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  • Pence’s Middle East trip will now focus heavily on smoothing things over with Egypt December 15, 2017
    When Vice President Pence travels to the Middle East next week, there is one message that the Trump administration wants to convey loud and clear: Egypt continues to be an “incredibly important” partner in the region. In a Friday morning phone call with reporters who will travel with Pence next week, senior administration officials kept […]
  • Omarosa Manigault dismisses reports of dramatic firing December 14, 2017
    This post has been updated. Omarosa Manigault said Thursday that she was not fired and escorted off the White House grounds, blaming “one individual who has a personal vendetta against me” for the dramatic narrative of her departure as one of Trump's top aides. In her first comments since the White House confirmed that she […]
  • What does Doug Jones’s win mean for the country? December 13, 2017
    "This is something that's really going to define Alabama for the future. Not just for the people but for all the aftereffects that we're going to have on what the people view as what's politically correct and what's not.” — Zach Parrish of Alabama, 20, Democrat Last night, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's competitive — and […]
  • Alabama Democrats revel in victory after Doug Jones captures Senate seat December 13, 2017
    GADSDEN, Ala. — Five seconds before the polls closed, the crowd at Back Forty Brewing gathered around the TV and counted down. “Five, four, three, two, one,” they shouted. When the “key race alert” flashed — “too early to call” — some of the five-dozen Democrats in the brewery let themselves cheer. Roy Moore, who […]
  • Trump accuser asks: ‘Where is our investigation?’ December 12, 2017
    Another woman who has accused President Trump of sexual misconduct spoke out Tuesday morning, asking why Congress has not launched an investigation into the allegations against him. “It's important that we hold this man to the highest standards,” Melinda McGillivray, who last year accused Trump of groping her at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, said in an interview on NBC's “Megyn […]
  • Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning December 12, 2017
    President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so […]
  • Trump’s lawyer calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged corruption at FBI and Justice Department December 12, 2017
    One of President Trump's personal lawyers called Tuesday for a special counsel to investigate alleged corruption at the FBI and Justice Department. Jay Sekulow, a member of the legal team counseling Trump on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's wide-ranging Russia probe, said Tuesday that a second special counsel should be appointed to focus on FBI […]
  • Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as ‘fake news’ December 12, 2017
    President Trump on Tuesday sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him “fabricated stories” and “fake news.” “Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia […]
  • Trump accusers renew sexual misconduct charges against him, say it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see him elected December 11, 2017
    As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, three women who accused the most high-profile man in America again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from winning the presidency. It was “heartbreaking” for women to go public with their claims against President Trump last year, […]
  • In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign December 10, 2017
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, referring to the […]
  • Ambassador Haley on Trump’s accusers: ‘They should be heard’ December 10, 2017
    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who have accused President Trump of touching or groping them without their consent “should be heard.” Haley's comments, made on CBS's “Face the Nation,” diverged from the White House position on the more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of […]
  • As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore December 10, 2017
    Sen. Richard C. Shelby, who serves as Alabama's senior senator, said repeatedly Sunday that the state's fellow Republicans can “do better” than Roy Moore, the conservative judge accused of sexual misconduct who faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate. Shelby has previously said he was not supporting Moore, but his […]
  • Trump ignores backlash, visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and praises civil rights leaders December 9, 2017
    Amid backlash and boycotts, President Trump addressed an invitation-only gathering Saturday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson — instead of attending the public opening ceremony. The change in plans came after Trump’s plans to attend the opening of the museum, which honors civil rights martyrs, drew criticism from some who marched in the […]
  • Can the president obstruct justice? December 8, 2017
    One of President Trump’s private lawyers, John Dowd, made a bold claim Monday that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice. The statement raised a lot of questions for legal experts when it comes to laws applying to the American presidency: Can a president obstruct justice? Or is he immune from this as […]
  • 21 GOP governors write Congress urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13? December 7, 2017
    With Congress closing in on a final tax cut bill, 21 Republican governors from across the country sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asking them to finish the job. “We urge the two chambers to pass meaningful tax reform legislation and send it […]
  • White House: Trump has scheduled a physical, and his slurred speech was caused by a dry throat December 7, 2017
    President Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the public, the White House announced Thursday, a day after Trump's slurred speech sparked concern about his health. Trump slurred his words during a policy address Wednesday about Israel, inspiring media speculation […]
  • Trump: ‘We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama’ December 4, 2017
    President Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls more than three decades ago. “We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump declared in an early morning tweet, leaving no question that he […]
  • Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Flynn because lies to FBI have ‘ruined his life’ December 4, 2017
    President Trump said Monday that he feels “very badly” for his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, because his false statements to the FBI have “ruined his life.” Trump, who tweeted over the weekend that he fired Flynn from his White House job because he had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Pence, told […]
  • ‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’: Trump goes on tweetstorm about the FBI December 3, 2017
    President Trump issued a fresh denial Sunday that he asked then-FBI Director James B. Comey to halt an investigation into the conduct of his dismissed national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn,” Trump said in a pre-dawn message on Twitter. “Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!” I […]
  • McMaster: National security team ‘not missing a beat’ because of Trump controversies December 3, 2017
    H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Sunday that the administration's controversies — including his predecessor’s guilty plea and rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s departure — aren’t affecting its ability to work with U.S. allies on key issues. McMaster was pressed during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” about those and other […]

