John F. Kelly, the Homeland Security secretary, played down reports of a back channel. The president, meanwhile, resumed using Twitter as a weapon.
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A wealthy candidate overcame a crisis of his own making, winning a closely watched contest a day after he was accused of physically attacking a reporter.
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The treatment of a reporter by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a Montana special election, was either “outrageous” or “totally out of character,” depending on whom you ask.
Had the reporter in Montana been attacked by a Democrat rather than a Republican, he would have been hailed as a victim of liberal rage.
They have been yelled at, exposed to pepper spray, pinned by security and even arrested on the job. Now a reporter has accused a House candidate of assault.