Cochran still out of commission because of health woes

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will not return to Washington on Monday as planned due to continued health problems — denying Senate Republicans a reliable vote as they take up a must-pass budget later this week.... Read More

Brexit: Tory ‘civil war’ intensifies over changes to EU Withdrawal Bill

Theresa May has postponed next week’s crucial debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill after rebellious pro-European MPs demanded hundreds of amendments. MPs were to start scrutinising the Bill in a session lasting up to eight... Read More

Cruz warns GOP could face ‘Watergate-level blowout’ in midterms if it fails on taxes, health-care

NEW YORK — Wealthy conservative donors and influential Republican lawmakers say they increasingly fear a historic backlash at the ballot box next year if the GOP effort to pass a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s... Read More

Children’s tsar savages NHS over paucity of mental healthcare

The children’s commissioner has launched a savage attack on the head of the NHS, accusing him of denigrating research that shows an “unacceptable” lack of children’s mental health provision. In a highly unusual move, Anne... Read More

Op Ed: Kneeling Protocol – ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall KNEELING – Man’s Oldest Ceremony The history of kneeling goes back long before written history. We know of verbal accounts from Mesopotamia, clear back to 3000 BC and hieroglyphics... Read More

Trump healthcare move threatens sharply higher premiums and market chaos

President Trump’s move late Thursday to cut off critical federal payments to insurers sent shock waves through the healthcare system Friday, threatening widespread disruption to markets nationwide and igniting new legal and political battles over... Read More

Chairman Xi crushes dissent but poor believe he’s making China great

Like most residents of the sun-kissed fishing village of Tanmen, Huang Jie will never forget the day China’s “chairman of everything” came to town. It was the afternoon of 8 April 2013 – just a... Read More

School district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list; ‘makes people uncomfortable’

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice... Read More

Manafort Had $60 Million Relationship With a Russian Oligarch

LONDON — Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported. An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed... Read More

Ep 136: ‘One Down, One To Go’

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TTM-EP-136-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUS movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was unceremoniously dumped by two boards as a parade of women came forward and complained they were assaulted... Read More

Watching Harvey Weinstein Fall, Trump’s Accusers Feel Frustrated

For all the women who have cheered as accusations against the producer Harvey Weinstein force a public conversation about sexual misconduct, one small group of women has watched with frustration. They are some of the... Read More

Trump governs by disruption — and overloads all the circuits

Nine months into his first term, President Trump is perfecting a style of leadership commensurate with his campaign promise to disrupt business as usual in Washington. Call it governing by cattle prod. It is a... Read More

PM’s former security adviser warns of Brexit defence cuts

Britain’s plans for a new defence armoury of jet fighters, attack helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft risk being derailed by the economic fallout from Brexit, Theresa May’s former security chief has warned. Mark Lyall Grant,... Read More

Trillion-Ton Icebergs and Record Stock Prices

by Robert Hunziker The strange happenstance of record-breaking stock markets and record-breaking icebergs is something to behold and wonder, what the hell is going on in the world? Is there a relationship between high stock... Read More

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy over sexual assault allegations

The disgraced #film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in an unprecedented move after a special meeting held in Los Angeles on Saturday morning. “We do... Read More

Bannon promises ‘season of war’ against McConnell, GOP establishment

Steve Bannon taunted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday and vowed to challenge any Senate Republican who doesn’t publicly condemn attacks on President Donald Trump. “Yeah, Mitch, the donors are not happy. They’ve all... Read More

Hinkley nuclear site radioactive mud to be dumped near Cardiff

More than 300,000 tonnes of “radioactive” mud, some of it the toxic byproduct of Britain’s atomic weapons programme, will be dredged to make way for England’s newest nuclear power station and dumped in the Severn... Read More

House: Ratings Changes in 12 Districts as Democrats Gain Momentum

President Trump and GOP control of Congress have sparked a 2018 Democratic candidate bonanza. Don’t call it “recruitment:” for the most part, these aspirants decided to take the plunge on their own. Many are political... Read More

MSNBC’s Mika disgusted by GOP lawmaker’s refusal to comment on Trump’s fitness for office

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was visibly disgusted by a Republican lawmaker’s refusal to say whether he believed President Donald Trump was unfit for office. GOP lawmakers shied away from TV appearances after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)... Read More

White House no longer supports Stonewall National Monument under Trump and refuses to attend dedication

Last year, President Barack Obama designated a National Stonewall Monument to commemorate the uprising in New York City and the LGBT community that fought back for equality. Less than a year later, President Donald Trump’s... Read More

For Trump, the Reality Show Has Never Ended

WASHINGTON — Over the weekend, President Trump was accused by a Republican senator of running the White House like a “reality show.” In the 48 hours that followed, this is how the president rebutted the... Read More

Why We Need Sanctuary States

by Robert Reich California lawmakers have just passed “sanctuary state” legislation – the first state since Oregon, which 30 years ago passed a law preventing state agencies from targeting undocumented immigrants solely because of their... Read More

Trump unleashes himself from would-be handlers, lashing out mornings, nights and weekends

When President Trump agreed last month with Democrats to strike a deal granting legal status to so-called Dreamers brought to this country illegally as children, his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, was all for... Read More

Home Office treated couple living legally in UK ‘like criminals’

A Spanish woman who has lived in the UK for 15 years has accused the Home Office of treating her family like criminals after her American husband and the father of her three children applied... Read More

Trump suggests challenging NBC’s broadcast license

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that NBC’s broadcast license should be pulled as punishment after NBC News published a report stating that the president sought a dramatic increase in the nation’s nuclear arsenal. “Fake... Read More

For Republicans, ‘Failure Is Not an Option’ on Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON — Republicans are staggering, knocked off kilter by internecine conflict between President Trump and his own party in Congress. Incumbents are under aggressive challenge from conservative activists. Frustrated veteran lawmakers are bailing out. Given... Read More

‘We f*cking hate Trump’: Watch Eminem’s epic freestyle takedown of the president

https://youtu.be/LunHybOKIjU Rapper Eminem dropped a harsh critique of Donald Trump at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, taking aim at the “orange” president for his sluggish handling of the crisis in Puerto Rico, his... Read More

MSNBC’s Katy Tur reveals the simple tactic she used to manipulate Trump

MSNBC anchor Katy Tur explained how she would flatter President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign to be able to ask important follow up questions. Tur was the NBC News reporter embedded with the Trump... Read More

Ofgem extends energy price cap to 1m more vulnerable customers

The electricity and gas bills of 1m more households will be capped this winter after the energy regulator, Ofgem, extended a price cap for vulnerable customers. The move is an interim step towards Theresa May’s... Read More

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously

by Rev. Irene Monroe 2017 is a year of open but not new revelations about Whitney Houston. Five years ago, on Feb. 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton... Read More