouster movement.        






the latest: polls close in alabama senate primary runoff


homewood, ala. — the latest on alabama's gop primary (all times local):7:05 p.m.polls have closed in alabama's republican senate primary runoff.voting ended 7 p.m. tuesday in the race to fill attorney general jeff sessions' former senate seat.u.s. sen. luther strange and firebrand jurist roy moore are competing in the alabama's gop primary that has pitted president donald trump against a former top adviser.trump is backing strange. former white house strategist steve bannon is supporting moore. moore's campaign chairman said bannon is expected to attend moore's election night party in montgomery, alabama.the winner faces democrat doug jones in december.___3:30 p.m.sen. luther strange is urging voters to get the polls in alabama's heated gop runoff for the senate seat."president donald trum






6 things to watch in the alabama senate election tuesday


republican roy moore is still the favorite in alabama's senate race, but could democrat doug jones pull an upset? here are some of the keys.        






6 things to watch in the alabama senate election tuesday


republican roy moore is still the favorite in alabama's senate race, but could democrat doug jones pull an upset? here are some of the keys.        






to help doug jones, national democrats lie low in alabama senate race


with less than a month until alabama's special election, democrats' best strategy is keeping the race local.        






pence, bannon to campaign in alabama senate race


montgomery, ala. — sen. luther strange and challenger roy moore head into their final full day of campaigning in alabama before tuesday's republican runoff for u.s. senate.vice president mike pence will stop monday in birmingham to urge support for strange. former white house strategist steve bannon will speak at a south alabama rally for moore along with "duck dynasty" star phil robertson.moore and strange are vying for the gop nomination to fill the remainder of attorney general jeff sessions' senate term.the runoff winner will face democrat doug jones on dec. 12. jones is a lawyer and former u.s. attorney during the clinton administration.strange is the state's former attorney general and was appointed to the seat in february. moore is the former chief justice of the alabama supreme cou






trump, bannon on opposing sides in tight alabama senate race


sen. luther strange and challenger roy moore made their final push monday to sway voters ahead of alabama's republican runoff for u.s. senate, a race that's pitted president donald trump against his former strategist, steve bannon.trump called an alabama radio show monday to urge support for strange in tuesday's runoff for the gop nomination, and vice president mike pence campaigned for strange in birmingham while bannon spoke at a moore rally at the coast.taking the stage to prolonged applause, bannon said alabama can show the world "that this populist, nationalist, conservative movement is on the rise.""a vote for roy moore is a vote for donald j. trump," bannon said. bannon lashed out at negative ads funded by allies of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. bannon said republican "eli






sexual molestation accusation puts alabama senate seat in play for democrats


pressure mounted friday on u.s. senate candidate roy moore of alabama to drop out of the race amid growing republican angst over potential damage to the party after a woman accused him of molesting her when she was 14. gop senators began pulling their endorsements of moore as it became more apparent...






the latest: senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct


washington — the latest on roy moore, the gop nominee for senate in alabama (all times local):8:50 p.m.republican senate candidate roy moore of alabama is facing lurid allegations of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago — and an immediate backlash from party leaders demanding he get out of the race if the accusations prove true.the washington post reported thursday that an alabama woman said moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had sexual contact with her when she was 14. three other women interviewed by the post said moore, now 70, approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.the moore campaign is denying the post report as "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation."moore himself has issued a fundraising






the latest: ex-marine thinks he can win alabama senate race


homewood, ala. — the latest on alabama senate race. (all times local):8:20 a.m.a former marine who has launched a write-in campaign for the u.s. senate seat in alabama says he believes residents are not being properly represented by the two other candidates.ret. col. lee busby told msnbc's "morning joe" in an interview tuesday morning that winning is "doable" even though the race is only two weeks away. he is running as an independent candidate against democrat doug jones and republican roy moore.busby thinks he is in position to claim enough of the two candidates' supporters to win the special election on dec. 12.busby says he is a registered republican voter, but wasn't a supporter of moore even before the recent sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.two women have accused m






