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New York Times Fed Raises Interest Rates as Focus Turns to 2018New York TimesWASHINGTON — • The Federal Reserve, in a widely expected decision, raised its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point, to a range between 1.25 percent and 1.5 percent. • The Fed also predicted stronger economic growth over the next three ...Fed Raises Rates While Keeping Three-Hike Outlook for 2018BloombergFed raises rates, keeps forecast for 3 hikes in 2018USA TODAYFed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchangedReutersNPR -Business Insider -Los Angeles Times -Politicoall 783 news articles »

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Vanity Fair Salma Hayek: Weinstein Threatened to Kill Me, Forced Me to Shoot a Full-Frontal SceneVanity FairIn a searing personal essay for The New York Times, actress Salma Hayek writes that she too has several awful stories to share about Harvey Weinstein. Not only does she claim, like dozens of other women, that Weinstein allegedly asked her for sexual ...Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened 'I will kill you, don't think I can't'EW.com (blog)For years, he was my monster.New York TimesSalma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: 'For years, he was my monster'USA TODAYTIME -Entertainment Tonight -Hollywood Reporter -Varietyall 64 news articles »

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Washington Post Joe Biden and Meghan McCain deliver a feel-good moment of bipartisanshipWashington PostJoe Biden and John McCain shared an award for civility last year. On Wednesday, Biden and McCain's daughter Meghan shared a TV moment that journalists — trained to be dispassionate — called “heartbreaking,” “powerfully emotional” and “a real ...'The View': Joe Biden tells Meghan McCain, 'If anyone can make it, your dad can'USA TODAYBiden Consoles Daughter of Ailing Arizona Sen. John McCainU.S. News & World ReportBiden consoles an emotional Meghan McCain over father's cancerPoliticoABC News -The Hill (blog) -CBS News -Page Sixall 71 news articles »

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New York Times Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document EmergesNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Here's a new way to fight back attempts to spread fake news: file a police report. That's what Senator Chuck Schumer's staff did on Tuesday in reporting to the Capitol Police the existence of a fraudulent document that described false ...Chuck Schumer slams forged sex harassment documents as a 'phony allegation'NBCNews.comSchumer pursuing legal action after fake sexual harassment accusationsThe HillSen. Chuck Schumer exploring legal options over fake harassment documentCBS NewsNewsweek -TheBlaze.com -Syracuse.com -CNNall 57 news articles »

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Washington Post Two controversial federal judge nominees will not be confirmed, Senate Republican saysWashington PostThe Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Trump's nominees for open seats on the federal bench will not be confirmed, just a day after urging the White House to “reconsider” them. Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R ...WH withdrawing Trump judicial pick who has never tried a caseThe HillWhite House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'NPRTrump judge nominee withdraws after criticism over White House tiesPoliticoAL.com -Washington Examiner -Washington Times -McClatchy Washington Bureauall 83 news articles »

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NBCNews.com Republicans step up attacks on special counsel Robert MuellerNBCNews.comWASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress redoubled their attacks on the integrity of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation Wednesday, in what analysts believe is a concerted political strategy designed to discredit any potential Mueller ...Rod Rosenstein: No good cause to fire MuellerCNNRod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, sees no reason to dismiss Robert MuellerUSA TODAYRosenstein defends Mueller as GOP lawmakers raise questions of bias in Russia probeWashington PostFox News -NPR -CBS News -Bloombergall 401 news articles »

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Washington Post Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White HouseWashington PostOmarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who followed President Trump into national politics, has stepped down from her post as director of communications at the White House Office of Public Liaison. “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned ...Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next MonthNew York TimesOmarosa to leave White HouseCNNThe Hill's 12:30 ReportThe HillFox News -Newsweek -NPR -USA TODAYall 194 news articles »

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Washington Post 'A spiritual battle:' How Roy Moore tested white evangelical allegiance to the Republican PartyWashington PostRoy Moore's failed run for Alabama's Senate seat tested white evangelicals' allegiance to the Republican Party. Would they vote for a candidate who shares their conservative views on social issues even though he was accused of sexual misconduct by ...The blame game begins inside the White House after Alabama stunnerCNN5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate ElectionNPRWhy Turnout Shifts in Alabama Bode Well for DemocratsNew York TimesThe Hill -Slate Magazine -Politico -TIMEall 3,248 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, keeping the party on track for final votes next week with the aim of delivering a bill to President Trump's desk by Christmas, according to ...Here's Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right NowBloombergTrump Gives Final Tax Pitch As GOP Lawmakers Reach A Deal On A BillNPRRepublicans reach compromise tax plan, expanding tax cuts for the wealthyWashington PostPolitico -Wall Street Journal -CNN -NBCNews.comall 1,076 news articles »

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NPR Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In US SenateNPRUpdated at 11:50 a.m. ET. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Al Franken's upcoming resignation. Smith, a Democrat, will serve until January 2019. She also plans to run in a special election next ...Minnesota governor will appoint his lieutenant, Tina F. Smith, to replace Franken in SenateWashington PostAl Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a DemocratNew York TimesMinnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken, run for seat in 2018The HillCNN -ABC News -Reuters -Politicoall 336 news articles »

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