Stinging from Roy Moore's loss, GOP strategists are focusing on potentially messy primaries next year
Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?
This number suggests a major Democratic wave in 2018
In the aftermath of Roy Moore's stunning Senate election loss in Alabama on Tuesday night, Republicans were quick to note that the circumstances in the state made drawing any conclusions impossible.
Moore releases new video, refuses to concede
Republican Roy Moore released a video following Alabama's US Senate election. He says he will not concede to Democrat Doug Jones.
Opinion: Social media won't win the suburban vote
A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals within the group."
How black voters boosted Doug Jones to a win in Alabama
In the closing days of Alabama's rancorous special US Senate election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, a procession of black politicians and celebrities descended on the state.
Police investigating Russell Simmons amid rape allegation
The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons based on media reports of multiple women coming forward to accuse the music mogul of sexual misconduct, including rape, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said.
'Super Size Me' filmmaker stepping down
Spielberg: Hollywood harassment rampant
Legendary director Steven Spielberg reacts to the barrage of sexual harassment accusations against others in Hollywood. Spielberg explains to CNN why he is shocked, but not surprised.
Charlottesville driver faces murder charge
An Ohio driver accused of plowing into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this summer, killing one woman, now faces a first-degree murder charge.
Report: Trump asked about fate of Fox News in Disney-Fox deal
Sources: McCain looks increasingly frail
Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment.
Australian abuse inquiry: End priest celibacy
A wide-reaching investigation into child abuse across Australia whose revelations shocked the nation has called for sweeping changes to be made, including recommending an end to mandatory celibacy in the Catholic Church.
'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit
Navarro: Stop the mansplaining
CNN political analysts discuss what Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama's special election could mean for the Republican party.
Here's where key senators stand on the tax plan
Republicans have an aggressive schedule for getting their tax plan through Congress, but with a vote on final passage coming as early as Monday, congressional observers are keeping a close eye on a handful of GOP senators who can prevent or pass the legislation.
It's the last day to sign up for Obamacare
'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill
A controversial provision that would have permitted nonprofit groups to enter politics and could have led so-called "dark money" contributions to become tax deductible has been dropped from the GOP tax bill, according to a leading Senate Democrat.
Madeleine Albright: Congress should override Trump's foreign policy powers
The pre-eminence of the legislative branch is perhaps the most distinctive feature of American democracy. If the Constitution was designed to be a firewall against despotism, then Article I, which defines the powers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is its keystone, keeping decisions over spending, taxation, and other major policies close to the people and out of the hands of any single ruler.
Trump nominee struggles to answer basic questions
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump's nominee for district court judge, about his lack of experience trying cases in court.
Rep. Farenthold announces plan to retire
Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold announced he will not seek re-election after several sexual harassment claims have surfaced against him.
DOJ: Release of FBI texts wasn't wrong
Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent a letter to the head of the Justice Department's press shop, quizzing her on how members of the media obtained text messages sent by a former member of the special counsel team on the eve of an appearance by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the committee.
US scrambles to find message on N. Korea
A dispute over North Korea has once again laid bare the apparent rift between the White House and the top US diplomat, leading to behind-the-scenes scrambling this week by aides meant to avoid mixed signals about the world's tensest standoff.
5 things to know today
It's true. Christmas music does turn some people into Grinches. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
Prince Harry and Markle's wedding date set
NFL player: 'I definitely know' I have CTE
A first: 8 planets found around distant star
For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come.
NFLer carted off field after scary play
America's 'ugly' rifle that became most popular
Larry Hyatt had never seen such a frenzy.
Does Christmas music make you a Grinch?
Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small?
Robin Roberts to Omarosa: Bye Felicia
An anchor throws shade at Omarosa and she throws it back. CNN's Jeanne Moos says farewell as Omarosa loses her White House job.
Man leaves $2,000 tip on $17 diner tab
Employees at a diner in Arizona received an early Christmas present in the form of a $2,000 tip a man left on a $17 breakfast tab.
Boy intervenes during sister's wrestling match
A boy runs in to rescue his older sister during a wrestling match. HLN's Melissa Knowles has the story.
Iceland Northern Lights trip, save up to $450
What the end of 'micromanaging the internet' means
Facebook, Netflix and others react
Kimmel calls out FCC chairman: 'Jackhole'
Comedians Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel react to the FCC repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.
Opinion: The FCC is about to create an 'internet for the elite'
Kids find direction by getting their hands dirty
Aaron Valencia was a teenager when his life hit rock bottom.
How he uses soap to save lives
Top 10 CNN Hero Samir Lakhani saw that poor hygiene in rural Cambodia made children there vulnerable to disease. So he started the Eco-Soap Bank which recycles discarded bars of soap from hotels and distributes them to people in need. Watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.
