Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Monday that the Senate Intelligence Committee was capable of investigating Russian hacking intended to influence the U.S. presidential election, saying he wanted to follow “the regular order” of congressional review rather than convene a special committee.

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UPDATE 12/12/16: In a statement, Lisa Feirstein (formerly Henning) said she "regretted" these allegations about her ex-husband and praised his character.

"Andy is one of the finest men I have ever known. Many years ago I impulsively filed for divorce and was counseled to file allegations that I regretted and subsequently withdrew over thirty years ago. Andy is a wonderful father, a great person, and was a good husband.” Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, was accused of domestic abuse by his first wife three decades ago, the Riverfront Times reported Thursday.

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