And there is it. Obstruction of Justice. An impeachable offence.

Trump attacked the free press, and he got exactly what he deserved

The president has the greatest self-pity. The best! “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Donald Trump said this week as he heard the... Read More

The Kennedys vs. Trump

by Brent Budowsky Lets interrupt our discussions of obstruction of justice and standards for impeachment to consider some uplifting news for Democrats and Americans. I enthusiastically support the candidacy of Christopher Kennedy, son of Robert... Read More
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Theresa May under pressure over ‘dementia tax’ social care shakeup

Theresa May is coming under pressure to drop or water down her controversial shakeup of social care that has been branded a “dementia tax”, amid warnings that it is unfair and could deter older people... Read More

Here comes the GOP bloodbath

Unfortunately, while I was wrong about my first concern, I am increasingly worried about the latter two. Trump’s evangelical Christian supporters often told me that whether we liked Trump or not, we needed him to... Read More
CNN’s Tapper: White House leaks appear to be coming from staffers ‘concerned about Trump’s fitness’

CNN’s Tapper: White House leaks appear to be coming from staffers ‘concerned about Trump’s fitness’

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday placed the blame for the state of Donald Trump’s administration squarely on the president’s shoulders, noting the historic number of leaks coming from the White House are spurred, in part,... Read More

Melania Trump wants Sean Spicer gone after president returns from overseas trip: report

In a profile on the reading habits of First Lady Melania Trump it is revealed that wife of President Donald Trump maintains a strict eye on how her husband is portrayed in the media and... Read More
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In hometown of Allendale, James Comey is no ‘nut job,’ but principled career man

Hometowns speak to us in unique ways. In the case of the recently fired FBI director, James Comey, the portrait that emerged in conversations in the streets and taverns of Allendale, the northern Bergen County... Read More
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Jamie Oliver condemns Theresa May for scrapping free lunches

The celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner, Jamie Oliver, has attacked the Conservatives over their plans to end free lunches for some of the youngest primary school children. Oliver said the “short-sighted” move would prove... Read More
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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane

THE SENATE last week delivered a surprise victory for environmentalists. Three Republicans joined with several energy-state Democrats to slow the Trump era’s wave of deregulation, preventing Congress from killing one of the Obama administration’s most... Read More

Europe’s View of Trump

by Robert Reich European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary. I spent much of the past week speaking with officials and cabinet ministers in Europe. All they wanted... Read More
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Julian Assange defiant after Swedes drop investigation: ‘The war has just begun’ | Media | The Guardian

Julian Assange has declared that “the proper war is just commencing” after Swedish prosecutors unexpectedly dropped their investigation into an allegation of rape against him, ending a torturous seven-year extradition battle that nevertheless leaves significant... Read More

You Should Be Using Opera Instead Of Chrome, And Other Facts – Digg

It’s difficult to tear yourself away from Google. Even if you don’t use an Android phone, there’s a good chance you use Google search, Gmail, Google Docs and the like. And also Chrome. And if... Read More

Trump turmoil is spreading far beyond Washington to state and local races

As a cascade of controversies consumes the White House, anxiety is rising among #Republicans well beyond the Beltway that President Trump’s troubles could take a severe toll on the party heading into next year’s midterm... Read More

Exasperated Trump WH staff admit his special resilience

As the the bombshell headlines flew with Air Force One en route Saudi Arabia yesterday, a top outsider adviser to the West Wing emailed me: “The drips are filling the bucket.” And a top official... Read More

Paul Krugman: Republicans don’t give a damn about the country or its Constitution

Last week, Donald Trump unceremoniously axed his FBI director amidst an active investigation into his administration’s alleged ties to Russia. On Tuesday, we learned of the existence of at least one internal memo detailing the president’s attempts... Read More

The Corner – Trump’s Berating of Comey for the Consumption of Our Enemies

I admit to being slack-jawed over the New York Times report that President Trump smeared former FBI director James Comey in a conversation with representatives of Russia’s murderous, anti-American regime. The account, based on notes... Read More
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New Mail Campaign Highlights AHCA Impact on Older Voters

Older voters in two GOP districts are the targets of a new direct mail campaign highlighting higher costs for seniors under the GOP health care bill. The liberal advocacy group Save My Care is launching... Read More
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First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

(CNN) Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump... Read More
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Early-Stage Antarctica Death Rattle Sparks NY Times Journalists Trip

by Robert Hunziker As NY Times journalists fly to Antarctica with scientists to examine cascading ice sheets, it’s worth looking into their level of curiosity because that’s not a normal occurrence. After all, who can... Read More
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Cambridge mayor’s call to action

by Rev. Irene Monroe The city of Cambridge (MA, USA) is a stormy hotbed of politics and social issues, and no person has weathered its vicissitudes better than Mayor E. Denise Simmons. On May 11,... Read More

Trump Jr. scrambles to control damage after appearing to confirm contents of Comey memo

Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday sent out a tweet that seemed to confirm the contents of former FBI Director James Comey’s memo claiming that President Donald Trump had asked Comey to stop investigating former National... Read More

The Law Can’t Stop Trump. Only Impeachment Can.

Shortly after the Washington Post’s devastating report that President Trump “revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador” and “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State,” Republicans in Congress... Read More
Watch Joy Reid connect the dots showing Pence is up to his neck in Trump’s Flynn scandal

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According to MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid, if President Donald Trump is impeached for his scandal tsunami and cover-ups, Vice President Mike Pence should be forced out along with him. “There is a consciousness of guilt... Read More
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Comey effect: House GOP “shellshocked” behind closed doors – Axios

In the House Republicans’ conference meeting on Capitol Hill this morning, the mood among members was subdued and somewhat anxious. One source described members as “shellshocked.” #Paul Ryan sought to project steadiness amid an avalanche... Read More
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Ep 117: ‘I Shot the Sheriff’

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TTM-EP-117-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TTM-EP-117-Full-Audio.mp3 45’s firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to reverberate across Washington and the world as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert... Read More
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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

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Trump Gave Russians Secrets News Orgs Are Being Asked To Withhold

Some of the intelligence President Trump provided to Russian officials is so secret that American news organizations are still being asked not to report it, two U.S. officials told NBC News. The requests by U.S.... Read More
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Special counsel appointed in Russia probe

Washington (#CNN) The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump campaign associates... Read More

The guy who predicted Comey’s memos thinks Comey may be trying to take down Trump

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Poor Donald… his USCG Commencement Speech Pity Party Falls Flat

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