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alabama to vote in high stakes senate race | trump news


voters in alabama are set to go to the polls in a highly anticipated election that could upset the balance of power in the us senate.republican roy moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, and democrat doug jones are reportedly neck and neck in the republican-dominated southern state. polls will open on tuesday morning.several women have accused moore of harassment. one alleges she was 14 years old when she was molested and he was in his 30s. another woman says moore tried to rape her. moore, who is now 70, denies the charges, telling voters they already know his character.last week, moore was ahead by a narrow margin in the special race for alabama's senate seat but damning new allegations of sexual harassment against him threaten his candidacy.{articleguid}jones said decency mus






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






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






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: moore tweets thanks for trump's endorsement


washington — the latest on president donald trump's endorsement of republican roy moore in the alabama senate race (all times local):8 a.m.roy moore has tweeted his thanks for president donald trump's endorsement.the alabama republican who's running for u.s. senate says he "can't wait to help" trump "#draintheswamp."trump endorsed moore in a tweet monday morning, saying moore's vote is needed in congress.it was trump's strongest show of support for moore since allegations surfaced that the candidate had sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago, including one who said he molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. many national republicans have called on moore to step aside in the wake of multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations.after trump's tweet, moore tweeted that






the latest: moore tweets thanks for trump's endorsement


washington — the latest on president donald trump's endorsement of republican roy moore in the alabama senate race (all times local):8 a.m.roy moore has tweeted his thanks for president donald trump's endorsement.moore, the republican candidate in alabama's special election for the u.s. senate seat created after jeff sessions became attorney general, says he "can't wait to help" trump "#draintheswamp."trump endorsed moore in a tweet monday morning, saying moore's vote is needed in congress.it was trump's strongest show of support for moore since allegations surfaced that the candidate had sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago, including one who said he molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. many national republicans have called on moore to step aside in the wake of mult






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.        






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






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






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






trump's agenda at stake as sexual misconduct allegations against roy moore turn


three days after allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls hit alabama’s republican senate candidate roy moore, the race here has become a tossup that threatens president trump’s agenda in congress and has split republicans over how far they’re willing to go to save the seat from a democrat.the accusations that moore, when he was in his 30s, dated teenagers and had sexual contact with a 14-year old have created an almost existential crisis for some republicans.the allegations come amid a national uproar over sexual harassment by high-profile leaders in entertainment and business, and many gop senators and other officials swiftly called for moore to leave the race. others, including white house officials and senate leaders, have equivocated.on sunday, a senior white house official






trump backs accused child molester roy moore for senate | trump news


donald trump is facing fresh criticism after he publicly endorsed a republican senate candidate who has been accused of sexually molesting minors as young as 14 years old.trump tweeted his support for roy moore, who is running for a us senate seat in alabama, on monday, saying the democrats' refusal to vote in favour of his recent tax bill "is why we need republican roy moore to win in alabama"."we need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, border wall, military, pro life, va, judges 2nd amendment and more," trump wrote on twitter.moore has been accused of sexually molesting at least four women when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an investigation by the washington post published in early november.the senator has denied allegations, telling the newspaper th






trump backs accused child molester roy moore for senate | trump news


donald trump is facing fresh criticism after he publicly endorsed a republican senate candidate who has been accused of sexually molesting minors as young as 14 years old.trump tweeted his support for roy moore, who is running for a us senate seat in alabama, on monday, saying the democrats' refusal to vote in favour of his recent tax bill "is why we need republican roy moore to win in alabama"."we need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, border wall, military, pro life, va, judges 2nd amendment and more," trump wrote on twitter.moore has been accused of sexually molesting at least four women when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an investigation by the washington post published in early november.the senator has denied allegations, telling the newspaper th






trump offers full support for embattled republican roy moore: 'we need his vote'


president donald trump formally endorsed embattled republican roy moore in the alabama senate race on monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the gop candidate to argue that moore's vote is needed in congress.trump tweeted early monday that "democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need republican roy moore to win in alabama."trump also spoke with moore by phone. white house spokesman raj shah said the two discussed the state of the alabama senate race and that the president "endorsed judge moore's campaign."it was trump's strongest show of support for moore since allegations surfaced that the candidate had sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago, including one who said he molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. many nationa






