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Poll boost for Remain campaign | Politics | The Guardian

With less than two months before the in/out referendum, the latest Opinium/Observer poll shows 38% of voters believe the UK economy would fare better inside the EU, against 29% who think it would do better... Read More
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Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions | Culture | The Guardian

The British Museum, the #Royal Academy of Arts, the South Bank Centre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, have long-standing lucrative corporate membership and sponsorship deals with two leading cigarette manufacturers, which are banned from advertising... Read More
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Trump deals Clinton a winning card – The Washington Post

Just ask Mitt Romney, whose “47 percent” remark effectively ended his presidential aspirations. Saying that he wasn’t worried about the 47 percent of people who are on some form of welfare was perceived as exposing a lack... Read More
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The Search for Real Candidates in GOTV-mania

It’s called GOTV or Get Out the Vote. It is classic party machine politics that makes voters think Hutt v England is the only choice, our own Clinton v Trump. Voters see hundreds of signs,... Read More
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Antisemitism row could hit Labour’s poll hopes, says Sadiq Khan | Politics | The Guardian

With only days to go before voters go to the polls across Britain, Sadiq Khan admits that tens of thousands of Jewish voters in the capital may feel unable to back him following incendiary comments... Read More

Rachel Maddow brilliantly skewers Republicans trying to play the ‘non-endorsement’ game

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Bill Maher skewers Trump’s masculinity

Bill Maher skewers Trump’s masculinity

Quote of the segment: “Tell me what is masculine about Donald Trump,” Maher asked his panelists. “I don’t see anything masculine about this guy — the most thin-skinned erratic non-logical whiny person in the world.... Read More

Bad news for Cruz — Trump still leading with Indiana Republicans

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz (R) pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker   For Texas... Read More
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Owners of collapsed Nairobi building ‘had no occupancy permit’ | World news | The Guardian

Details about the residential building emerged a day after its collapse on Friday, after which crowds of onlookers gathered to try to help victims escape from the rubble.   The building did not have an... Read More

Republicans In Competitive Races Have Shunned Trump | FiveThirtyEight

Pence, a plausible presidential contender in 2020, is one of those Republicans with a lot on the line. He considered a presidential bid this year but decided to run for a second term as governor... Read More
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‘We’ve had massacres all week’: Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ceasefire to history | World news | The Guardian

“We have had massacres on a daily basis for six or seven days,” Haji Hasan told the Observer, during an interview in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, 30 miles from the Syrian border.   “They... Read More
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Trump’s war on women

by Brent Budowsky Not content with a recent Gallup poll that found 70 percent of female voters give him a thumbs-down, Donald Trump said Tuesday night that if Hillary Clinton were a man, she would... Read More
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Unchecked pollution and bad food ‘killing thousands in UK’ | Environment | The Guardian

A new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) claims that lax regulation and weak enforcement are failing to hold businesses in check and are tantamount to state-facilitated “social murder”.   The... Read More
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Latinos take US citizenship to stop Donald Trump – AJE News

“I believe in a democratic system and if I’m a citizen, I need to vote, and I want to vote,” said Joaquin Torres, who took citizenship almost as soon as he was allowed to do... Read More
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(#nerdprom aka WHCD is on now!) Barack Obama, the first alt-comedy president – The Washington Post

Obama, who will take the stage at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday to deliver the traditional joke-filled monologue — the eighth and final of his administration — has a comic sensibility... Read More
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Blacklisted workers win compensation from big construction firms | Business | The Guardian

It brings to more than 600 the number of workers who have received compensation from the illegal scheme, which was investigated and closed down by the authorities following an article in the Guardian in 2008.... Read More

George Takei compares Trump fear-mongering to anti-Japanese hysteria during WWII

“Elections have consequences,” Takei told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “When you look beyond the November general election, it’s a whole different America that we’re looking at. I want it to be the kind of America... Read More
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‘Independent’ pharmacist’s letter edited by Boots senior execs | Business | The Guardian

Submitted this week by a self-described “independent pharmacist”, the letter takes issue with the Guardian’s “portrayal of Boots” for doing “damage … to a profession I love”.   In an investigation published earlier this month,... Read More
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‘They are falling apart’: the fate of lone children in Calais’ refugee camp | World news | The Guardian

There is nowhere on site to take a shower, and the wooden shacks and caravans where they live in groups of two or three have no water, so they make their way to a small... Read More
Why is the Racial Wealth Gap Widening? What Should be Done to Reverse It?

Why is the Racial Wealth Gap Widening? What Should be Done to Reverse It?

by Robert Reich Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to have enough savings from income to begin to accumulate wealth – buying a house or investing... Read More

Republican Party’s popularity drops to 24-year low | MSNBC

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW, 4/28/16, 9:01 PM ET Ted Cruz is ‘Lucifer in the flesh’ Republican officials aren’t at all pleased with the prevailing political winds, or the likelihood of Donald Trump becoming the party’s... Read More

Supreme Court declines to block Texas voter ID law

The court denied a request filed by opponents of the law, including individual Texas voters, who say the law is not needed and disproportionately affects older and poorer voters, including minorities, who are less likely... Read More
The Perfect Gift for Your Transgender Hating Conservative ‘Friend’

The Perfect Gift for Your Transgender Hating Conservative ‘Friend’

Since US Conservative republicans worry so much, this is their perfect gift! And they just gave themselves another week of vacation.
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Ep. 69 Purple Reign Ends

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TTM-Ep-69-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TTM-Ep-69-Full-Audio.mp3 Prince is dead. So is the US Republican Party as Pew has a devastating 1/2 yearly poll. We look at UK, Welsh and... Read More
Colbert on Fiorina’s Singing: “It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song”

Colbert on Fiorina’s Singing: “It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song”

We would tend to agree.
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Aleppo airstrikes continue amid renewed violence in Syrian city | World news | The Guardian

The strikes come on the same day as Russian state media said a “regime of silence” agreement in #Syria sponsored by Russia and the US will apply for 24 hours in Damascus and the surrounding... Read More
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McDonald’s Sales Rise with Focus on Core Menu, Not Health

The Premium #McWrap arrived in 2013 as McDonald’s much-hyped, supposedly healthy answer to Subway and Chipotle. It was in that same year, however, that McDonald’s CEO Don Thomson told investors that salads sell poorly, constituting... Read More
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Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards

Here our story crashes into Daniel Doctoroff, the man who gave Hudson Yards its name. He heads a startup company owned by Alphabet that wants to build a futuristic city from scratch.   Hudson Yards was... Read More
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GOP insiders: Trump could hobble party for years | Washington Examiner

The outlook is so bad that a #contested convention to stop the New York businessman is not their biggest worry, they say, even as he gets close to the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure... Read More

The Four Corners Of The GOP (Trump Owns Three Of Them) | FiveThirtyEight

Thus far, the two best predictors of GOP voter preferences have been white socioeconomic status and an area’s partisanship. Trump has performed best among non-Hispanic whites with low socioeconomic status, especially in blue areas. Meanwhile,... Read More