Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff will face a runoff election against Republican Karen Handel after failing to win a majority of the vote Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election.
There were 18 candidates vying to replace former GOP congressman Tom Price, who left his seat to became President Donald Trump’s secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, was the lone Democrat in the race.
President Donald Trump had tweeted support for the Republican candidates, while bashing Ossoff as a “super liberal” who “would be a disaster in Congress.”
No Democrat has represented Georgia’s 6th Congressional District since 1978. But Democrats were hopeful that opposition to the president would drive support for their candidate. Ossoff’s campaign received millions in donations as he promised his agenda would be to “make Trump furious.”
Speaking just before the projected results late Tuesday night, Ossoff thanked his supporters and urged Republican opposition forces to “bring it on.”
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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discussed President Donald Trump's bizarre claim that Google "manipulated" millions of votes for Hillary Clinton.
"And there is another conspiracy theory, Jeffrey, that he's on to," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "He took to Twitter today to accuse Google of manipulating votes. He said 'Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!"
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American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.
President Donald Trump is considering retaliating against the tax -- approved July 11 -- with punitive tariffs on French wine imports, prompting an investigation by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).
The so-called GAFA companies appeared at a USTR hearing on possible countermeasures and were unanimous in their complaints, calling the tax a "troubling precedent."
The tax, which Washington considers unfair, adds yet another bone of contention to the transatlantic trade disputes that now also include steel, aluminum, automobiles, aircraft and agriculture.
Fox News promotes conspiracy theory on screen — and downplays terrorism in El Paso
Fox News is promoting another conspiracy theory on the network that purports to be a real news source.
During Monday's episode of "The Five," the lower third of the screen read: "NYT to focus on race after Russian collusion fails."
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