Roy Moore

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Roy Moore Is In, and Republicans Don't Like It

He's running for the Senate in Alabama again

(Newser) - Roy Moore, who lost an election for an Alabama Senate seat after he was accused of pursuing sexual and romantic relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, is running again. He'll try to unseat Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who narrowly beat Moore in a 2017... More »

Roy Moore Won't Like These Trump Tweets

President says former judge 'cannot win' Alabama Senate seat

(Newser) - Failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore teased a rematch with Sen. Doug Jones on Tuesday before getting knocked down a peg by former supporter President Trump. "I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and ... wanted him to win. But he didn't, and probably won't," Trump said in... More »

LinkedIn Honcho Funded 'Highly Disturbing' Tactics in Ala. Race

'Embarrassed' co-founder Reid Hoffman apologizes

(Newser) - Reid Hoffman has apologized for using some of his billions to fund a group that used Russia-style dirty tricks in last year's special election in Alabama. The LinkedIn co-founder said in a statement Wednesday that he regrets funding the "highly disturbing" work of American Engagement Technologies, which has... More »

Roy Moore Wants $95M for Who Is America Stunt

He says his reputation has been damaged

(Newser) - Roy Moore has made good on his threat to sue Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime over his appearance on Who Is America. The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and failed US Senate candidate is seeking $95 million, Variety reports, saying he was tricked into appearing on the... More »

Roy Moore Storms Out of His Who Is America? Interview

After supposedly failing a 'pedophile detector test'

(Newser) - Roy Moore's Who Is America? segment aired on Sunday night's episode of the Showtime series, and it featured the former Alabama chief justice and failed US Senate candidate storming off the set after supposedly failing a "pedophile detector test," reports. Sacha Baron Cohen'... More »

The List of Baron Cohen's Victims Keeps Growing

And he responds in character to Sarah Palin ahead of show's premiere on Sunday

(Newser) - Every day, it seems, a new victim comes forward to admit being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in a stunt for a new Showtime series called Who Is America?. Baron Cohen tricked, or tried to trick, famous people from across the political spectrum into outrageous interviews, and the results will... More »

Roy Moore Names 4 Women in Defamation Suit

Moore's attorney cites a political conspiracy against his reputation during the Alabama special election

(Newser) - Failed Alabama US Senate candidate Roy Moore revealed in his first public appearance since losing a special election to Doug Jones in December that he's filed a civil complaint against two dozen people who he says targeted his reputation as part of a political conspiracy. The former judge filed... More »

Lawyer for Moore Accuser Says Supporters Tried to Bribe Him

He was told to drop Leigh Corfman as client, say publicly he didn't believe her allegations

(Newser) - The lawyer for a woman who accused Roy Moore of touching her sexually when she was 14 says two supporters of the former US Senate candidate tried to bribe him to "cloud" the allegations that were piling up against Moore, the Washington Post reports. Eddie Sexton says Gary Lantrip... More »

Roy Moore Wants Donations for Legal Bills

To fight lawsuit from the woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 14

(Newser) - The latest person to urge you to scrounge through your couch cushions is former Alabama Senate candidate and current lawsuit subject Roy Moore, who is asking supporters to pony up for his legal defense, which "could run over $100,000." The lawsuit in question was brought by Leigh... More »

$150K Raised for Roy Moore Accuser After Home Burns

Officials in Alabama do not believe it was related to Tina Johnson's accusations

(Newser) - The Roy Moore accuser whose Alabama home may have been torched last week has received over $150,000 from supporters across America. Tina Johnson saw the bulk of that sum pour in over the course of 24 hours after former Obama staffer Katie Jacobs Stanton started a GoFundMe campaign on... More »

Roy Moore Accuser's Home Burns Down in Apparent Arson

Sheriff's office says it doesn't appear related to Moore or allegations against him

(Newser) - One of the women to have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct saw her home burn down this week in a fire authorities are investigating as arson, reports. "I am devastated, just devastated," Tina Johnson says. "We have just the clothes on our backs."... More »

She Says Roy Moore Molested Her. Now She's Suing

Moore accuser sues former Senate candidate, campaign for defamation

(Newser) - Fresh off watching his opponent sworn in as a US senator , Alabama's Roy Moore was sued for defamation Thursday by a woman who says he molested her when she was 14 and he was 32, reports. Leigh Corfman is suing Moore and his campaign for "repeatedly... More »

Roy Moore's Hopes Dashed by Bugs Bunny and Jesus

22,000 write-in votes helped push Doug Jones into the Senate

(Newser) - On Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence will officially welcome Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate, bringing to an end one of the strangest and most controversial elections in recent memory, the Hill reports. And while Jones' former opponent, Roy Moore, is still refusing to concede the race, Alabama state... More »

Trump on 2020: Media Needs Me to Win for 'Ratings'

President also speaks on Roy Moore, Democrats, and how he thinks Mueller will 'be fair': 'NYT'

(Newser) - A New York Times reporter was granted an "impromptu" interview with President Trump Thursday at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club, and among the nuggets Michael Schmidt extracted was Trump's apparent faith in special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think he's going to be fair,"... More »

Judge Quashes Moore Suit, Jones Officially Given the Win

Doug Jones certified as winner of Dec. 12 special election, despite Moore complaint of voter fraud

(Newser) - Despite an 11th-hour effort by Roy Moore to keep Doug Jones from officially being declared the winner of a seat on the US Senate, Alabama's election officials did just that Thursday, with Jones calling it a "new chapter" for the Yellowhammer State. Per USA Today , the Alabama State... More »

Roy Moore Sues to Block Election Result

Last-minute complaint alleges voter fraud

(Newser) - Roy Moore has been called many things—but nobody can accuse him of being a quitter. The Republican, who refused to concede after losing the Dec. 12 special Senate election in Alabama, has filed a last-minute complaint to try to block state officials from certifying the victory of Democratic candidate... More »

Jones Says He'd Consider Voting With Republicans

The new senator-elect talks up bipartisanship after his stunning win last week

(Newser) - Doug Jones spent his first Sunday as the new senator-elect from Alabama promising to work with Republicans and even leaving the door open to voting with them. Five days after defeating Roy Moore and becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992, Jones was on... More »

Roy Moore Asks Supporters to Keep Donations Coming

Even after President Trump suggests that he concede

(Newser) - Alabama's Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election integrity fund' so he... More »

Trump to Roy Moore: Time to Concede

President has already had 'very pleasant phone call' with Alabama victor Doug Jones

(Newser) - Roy Moore isn't giving up hope that he could still be the next senator from Alabama, proclaiming Wednesday night that "the battle rages on," but President Trump is now telling him to retreat. When asked by reporters in front of the White House Friday whether Moore should... More »

Roy Moore: 'The Battle Rages on'

Alabama Republican still won't concede, but another Senate race could be in his future

(Newser) - As recently as Wednesday evening, Roy Moore was refusing to concede the Alabama Senate election to Doug Jones, who bested Moore by 21,000 votes Tuesday to become the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years. "The battle rages on," Moore said in... More »

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