roy moore invokes god as he rejects mounting calls to quit alabama senate race


alabama’s besieged gop senate hopeful roy moore lashed out at his party’s leaders on tuesday night, saying they were uniting with democrats in trying to drive him out of the race with false accusations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls when he was in his 30s.“i’m now facing allegations, that’s all the press want to talk about,” moore told an audience at a god save america conference in jackson, ala. “but i want to talk about the issues. i want to talk about where this country’s going. and if we don’t come back to god, we’re not going anywhere.”moore’s campaign rally came as more national republican leaders dropped their support for him in the dec. 12 election to fill the senate seat of atty. gen. jeff sessions.“if he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he






trump, former aide looms large in alabama senate race


fairhope, ala. — sen. luther strange and firebrand jurist roy moore face off in alabama's u.s. senate runoff tuesday in a race where moore ended his last full day of campaigning by whipping out a handgun as he lashed out at attack ads run against him.the race to fill the remainder of attorney general jeff sessions' senate term has pitted president trump against his former strategist, steve bannon.trump supported strange with a tweet sent before voting began tuesday morning: "luther strange has been shooting up in the alabama polls since my endorsement. finish the job - vote for 'big luther.'"trailing in the polls, strange has looked to the white house to help make up ground against moore, the former alabama chief justice who is best known for defiant stands against gay marriage and for the






the latest: steve bannon to campaign for moore next week


henagar, ala. — the latest on the alabama senate race (all times local).:7:02 p.m.former white house adviser steve bannon will campaign for embattled senate candidate roy moore next week in alabama.dean young, a longtime associate of moore's, announced wednesday night that bannon will attend a south alabama rally with moore on december 5.young urged people to attend the rally and told a crowd gathered to hear moore speak at a magnolia springs baptist church in theodore, that "the world is watching" to see how alabama votes in the dec. 12 u.s. senate race.theodore is 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of mobile.___2:01 p.m.republican roy moore of alabama, his senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago, is seeking to steer his race against democrat rival doug jones to a






gop effort to oust roy moore from senate race grows


the chorus of national republican leaders speaking out against alabama gop nominee roy moore after allegations of sexual misconduct grew louder tuesday, with house speaker paul ryan joining the effort to oust him from the senate race and attorney general jeff sessions voicing confidence in moore's accusers.but this growing criticism has yet to sweep over key republicans in alabama, many of whom are standing by the former judge or staying silent on the controversy.the sharply contrasting reactions coming out of washington and alabama underscore the challenge republican leaders face as they try to force moore out of the race and enlist a candidate who can defeat his democratic opponent, doug jones, so neither of the current candidates winds up joining the senate. the division only appears to






trump fully endorses roy moore after urging from bannon, amid tight polls in ala


president trump on monday fully endorsed roy moore, acting to back the alabama senate candidate after conversations with his former strategist, stephen k. bannon, who has advocated moore’s candidacy.trump’s early morning tweets marked his first all-out endorsement of moore, who has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenage girls. they came after republican leaders began to back away in recent days from previous threats to expel moore if he were to win the dec. 12 election.trump called moore on monday morning.“go get 'em, roy!” trump told moore, according to a description of the phone call that moore posted on twitter.“just got off the phone with president trump who offered his full support and said he needs a fighter to help him in the us senate,” moore wrote.trump’s stron






trump fully endorses roy moore after urging from bannon, amid tight polls in ala


president trump on monday fully endorsed roy moore, acting to back the alabama senate candidate after conversations with his former strategist, stephen k. bannon, who has advocated moore's candidacy.trump's early morning tweets marked his first all-out endorsement of moore, who has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenage girls. they came after republican leaders began to back away in recent days from previous threats to expel moore if he were to win the dec. 12 election.advertisementtrump called moore on monday morning."go get 'em, roy!" trump told moore, according to a description of the phone call that moore posted on twitter."just got off the phone with president trump who offered his full support and said he needs a fighter to help him in the us senate," moore wrote.






