Trump’s voter intimidation squads could face a year in prison

The real-estate-developer-turned-white-nationalist speaks in thinly veiled code. He never quite tells his followers explicitly which neighborhoods they should target, or how aggressively they should “watch” voters. “I hear too many stories about Pennsylvania,” Trump warns.... Read More

Apple growers explain how rising temperatures wreak havoc on their orchards

It’s October, and that means crisp air, apple-picking and World Food Day, a United Nations-sponsored day of action against global hunger. This year’s theme? Climate change.   When we talk about climate and food, our... Read More

John McCain: Republicans will block “any Supreme Court nominee” of Hillary Clinton

In a Monday interview, the senator from Arizona said that Republican nominee Donald Trump is not necessarily a better candidate than Hillary Clinton when it comes to appointing #Supreme Court justices, promising that Republicans wouldn’t approve any Clinton nominee to... Read More

Brexit united Tory and Labour losers. Now all they need is a battle plan

Perversely Ukip, which played a significant role in the former prime minister’s political demise, looks bereft, suffering the loss of a treasured enemy. Nigel Farage’s career tracked the rise and fall of the Notting Hill... Read More

Donald Trump Is on a Presidential Death March We’ve Never Seen Before

This is the part of a losing campaign that exposes the true character of all those involved. So it should come as no shock that Donald Trump and his staff are failing this test in... Read More

Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder’s internet over interference in US election

Ecuador has confirmed that it has temporarily cut off internet access in its embassy in London to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, over fears that he was using it to interfere... Read More

Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, and the Crisis of American Capitalism

by Robert Reich Hillary Clinton won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely). Another will be Paul Ryan, who will rule the... Read More

Article 50 legal case ‘is attempt to reverse Brexit’, court told

Legal challengers attempting to give parliament the authority to trigger Brexit have a wider aim of trying to invalidate the referendum result, the attorney general, Jeremy Wright QC, has told the high court.   Opening... Read More

Donald Trump Might Not Be Running for President

In June, Sarah Ellison reported, “according to several people briefed on the discussions,” #Donald Trump was exploring “the possibility of launching a ‘mini-media conglomerate’” after the election. Ellison reported that Trump had put the project... Read More

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

The transparency activist has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations.   There was no way to immediately verify if he had been knocked offline, and... Read More

Men Are Treating 2016 As A ‘Normal’ Election; Women Aren’t

We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelming share of women... Read More

Trump Hurt by Misconduct Claims as Clinton Lead Widens

The latest Monmouth University Poll  finds more than 6-in-10 voters believe claims of unwanted sexual advances by Trump are likely to be true.  Voters differ on whether language used by Trump in an Access Hollywood... Read More

Comparing The Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Foundations

The Clinton Foundation and the Trump Foundation have similar-sounding names. And they’ve both become political targets in this election cycle. Beyond that, charities experts say, they have remarkably little in common. But the differences between... Read More
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Paul Ryan Rejects Donald Trump’s Claims of ‘Rigged’ Election

Speaker of the House #Paul Ryan issued a rebuke of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump Saturday, criticizing comments that question the validity of the electoral process.   In a statement, a spokesperson for the highest-ranking... Read More

Trump says SNL parody is evidence of ‘rigged’ election

Part of Trump’s case is that the media is allegedly rigging the election for Hillary Clinton. Trump argues the media concocted the 10 (and counting) sexual assault accusations brought against him since a tape of... Read More
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As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan

After two tumultuous weeks focused on Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, Clinton is ahead in nearly all of the key battleground states where her campaign has directed the most resources, according to many recent polls.... Read More

Trump’s claim that polling places are ‘rigged’ is unsubstantiated and dangerous

He’s hinted at it before, but on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump came right out and said it — he thinks polling places are “rigged.” The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing... Read More

Brexit debate in parliament would give game away to Brussels, says minister

The international development secretary, who was a prominent leave campaigner and is said to be among the ministers on Theresa May’s Brexit committee, said a debate in the House of Commons over the terms of... Read More
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Ep. 90 Donald’s Titanic Waterloo Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Trump in his own mind thinks he is winning, but the rest of the world knows otherwise. Last night he threatened the very... Read More

An unshackled Trump. An unmoored campaign lurching to the finish line. – The Washington Post

Donald Trump is not really running a campaign for president anymore. Instead, he is involved in an extended revenge plot or is simply following the politics of grievance to a natural, unseemly end.   Trump,... Read More

Four in 10 British homes not up to standard, says Shelter

A new standard for housing designed to be the equivalent of the living wage has been launched by the charity Shelter – and it said four out of 10 homes in Britain were failing to... Read More

Op Ed: Bumper Sticker Reply – For God’s Sake

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall I was parked in a Giant Food Store parking lot in Baltimore. As I was preparing to leave, a well-worn contractor’s truck pulled next to me.  As I walked... Read More

MEP Steven Woolfe quits UKIP

A UKIP MEP who spent three nights in hospital after a row with a party colleague is quitting the party, saying it is in a “death spiral”.   Steven Woolfe, who had been running to... Read More

Why Trump’s in Trouble: He’s Underperforming Romney in 2012

Our latest national NBC/WSJ poll is bad news for Donald Trump’s prospects three weeks out until Election Day, and the problem for him runs deeper than the headline result showing Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by... Read More

Giuliani: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that Democrats are more likely to promote voter fraud than Republicans, citing elections in the cities of Chicago and Philadelphia as examples.   “I’ve found very few... Read More

Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton Used Drugs in Debate

Republican presidential nominee #Donald Trump fired off his latest salvo against Democratic rival Saturday, suggesting Hillary Clinton was under the influence of drugs during the last debate.   Offered without evidence during a campaign rally... Read More

Poll: Clinton Maintains 50-Point Lead Among Latinos

Hillary Clinton is maintaining a 50-point lead over Donald Trump among Latino voters heading into the final weeks of the presidential election, and more Latinos now say they they’re very interested in the November contest,... Read More

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, was trending on social media Friday, after it was declared dead this week in a symbolic obituary presumably meant to increase awareness.   The obituary published... Read More

Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods

NEW BERN, N.C. – A filthy brown sea, a slurry of mud, debris, chemicals and waste, has overtaken miles of rural counties in North Carolina. Against the drab water, the shiny metal roofs of hog houses... Read More

No 10 plays down cabinet differences over Brexit

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has angered more pro-Brexit cabinet colleagues with his concerns over plans to swiftly restrict immigration from the EU, warning this could harm the economy, according to reports.   In a sign... Read More