WATCH: Simple question about diversity trips up Sarah Sanders after Omarosa’s departure

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was unable to answer a question related to former Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Reporter Kristen Welker asked during a press briefing on Thursday how many senior... Read More

The Republican Nightmare Is Just Beginning

Washington Republicans have put the fiasco of Alabama’s special election behind them, but their electoral nightmare may just be beginning. Roy Moore’s stunning defeat Tuesday night was met with quiet sighs of relief throughout the... Read More

Major NHS trust turns away A&E patients 13 times in a week

A major NHS hospital trust had to turn patients away from its A&E units 13 times last week – including four times in one day – as the snow left it facing “extremely challenging” conditions.... Read More

The New Jim Crow targets LGBTQ Americans, too

by Rev. Irene Monroe Last week the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”  The case – which has many of us LGBTQ Americans on... Read More

In the Senate, Republicans are paying a price for their extremism

It’s an article of faith among many Democrats that Republicans have somehow escaped the electoral consequences for the increasing extremism of their party. Doug Jones’s narrow victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday night looked, to... Read More

Woman in key No 10 role paid £15,000 less than men for same job

Ministers are not serious about the gender pay gap, equality campaigners have said, after it emerged that the only female Downing Street communications director since 2010 was paid £15,000 less than men for the same... Read More

‘I would have won Alabama’: Trump spreads blame for Moore’s loss

Shortly after Democrat #Doug Jones wrested back one of ­Alabama’s solidly Republican U.S. Senate seats for the first time in more than two decades, President #Trump offered an optimistic and forward-looking assessment on Twitter, congratulating Jones... Read More

Bat-wielding racist caught screaming about ISIS in viral video outed as rich lawyer from influential family

Just a week after video of a man threatening a non-Muslim man with a bat and calling him “ISIS” went viral, the bat-wielding Islamophobe’s identity has been revealed — and his dad is pissed. As... Read More

Omarosa: I saw things in Trump White House ‘I was very uncomfortable with’

Outgoing aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Thursday that she observed things in the White House during her tenure that made her uncomfortable and that upset her. “There were a lot of things that... Read More

Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday dismissed the president’s smear as a misunderstanding because he used similar language about men. Of course, words used about men and women are different. When candidate Trump said a... Read More

Scottish fishermen say EU is taking ‘hardline’ quotas stance pre-Brexit

Scottish fishermen have raised concerns that the EU is adopting a hardline stance over quotas as a prelude to Brexit negotiations. Annual negotiations over fishing quotas – expected to be the penultimate talks the UK... Read More

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

We filed public-records requests with all 50 governors and 22 federal agencies. Here’s what we found. by Leora Smith and Derek Kravitz Amanda Farber still doesn’t know why Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan blocked her from... Read More

The Meaning of Doug Jones’s Upset Victory

by Robert Reich Common sense and decency have prevailed in Alabama. It was a vote not just against sexual abuse but also against racism and against those who would ride roughshod over our democratic institutions.... Read More

5 takeaways from Alabama’s startling special election

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century, and the political earthquake has just begun. A combination of hyper-charged Democratic turnout and depressed... Read More

Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Evidence that Britain’s long jobs boom has come to an end has emerged after official figures showed the number of people in work fell by 56,000 in the three months ending in October. After an... Read More

Trump suffers ‘big black eye’ in Alabama

Doug Jones didn’t just defeat Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race on Tuesday night — he administered the most crushing and embarrassing political blow of President Donald Trump’s young presidency. Jones’ win meant that Trump,... Read More

‘That Is Not the Law… You Don’t Know That?’

Moore spokesman Ted Crockett is skewered in a priceless CNN interview with Jake Tapper.

Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

#CNN)Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual assault. “President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very... Read More

Game that tune: Apple snaps up Shazam for reported $400m

Shazam, which creates “acoustic fingerprints” of music and returns song information and links for smartphone owners to buy or listen the tune, has been downloaded more than 1bn times. The app is already used by... Read More

Op Ed: Strongmen, and the fate of the American Spring…!!

Ahmed Tharwat Following the fall of Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual assaults, the tsunami of sexual harassment, assaults allegations is becoming a fix segment on the daily evening news.   Like Arab Spring, every day... Read More

Nebraska GOP national party official resigns to protest support of Moore

Krist, a former #Republican who is a member of the nonpartisan Legislature, will challenge Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts in next year’s gubernatorial election.   After withdrawing its financial support from Moore when allegations against him... Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Is Pushing His Country To The Brink. Will It Hold Together?

WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia in free fall would make the other crises in the Middle East look puny. The hugely wealthy kingdom is key to U.S. efforts to combat America’s most urgent threats. It has... Read More

Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology. The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will... Read More

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One ‘Tantrum Away’

Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive tantrum away,” this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign. “The threat is real. We have avoided nuclear war... Read More

Six Things to Watch as Tax Overhaul Endgame Nears

A number of sticking points emerged last week as Republican lawmakers began jockeying for their favorite parts of the House and Senate tax plans. Top tax writers from each chamber will formally meet Wednesday at... Read More

Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists

Susan Collins is often called one of the last centrists. She is a classic New England Republican, a senator who mostly votes with her party but is willing to buck it. A couple of weeks... Read More

Ryanair’s Dublin pilots threaten Christmas strike

Ryanair flights to and from Dublin could be disrupted by strikes over Christmas after pilots based in Ireland voted for industrial action. #Europe’s biggest short-haul airline now faces disruption in key European markets following ballots... Read More

Dying Ecosystems

by Robert Hunziker Earth’s ecosystems support all life, though collapsed ecosystems would be like stepping outside of the international space station not wearing a space suit. Pop! Bam! Gone! A recent academic study about signals... Read More

Judge rules transgender people can enlist in military, denying Trump bid to delay deadline

A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s request to delay an order requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, saying the argument for more time seemed based on “vague claims.”... Read More

NHS bosses ‘bloody stupid’ to expect £4bn cash injection

The NHS’s leadership was “bloody stupid” to expect an emergency £4bn cash injection in last month’s budget, the official who until last week ran the service’s financial regulator has said. Ministers will additionally have been... Read More