trump says u.s. 'cannot afford' roy moore loss in alabama


pensacola, florida — president donald trump on friday urged voters to elect a republican senate candidate in alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that america "cannot afford" to have a democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead.trump gave a boost to the campaign of gop senate candidate roy moore during a raucous campaign rally in the florida panhandle, near the state line with alabama."get out and vote for roy moore. do it. do it," trump told the crowd."we cannot afford, the future of this country cannot afford to lose the seat," trump said, referring to his party's razor-thin 52-48 advantage in that chamber of congress.trump said moore's opponent, doug jones, is a "liberal democrat" who would be "completely controlled" by democratic leaders nancy pel






the latest: trump to do robocalls for moore


montgomery, ala. — the latest on the u.s. senate election in alabama.(all times local):7:12 p.m.president donald trump has recorded automated phone messages urging support for republican roy moore in the alabama senate race.white house spokesman raj shah said saturday that trump has recorded the phone message on moore's behalf. moore's campaign said the calls will go out to households monday, a day ahead of the u.s. senate election.moore is locked in a heated contest with democrat doug jones for the seat that previously belonged to attorney general jeff sessions.trump urged alabamians to vote for moore during a friday-night rally in neighboring florida.trump had done similar calls for incumbent sen. luther strange who lost to moore in the gop primary.___6:20 p.m.new jersey sen. cory booker






the latest: bands play for jones's get out the vote push


montgomery, ala. — the latest on the u.s. senate election in alabama.(all times local):8:40 p.m.two prominent alabama-based musical acts are helping democrat doug jones get out the vote for tuesday's u.s. senate election against republican roy moore.singer jason isbell performed a free show for jones' campaign in huntsville saturday night, and two members of st. paul & the broken bones did a show in birmingham.jones took the stage during the birmingham show, telling the crowd: "now is the time to make the winds of change blow through alabama." jones said moore is divisive and would be a "disaster" for alabama businesses.former massachusetts gov. deval patrick joined jones on stage, saying the alabama race is important to the whole nation.isbell played in a mid-sized music hall, while lead






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.        






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.        






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






how steve bannon is helping destroy trump's presidency


the allegations by five women that roy moore pursued and in some cases sexually molested them as teenage girls while he was in his 30s are disgusting, and disqualify him to serve in the u.s. senate.conservatives should be outraged at moore for his loathsome conduct. but they should also be outraged at the man who helped put moore on the ballot and is in the process of destroying the trump presidency: steve bannon.if the man trump supported in the primary, sen. luther strange, were the republican nominee today, the gop would be cruising to an easy victory in the dec. 12 special election. but thanks to bannon's insurgent campaign for moore, republicans could lose the alabama senate seat.this should be unthinkable. alabama is one of the most reliably republican states in the union. no democra






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






trump candidate luther strange loses alabama primary to roy moore


image copyrightreutersimage caption roy moore's victory is likely to send shockwaves through washington us president donald trump's pick for alabama's senate race has lost the state's republican primary to a firebrand christian conservative.incumbent luther strange, 64, said he had called rival roy moore to concede the race."we wish him the best as he goes forward," he told supporters. mr moore is a populist former chief justice in the state, who rode to the voting booth on a horse named sassy, and brandished a gun at a rally.the news is likely to rattle washington republicans, including president trump, who had confidently pitted mr strange against the party's anti-establishment wing.mr trump and vice-president mike pence have both appeared with mr strange at rallies, while a political gr






trump to dive into senate runoff in alabama


montgomery, ala. — president donald trump is plunging into a republican runoff election in alabama that may prove an early test of how much sway he has over his base.the president was flying to huntsville, alabama, friday to stump for an establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart favored by many of his supporters, including former white house chief strategist steve bannon.trump will headline a rally for sen. luther strange, who was appointed in february to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when jeff sessions became attorney general.trump tweeted friday morning: "luther strange has gained mightily since my endorsement, but will be very close. he loves alabama, and so do i!"despite trump's endorsement and heavy spending by a super political action committee tied to senate majority






