Roy Moore and the long leash of conservative Christians in GOP politics


Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore speaks with reporters as he visits the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 31. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The number of conservative Christian pastors, writers and politicians who have gone on  record to denounce Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore appears to be growing by the day. At least five …

Undisclosed deal guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a year for part-time work at charity

Roy Moore appears at a rally in Montgomery, Ala., where he won the Republican nomination to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a …

The Finance 202: Roy Moore debacle endangers GOP’s tax revamp dreams

THE TICKER Former Alabama Chief Justice and Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks Sunday in Birmingham, Ala. (AP / Brynn Anderson) The GOP’s Alabama nightmare poses a growing menace to the party’s tax-cutting dreams.  Five days after The Washington Post’s explosive report detailing four women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Senate candidate Roy …

Labour MP apologises for calling Conservative ‘token ghetto boy’ | Politics

The Labour MP Emma Dent Coad has apologised for referring to a Tory London assembly member as a “token ghetto boy” in a blogpost written before she was elected, after two Conservative MPs called for the whip to be removed. Shaun Bailey, who was then Hammersmith’s Conservative parliamentary candidate, said …

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says kneeling during the anthem is against the law

Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Sept. 25, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, said that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are breaking the law. “It’s against the law, you know …

‘I was innocent’: #MeAt14 sends poignant message amid Roy Moore assault allegations – National

Social media users are sharing photos of themselves at the age of 14 as a reminder that teenagers are too young to consent.The hashtag #MeAt14 began circulating online in response to allegations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore engaged in a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was 32. …

Alabama locals claim US Senate candidate Roy Moore hung out at malls, flirted with teenage girls

US Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore “should step aside.” Mr Ryan says sexual abuse allegations against Moore “are credible.”Speaking to reporters overnight, Mr Ryan joined the growing chorus of Washington Republicans calling on Mr Moore to quit the race after two women stepped …

Is Roy Moore jumping in the swamp? Campaign teams with DC on fundraisers

After chastising the Washington establishment for funneling money to Republican primary opponent Luther Strange, GOP nominee Roy Moore appears to now be seeking some of the same funds. Now in a general election campaign against Democrat Doug Jones, Moore has teamed with the National Republican Senate Committee – which backed …