trump looms large in alabama senate race


fairhope, ala. — sen. luther strange and firebrand jurist roy moore face off in alabama's u.s. senate runoff tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the republican party and has pitted president donald trump against his former strategist, steve bannon.trailing in the polls, strange has looked to the white house to help make up ground against moore, who is best known for defiant stands against gay marriage and for the public display of the ten commandments. vice president mike pence campaigned for strange in birmingham, alabama, while bannon, speaking at a moore rally, argued moore is a better fit for trump's "populist" movement."all of washington is watching to see what alabama does," moore said at a south alabama rally attended by bannon, brexit leader nigel farage, and "duck dyna






obama, biden join trump in recording alabama calls


by sean sullivan and michael scherer | washington postbirmingham, ala. – national political leaders made last-ditch efforts to woo voters in the alabama senate race monday, as the candidates made their final arguments in a pivotal special election that has attracted more than $41 million in spending.former president barack obama and former vice president joe biden recorded robo-calls for democrat doug jones, while president donald trump recorded an appeal for republican roy moore.interested in more coverage of the california marijuana industry? head to thecannifornian.com or subscribe to the cannifornian newsletter to get cannabis-related news, features and more.“if alabama elects liberal democrat doug jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold,” trump said in his recorded message.the






will alabama pick a democrat over moore? suburbs will decide


alabaster, ala. — it's no secret that if roy moore is going to lose his race for u.s. senate, it's going to happen in alabama's suburbs. and on friday, a day after allegations emerged that the outspoken christian conservative had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago, at least a few republicans in one birmingham suburb were having second thoughts about their party's nominee."really and truly, i cannot tell you what i'm going to do right now," said carolyn griffin of calera, as she watched her dog loxy exercise at alabaster's veterans park.griffin is the kind of voter who might be moved by the allegations, and suburban shelby county is where other likeminded voters are located. while alabama might be called the heart of dixie, much of shelby county is anysuburb usa, with subdiv






the latest: charles barkley slams moore, bannon in alabama


birmingham, ala. — the latest on the alabama senate race (all times local):7:30 p.m.former professional basketball star charles barkley says alabama voters must send democrat doug jones to the senate to assure the rest of the nation "we're not a bunch of damn idiots."an alabama native, barkley says republican roy moore would continue to embarrass a state that has a history of politicians garnering negative attention.barkley is speaking at jones' final campaign rally before polls open tuesday morning.he took aim at moore's top celebrity campaigner, steve bannon. president donald trump's former adviser was also in alabama on monday.barkley called bannon a "white separatist nationalist" and said he and moore are courting voters who hold alabama back.barkley is from outside birmingham. he has






jones: moore trying to 'dodge' real issues in senate race.


northport, ala. — alabama democrat doug jones said republican roy moore is trying to "dodge" a discussion of his record and the accusations against him in their u.s. senate race.jones took questions tuesday from reporters after touring a hospital in northport, ala., where he said moore is trying to "divert attention from the real serious issues that he and his campaign are facing."jones said he is the only candidate in the race talking about issues.moore has limited his campaign appearances since he's been accused of committing sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was a prosecutor in his 30s. he has denied the allegations. moore received a standing ovation during a north alabama rally on monday, but did not take questions from the media or the crowd.






