Why Trump’s threat to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea is extraordinary — even for him

This post has been updated with the White House’s response. President Trump took to the floor of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and, in his maiden speech there, called the leader of North... Read More

‘Isn’t That the Trump Lawyer?’: A Reporter’s Accidental Scoop

WASHINGTON — I have always thought of overhearing conversations as an underappreciated journalistic tool. When political donors, lobbyists and politicians gather at hotels for meetings and strategy sessions, they often keep out reporters. But they... Read More

Relatives of Parsons Green tube attack suspect voice shock at his arrest

A third man has been arrested in connection with the last week’s attempted bombing of a London Underground train. The 25-year-old was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act at about 7pm at an... Read More

Trump betrays Dreamers

by Brent Budowsky This week President Trump, who recently had trouble unequivocally denouncing white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., told the Dreamers who entered our country at a young age and represent the American idea made... Read More

Moore Campaign Removes Endorsement From Deceased Conservative Leader

Schlafly died on Sept. 5, 2016, at the age of 92, two months before Donald Trump won the presidential election and four months before Republican Jeff Sessions left his Senate seat in order to become... Read More

Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the... Read More

Boris Johnson: I won’t quit over Theresa May’s Brexit speech

Boris Johnson has insisted he will not be resigning from the cabinet over #Brexit but said he hoped the prime minister would avoid hitching the UK too closely to the European Union after its departure.... Read More

John McCain Faces a New Test of His Principles

It looks as if John McCain’s Senate colleagues are going to test him once again. And the health insurance of millions of Americans depends on the outcome. This summer, when his party was trying to... Read More

GOP governors launch ‘news’ site critics call propaganda – ABC News

Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a #media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph... Read More

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about the Trump-Republican Tax Plan

by Robert Reich Have you noticed that there’s no Trump tax plan and no Republican tax plan? All they’ve come up with so far is a bunch of platitudes about how nice it would be... Read More

On the road again….

UK Progressive is taking to the road to examine Trump’s America up close and personal. We’ll return with new articles and updates on Wed. the 20th. The Three Muckrakers podcast returns on Monday the 25th.... Read More

Trump’s Voter-Fraud Commission Heads to New Hampshire

Last week, much of official Washington rejoiced after President Trump made a deal with senior congressional Democrats to forestall a government shutdown, provide aid to hurricane victims, and raise the debt ceiling until December. The... Read More

Manchin Open to Single-Payer Health System

The Senate’s most conservative Democrat said Tuesday Congress should consider adopting a single-payer health-care system, a sign of how fast politics are shifting on what was once seen as a fringe issue on the left.... Read More

Europeans need not apply: evidence mounts of discrimination in UK

The government equalities office is to examine growing evidence that EU nationals in the UK are being illegally prevented from renting or buying properties, getting jobs and booking holidays. Nick Gibb, the equalities minister, said... Read More

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S. by Hannah Dreier Read... Read More

Russia Sought A Broad Reset With Trump, Secret Document Shows

WASHINGTON — In the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, Vladimir Putin dispatched one of his diplomats to the State Department to deliver a bold proposition: the full normalization of relations between the United States... Read More

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.” Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past... Read More

Crapo Not Committed to Banking Hearing on Equifax Breach

Senate Banking Chairman Michael D. Crapo said Tuesday that his staff was investigating the Equifax Inc. data breach, but that he hasn’t decided whether to hold a hearing on the issue and that he wasn’t... Read More

Apple Event Summary: iPhone 8, iPhone X, and More

 Apple just held its first-ever keynote event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new “spaceship” campus, where it introduced a bevy of new products. The headliner at Apple’s event was the new iPhone X.... Read More

Drunk Briton becomes first to swim Hoover Dam

A British fork-lift truck driver on a stag do in Las Vegas is believed to have become the first person to swim across the Hoover Dam and live to tell the tale. Aaron Hughes, from... Read More

Mueller haunts the West Wing – Axios

Steve Bannon provoked lots of chatter for telling Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey may have been the worst mistake in “modern political history.” What’s intriguing is... Read More

Brexit bill: senior Conservatives warn May after vote for second reading

Conservative MPs have warned Theresa May that their support for her government’s Brexit legislation is not unconditional, as they demanded significant changes to the EU withdrawal bill within minutes of backing it. Parliament’s post-midnight vote... Read More

Trump’s Obstruction of Justice

by Robert Reich Steve Bannon recently called Trump’s firing of James Comey the biggest political mistake in modern political history. But it was more than that. It was outright obstruction of justice – another impeachable... Read More

‘He talked through the moment of silence’: Olbermann shames Trump for disrespecting 9/11 victims

Commentator Keith Olbermann unloaded on President Donald Trump over how he conducted himself on the anniversary of the 9/11, pointing out that the bombastic president couldn’t manage to keep his mouth shut during a moment... Read More

One major lesson from the disastrous floods around the world: We’ve been building cities all wrong

When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defense, transportation, flood... Read More

‘Thanks for watching Ted!’: Twitter porn account gleeful after Sen Cruz accidently ‘likes’ NSFW clip

Sen. Ted Cruz (or someone with access to his personal social media account) on Monday took a break from his evangelical Bible-thumping, Princess Bride-quoting pastime to “like” a very NSFW video on Twitter. The 1-minute-and-42-second clip ignited... Read More

How California could jolt the 2020 presidential race

LOS ANGELES — California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state’s primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight... Read More

Schools abandon exclusion of sixth-formers after parents complain

Angry parents are forcing #schools across England to rethink controversial policies used to force pupils out of courses midway through their sixth-form years, after the practice was exposed by the Guardian and declared unlawful by... Read More

Trump review leans toward proposing mini-nuke

The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but could also make the... Read More

Priebus, McGahn Hire Quinn Emanuel In Mueller Probe (Paywall)

Law360, New York (September 10, 2017, 12:16 PM EDT) — Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Donald McGahn have hired Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner William Burck... Read More