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The closely watched congressional special election in Georgia is headed to a runoff after no candidate managed to garner 50 percent of the votes Tuesday night. Democrat Jon Ossoff flirted with the possibility of an outright win as results came in, but finished with 48 percent. He will face the top Republican, perennial candidate Karen Handel, in a June 20runoff.
Handel gained notoriety in 2012 when she was tied to a decision that cut off grants to Planned Parenthood from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She was eventually forced to resign.
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced he would not run for re-election in 2018, beginning a battle for the cherished chairmanship of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer insists he didn’t mislead anyone about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier, even though a photo showed it was traveling in the opposite direction.
- All eyes are on the Supreme Court’s newest justice, who could cast the decisive vote in the biggest church-state case in a long time.
- Trump’s call to congratulate Turkey’s president highlights the ethical mess he brought to the White House.
- Another GOP senator is calling for Trump to release his tax returns.
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