mitt romney calls on roy moore to quit senate race after teen molestation charge


mitt romney emerged friday as one of the few republicans calling uconditionally for roy moore to quit the u.s. senate race in alabama following allegations that moore molested a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.ohio gov. john kasich also broke with senate gop leader mitch mcconnell and many other fellow republicans who have urged moore to drop out of the campaign only if the alleged 1979 incident turns out to be true.sen. john mccain of arizona was the first major republican to call on moore to step aside thursday following the explosive allegation by leigh corfman, the woman who told the washington post about the alleged sexual encounter when she was a teen.in a twitter post, romney said corfman's account was "too serious to ignore.""moore is unfit for office and should step aside," romney






the latest: nrsc ends fundraising agreement with roy moore


washington — the latest on roy moore, the gop nominee for the senate in alabama (all times local):2:30 p.m.the national republican senatorial committee is ending its fundraising agreement with alabama senate candidate roy moore in light of allegations of sexual contact with a teenager decades ago.the group had been part of a fundraising committee that includes the alabama republican party and the republican national committee. the information was in a filing to the federal election commission on friday.the step comes as senate republicans, led by majority leader mitch mcconnell, have called on moore to step aside in the alabama senate race if the allegations are true.sen. cory gardner of colorado is chairman of the nrsc, the campaign arm of the senate gop.moore has been defiant, insisting






the latest: a bewildered strange wishes moore well


montgomery, ala. — the latest on alabama's gop primary (all times local):8:50 p.m.incumbent sen. luther strange wished jurist roy moore well after losing the alabama republican primary for senate.strange told his supporters tuesday night that "we wish (moore) well going forward."but he quickly shifted to his own bewilderment at the race he just finished. "we're dealing with a political environment that i've never had any experience with," he said."i'm telling you, the political seas and winds in this country right now ... are very hard to navigate, very hard to understand."strange also thanked president donald trump and vice president mike pence for backing him.strange said trump, may "be criticized" for coming to alabama on his behalf. "sometimes it's just about friendship ... a common go






roy moore invokes god as he rejects mounting calls to quit alabama senate race


alabama’s besieged gop senate hopeful roy moore lashed out at his party’s leaders on tuesday night, saying they were uniting with democrats in trying to drive him out of the race with false accusations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls when he was in his 30s.“i’m now facing allegations -- that’s all the press want to talk about,” moore told an audience at a "god save america" conference in jackson, ala. “but i want to talk about the issues. i want to talk about where this country’s going. and if we don’t come back to god, we’re not going anywhere.”moore’s campaign rally came as more national republican leaders dropped their support for him in the dec. 12 election to fill the senate seat formerly held by atty. gen. jeff sessions.“if he cares about the values and people he claims to c






jones trying to boost black turnout in alabama senate race


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama democrat doug jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his u.s. senate race against republican roy moore.jones held an event at a predominantly black montgomery church friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east alabama.the outreach is important because the state’s democratic base is composed mainly of black voters, who account for 23 percent of the state’s registered voters. jones also needs to peel away moderate gop support from the deeply conservative moore.jones is talking about economic issues during campaign stops, and he’s highlighting his experience prosecuting ku klux klansmen in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.alabama hasn’t elected a democrati






mcconnell: let alabama voters decide if moore joins senate


washington — senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to leave it up to the voters of alabama to decide whether alabama gop candidate roy moore should serve in the senate. and the senate ethics committee could decide what to do then.mcconnell was initially among several national republicans to urge moore, who faces democrat doug jones in a dec. 12 special election, to drop out of the race after multiple women accused moore of inappropriate sexual conduct decades ago, when he was in his early 30s and they were as young as 14. moore has denied the allegations.mcconnell, r-ky., said sunday he believed the senate ethics committee would take up an investigation if moore is elected, but that it'll be up to that panel to decide how it wants to proceed."the ethics committee will have






mcconnell: let alabama voters decide if moore joins senate


washington — senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to leave it up to the voters of alabama to decide whether alabama gop candidate roy moore should serve in the senate.mcconnell was initially among several national republicans to urge moore, who faces democrat doug jones in a dec. 12 special election, to drop out of the race after multiple women accused moore of inappropriate sexual conduct decades ago, when he was in his early 30s and they were as young as 14. moore has denied the allegations.mcconnell, who has said he believes moore's accusers, is now taking a slightly different position."i think that at this point, we're just going to let the people of alabama make their decision," mcconnell told the associated press.president donald trump has also said the decision sho






