Republicans are wrestling with whether the political risk of supporting Roy S. Moore, the Senate candidate from Alabama, is worth helping maintain a majority in the Senate. Moore is accused of sexual misconduct with minors.
A dozen graduate students were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Dec. 5. The students came from Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Missouri, California and Washington, D.C., to voice their concern with the GOP-authored tax plan.
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) provided reporters with a short statement on Nov. 27, days after the first sexual misconduct allegation against him surfaced. Franken says he's trying to take responsibility and will cooperate completely with the ethics investigation.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI at a D.C. federal courthouse on Friday morning. It’s the first guilty plea by any of the four former Trump advisers charged in an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was interrupted as he addressed sexual misconduct allegations during a speech at a Baptist church in Theodore, Alabama on November 29. In a speech at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church, Moore said he was being attacked by “the Democrats who push a liberal agenda,” as well as “the Washington establishment.”
A group of about 20 demonstrators sang anti-tax bill-themed Christmas carols and parodies outside the office of Sen. Thom Tillis at the federal courthouse building in Raleigh Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Protesters have been staging weekly demonstrations outside the office of Sen. Tillis since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
At a news conference in Birmingham, Ala. Wednesday, Roy Moore's lawyer Phillip L. Jauregui attempted to undermine the former judge's accusers. Jauregui specifically focused on Beverly Young Nelson, 56, who said on Monday that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old.
Raleigh lawyer Catherine Lawson started the #MeAt14 campaign on Twitter after multiple women accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama, of sexual misconduct with them when they were teens and he was in his 30s. The campaign is meant to remind people that 14-year-olds are innocent, vulnerable and unable to consent to sex or sexual contact.