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Watch: Trump Speaks on Tax Reform

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President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform Wednesday afternoon in a final push to get Congress to pass the measure before leaving for Christmas. Even more urgent as Republicans lost a Senate seat in last night’s Alabama Senate election, the House and Senate are currently in a conference committee working out differences between the two tax reform bills ...

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Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama contest, brings God into it

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Every news outlet, including CDN, called the Alabama special Senate election for Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night, but Roy Moore (R) wasn’t ready to give up. Long after Jones had made his acceptance speech and the networks had reported a Democratic party victory, Roy Moore finally emerged to tell his faithful that they should wait for a recount. First, Moore ...

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Alabama elects Democrat to Senate – but there’s something odd about the margin of victory

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This post was updated: Once 100% of the vote was tallied, figures were updated but the overall content remains unchanged. Democrat candidate Doug Jones won the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but the victory might have be due to this one strange outlier. With 100% of the votes counted, Jones bested Moore by 20,715 votes, but write-ins took 22,819 ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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President Donald Trump will in the morning receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community. In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with bicameral tax conferees. Attendees of the luncheon include: Vice President Mike Pence Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Chief of Staff John Kelly Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn Sen. ...

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Alabama Senate Election Polls Have Closed – Live Blog and Results

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Update: CDN called the race for Doug Jones (D) at 10:23 p.m. EST (9:23 CST). The polls in the Alabama special Senate election have closed and we’re keeping up with the poll returns and outcome (refresh the page for updated results/blog entries.) Alabama special Senate Race Results ( 98% precincts reporting ) Live Blog ALL Times EST 10:23 With 90% precincts ...

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The Alabama Senate Race ends tonight – here are the exit polls

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The polls in Alabama’s special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former U.S. Senate seat close in less than 30 minutes and here’s what the exit polls tell us. CBS News and NBC News conducted exit polls asking when voters decided whether they would vote for Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones. 60% said they had decided before November ...

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The Trump Effect: U.S. Employers Report the Most Optimistic Hiring Outlook in a Decade

Outlook of +19% Driven by Optimism in Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation & Utilities Employers in the Midwest Report Strongest Hiring Outlook Since 2001 U.S. employers report the strongest hiring intentions in 10 years as employers across the country look to add staff in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Hiring momentum continues to ...

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Houston Man Arrested on Charges of Terrorism

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Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, has been charged with unlawfully distributing explosive making information and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner ...

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ICE arrests 101 illegal aliens in New Jersey operation

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NEWARK, N.J. — A Mexican national in the country illegally, who has a prior conviction for sexual assault on a minor, is among 101 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week in New Jersey, targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators. The operation was supported ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing 12/12/17

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a briefing to update the media on events and issues of the day including: Attempted NYC bombing The renewed push to go the Moon and Mars Immigration reform including end to chain migration Democrat push to have House Oversight Committee investigate Trump for sexual harassment Full Transcript MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Let ...

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D-Day in Alabama and it’s This Close

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After more than a month of accusations, allegations, refutations and machinations – it’s here: decision day in Alabama’s U.S. special Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Recent polling is split as to who will win Tuesday’s contest. A recent Fox News poll put Jones up by 10 points while an Emerson poll taken during the same ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Donald Trump signs healthcare executive order 10-12-17

President Donald Trump will sign H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 in the afternoon. The President will then meet with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and United States Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty. President Trump’s schedule for 12/12/17 12:00 PM Sign H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 – Roosevelt Room 1:45 PM Meet ...

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Hogan: Social Security Won’t Give You Security

Social Security won't give you security

If you’re counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you’re in for a big surprise. Money expert Chris Hogan explains why. Full Transcript If you’re counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you’re in for a big surprise—and not the good kind. Let me give you two reasons why. One: Social Security is going broke. And, two: Even ...

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Sport Clips donates $1.25 million to VFW for ‘Help A Hero’

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Sport Clips Haircuts on Monday donated $1.25 million to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Foundation to support active-duty U.S. service members’ and veterans’ scholarships through the Help A Hero program. This year’s fundraising target was shattered when Sport Clips’ clients and product partner donations exceeded the original $1 million goal, and Sport Clips made its own Veterans Day contributions of $1 per haircut service. Help ...

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