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New York Times Al Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a DemocratNew York TimesST. PAUL — Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will take over Al Franken's seat in the United States Senate, the governor of Minnesota announced Wednesday, keeping a Democrat in the seat for now but setting the stage for a freewheeling 2018 election that could shift ...Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In US SenateNPRMinnesota governor will appoint his lieutenant, Tina F. Smith, to replace Franken in SenateWashington PostMinnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the SenateCNNThe Hill -Politico -NBCNews.com -Fox Newsall 297 news articles »

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CNN Rod Rosenstein: No good cause to fire MuellerCNNWashington (CNN) The second-highest ranking official at the Justice Department stepped back into the national spotlight Wednesday to say he believes there's no good cause for firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller and that to date no one has asked ...Rosenstein defends Mueller as GOP lawmakers raise questions of bias in Russia probeWashington PostRosenstein stands by Mueller probe as Republicans fume over 'insider bias'Fox NewsRod Rosenstein, No. 2 official at Justice Department, is grilled by Republicans on House Judiciary CommitteeLos Angeles TimesBloomberg -USA TODAY -ABC News -The Hillall 201 news articles »

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CNN Omarosa to leave White HouseCNNWashington (CNN) White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders. Manigault Newman, one of Trump's most high ...Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White HouseWashington PostThe Hill's 12:30 ReportThe HillOmarosa Manigault Newman, Trump's apprentice on television and at the White House, resignsUSA TODAYNPR -BuzzFeed News -BBC News -RollingStone.comall 150 news articles »

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New York Times Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax BillNew York TimesWASHINGTON — House and Senate Republicans have reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill on Wednesday, keeping the party on track for final votes next week with the aim of delivering a bill to President Trump's desk by Christmas ...Negotiators strike deal in principle on tax billThe HillRepublicans strike deal on sweeping tax overhaulPoliticoHere's Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right NowBloombergBusiness Insider -U.S. News & World Report -NPR -New York Postall 978 news articles »

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NBCNews.com Chuck Schumer slams forged sex harassment documents as a 'phony allegation'NBCNews.comWASHINGTON — A draft legal document accusing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of sexual harassment is a forgery, the woman purported to be his accuser told NBC News on Tuesday night. The woman said that the allegations are false and that she has ...Schumer pursuing legal action after fake sexual harassment accusationsThe HillSenate's Top Democrat Chuck Schumer Asks Police To Investigate Forged Document Framing Him As Sex CriminalNewsweekSchumer reports fake sexual harassment charge to Capitol PoliceCNNSyracuse.com -NBC New York -Washington Times -AOLall 47 news articles »

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Baltimore Sun (blog) Accumulating snow possible tonight as wind chills hover in the teensBaltimore Sun (blog)A cold wind chill is in the area this morning with temperatures only going up as high as 34 degrees. Jessica Anderson and Scott DanceContact ReportersThe Baltimore Sun. The Baltimore region could see a light dusting of snow late Wednesday night ...and more »

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Washington Post As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to cast blame over Alabama failureWashington PostBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Stunned Republicans began casting blame Wednesday over their failure to hold a Senate seat in the Deep South, where Alabama Democrat Doug Jones stitched together just enough support amid voter backlash following accusations of ...The blame game begins inside the White House after Alabama stunnerCNNInside McConnell's slow-motion Alabama train wreckPoliticoAlabama election shows tectonic plates of politics are shiftingThe HillNew York Times -TIME -Slate Magazine -NBCNews.comall 2,939 news articles »

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CNN Three Florida men charged in shark-dragging videoCNN(CNN) Three Florida men seen in a viral video laughing and smiling as a shark gets dragged behind a high-speed boat have been charged with animal cruelty. Michael Wenzel, 25; Robert Lee Benac, 28; and Spencer Heintz, 23, were all charged with two ...3 Charged in Florida Shark-Dragging Video Once Tied to Siesta Key Star Alex KompothecrasPEOPLE.comOfficials charge 3 men linked to shark dragging video incidentCBS NewsFlorida men who dragged shark behind boat charged with animal crueltyABC NewsFox News -NBCNews.com -Tampabay.com -USA TODAYall 105 news articles »

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CBS News Window falls off US military copter, injures schoolboyCBS NewsLast Updated Dec 13, 2017 7:07 AM EST. TOKYO -- Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island. Ex-U.S ...US military helicopter window falls on Japan schoolgulfnews.comWindow falls from US Marine chopper onto Okinawa schoolThe Japan NewsWindow from Super Stallion lands on Okinawa elementary school's sports fieldStars and Stripesall 55 news articles »

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Reuters Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressureReutersWASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be ...US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson SaysBloombergTillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility ProblemNPRTillerson's new North Korea strategy praised by China and Russia — but undermined by TrumpBusiness InsiderVoice of America -POLITICO Magazine -BBC News -ValueWalkall 315 news articles »

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