Meet the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2017
Their missions vary greatly: To provide loving homes for orphaned children, feed those in crisis or mend war's psychological wounds.
The week in 29 photos
Take a look at 29 photos of the week from December 8 through December 14.
Beautiful photos capture the energy of Hong Kong
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term "feng shui" as: "A Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it."
Watch 16-year-old find out he got into Harvard
A 16-year-old high school student from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana celebrated with his classmates after opening his acceptance letter to Harvard University.
500-year-old mystery at the Vatican was just solved
A 500-year-old mystery at the Vatican has just been solved. Two paintings by Renaissance master Raphael were discovered during the cleaning and restoration of a room inside the Vatican Museums.
8 coolest futuristic car features
Apple's iMac Pro goes on sale worldwide
Apple has released its most expensive computer: iMac Pro.
What the Disney-Fox deal means for Marvel
The Disney, Fox deal could have huge ramifications in both the streaming world and the film industry.
Get ready for the year of women
Fox News hosts' outrage against Mueller hits the wrong target
Trump is the modern day JFK
Donté Stallworth: Learn from what I did wrong
His name was Mario Reyes. He was a family man with a wife and daughter. He worked nights as a crane operator on a construction site. On the morning of March 14, 2009, he was headed home from work when he was struck and killed by an impaired driver.
How black women saved democracy
Huge mortgage rate drop. May be last chance to refi.
7 surprising triggers of psoriasis
The fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt
Surprise inspections find 'significant issues' in treatment of ICE detainees
Long waits for medical care, possible misuse of solitary confinement and inappropriate treatment of detainees were among problems inspectors found at several US immigrant detention facilities, a government watchdog says.
Paul Ryan 'soul searching,' possible he could leave Congress after 2018 elections
House Speaker Paul Ryan has had soul searching conversations about his future with friends, some of his close friends tell CNN.
US is cutting some military aid to Somalia amid allegations of misuse
The US government is cutting aid to some Somali military units amid allegations of misuse of funds and corruption by the Somali military, a State Department official told CNN on Thursday.
The Senate is now very much in play in 2018
Doug Jones' stunning victory in Alabama on Tuesday night sent a very clear signal heading into the 2018 election: No Republican Senate seat is safe.
Landmark trial finds possible cure for blood disorder
A gene-therapy trial by London researchers has seen remarkable success in finding a long-term cure for hemophilia A.
Opioid fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns
The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especially in the Sahel region, where it is fueling terror groups and providing revenue for them to carry out attacks, UN officials and security experts say.
'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations
ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct.
Salma Hayek recalls Weinstein 'fury' on set
Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of "Frida."
John Stamos to become dad at 54
It's about to be a "Fuller House" for John Stamos.
'Titanic,' 'Goonies' officially national treasures
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress?
Jean-Claude Van Damme gets kicks in new series
Amazon wins the weird-TV Olympics with "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," a surreal flight of comic fancy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, which begins with lots of manic energy and pretty quickly runs out of gas. Think of it as the scripted version of a reality-TV show about a washed-up star, albeit one who secretly gets his kicks as a super-spy.
Anthony Bourdain's best bites
Welcome to Australia's new capital of cool
It was the unlikely setting of a dark basement rock bar named Alfred's Pizzeria that confirmed our suspicions about Perth.
Best cruise ships of the year
Tupac Murder Weapon Was Found, Current Location a Mystery
The handgun used to shoot and kill Tupac Shakur turned up in a Compton backyard -- 19 years ago -- but, mysteriously, no one in law enforcement seems to know where it is today. That bombshell information comes from a police document dug up by…
Ronda Rousey: No Deal with WWE ... Yet
Ronda Rousey and the WWE have been circling each other for months ... but sources close to both sides tell TMZ Sports Ronda has NOT put pen to paper -- not yet, at least. It's no secret that there's serious interest -- Rousey's teased the…
Tomi Lahren Says Don't Count Out Omarosa, Mueller Won't Get Trump
Tomi Lahren thinks Omarosa has nine lives when it comes to President Trump. We got the FOX News contributor at LAX Thursday and she thinks the only thing Omarosa's unceremonious exit proves is it's never a dull moment at…
DJ Khaled's Son Asahd Gets Sippy Cup Service at Bar's Grand Opening
DJ Khaled's famous son is just a 1-year-old, but he's already mastered the art of ordering bottle service ... 'cause yeah ... baby bottles count too! The mega rapper/producer hit up the grand opening of The Hideaway bar Wednesday night in Fort…
Lil Yachty Says Joe Budden-Migos Beef Just Good Fun, No Anger
Lil Yachty's doing his best to downplay the beef he and Migos had brewing Joe Budden -- but it's hard to believe him when they just collab'd on a Budden diss track! We got the "Peek A Boo" rapper at LAX Thursday, and asked if he…
Emil in 'RoboCop' 'Memba Him?!