congressman backs moore in tight alabama gop senate runoff


huntsville, ala. (ap) — u.s. rep. mo brooks, who finished third in alabama’s gop senate primary, has announced his support for roy moore in the heated runoff with sen. luther strange.at a saturday rally in huntsville, brooks said he has voted by absentee ballot for moore. brooks said moore will “fight for america” and criticized “malicious” tactics of a pac supporting strange.strange’s campaign responded they are confident voters will agree with president donald trump that strange is the best choice in the race. trump endorsed strange before the august primary.strange and moore campaigned on opposite ends of alabama this weekend, urging their voters to get to the polls on sept. 26most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.strange told a young republican group in baldwin coun






roy moore says allegations are intended to derail senate bid


vestavia hills, ala. — alabama republican roy moore sought saturday to publicly shore up his continuing senate bid despite a report that he had had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and romantically pursued three other teenagers decades ago.moore, speaking to the mid-alabama republican club in suburban birmingham, again denied allegations of sexual misconduct as "completely false and untrue," saying they were an intentional attempt to derail his candidacy."in the next few days there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of this article that will be brought to the public," he said. "we fully expect the people of alabama to see through this charade."a spokesman for moore declined to provide further information about what information those revelations might contain.in






roy moore vows to take gloves off in final weeks of alabama senate race


casting his campaign as a "spiritual battle" against "the immortality of our time," alabama republican roy moore vowed monday to "take off the gloves" in the final weeks of his senate campaign so he can establish a clear contrast with his democratic opponent."i'm a fighter. i don't hesitate to say that. i've been that way my whole life," moore told more than 100 supporters in his first public event since nov. 16. "my opponent will allow our constitution to be totally undermined and disregarded. and i oppose that."moore's campaign has been rocked by a series accusation by local women who have come forward over the past month to say he treated them inappropriately, including a woman who says he touched her sexually when she was 14 and he was 32. moore, 70, has denied any sexual misconduct, w






suspended alabama chief justice moore running for us senate


montgomery, ala. (ap) — former alabama chief justice roy moore’s entry into the u.s. senate race adds another layer of drama to what’s already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by u.s. attorney general jeff sessions.the fiery republican jurist’s stands against gay marriage and for a courthouse display of the ten commandments have earned him the nickname the “ayatollah of alabama” from the southern poverty law center — and legions of loyal followers across the country. moore announced his candidacy among the swelling gop field wednesday in what is expected to be a cutthroat primary.“my position has always been god first, family, then country. i think i share the vision of president donald trump to make america great again. you know, before we can






suspended alabama chief justice moore running for us senate


montgomery, ala. — former alabama chief justice roy moore's entry into the u.s. senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by u.s. attorney general jeff sessions.the fiery republican jurist's stands against gay marriage and for a courthouse display of the ten commandments have earned him the nickname the "ayatollah of alabama" from the southern poverty law center — and legions of loyal followers across the country. moore announced his candidacy among the swelling gop field wednesday in what is expected to be a cutthroat primary."my position has always been god first, family, then country. i think i share the vision of president donald trump to make america great again. you know, before we can make






7 ways to make your home one you're excited to come back to each day


when you think of your home, does it evoke a welcoming, cozy, happy feeling? our homes are a personal extension of ourselves. when we walk through the door, we should feel joy, contentment and peace. although most of us want these things for our homes, we don’t always know where to start in creating this atmosphere.below are must-know design ideas on how to make a happy home.use soothing colors and textureslook around your home and take in your surroundings. does it exude soothing colors and textures that are both welcoming and inviting?a home with soothing shades and soft textures set the overall mood. think tranquil blues, greens, greys, whites, and beiges. choose soft furniture with rounded edges and hardwood floors with soft area rugs. use soft lighting and candles to produce a calming