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  • Sudden power outage brings Atlanta airport to a standstill December 18, 2017
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding scores of flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. However, authorities said that electricity should be restored at the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight....
  • Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller December 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office....
  • 'Celebration of Life' for San Francisco mayor who died at 65 December 18, 2017
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents....
  • Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn December 17, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames....
  • SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul December 17, 2017
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas....
  • Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted December 17, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems....
  • Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey December 17, 2017
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it's unclear how the state is spending its share of the money....
  • Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs December 17, 2017
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally....

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  • FTN: Page 2 December 17, 2017
    Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the Republican tax bill and what it will mean for you.
  • Secret Santa pays a visit to Harvey-ravaged Texas December 17, 2017
    Four months after Tropical Storm Harvey flooded Beaumont, Texas, hundreds are still virtually homeless for the holidays. Which is why Secret Santa - an anonymous businessman who travels the country each year giving out hundred-dollar bills to random strangers - made Beaumont his first stop this year, deputizing Beaumont police officers as elves to share […]
  • Calendar: Week of December 18 December 17, 2017
    From a celebrated filmmaker's 71st birthday to the year's shortest day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
  • Nature: Autumn in Oklahoma December 17, 2017
    We leave you this last Sunday Morning of autumn at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. Videographer: Roy Neher.
  • Texas restaurant slammed for sign with blackface caricature December 17, 2017
    The vintage neon sign depicts the words "Coon Chicken Inn" on the lips of a blackface caricature
  • "Sunday Morning" full episode 12/17 December 17, 2017
    This broadcast of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features John Blackstone's report on one toymaker's unorthodox road to producing and marketing the year's hottest toy. Also: Seth Doane sits down with Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz, as he directs a Verdi opera; Jim Axelrod profiles singer-songwriter Michael McDonald; Rita Braver looks into the history of […]
  • Tech gift ideas from Techno Claus December 17, 2017
    It's that time of year! David Pogue, disguised as a jolly man in red, emerges from the fireplace to deliver some gift suggestions for those on your list who love gadgets.
  • Sunday Profile: Christoph Waltz December 17, 2017
    Seth Doane sits down with the Oscar-winning actor, who made a big impression in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," and who now has a small part (literally!) in the sci-fi comedy "Downsizing," about humans who are miniaturized. Waltz is also taking his love of music to the opera stage, directing an Antwerp production of Verdi's "Falstaff."
  • "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens with 2nd biggest opening of all-time December 17, 2017
    The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically
  • Woman mauled to death by her dogs while on a walk: police December 17, 2017
    Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found dead in Virginia where she usually walked her dogs
  • Q & A: Doug Jones December 17, 2017
    Manuel Bojorquez talks with the newly-elected Senator from Alabama, Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.
  • A shining Christmas in a once-dead mining town December 17, 2017
    Once upon a time the merriest Christmas in the Southwest came courtesy of some lumps of coal. An electrified Christmas wonderland was built in the mining town of Madrid, New Mexico, which once attracted thousands of visitors. While the mine has long closed, that tradition continues today, in a community that hosts an off-beat Christmas […]
  • 'Tis the season: White House Christmas ornaments December 17, 2017
    In the 1980s first lady Nancy Reagan launched the idea of selling White House Christmas ornaments. But then the White House Historical Association started honoring each president, sequentially, beginning with a dove copied from the weather vane at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Rita Braver examines the history of this White House tradition, and checks […]
  • Calendar: Week of December 18 December 17, 2017
    From a master filmmaker's birthday to the shortest day of the year, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead
  • A ghost town's Christmas past December 17, 2017
    The former mining community of Madrid, N.M., once an electrified winter wonderland, resurrects its historic Yuletide celebrations - and adds a red-nosed yak
  • What is this year's hot new toy? December 17, 2017
    Inspired by YouTube unboxing videos, L.O.L. Surprise takes the act of unwrapping to a new level. John Blackstone reports on the unorthodox methods that went into creating and marketing this year's hottest toy.
  • Students with autism make music with iPads December 17, 2017
    For years Adam Goldberg, a classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, struggled to break through to his students who have serious learning disabilities, such as autism, until he started using instruments virtually anyone can play: an iPad. The P177Q iPad Band is more than just a musical collective; the […]
  • Toymaker opens up about the season's hot new toy December 17, 2017
    Inspired by YouTube unboxing videos, L.O.L. Surprise takes the act of unwrapping to a new level
  • Schumer calls for bomb-detection units at transit hubs December 17, 2017
    Schumer called on the TSA to formally test the devices in New York City
  • Trimming the tree with presidential history December 16, 2017
    Traditions are captured in commemorative White House Christmas ornaments

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