5 things for December 13: Doug Jones, Trump tweet, North Korea, New York blast, China

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The ruby crimson state of Alabama diverted blue, at the least for one light. Doug Jones stunned the political world, thumping Republican Roy Moore in a special election to become the first Democrat in a generation to be elected to the Senate from the territory. Moore wouldn’t acknowledge the restricted loss and demanded a portray, but Alabama’s secretary of state said a change is highly unlikely.

The result is an absolute game changer for Republicans and President Trump. Most of the GOP has thrown a blind gaze to the quarrels swirling all over the Trump presidency so far, but the working party can’t discount a safe seat in a red territory descending to Dems, especially with the midterms coming up next year. Trump, who rendered Moore his full acceptance, will share the blame for this loss, and many Republican horror the President will be an even bigger drag on them in 2018.

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