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Week in politics: Alabama race, Al Franken/Trent Franks resignations, more




Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama.
Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama.
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We’re expecting another whirlwind week in politics this week.

Tomorrow is the long-anticipated special election between Republican candidate Roy Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Moore, of course, has been embroiled in a series of allegations of sexual assaults involving teenagers that date back decades ago. Moore has denied all of the accusations.

Guest host John Rabe speaks with an Alabama reporter about the Moore/Jones race, as well as our political analysts Jack Pitney and John Iadarola for analysis on the special election. We also parse through other political stories, including the resignations of Congressmen Al Franken and Trent Franks, and Megyn Kelly’s morning interview with women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct.

Guests:

John Hammontree, managing producer of Reckon Alabama, the investigative and in-depth reporting unit at AL.com, the news site that covers the state of Alabama; he tweets @johnhammontree

Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets @jpitney

John Iadarola, host and creator of ThinkTank, part of The Young Turks Network; he also serves as a weekly co-host for The Young Turks weekly live show; he tweets @johniadarola