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The Note: Washington faces time of reckoning, joins national #MeToo moment on sexual harassment
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s often said that the capital is disconnected from the country, that official Washington is hopelessly out of touch with the nation it serves. That notion melted away this week. As scandals rock prominent members of both parties , a cultural moment has coincided with a
Meet the faces of the Trump 'resistance': Candidates spurred to action by president's divisiveness
Democrats are seizing on big wins this November as a sign of hope for the future of their party. While it is true the big winners were overwhelmingly Democrats, the elections may have also introduced the country to a new brand of politician. They’re fueled by their rejection of Trumpism and
New Colorado school board member served time for murder
A man recently elected to a school board in southern Colorado served more than a decade in prison in North Carolina for murder
The Note: Will tax reform vote leave GOP feeling parched?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Take a swig of water , get your selfie with some greenbacks , and ignore a question about Roy Moore while you’re at it. Asked whether he believes Roy Moore over his accusers, Rep. Mo Brooks tells @TomLlamasABC , "I believe the Democrats will do great damage to our country."
Trump recaps Asia trip, stays mum on Roy Moore
ABC News' political team breaks down Trump's "major statement" on his trip to Asia.
The Note: Trump has to show his cards on whether he backs Roy Moore
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s time for President Donald Trump to choose. In the intraparty war over Roy Moore , does Trump try to push him out of the race – aligning himself (again) with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ? Or does he stay just enough removed from the Alabama Senate race to be
The Note: Jeff Sessions, he's everywhere he doesn't want to be
The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions ' long, strange trip is just getting started. The president and his family are not making the journey any easier – and Sessions may not be making it easier for himself. As he prepares to face a day of Capitol Hill grilling, the attorney general is everywhere.
The Note: Tough choices loom for both parties amid sex allegations against Senate candidate
The TAKE with Rick Klein A whole lot of hard choices are starting to collide for the Republican Party . Do Republicans stand with their Senate candidate in Alabama, despite mounting questions about sexual impropriety that muddle party messaging and could cost the GOP a seat? Do they stand behind
The Note: Is political disorder the order of the day?
The TAKE with Rick Klein What if the disruption has only begun? That’s the question on the minds of strategists and elected officials in both parties , who have now watched voters deliver nothing as consistent as inconsistency for going on a dozen years now. The real jolt of the 2017 elections
The Note: Trump-era elections were a jolt to both parties. Will they wake up?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Rejecting what President Donald Trump stands for is not the same as rejecting what he wants to do. Yes, Democrats remade the electorate , and they did it the old-fashioned way . They scored wins in culture wars and drawing energy they hadn’t yet harnessed in the age of