Aide Says Trump Sees Allegations Against Moore As Credible

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn’t know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn’t campaigning for his party’s Senate candidate in Alabama because of “discomfort” with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject…

Allegations Against Alabama’s Roy Moore Dividing GOP Women

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama’s Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. “He will not step down. He will not stop fighting…

GOP Closer To Big Win With House Tax Vote; Senate Unclear

By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage of the bill…

Bipartisan Analysis: Senate Bill Would Hike Taxes For 13.8M

By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday. The assessment by Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate’s tax-writing committee was set to begin…

President Trump Straddles On Issue Of Russian Election Meddling

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways Sunday on the issue of Russian interference in last year’s presidential race, saying he believes the U.S. intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sincerity in claiming that his country…