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Moore Nowhere to Be Seen in Campaign's Final Weekend

He may have gone to Philadelphia for football game

(Newser) - With pollsters predicting a close result in the Senate race Roy Moore calls a "spiritual battle," the candidate was nowhere to be seen during the final weekend of campaigning in Alabama. Tom Barnes, the Republican's campaign chairman in Cullman County, told Vice that Moore had traveled to... More »

Sen. Collins Criticizes RNC for Backing Roy Moore

Republican senator believes Moore's views make him unfit to serve

(Newser) - Maine's Republican US senator said on Sunday that Alabama politician Roy Moore was unfit to serve in the Senate even before sexual-misconduct allegations against him came to light. Sen. Susan Collins made the comments on CBS' Face the Nation . She called the Republican National Committee's decision to support... More »

As State GOP Rallies Around Roy Moore, a Notable Exception

His would-be colleague in the US Senate, Richard Shelby, wrote in another Republican

(Newser) - Roy Moore's electoral test comes Tuesday, and he looks to be doing well among Alabama's GOP elite despite allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. "I have stated both publicly and privately over the last month that unless these allegations were proven to be true I would ... vote... More »

SNL Explores Santa's Naughty List

Al Franken, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore all get poked in Cold Open

(Newser) - It's that time of the year to determine who's been naughty and who's been nice, and Saturday Night Live jumped in with its two cents on the seemingly endless sexual harassment scandals in its Cold Open. With Kenan Thompson as Santa and Kate McKinnon as an elf,... More »

Trump Attacks Credibility of Roy Moore Accuser

He cites her addition to yearbook signature

(Newser) - President Trump didn't stump for Roy Moore in Alabama on Friday, but he did the next best thing at a raucous rally near the state line in Pensacola, Florida. "Get out and vote for Roy Moore. Do it. Do it," Trump told the crowd, per the AP... More »

Moore's Campaign Jumps On Accuser's Yearbook Clarification

Beverly Young Nelson acknowledges she added to the inscription

(Newser) - It's likely the most talked about 1977 yearbook in the country, and that status only intensified on Friday. Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson has said Moore signed her yearbook while pursuing a sexual relationship with her when she was 16; she accuses him of sexually assaulting her in... More »

Bannon Came to Defend Moore. He Ended Up Bashing Romney

Steve Bannon lashes into Mitt's lack of military service, says he hid behind his religion

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't in the White House anymore, but he's still popping up on the political landscape. On Tuesday, he made a showing in Alabama to rally for Roy Moore , the GOP Senate candidate who's been hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations. But as HuffPost reports, Bannon... More »

GOP's Jeff Flake Tweaks Own Party With Tweet of Check

It shows his donation to Democrat Doug Jones in Arizona

(Newser) - A modest $100 donation to Democrat Doug Jones is drawing attention in his Senate race against Roy Moore in Alabama. The reason? It's from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who is backing the opposite-party candidate in the crucial race. The Arizona senator tweeted an image of his check, and the... More »

Woman Has New Proof of Relationship With Roy Moore

She is furious that he called her a liar

(Newser) - Debbie Wesson Gibson used to have fond memories of the relationship she says she had with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34. Not anymore. The Alabama woman says that in recent comments, Moore effectively called her a liar which made her decide to share a recent... More »

Trump Calls Roy Moore From Air Force One

President endorses embattled Senate candidate

(Newser) - President Trump didn't just tweet his support of Roy Moore on Monday, he phoned the Alabama Senate candidate to endorse him. "The president had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore'... More »

Trump: Alabama Must Elect Roy Moore

'We need his vote,' president says of embattled Senate candidate

(Newser) - President Trump has given his most explicit support yet to Roy Moore since allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against the Senate candidate in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama," Trump tweeted... More »

McConnell Will 'Let the People of Alabama' Decide

The Senate leader changes his tune on Roy Moore

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell is now saying voters in Alabama should decide if they want Republican candidate Roy Moore to be their new senator, Politico reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, the Republican Senate majority leader said, "I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call" when... More »

Roy Moore Challenges Kimmel, Who Accepts

Candidate dares host to come to Alabama for a 'man to man' confrontation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel has a new political foil—Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore . It began earlier this week when Kimmel sent a comedian heckler to a Moore speech, and Moore shot back on Twitter with a message to the TV host: "If you want to mock our Christian values, come... More »

WaPo: Behind Fake Roy Moore Story, Months of Deception

The paper tracks Jaime Phillips' activity since the summer

(Newser) - The Washington Post says it derailed Jaime Phillips' attempt to plant a fake story about her being impregnated by GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at age 15—but a different story about Phillips has made its way into the paper. In a lengthy piece, the Post alleges the... More »

Roy Moore Accuser Hits Back in Scathing Open Letter

'Where does your immorality end?,' Leigh Corfman asks

(Newser) - Leigh Corfman says she isn't a 14-year-old girl anymore—and she's not going to take any more abuse from Roy Moore. In an open letter released to AL.com , Corfman, who accuses Moore of undressing her and making sexual advances when she was a young teen, blasts Moore... More »

Roy Moore Blasts 'Malicious'' Allegations

He got a standing ovation at his first rally since Nov. 16

(Newser) - Roy Moore doubled down on his denials of sexual misconduct at an Alabama rally Monday night—and received a standing ovation from a crowd of around 200 people. The Senate candidate, making his first public appearance since Nov. 16, likened the accusations against him to the Russia investigation and said... More »

Post Exposes New Moore 'Accuser' as Part of Sting

The Washington paper believes the woman was working with James O'Keefe's Project Veritas

(Newser) - Two weeks after the Washington Post published a bombshell story about Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore attempting to initiate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, the paper appears to have been the near-victim of an undercover sting operation by a right-wing organization. The Post reports... More »

With 15 Days to Go, Retired Marine Joins Ala. Senate Race

Lee Busby used to work for WH Chief of Staff John Kelly

(Newser) - He didn't have a functioning website as of Monday morning, but a retired Marine colonel thinks things are such a mess in the Alabama Senate race he has a shot. With just 15 days before voters go to the polls (his now-working website has a giant countdown), Lee Busby... More »

Trump Calls Doug Jones a 'Schumer/Pelosi Puppet'

President attacked Democratic candidate for Senate without endorsing his opponent, Roy Moore

(Newser) - President Trump once again made his opinions known about next month's special election for the Alabama Senate seat, but once again he did so without explicitly endorsing the embattled Republican nominee, Roy Moore. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted a scathing attack on Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones, calling... More »

Hiccup for Moore's Campaign: His Spokesman Is Out

As his campaign tussles again with the Washington Post

(Newser) - A hiccup for Roy Moore's Alabama Senate campaign: communications director John Rogers has resigned, reports Reuters , which quotes the campaign's chair as saying Wednesday, "Campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign. John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday—any representations to the... More »

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