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The Political Junkie Talks GOP Tax Plan and Doug Jones Win

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

Democrat Doug Jones won the red state of Alabama in his senate race against Republican Roy Moore this week.

Moore faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Now both Democrats and Republicans are exploring the implications of the win, including what it means for the divide between Steve Bannon-camp Republicans and Republicans aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the Democrats’ success in Alabama and the Republicans’ compromise on the tax plan that is set to land on President Trump’s desk by Christmas.

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Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.