Daily Telegraph ‘Brexit mutineers’ front page blamed for threats to MP

Conservative Brexit rebels have attacked rightwing papers for trying to bully them into silence as the government’s EU withdrawal bill continued its passage through parliament. Anna Soubry blamed the Daily Telegraph front page depicting her... Read More

Ron Johnson Opposes Senate Tax Overhaul

Sen. Ron Johnson is opposed to the Senate Republicans’ tax overhaul, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican confirmed Wednesday. “If they can pass it without me, let them,” Johnson told The Wall Street Journal. “I’m not going... Read More

‘Lock Her Up’ Becomes More Than a Slogan

WASHINGTON — President Trump did not need to send a memo or telephone his attorney general to make his desires known. He broadcast them for all the world to see on Twitter. The instruction was... Read More

Paul Ryan says Roy Moore “should step aside”

Speaker #Paul Ryan said Tuesday that GOP Senate candidate #Roy Moore should drop out of the special election race in Alabama. “He should step aside,” the Wisconsin Republican said at a press conference with House... Read More

Trump’s Asia trip was hardly the success he says it was

All things considered, President Trump’s lengthy five-country trip to Asia was not the total fiasco some feared it could be. The president had a chummy swing through Japan and then delivered a well-received speech before the South... Read More

Help make Julian Assange Australia’s US ambassador, WikiLeaks urged Trump Jr

WikiLeaks tried to have Julian Assange installed as the Australian ambassador to the US after Donald Trump’s election, a new leak of private correspondence from inside the Trump circle has revealed. On Tuesday the Atlantic... Read More

Patriotism, Taxes, and Trump

by Robert Reich Selling the Trump-Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That’s because patriotism isn’t mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national... Read More

North Korea crisis: Pyongyang slams Trump, says he deserves death

North Korea gave its version of a diplomatic verdict Wednesday on President Trump’s recent trip to Asia: He’s a coward who deserves to die. Pyongyang’s state media slammed Trump for insulting North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un while on... Read More

Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news

Theresa May has accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media in an extraordinary attack on its attempts to “weaponise information” in order to sow discord in the west. The... Read More

Republicans wade into the dangerous waters of health care again

So how do you make the Republican tax efforts even more difficult? You pair it with re-starting the Obamacare Wars. As NBC’s Benjy Sarlin writes, the Senate GOP’s tax plan now includes a repeal of... Read More

Senate plan would make individual tax breaks temporary while corporate cuts would be permanent

In a bid to make their proposed corporate tax cut permanent and avoid adding to the long-term deficit, Senate leaders are now proposing to have most of the expanded individual benefits offered under their plan... Read More

Zimbabwe’s Army Seizes Control, Detains Mugabe And His Wife

Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday that it has seized control in what is being described as “a bloodless transition” that has apparently pushed aside President Robert Mugabe. The military said he and his family are “safe... Read More

Sessions says he ‘told the truth’ about Russia contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday again revised his account of what he knew about the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russians, acknowledging for the first time that he recalled a meeting where a foreign policy... Read More

One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find

Online ad campaigns created by academics in Britain and the US have targeted millions of people based on psychological traits perceived from a single “like” on Facebook – demonstrating, they say, the effect of “mass... Read More

Hackers Shut Down ProPublica’s Email For a Day. Here’s How to Stop Attacks Like That.

by Julia Angwin In August, my email was attacked. Hate groups overwhelmed my inbox and the inboxes of two of my colleagues, and shut down ProPublica’s email much of the day. (I wrote about this... Read More

Robbing Blue States to Pay Red

Much of the debate over the Republican House and #Senate tax plans has centered on how they will shift income toward the affluent. But there is a second kind of redistribution in the plans —... Read More

Parliament to have ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ vote on final Brexit deal, Davis says

David Davis has promised to introduce legislation to parliament that will allow MPs to vote on the final Brexit deal but the concession was not enough to kill off a potential rebellion from Conservative backbenchers.... Read More

Donald Trump Has Nominated 480 People So Far in His Presidency. 80% of Them Are Men.

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Alex Azar for the role of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. It was, in many ways, a predictable choice. Azar... Read More

Lawmakers, US allies seek assurance that Trump won’t rashly launch nuclear strike – CNNPolitics

(#CNN) A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot... Read More

Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments “To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016”

On Aug. 3 of last year, just as the US presidential election was entering its final, heated phase, the Russian foreign ministry sent nearly $30,000 to its embassy in Washington. The wire transfer, which came... Read More

What If Democrats’ Majority Hinged on a Child Molester?

As it has grown increasingly obvious that Roy Moore spent a good portion of his 30s luring teenage girls into enclosed spaces, Republicans have begun to nervously edge away from their party’s nominee for Alabama... Read More

Trump Approval Rating At Near-Record Low, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Roy Moore Should Drop Out, Voters Say Almost 3-1

American voters disapprove 58 – 35 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing, near his lowest score, a 61 – 33 percent disapproval August 2, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released... Read More

Hidden Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes at Congressional Hearings on Cloud Seeding

by Robert Hunziker OMG! Congress held hearings recently on geo-engineering techniques to stop the evils of global warming. Whew! The irony is absolutely fantastically mind-boggling, a real knee-slapper. Think about the paradox as Dr. James... Read More

Ep. 140: Belief & Hope!

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2017/11/TTM-EP-140-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Democrats stunned the world with a repudiation of ‘Trumpism’ in Virginia and New Jersey and an incredible grassroots campaign effort across the... Read More

GOP faces wrenching call: Running with or away from Trump

Sweeping losses in Tuesday’s elections have exacerbated a growing rift inside the GOP over whether the party’s candidates should embrace President Donald Trump in next year’s midterms — or make a clean break. With Trump’s... Read More

House GOP faces its fears after Virginia election

Virginia’s elections set off a wave of panic inside the House GOP on Tuesday night, increasing worries that the party’s majority is in jeopardy in 2018 and that more incumbents may decide to retire rather... Read More

Speaker stands by ban on Donald Trump addressing parliament

Donald Trump still has not earned the right to address the Houses of Parliament, the Speaker, John Bercow, has said. The Speaker controversially vetoed the idea of the US president speaking in parliament’s Westminster Hall,... Read More

John Kelly needs a history lesson on the Civil War

by Rev. Irene Monroe Boston-born White House chief of staff John Kelly’s recent remark on Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show reopened a divide so deep in this country about slavery that I am reminded... Read More

Senate tax plan would delay corporate tax cut, protect mortgage interest deduction

Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay President Trump’s top business priority and blow up House Republicans’ carefully crafted... Read More

Carwyn Jones may face investigation in wake of Carl Sargeant death

The first minister of #Wales, Carwyn Jones, may face an independent investigation over how he handled allegations of harassment made against the sacked minister Carl Sargeant, who was found dead this week. There have been... Read More