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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., with his wife Kayla Moore, right. A sex scandal has relegated Moore's hard-line positions on LGBT issues to the background in Alabama's turbulent Senate race even as religious activists blame the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism" for his precarious political plight. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brian Kilmeade, Fox Radio, on latest Roy Moore allegations: 'I would kick his head in'

- The Washington Times

Here's a bit that's bound to ratchet all the fiery commentary surrounding Roy Moore even more. During discussion with Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about a woman who alleged Alabama's Moore called her high school to ask her for a date -- at a time when Moore was in his 30s -- Brian Kilmeade, on his Fox News Radio show, went this side of blunt and said: If that were my daughter, I'd kick Moore in the head.

Al Franken and Leeanne Tweeden

Al Franken's days are numbered

- The Washington Times

Sen. Al Franken, who was just outed on a photograph wearing a big smile and groping the chest of a journalist while she slept, is now facing growing calls -- many, from within his own liberal-minded ranks -- to resign. This, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer both agreed to put Franken before the ethics committee fires for review. His days are numbered.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore gets in his car after he speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Roy Moore -- for the good of conservatism, it's time to go

- The Washington Times

America affords each and every citizen the right of due process, the presumption of innocence over guilt, the constitutional right to stand before one's accusers and face the courtroom music. And that includes Roy Moore. But for the good of the Republican Party -- for the good of the conservative cause -- it's time he stepped aside and let another fill his shoes. He simply can't be effective any longer.

Former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question about gun control during an NBC "Today" appearance, Nov. 14, 2017. (Image: NBC, "Today" screenshot)

Roy Moore? How about Joe Biden

- The Washington Times

If Roy Moore has a seedy past when it comes to sexual improprieties with underage and young girls -- at least, allegedly -- and should therefore drop his aspirations for higher political office, then so, too, should Joe Biden.

In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, following their meeting with President Donald Trump inside. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Mark Levin to Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan: 'Resign'

- The Washington Times

Conservative radio star Mark Levin sent a blunt rebuke Republican leadership's way, calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Paul Ryan to step away from their offices and resign. It's not going to happen, of course. But plenty in conservative camps would back that call nevertheless.

U.S. Capitol

Congressional talks on sex harassment boil with hypocrisy

- The Washington Times

Come on, now. A House committee on Capitol Hill is holding a hearing on sexual harassment, to discern what policies, going forward, ought to be implemented to stop sexual harassment? And what's that you say, Lassie -- the Senate side of things just passed a resolution that makes clear members, staff and even interns have to attend training on how to steer clear of sexual harassment?

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., smiles as he questions Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, as they testify during a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on more signs from tech companies of Russian election activity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Jeff Flake: I'll back a Democrat over Roy Moore

- The Washington Times

Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizonan Republican -- the one who recently penned a book that contained sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump and the direction this commander-in-chief was taking the GOP -- said he'd back a Democrat before voting for Roy Moore. Sigh.

Matt Drudge (Associated Press/Brian K. Diggs) ** FILE **

Drudge lets loose on The Washington Post

- The Washington Times

Matt Drudge of Drudge Report fame unleashed on The Washington Post on Twitter, calling out the media outlet for a headline and story that seemed to suggest the popular site was pro-Russia. This is a well-deserved smack-down of The Post.

In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Roger Goodell's 'unseemly,' 'offensive' salary quest

- The Washington Times

Roger Goodell, the much-beleaguered NFL commissioner -- the one who will probably go down as Most Tone Deaf football league chief in history, at least when it comes to respecting fans' wishes -- has reportedly asked for a $49.5 million annual salary for life in his recent contract negotiations. Oh, and a private jet, too. Oh, and lifetime health benefits for his family.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama says it is Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who should step aside. (Associated Press)

Roy Moore to sue The Washington Post

- The Washington Times

Roy Moore, the Republican's nominee in the Alabama fight for the U.S. Senate seat, announced he's going to sue The Washington Post for the series of stories that implicate him in sexual dalliances with underage girls 40 years ago. He said this as political players in his own party were folding like cheap card tables to get him to quit.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talks with reporters in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Mitt Romney blasts Roy Moore as 'unfit for office'

- The Washington Times

Former Massachusetts governor and failed president candidate Mitt Romney took opportunity to weigh in on the whole Roy Moore matter -- the one that finds him ensnarled in a web of allegations of sexual improprieties with underage and young girls -- and call for the former Alabama judge to immediately "step aside" and abandon his Senate aspirations. Maybe. But what's Romney's angle on weighing in?

From left: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (Associated Press)

FBI counterterror chief, reportedly drunk, loses weapon

- The Washington Times

Robert Manson, a supervisor in the FBI's counterterrorism division, got drunk -- allegedly -- during a party with exotic dancers, better known as strippers, at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, went to bed, woke up and found his service weapon missing. This isn't just embarrassing. It's downright dangerous to innocent Americans.

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