PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's moderate U.S. senator says she doesn't think the timetable for tax reform should be delayed by the results of the Alabama special election. House and Senate Republican leaders reached an agreement about sweeping tax reform on Wednesday. They will likely need the support of Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins to pass the package.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Black women showed up for Democrats in this week's Senate election in Alabama. Almost all of them voted for Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. Those same women now wonder whether the Democratic Party will return the favor by sharing some of the party's political power, handing over places at the negotiating table and pushing legislation that speaks to their unique issues.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - A Georgia man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 20 in Alabama's Talladega County. Al.com reports 36-year-old Jordan Michael Toddings, of Warner Robbins, was traveling west on Interstate 20 when the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup he was driving left the roadway, struck an embankment, collided with a guardrail and overturned multiple times. Alabama state troopers say Toddings died at the scene Tuesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The White House says it's past time for Republican Roy Moore to concede he lost the Alabama Senate race. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders notes that President Donald Trump has already called Democrat Doug Jones to congratulate him on his victory and to express a willingness to work with him in Washington.
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