Written by DML
Good morning. Thursday is shaping up to be a big day for news. DML News will be covering all the biggest stories throughout the day, plus providing updates on stories we’ve been tracking throughout the week.
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HERE ARE THE STORIES I AM WATCHING:
1. In an interview, Hillary Clinton dismisses the possibility of a special counsel being appointed to investigate her role in the Russia-Obama-era Uranium One deal, calling the potential move an “abuse of power” and “politicization of the Justice Department.” … This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts,” Clinton told Mother Jones. “It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up in order to avoid attention being directed at them. … I’m not concerned because I know that there is no basis to it.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate requests by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, still leaving the door open for an appointment of a special counsel. However, he told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that such an appointment was not imminent. MORE TO COME.
2. Moore sees GOP as a huge hurdle… With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict — not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.
The divide between the state and national GOP reached new depths late Wednesday as more allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Moore, an outspoken Christian conservative. Already, the Republican National Committee, the Senate GOP campaign committee and the Party’s leading voices in Congress have called on the 70-year-old former judge to quit the race. READ MORE
3. Congress poised for a major test on tax legislation…The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress was approaching a major test on Thursday of its ability to overhaul the federal tax code, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on the sweeping tax legislation.
Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to take up their own bill to cut tax rates on corporations, small businesses and individuals after an 11:30 a.m. meeting with President Donald Trump, who wants to sign a tax reform package into law before the year’s end. House leaders say they are optimistic about mustering the votes to approve the bill. READ MORE
4. Cop shot… A Baltimore homicide detective is in “grave condition” after he was shot in the head on Wednesday, launching a dragnet for the “cold, callous killer.”
The unidentified police officer, an 18-year veteran of the force, was shot around 4:30 p.m. by a man who approached him while engaging in “suspicious behavior,” according to Fox 45 Baltimore. The shooting happened in a troubled area of Baltimore that is grappling with high crime rates.
The officer is on life support in the intensive care unit. Little is known about the officer, but Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he has a wife and two children. Federal agencies were offering a $60,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest. READ MORE
5. Congress paid out $15 million in settlements…. Although we do not rely on CNN as a resource, there is an interesting story coming out of the troubled news network Thursday about the sexual harassment claims that have been paid out in Congress. Where did the money come from, and why haven’t we heard more about it? DETAILS FROM CNN