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  1. Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  2. Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  3. Why Conservative Politicians Love Defending the Confederate FlagThe movement to protect the Lost Cause’s symbols and memorials shows that old neo-Confederate habits still live, from Alabama to the White House.
  4. gun control
    This Lawmaker Is Against Arming Teachers Because They’re ‘Ladies’“We don’t need to have a lady teacher in a school that’s got a firearm.”
  5. Alabamians Are Sick of New York’s CrapNew York City is cutting ties with a Birmingham-area landfill after local outcry over the smell of their imported Gotham sewage.
  6. Roy Moore Back in Action With Endorsement of Feminist-Hating Missouri CandidateIf there’s any Senate candidate out there who is following Moore’s twisted path, it’s probably Courtland Sykes.
  7. In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was InauguratedThe president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
  8. The Abortion ‘Litmus Test’ May Actually Help DemocratsIt’s often assumed Democrats could win lots of “pro-life” voters with a more flexible position on abortion. That may get it backward.
  9. Roy Moore’s Jewish Lawyer Is a ‘Passionate’ Doug Jones SupporterTouted to refute charges of anti-Semitism leveled against Moore, the Jewish lawyer voted and raised money for his opponent, Doug Jones.
  10. Roy Moore Has Officially Lost the ElectionDoug Jones was certified as Alabama’s next U.S. senator, but Moore won’t concede defeat.
  11. Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Alleging Voter Fraud Cost Him Alabama Senate RaceHe wants to keep Doug Jones’s win from being certified on Thursday, though Alabama officials say there’s no evidence of voting irregularities.
  12. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  13. The GOP’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Candidates, But Its PresidentTrump can’t accept that he is damaging his party down-ballot. And that could send his party off in search of illusory “fixes.”
  14. last night on late night
    Colbert Sings a Scathing Cowboy Ballad for Roy Moore and the Horse He Rode in OnYou can even sing along!
  15. What Black Voters Had to Overcome to Vote in Alabama“The consistent studies and the consistent research all suggest that there’s some sort of political or racial motivation behind these kinds of laws.”
  16. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  17. 7 Lessons From the Democrats’ Triumph in AlabamaThe suburbs are turning blue, black voters are turning out, and the prospects of “welfare reform” just turned grim.
  18. politics
    Kerry Washington, Chris Evans, and More Celebrate Doug Jones’s Senate Victory“I’m fuhREAKING out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
  19. Roy Moore Won’t Concede, Tells Supporters to ‘Wait on God’State officials confirmed there’s basically no way he can beat Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race, so it’s going to be a long wait.
  20. Cory Booker Campaigns for Alabama’s Doug Jones — and Maybe Himself in 2020If the New Jersey senator is successful, he’ll have helped defeat Roy Moore. If not, he got a chance to test out his stump speech.
  21. Roy Moore Disappears From Campaign Trail, Probably to Watch FootballWhile the campaign wouldn’t comment on his whereabouts, several sources said he was in Philadelphia at the Army-Navy game.
  22. Trump Pushes Moore, Celebrates Himself at Florida RallyHe also took the time to ridicule “the resistance.”
  23. On Second Thought, the RNC Would Like to Elect Alleged Sex Predator Roy MooreThree weeks after cutting Moore off, the RNC said it will resume its support for the Alabama candidate, citing Trump’s endorsement.
  24. Bannon Plans to ‘Shock’ Elites by Electing Moore, Another Alleged Sex PredatorThis time, few are convinced that the sexual-abuse claims will cost Bannon’s candidate the election.
  25. Trump Tweets Further Support for Roy MooreThe president continues to think that being a generic Democrat is worse than having been accused of preying on teen girls.
  26. Roy Moore’s Communications Director Resigns Weeks Before Special ElectionIt’s not clear why the alleged sexual predator’s spokesman quit.