Paul McCrane played the cop killing Emil Antonowski -- who famously drives into a vat of toxic waste and melts on-screen -- in the 1987 cyborg masterpiece, 'RoboCop.' Guess what he looks like now!
Chauncey Billups: Screw Stats, LeBron Will Never Pass Jordan
LeBron James' stats might end up beatin' Michael Jordan's ... but when it comes to the GOAT debate, Chauncey Billups says it ain't even close. "I think Jordan’s the best, hands down," Billups told TMZ Sports out on Rodeo…
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Brings Beefed-Up Security to Hollywood Theaters
The Force and the force -- LAPD, that is -- will be extra strong in Hollywood for Thursday night's premiere screenings of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." We're told more than 20 extra uniformed officers and frequent neighborhood patrols…
Terry Bradshaw: Antonio Brown Has One HUGE Advantage Over Lynn Swann
Wanna see Terry Bradshaw scramble like he's dodging a linebacker in the pocket?? Just ask him who the better reciever is -- Antonio Brown or Lynn Swann?? That's exactly what happened when talking to TooFab in L.A. Wednesday night ... when one…
Omarosa Back in Washington D.C. and in No Mood to Talk
Omarosa has returned to Washington D.C. and, for once, she's trying to keep a very low profile ... and succeeding! Nearly 48 hours after her exit from the White House ... Omarosa was back inside the Beltway. We spotted her right after she landed at…
Chef Mario Batali Fired from ABC's 'The Chew'
Mario Batali is officially cut from "The Chew" ... for good. ABC completed its review into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the celeb chef -- and says, "While we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving…
Russell Simmons Being Investigated by NYPD Over Rape Allegations (UPDATE)
5:00 PM PT -- "America's Next Top Model" judge Kelly Cutrone is also accusing Simmons of sexual misconduct, telling the New York Post he tried to rape her after they left a party together in 1991 ... but she was able to fight him off and…
Billy Baldwin Says Lindsey Vonn Could Be the Next Kaepernick, Crush Trump at Olympics
Lindsey Vonn says she won't be representing Donald Trump at the Olympics ... but is she gonna let her actions speak louder than words, a la Colin Kaepernick?? Billy Baldwin posed the question at LAX -- telling TMZ Sports Lindsey has…
Russell Simmons Takes Polygraph After Assault Allegations
Russell Simmons hooked himself up to a lie detector, and says the results prove he did NOT sexually assault model Keri Claussen Khalighi. TMZ obtained this image of Simmons taking the polygraph Wednesday in the L.A. area. Russell's camp…
Morgan Spurlock Stepping Down From Production Company
The fallout from Morgan Spurlock's admission to past sexual misconduct has started -- he's stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded ... TMZ has learned. Jeremy Chilnick -- co-founder of the Warrior Poets…
Rampage Jackson to Keaton Jones: World's Gone Soft, Kick Your Bullies' Asses!
If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there's only one way he can get the job done. "I would kick somebody's ass!" Rampage told TMZ Sports. "You fight -- you go down swingin' -- they ain't gonna kill you,…
Ronan Farrow Says America Needed a Wake-Up Call on Sexual Misconduct
Ronan Farrow's whistleblowing article on Harvey Weinstein opened the floodgates of sexual harassment allegations in and out of Hollywood -- and he says it's exactly what America needed. We got Ronan catching a flight out of LAX Thursday and asked…
Hospitalized Kid Asks LeBron to Dunk on Lonzo Ball for Christmas
"Can you dunk on Lonzo for me?" That's the cutest and savagest Christmas wish we've ever heard ... courtesy of a brave kid that LeBron James visited at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday. When Santa Bron stopped in to see Andrew, a young Cavs fan,…
Ex-Dodgers Owner Says Back Off Derek Jeter, 'Gonna Do Great' as MLB Boss
Derek Jeter's haters can take a seat ... 'cause he ain't gonna let the Marlins suck forever -- so says legendary MLB boss Peter O'Malley. O'Malley was the man back when he ran the Dodgers ... so we got him to give DJ a quick job…
Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations are Fair Game for LAPD
Harvey Weinstein accusers are getting the full attention of the LAPD ... even if the alleged sexual misconduct occurred outside the city of L.A. or is outside the statute of limitations ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our sources say the…