Judge rules Trump can’t block users on Twitter

A federal district court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump can’t block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of... Read More

EU split over exclusion of UK from Galileo after Brexit

Divisions are emerging within the EU over the European commission’s decision to exclude the UK from the bloc’s new satellite navigation system, Galileo. A number of member states are said by sources in Brussels to... Read More

Thinking Beyond Trump: Why We Need a Federal Jobs Guarantee

by Robert Reich We must not forget the economic frustrations that helped fuel Trump’s election.  For too long, too many Americans have faced lousy jobs or no jobs. One answer: A guaranteed job at a... Read More

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson backs players’ right to protest

ATLANTA — Despite the NFL’s approval of a revised policy that requires players on the field to stand during the national anthem, Jets chairman Christopher Johnson told Newsday on Wednesday that his players are free... Read More

‘It’s like a death sentence’: ex-NHS worker billed £4,388 for treatment

When Pauline Pennant, 70, and her 80-year-old husband, Basil, visited London for their nephew’s wedding three years ago, it was supposed to be the happiest occasion. Instead it was the start of an ongoing nightmare.... Read More

Two in Three Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-seven percent of Americans support same-sex marriage — the highest level in Gallup’s trend. In each of the past three annual polls, Gallup has recorded three-percentage point increases among Americans who say... Read More

A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Nunes sued after fundraiser event

In 2015, Alene Anase was asked by her employer Alpha Omega Winery to serve guests as part of a charity cruise on the San Francisco Bay. But what she expected to be a routine shift... Read More

Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

WASHINGTON — After the body of Jesse Lewis, age 6, was recovered from his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his father, Neil Heslin, cradled him for a final time. At the top of Jesse’s... Read More

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s #Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that... Read More

Replacing tower cladding will mean fewer affordable homes in coming years

A £400m fund announced by Theresa May to pay for replacing combustible cladding on up to 158 social housing high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire, means fewer affordable homes will be built in the... Read More

The U.S. Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror, Then Dropped It

After an attack on a former spy, the State Department pondered placing that label on Putin’s government. Instead, the Trump administration continued a longtime U.S. policy of treating Russia as a partner in fighting terrorism... Read More

Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been granted his permanent security clearance, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, ending a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions... Read More

NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

British households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year in tax to help the NHS cope with the demands of an ageing population, according to a new report that highlights the unprecedented financial... Read More

Sterling Brown arrest video released by Milwaukee police

Moments after police body-camera video of his arrest was released Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown said his experience with the city’s police department was “wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody,” and he went on... Read More

Stacey Abrams shreds the usual game plan for Southern Democrats. Will it work?

WASHINGTON — The primary was one thing. Turning Georgia blue will be another. But Stacey Abrams, who became one of her party’s biggest stars overnight by routing her primary opponent Tuesday, is sure to have... Read More

House GOP holds last-ditch immigration talks as showdown looms

House Republican leaders have at least temporarily blunted an internal rebellion to force votes next month on protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation while they negotiate with the GOP renegades on an alternate path forward.... Read More

‘Netflix works with terrorists’: Conservatives go batsh*t threatening to cancel Netflix over deal with Obamas

Some conservatives threatened to drop Netflix on Monday after the cable-cutting service revealed that it had signed a deal with former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. In an announcement on Monday,... Read More

Cancellations and delays as new rail timetables introduced

Widespread cancellations and disruption have accompanied the introduction of new rail timetables, with Northern and Thameslink services particularly badly affected. Many commuters who had altered their normal routines for rescheduled trains arrived at stations on... Read More

Can the LGBTQ community trust Pope Francis?

by Rev. Irene Monroe Once again Pope Francis is rocking the world. “God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to... Read More

Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

#Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The... Read More

Ken Livingstone quits Labour after antisemitism claims

Ken Livingstone has announced that he is resigning from the Labour party, saying the issues around his suspension for alleged antisemitism had become a distraction. The former mayor of London and Labour MP said he... Read More

FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaign

WASHINGTON — In the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, Donald Trump was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russia, would probably try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign, according... Read More

Blankenship to wage third-party bid after losing primary

West Virginia coal baron and former prisoner Don Blankenship announced on Monday that he plans to launch a long-shot third-party Senate bid after finishing a distant third in this month’s Republican primary. Blankenship said he... Read More

Bernie’s army in disarray

Bernie Sanders’ top operatives formed “Our Revolution” after he lost the 2016 primaries to keep his army organized and motivated — and potentially prepare for another presidential run in 2020. But an extensive review of... Read More

Is Kevin McCarthy trying to push Paul Ryan out of the Speaker’s chair?

Top Republicans consider amping up the pressure on Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House before midterm elections. Top Republicans in Congress and the White House have in recent days entertained a... Read More

Roman Abramovich may have to explain source of wealth to get UK visa

Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea #Football Club, could be asked to explain the source of his vast wealth before he is granted a new UK visa. The Russian oligarch’s investor visa application is still... Read More

Trump’s Curious Coalition

by Robert Reich Trump’s strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America’s white working class and the nation’s ownership class. It’s a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don’t respond... Read More

Rating Changes in 19 House Races, All Toward Democrats

In total, 68 GOP-held seats are now rated competitive Despite forecasts of a blue tsunami, it’s still not guaranteed that Democrats will win back the House majority. But the playing field of competitive House races is... Read More

Sites block EU users before GDPR takes effect

With less than a day until the General #Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, a growing number of companies are taking the nuclear option to ensure compliance: blocking all European users from their servers.... Read More

Why the New Times Report on the Gulf Meeting Is Freaking Trump Out

This weekend, the New York Times revealed that, in August 2016, Donald Trump Jr. met in Trump Tower with representatives of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who offered campaign help. It is impossible... Read More