  27. The Most Outrageous Roy Moore Defenses“I believe in this instance that Roy Moore is the victim.”
  28. Alabama’s Next Senator Could Arrive at the Worst Possible Time for the GOPLooks like the winner of Alabama’s December 12 special election could enter the Senate just in time to threaten passage of key tax and spending bills.
  29. The GOP Can’t Quite Bring Itself to Support an Alleged Teen RapistRepublicans have finally found a line they can’t cross – if not for ethical reasons, then for political ones.
  30. lawsuits
    Walmart Has to Pay $7.5 Million to Shopper Who Broke His Hip Buying a WatermelonThe produce-aisle incident left him walker-bound.
  31. Pence, GOP Senators: Roy Moore Should Withdraw From Race If Accusations Are TrueSenator John McCain dispensed with the caveat and said Moore needs to step aside.
  32. Politics Chat: What Will the GOP Do With Moore’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations?Five Daily Intel staffers try to parse the GOP’s options. It’s going to be a mess.
  33. Roy Moore: Kneeling During the National Anthem Undermines ‘the Rule of Law’“If we disobey this, what else are we going to disobey?” asks the GOP Senate candidate who has defied court orders and Supreme Court rulings.
  34. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  35. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  36. Hurricane Nate Weakens to Tropical Storm After LandfallNo significant damage was reported along the central Gulf Coast, but the danger of flash flooding remains as the storm moves further inland.
  37. Hurricane Nate Expected to Reach Category 2 Strength Before Striking Gulf CoastThe fast but intensifying storm will likely make landfall just east of New Orleans overnight Saturday.
  38. Alabama Chick-fil-A Locked in Sign War With Barbecue Joint and Local Strip ClubIt struck first by advertising a new Smokehouse BBQ Bacon sandwich.
  39. Could Trump Be About to Stab Luther Strange in the Back?After deflating Mo Brooks’s candidacy with a surprise endorsement of Luther Strange, reports now suggest Trump could turn his back on Strange, too.
  40. Trump Fans Moore and Strange Head to a Runoff in Alabama Senate RaceAll of Mitch McConnell’s fundraising and Trump’s endorsement only won Luther Strange a second-place finish and a runoff fight with Judge Roy Moore.
  41. Alabama GOP Senate Primary Getting Strange-er After Trump InterventionAlabama GOP voters likely to vault the wheezing campaign of Trump’s endorsee Luther Strange into a runoff with the grim celebrity theocrat Roy Moore.
  42. Trump Shocks Alabama Republicans by Endorsing Luther Strange for the SenateThe president shook up a tight three-way race for the GOP Senate nomination by endorsing Mitch McConnell’s candidate just days before the primary.
  43. In Alabama Senate Race, There’s Stiff Competition to Be the Most Pro-TrumpAll three major candidates profess to love the president. But they’re really fighting about Mitch McConnell.
  44. food fight
    Alabama Ends Exceedingly Short Ban on Pitchers of MargaritasThe state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board reversed it a day after a critical column was published.
  45. Will Trump Jump Into Alabama’s Crazy Senate Primary?He could tap McConnell’s favorite Luther Strange or Hannity’s favorite Mo Brooks. Theocrat Roy Moore’s in the mix, too.
  46. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  47. suspicious sandwich activity
    A Police Officer Found a Bolt in His Arby’s SandwichHe says nobody can make a sandwich “with a bolt that large” unintentionally.
  48. Greg Gianforte’s Election-Eve Self-Sabotage Is One for the History BooksYou have to go back to a disastrous 1962 election-night speech by Alabama’s Jim Folsom to find a parallel to Gianforte’s last-minute self-sabotage.
  49. Alabama’s ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Is Running for SenateAfter a bizarre career, famed theocrat Roy Moore wants to go to D.C.
  50. Alabama Governor Resigns Over Sex Scandal, Pleads Guilty to MisdemeanorsKay Ivey has been sworn in as the second female governor in state history.
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