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Minnesota’s next senator: Quiet organizer, late to politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The woman who is being touted as Minnesota's next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected...
The Latest: Democratic sources: Smith to replace Franken

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton's appointment of a replacement for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): ...
The Latest: Gillibrand labels Trump tweet a ‘sexual smear’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and sexual harassment (all times local): ...
Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative...
Franken, soon-to-be-gone, but back at Senate job

WASHINGTON — Al Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite his soon-to-be-gone status. ...
GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

WASHINGTON — A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and...
Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican...
Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat

WASHINGTON — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely...
In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout...
Things to know about Alabama’s new US senator, Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the...

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