Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for #Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular people below. The ice skaters... Read More

Pfizer fined record £84.2m over NHS overcharging

Before September 2012, Pfizer manufactured and sold phenytoin sodium capsules to UK wholesalers and pharmacies under the brand name Epanutin, and the price was regulated. In September 2012, Pfizer sold the UK distribution rights to... Read More
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A Congresswoman’s Public Forum on How to Survive a Trump Presidency

by Rev. Irene Monroe Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. Just last month, the U.S. House passed Clark’s legislation, The Bringing... Read More
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Hundreds of police in England and Wales accused of sexual abuse

Hundreds of police officers are being accused of sexually abusing victims and suspects in what a senior police watchdog has called “the most serious corruption issue facing the service”.   Forces across England and Wales... Read More

ANALYSIS: Where Are the Loyalists in the Trump Administration?

As President-elect #Donald Trump puts together his White House team and makes his Cabinet picks, he has tapped governors, business executives and retired military officers, but there’s one group largely absent from the his selections... Read More
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Rapid Arctic ice melt sets the stage for economic disaster under Trump

The anti-climate policies embraced by President-elect Donald Trump— coupled with the ever-more stunning news and analyses that keep coming about the polar regions — means trillion-dollar economic impacts from climate change are closer at hand than people... Read More

Senate Democrats Have One Shot At Saving SCOTUS – Will They?

It is now time for Senate Democrats to take their shot at saving this country from fascists assuming the reins of power in January. It can be done, but it will require them to be... Read More
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Chinese firm buys pub where David Cameron and Xi Jinping enjoyed a pint

  “The English pub concept is growing very fast in China and it’s the best way culturally to link people from different countries and build friendships,” Zhang was quoted as saying by the state-run China... Read More

The Al Gore Meeting: Again Trumps Use Transition Process To Try To Make Money | Crooks and Liars

The president-elect and his daughter Ivanka met with Al Gore today: President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with Al Gore — one of the most vocal advocates of fighting climate change. Before the meeting, Trump... Read More
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Chris Grayling unveils plans for fully privatised rail line

The government has unveiled plans for a fully privatised railway line, with track and trains operated by the same company.   A new line linking Oxford and Cambridge will not be developed by Network Rail,... Read More
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UK will have under 18 months to reach deal, says EU Brexit broker

The European commission’s chief Brexit broker has assembled a 30-strong taskforce to negotiate the deal and has so far visited 18 of the 27 remaining member states to hear their views.   “It’s clear that... Read More

Forget “dialogue” with Donald Trump and his supporters: They have empowered hatred and harm

One of my best friends teaches English at a community college located in one of the Rust Belt-like towns along the Connecticut River, where good-paying industrial jobs long ago vanished overseas. Her students are working... Read More
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Ivanka Trump will not save the planet

Gore is a compelling surrogate for climate action, and politicians know that having him as an ally is often a way to boost their own climate credentials. And while details of the Ivanka/Gore Climate Summit... Read More

Ohio interracial couple’s home trashed with swastikas and ‘white power’ slogans painted on it

Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing... Read More
Cooper hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan flub: Obama ‘never spoke to the president of Taiwan’

Cooper hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan flub: Obama ‘never spoke to the president of Taiwan’

Conway responded she’s “pretty sure” President Obama made diplomatic calls as president-elect, adding she “can’t imagine” the press was as outraged as they are presently to Trump.   Referencing Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) tweet insisting... Read More
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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life sentence

Proposals include increasing the maximum sentence for causing death by either dangerous or by careless driving from 14 years to life, and creating a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving, which would... Read More
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Help us Hold Trump, Farage and other RW Crazies’ Feet to the Fire…

You’ve seen the havoc a well funded RW media machine can create. The US Election, Brexit, White Supremacist Alt-Right movement and increased far right nationalism in the UK, USA, France, Austria, Italy and The Netherlands.... Read More
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MP calls for inquiry into José Mourinho tax avoidance allegations

Lopez Milla of the Spanish parliament’s tax committee had called for the case to be reopened to “investigate whether Mourinho has committed the criminal offence of tax fraud”.   Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is... Read More
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Huge Antarctica Glacier in Serious Trouble

by Robert Hunziker The global warming crisis seems to get worse and worse, faster and faster. Now, Antarctica is in the spotlight with brand-new shocking research of a spine-chilling development. The whole of Antarctica, if... Read More
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Top Tories: hard Brexit stance could lose us next election

“The Conservative party needs to be alert that there is a moderate core of Conservative voters, who voted Remain, and who want to hear the Conservative government speaking above the noise of the Brexiters,” they... Read More

Minnesota woman with rare illness develops allergies to everything — including her husband

The husband and #wife are unable to see each other, not even to trade a simple hug. If Watkins is triggered by an allergy, she can go into anaphylactic shock and has already been hospitalized... Read More
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Trump’s Conflict of Interest Gets Twitter Response From Government Watchdog

The federal ethics watchdog isn’t the kind of agency that typically airs its positions on Twitter — let alone in a snarky tone, with exclamation points.   But it’s been an all-around weird day at... Read More

Trump fumes over SNL portrayal of his Twitter habits: ‘Unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny’

Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science... Read More
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Football abuse scandal grows with 55 clubs now involved

Chelsea, currently top of the Premier League, were forced to issue a statement following claims that the club insisted on a confidentiality clause in a settlement with an ex-player who said he had been sexually... Read More
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Petraeus’s Sunday Hail Mary

David Petraeus’s performance on a Sunday talk show is shaping up as a high-stakes test of how he’d handle mounting concerns about his prospective nomination to be secretary of state, according to four people with... Read More
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Sick children moved as NHS intensive care units run out of beds

Dr Damian Roland, a consultant in paediatrics at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust, said that his unit was full on Saturday morning, and expressed his frustration at the lack of resources, although he appealed... Read More
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Ellison, Kerry to DNC?

by Brent Budowsky Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), to his credit, surprised the political establishment and endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Schumer’s move suggests that... Read More
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Boris Johnson plays down prospect of EU payments after Brexit

“There are pressures around the world, people who want to pull up the drawbridge and we have got to fight against them and that is the way to global growth,” he said.   He said... Read More
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Trump May Pick Longest Serving U.S. Governor as China Ambassador

“I am not ruling anything out,” Branstad said on Nov. 19 at an annual fundraiser, the Des Moines Register reported. “But you know my focus has always been here on #Iowa and I want to... Read More
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Trump is surrounding himself with generals. That’s dangerous.

Trump was often dismissive of military leaders during his campaign. He boasted that he knew more than the generals did about fighting the Islamic State. He repeatedly criticized them for broadcasting their attack strategies before... Read More