trump faces new challenges in tax overhaul, alabama race


manila, philippines — president donald trump headed home tuesday buoyed by an asia tour he called "tremendously successful," but he'll face immediate challenges with the republican tax overhaul and the party meltdown in alabama over a senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.underscoring the sharp political stakes for trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after nearly 10 months in office, trump will meet with house republicans on thursday ahead of an expected vote on the tax overhaul legislation.republican leaders in congress view passage of the first major tax revamp in 30 years as imperative for the gop to preserve its majorities next year. trump has urged gop leaders to make steeper cuts for the wealthy, even as a nonpartisan analysis of the senate version of the legisla






white house: no defeat for trump if strange loses in alabama


washington (ap) — the white house suggests it won’t be a defeat if president donald trump’s candidate ends up losing alabama’s senate gop runoff.legislative director marc short says trump still supports luther strange, the establishment-backed candidate appointed to the seat that belonged to attorney general jeff sessions. strange is in a tight race against former alabama chief justice roy moore. the vote is tuesday.short tells nbc’s “meet the press” that trump believes strange will win, but “if he loses, i think the reality is that the republicans will still hold that seat.”trump rallied for strange in alabama on friday, but the president acknowledged he may have made a mistake in endorsing strange. trump says moore will have a harder time winning the general election.most read storiesunl






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






in an alabama radio interview, trump lets loose on republicans as he tries to ex


in an effort to boost his favored candidate in tuesday’s special u.s. senate election in alabama, president trump on monday criticized senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, sen. john mccain and other republicans for failing to pass healthcare legislation.trump told radio listeners of alabama’s “rick and bubba show” that republicans had passed scores of bills to repeal the affordable care act when they were doomed by president obama’s veto.but senate republicans had stumbled now that trump was prepared to sign a bill to replace obamacare.“now, when it matters, because you have a president who’s actually going to sign it, they don’t do it and they pander and they grandstand,” he said.he repeatedly targeted mccain, who voted against the last republican healthcare proposal and has said he wi






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.






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






trump tells alabama supporters that luther strange doesn't know mitch mcconnell


president donald trump implored his supporters friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a republican runoff race in alabama, arguing that sen. luther strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the senate majority leader "at all."acknowledging he was putting his own political capital on the line, the president insisted to thousands of cheering fans in huntsville, alabama, that backing strange — who was appointed in february to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when jeff sessions became attorney general — would help further the trump agenda."we can only win the fights and we can only drain the swamp if we have smart, tough, tenacious leaders who know who they are and know how to deliver," trump said. "luther strange is our man."despite trump's endorsement and hea






bannon to campaign for moore in alabama's gop senate runoff


montgomery, ala. — president donald trump's former chief strategist, steve bannon, is planning to campaign against the trump-backed candidate in alabama's republican senate primary runoff.the campaign of former alabama chief justice roy moore confirms that bannon will speak monday at a rally along with "duck dynasty" star phil robertson. the runoff is tuesday.trump is backing the incumbent, sen. luther strange. on friday night, the president himself spoke at a rally urging republicans to vote for strange. vice president mike pence is set to visit the state monday.moore has forced strange into a tight race for the nomination. strange was appointed to the seat that belonged to attorney general jeff sessions.moore has garnered backing of a number of anti-establishment forces, including bannon






alabama foes make final push before big senate vote


birmingham, ala. — facing voters at last after the year's most bitter u.s. campaign, alabama republican roy moore cast himself monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. rival doug jones, hoping to become the state's first democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was alabama's referendum on "who we are and what we're going to tell our daughters."allegations aside, president donald trump said in a robocall to alabama voters that he badly needs moore's own vote in the u.s. senate. former president barack obama and his vice president, joe biden, recorded calls for jones seeking to break the gop's lock on statewide office in alabama.whether the calls would sway anyone so late in such a highly publicized campaign was an op






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.        






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we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan