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News You Need to Know

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nancy Cordes
CBS News
Democrat Doug Jones' Alabama Senate victory was a significant setback for President Trump. He will lose a reliable Republican vote in the Senate. A new razor-thin GOP majority, 51 to 49, will make it even harder for Congress to pass Mr. Trump's agenda next year.
Ed O'Keefe
The Washington Post
On that night in July that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) famously voted against the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, most of his colleagues were spellbound as he sat rebuffing a last-minute overture by Vice President Pence. But not Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb
CNN
Republicans in Congress are sharpening their criticism of Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, a sign that the special counsel investigating the President Donald Trump's campaign is increasingly losing GOP support on Capitol Hill.