Voters Currently Don’t Want Oprah to Run for President

Most voters do not think Oprah Winfrey should run for president in 2020, a new survey shows. But the media mogul would hold a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head 2020... Read More

Bad news for GOP: Mueller probe could collide with midterms

Robert Mueller’s Russia probe isn’t ending any time soon, and that’s bad news for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans already bracing for a possible 2018 Democratic midterm wave. While many Republicans insist the Trump-Russia... Read More

‘Haemorrhaging nurses’: one in 10 quit NHS England each year

One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals. Data published by NHS Digital on Wednesday shows that just under... Read More

Trump ain’t new: America has a long history of racist presidents

by David A. Love Some have called Donald Trump the most racist U.S. president in modern times, if not the most racist president ever, for his crude and highly offensive comments calling Haiti and African... Read More

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand. It was December 2007, a decade... Read More

Nearly half a million UK firms facing ‘significant’ financial distress

Almost half a million UK businesses have started 2018 in significant financial distress, according to insolvency specialists. In its latest “red flag alert”, Begbies Traynor said firms across all UK regions and sectors were feeling... Read More

FBI agents visited Steve Bannon’s home last week to discuss subpoena in Russia probe

FBI agents showed up at Steve Bannon’s Washington home last week intent on serving him with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, according... Read More

Fine, Trump Doesn’t Have Dementia. He’s Just a Moron.

A recent Washington Post story chronicled the rise of Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, who has gained special influence with President Trump. McCarthy’s methods include obsequiousness, attention to detail, and an ability to bring... Read More

Trump’s first-year report card: Voters say he’s no genius

Donald Trump’s quarterly report card is in — and if he were back in school, he’d find himself on academic probation. More voters give Trump a failing grade for his first year as president than... Read More

Broken staircases and spoiled food: Florida health inspectors failed Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s exclusive club in Palm Beach, required emergency repairs in order to pass a November inspection by Florida health inspectors, the Miami Herald reports. On November 8th, the so-called “Winter White House”... Read More

Britons in Netherlands take fight for their EU rights to Dutch court

19, anyone who had UK citizenship before that date should legally retain EU rights including freedom of movement and the right of residence. It is claimed the EU’s treaties are silent on what happens to... Read More

Straight Talk About Trump

by Robert Reich Now that Trump has been president for almost a year, it’s time the media called his behavior for what it is rather than try to normalize it. Here are the six most... Read More

‘The president is a child’: MSNBC’s Joe and Mika rip Republicans for ‘sucking up’ to Trump at Mar-A-Lago

SNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski urged Democrats to stop negotiating with President Donald Trump, and force Republicans to own their mistakes. The president headed back to Washington, D.C., from his Florida resort Mar-A-Lago with... Read More

Medical students urged to volunteer as NHS winter crisis worsens

Medical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis because hospitals are so short-staffed they are struggling to cope with the surge in patients, the Guardian can reveal. Despite their lack of... Read More

The Democrat Trumpworld fears most

In early December, as President Donald Trump’s approval rating reached a new low of 32 percent, the commander-in-chief was rating the 2020 Democratic field from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Vermont Sen.... Read More

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President #Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according... Read More

Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man

President Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) were alone in the presidential suite on Air Force One, flying east toward Washington in early October, when the president reached for a handful of #Starbursts, the... Read More

‘Dehumanizing:’ Pastor denounces Trump’s remarks during service attended by VP Pence |

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. (WUSA9) – During a service attended by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife on Sunday morning, a pastor in Prince George’s County denounced remarks made by President Trump earlier this week.... Read More

Carillion crisis deepens amid scramble to save jobs after firm collapses

Thousands of staff who worked for the collapsed construction firm Carillion inside private sector companies will have their wages stopped on Wednesday unless their jobs are rescued by other firms, the government has said. Experts... Read More

AARP and Key Senators Urge Companies to End Age Bias in Recruiting on Facebook

A ProPublica/New York Times report last month has raised concerns about online job ads discriminating against older workers. by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top members of the... Read More

Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by the Friday deadline. GOP leaders are now turning to a short-term funding measure... Read More

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure

Theresa May has been hit with a double Brexit blow as the EU toughened up its terms for a transition period and Norway privately warned Brussels that giving in to the UK’s demands for a... Read More

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President #Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according... Read More

Trump claims Durbin ‘misrepresented’ immigration comments

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin “totally misrepresented” comments during an Oval Office meeting last week, where sources said Trump used vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa.... Read More

Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals after court order

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (#USCIS) said on Saturday that it has begun allowing young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to renew protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.... Read More

‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

SALT LAKE CITY — A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious... Read More

‘This isn’t Africa’: Racist texts about ‘commoner’ Meghan Markle spark uproar in Britain’s Tea Party

A woman romantically linked to the far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Henry Bolton was suspended from the party after offensive text messages she wrote about Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actor Meghan Markle, were published on the... Read More

Tory Plastic Pollution Plan Falls Short

by CrowdLeaf Last week the UK announced a plan to tackle plastic pollution, sadly it underwhelmed. Which makes it a wasted opportunity with wording on plastic from Theresa May that lifted many hopes, ‘plastic doesn’t... Read More

Ex-sheriff Arpaio bizarrely ties botched Hawaii missile alert to Obama birth certificate

Arizona Senate candidate, former sheriff, and Trump ally Joe Arpaio said he was not surprised Hawaiians received a false missile alert Saturday, and went on to again tout the “birther” conspiracy theory about former President Barack... Read More

Trump row could kill off swift post-Brexit trade deal, says former UK envoy

Donald Trump’s deteriorating relationship with Britain is likely to kill off any lingering cabinet hopes of a swift post-Brexit trade deal with the United States, a former British ambassador to Washington has warned. Sir Nigel... Read More