Immigrant entrepreneurs on the rise – May. 7, 2012

Immigrants created 28% of all new firms last year. They were also twice as likely to start a new business when compared to those born in the United States.   It’s a notable shift. Nearly... Read More

La Niña Climate Pattern to Follow El Niño and Change Weather

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s counterparts in other countries around the world will likely announce the same finding in their coming El Niño reports. Reports published earlier this month by the U.S. National Oceanic and... Read More

Major Court Ruling Restores Early Voting Days In Ohio | ThinkProgress

Judge Michael Watson sided with the Ohio Democratic Party, which had sued the state for sharply curtailing the number of early voting days. Since President Obama won reelection in 2012, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers and Secretary... Read More

Marks and Spencer’s shares tank after warning by new boss Steve Rowe | Business | London Evening Standard

The company slumped 8% or 34.9p at 409.9p — wiping £500 million off the chain’s value in its biggest slump since 2009 — as Rowe said the difficult trading conditions, alongside efforts to offer permanently... Read More

Obama tries to reassure Asians terrified by Trump: ‘Things are going to be okay — I promise’

“I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say, ‘What a mess’,” Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon.   “But usually we... Read More
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What if Turks talked about Britons the way Vote Leave talks about Turkey? | Liz Cookman

While #Turkey has had more than its fair share of troubles of late, much of the ire from leave campaigners has been pointed directly at the Turkish people. All of Turkey’s 76 million population –... Read More
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United Methodist Church’s inhospitality toward its LGBTQs

by Rev. Irene Monroe At General Conference this month in Portland the  struggle to move the church’s moral compass against its anti-LGBTQ policies was courageously demonstrated when over 100 United Methodist Church(UMC) ministers and faith leaders came... Read More
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Philip Green ‘refused to put more than £10m a year’ in BHS pensions scheme

Downes was giving evidence on Wednesday during the latest stage of an investigation by MPs into the demise of the department store chain. MPs also heard from the existing chairman of the trustees, Chris Martin,... Read More

From disrupter to disrupted: Apple could be next

Earlier this year Apple reported its first year-on-year decline in sales of smartphones. This was caused by a number of factors, including the continued ascendance of Samsung (which passed Apple’s smartphone sales in 2010) and... Read More
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France Strikes Paralyze Nation As Anger Over Labor Law Rises

At 28, Godefroy Guibert has only just begun his working life, teaching high school economics to teenagers barely a decade younger than himself. Yet despite having a long career ahead of him, the tall, bearded... Read More

Seth Meyers: GOP lawmakers ‘act like dicks just to see what sort of lame sh*t Democrats will pull’

https://youtu.be/akr5E44b7Ks Seth Meyers took a closer look at Congressional dysfunction Tuesday on “Late Night,” where he pinned much of the blame on obstructionist GOP majorities in both the House and Senate.   Senate Democrats held... Read More
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Ep. 72 Thank GOD for Purdah!

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TTM-Ep-72-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TTM-Ep-72-Full-Audio.mp3 Brexit talk was shrill and crazy. The insanity continued in the new Welsh Assembly. The Donald did it again, show his misogynistic side... Read More
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My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn’t listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky | Opinion | The Guardian

Attorneys general from several states are investigating when the company knew about the risks of burning fossil fuels – and whether Exxon misrepresented that information to investors and the public. At the same time, shareholders... Read More

Chuck Todd destroys Trump — who once defended Clintons from the same attacks he’s now making

Trump knows the Clintons and even invited them to his third wedding, and the billionaire real estate developer once defended them from some of those same attacks he’s now launching.   NBC’s Chuck Todd pointed... Read More
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London population expected to surge as north loses workers | World news | The Guardian

Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria is projected to have the biggest fall in population in England, declining by 4.3% to 64,700 by 2024. It is at the head of a list of northern boroughs, including Blackpool, Blackburn,... Read More
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Troika Heat-Seeking Missile Destroys Greece

by Robert Hunziker The economy, the people, the heart and soul of Greece have been demolished by a lower order of bureaucratic seizure that plagues the world. It is scorched-earth economic warfare, ordinarily referred to... Read More
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Tory MP accuses Osborne of ‘planning to break law’ over EU referendum | Politics | The Guardian

Bernard Jenkin, a leading Brexit campaigner, took the extraordinary step of accusing Osborne of planning an illegal act by keeping pro-EU material up on government websites right up until the referendum.   The out campaign... Read More

Gay Americans: Government Begins LGBT Population Count

It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were arrested for crossing such lines before the turn of the 20th century, during which time some states allowed the sterilization of so-called perverts. It wasn’t until... Read More
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Jake Tapper Rips Trump For Reviving Vince Foster Conspiracy Theories | Crooks and Liars

Tapper meticulously pointed out each and every taxpayer-funded investigation that was done and what they discovered: Vince Foster tragically committed suicide.   “You [Trump] lent credence to a bizarre and unfounded conspiracy theory,” Tapper scolded,... Read More

Tommy Chong accuses Sanders campaign of ‘cold feet’ after he’s dropped from L.A. rally

“It’s lip service to get the votes, but they don’t want to endorse what I stand for and what I’ve stood for all my professional career,” Chong told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was an insult.”... Read More
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Adele signs £90m contract with Sony | Music | The Guardian

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter, who was the best-selling artist in the world in 2015, was poached by Sony after her original contract that she signed at the age of 19 with British independent label XL expired.... Read More

WATCH: Transgender shopper opens can of whoop-ass on bellowing Target protester — and it’s beautiful

https://youtu.be/KHicahGSVv0 The transgender customer happened to be nearby and approached the protester. “Yeah, and you know what, there’s a transgender person right here so you can just keep on walking,” he shouted.   The trans... Read More
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Purdah period set to silence officials on EU referendum from Friday | Politics | The Guardian

Civil servants will no longer be able to publish reports such as the Treasury analysis on Monday that stated that in the event of a vote to leave the EU, output would fall up to... Read More
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Survey: So, Right, Hillary Hasn’t Won Yet

by Dick Price Clinton Nomination As the Bernie Sanders campaign juggernaut swings through Southern California this week—National City in San Diego County Saturday, Anaheim and Irvine in Orange County today, Santa Monica and East LA... Read More
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Britain becoming more segregated than 15 years ago, says race expert | World news | The Guardian

Prof Ted Cantle, who carried out a report into community cohesion in the wake of a series of race riots in 2001, warned that growing divisions had led to mistrust within communities across the country.... Read More

Fox and Friends admits Hillary Clinton won’t actually take your guns away

The NRA has spent the last seven years trying to convince Americans that President Barack Obama is going to confiscate American’s guns and that supporters of the 2nd Amendment should stock up to protect themselves.... Read More

North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, proposing a major shift in... Read More

Fox host tells kids to doubt climate science because there were ‘no humans with cars’ after ice age

https://youtu.be/zUuB-YuuCG0 Last week, conservative media accused Portland Public Schools of enacting a book ban over its plan to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity... Read More
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North Yorkshire council backs first UK fracking tests for five years | Environment | The Guardian

Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, in the Ryedale district, after councillors gave the green light to UK firm Third Energy.   The decision was greeted with... Read More
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Obama Hits Highest Job Approval Since Second Inauguration

The last time more than half of the electorate gave Obama a thumbs up in the poll was in January 2013, when Obama took the oath of office after his successful re-election campaign against Republican... Read More