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The hidden lesson inside the Alabama election

By most any political estimation, this past week’s Alabama special senate election was an outlier. Democrats generally don’t win statewide races in Alabama and Doug Jones likely wouldn’t have if a series of child molestation stories hadn’t surfaced about Republican candidate Roy Moore. But tallies out of Alabama’s biggest vote-producing counties suggest the election was just another example of a trend that’s shaped the most-watched races of 2017: The GOP’s retreat from the suburbs. More than 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday night came out of just five counties…

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North Korea mocks ‘old LUNATIC Trump’ in fiery USA nuclear WAR threat

North Korea said America was “frightened” by despot Kim Jong-un and warned them to back off or face “destruction”.  A statement published in a Pyongyang-based newspaper hit out at Donald Trump, who has adopted a hard-line stance during this year’s nuclear crisis.  The opinion piece in Minju Chosen, one of North Korea’s several propaganda rags, told Mr Trump to temper his policy with the hermit state.  The piece claimed America was terrified after a series of North Korea missile tests this year, the most recent of which used Kim’s most…

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North Korea WARNING video: Australian man arrested for brokering Kim Jong-un missile deals

Australian police arrested a man accused of brokering missile deals for North Korea. North Korea has sparked fears it could start World War 3 after a series of attempts to test ICBMs, which the rogue state claims can carry a nuclear warhead to the United States. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons on mass destruction. Choi was acting as an economic agent for Kim Jong-un’s Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, according to the Australian Federal Police’s allegations. Assistant Commissioner…

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Poll: Dems head into 2018 midterms with biggest edge in a decade

WASHINGTON — Fresh off their victory in Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrats now enjoy their largest advantage in congressional preference in nine years, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, signaling a dangerous political environment for Republicans entering next year’s midterm elections. Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 39 percent who want Republicans in charge. The last time Democrats both held a double-digit lead and hit 50 percent on this question in the NBC/WSJ poll was September 2008, right before the party…

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How companies handle accusations in the #MeToo era

In the fast-paced era of the #MeToo movement, the number of high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct keeps growing — and some of the accused have lost their jobs seemingly instantaneously. While many have admitted, or partially admitted, wrongdoing, others — including talk show host Tavis Smiley, radio host Garrison Keillor, New Yorker political reporter Ryan Lizza, and former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. — have denied the claims against them. Yet they’ve still been fired by their companies. That kind of corporate response may seem harsh, but employment law attorneys…

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Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s stunning Senate race is over, but there are more special elections ahead — and they will all be analyzed, dissected and picked apart for what the outcomes mean for President Donald Trump and the Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections. The political calendar in 2018 is lighter — so far — than 2017’s, which was defined by a string of high-profile contests from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District to Alabama’s Senate race. But two congressional races and a slew of state legislative contests have already been scheduled —…

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Brussels faces Brexit infighting: Eurosceptics to LEAD EU agenda during crucial summit

Austria is set to take a key role in setting the EU agenda when the country takes over the bloc’s rotating presidency during the second half of next year. However, much to the shock of Brussels, the crucial EU summits that will discuss the last details of Brexit could be led by a eurosceptic government. Sebastian Kurz announced the formation of the Austrian government yesterday following successful talks with the anti-EU far-right Freedom Party. Although the coalition has confirmed they will not hold an EU referendum, there are already signs…

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Macron OUTRAGE: French President sparks fury over 40th birthday celebrations

Mr Macron and his 64-year-old wife Brigitte are staying in luxurious accommodation in the grounds of the Château de Chambord prior to his birthday bash on Thursday. The castle, in the Loire valley, was built by King Francis I almost 500 years ago, with Leonardo Da Vinci possibly involved in its design. These days it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A former merchant banker – who according to website How-Rich.com is worth whopping 31.5million – is using his own money to fund the lavish party, but this was not…

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‘We will not act under pressure’ Macron’s ambitions SHOT DOWN as EU leaders shelve reforms

Emmanuel Macron followed up his resounding election victory this year by unveiling plans to reform the EU, including closer eurozone integration. However, following the latest EU summit, Mr Macron’s plans appear in jeopardy after a series of EU leaders came out against the plans. EU leaders had already postponed discussions on the French leader’s eurozone plan until at least March.  Dalia Grybauskaité, President of Lithuania, said that there was no rush on reforming the eurozone and criticised Macron for not releasing any concrete proposals to his plans. She said: “Up…

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