From Bernie to Beto, a progressive era begins

by Brent Budowsky The odds are high that the progressive movement will lead a wave that will determine the Democratic nominee for president in 2020 and the next Democratic president who will be inaugurated in... Read More

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Trump

George Herbert Walker Bush, before his death, said he wanted President Trump to attend his funeral, a generous gesture that forgave the cavalcade of insults that Trump has rained on the Bush family. It was... Read More

NHS rubber gloves made in Malaysian factories accused of forced labour

The NHS is using medical gloves made in Malaysian factories where migrants are allegedly subjected to forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation. A Guardian investigation has revealed that at least... Read More

‘Death is waiting for him’

Judge Thomas Snow watched the middle-aged construction worker on a big-screen television in Arlington, Va., 170 miles away from the immigration jail where Chirino was being held. In a shaky voice, Chirino described the MS-13... Read More

Trump may be first president since Carter to seek reelection in recession

Beyond his legal problems, Donald Trump suddenly faces rising odds of becoming the first president to seek re-election during economic recession since Jimmy Carter. Until now, Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation has loomed as a... Read More

Trump lawyers, special counsel in discussions following written submission of president’s responses

The president’s lawyers have resumed discussions with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller in recent days, the first time that’s been acknowledged since President Donald Trump submitted written responses to questions regarding the possibility... Read More

Documents Point to Illegal Campaign Coordination Between Trump and the NRA

The National Rifle Association spent $30 million to help elect Donald Trump—more than any other independent conservative group. Most of that sum went toward television advertising, but a political message loses its power if it... Read More

China-US feud threatens Canada as Huawei executive due in court

The feud between China and the United States sparked by the arrest of a senior Huawei telecoms executive in Vancouver appears poised to inflict collateral damage on Canada, which has sought to build closer ties... Read More

He is West Virginia’s Speaker of the House — and a Lawyer for Natural Gas Companies

State ethics rules seldom prevent lawmakers from proposing or voting on legislation that affects industries they work for. by Ken Ward Jr. and Kate Mishkin, The Charleston Gazette-Mail This article was produced in partnership with... Read More

Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When... Read More

Norwegian politicians reject UK’s Norway-plus Brexit plan

Senior Norwegian politicians and businesses figures have rejected Norway-plus, the increasingly touted British cross-party plan for the UK to leave the EU but join Norway in a free trade trade area inside the EU single... Read More

Huawei Executive’s Arrest Intensifies Trade War Fears

At dinner with China’s president, Xi Jinping, on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, President Trump celebrated their “special” relationship and all but predicted they would emerge with a truce in the trade war between the... Read More

The Wisconsin Senate approved 82 Scott Walker appointees in the lame duck: Here’s the full list

There’s been lots of talk about the Wisconsin Senate approving dozens of Gov. Scott Walker’s appointments to state boards during its marathon lame-duck session Tuesday. But Walker also appointed a judge and two district attorneys on... Read More

Trump White House Has No Plan to Counter Mueller Report

Nobody knows how the White House plans to respond to the #Mueller report—including the people who work at the White House. The special counsel is reportedly nearing the end of his probe. Sentencing memos are... Read More

Ep. 187: Paint Yourself in the Corner

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ep-187-Main-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMueller with his latest sentencing documents is telling his group’s story through sealed indictments as both a self-protection mechanism using Trump and his... Read More

Beto O’Rourke aides talking to Obama operatives in Iowa, New Hampshire

Democratic rising star #Beto O‘Rourke’s team has been fielding calls from senior operatives who worked on President #Barack Obama‘s campaign in the pivotal states of Iowa and New Hampshire as the Texas congressman considers running... Read More

Police, military and courts lagging decades behind on ethnic diversity

Some of the groups wielding the most power in British society, such as the police, the judiciary and the military, are decades away from becoming as ethnically diverse as the population they serve, Guardian analysis... Read More

The Deathly Insect Dilemma

by Robert Hunziker Insect abundance is plummeting with wild abandon, worldwide! Species evolve and go extinct as part of nature’s normal course over thousands and millions of years, but the current rate of devastation is... Read More

At George H.W. Bush’s funeral, a magisterial presidency meets one diminished by division

The men who came to eulogize former president George H.W. Bush spoke of the 41st president and the American presidency on Wednesday in broad and magisterial terms. He was “the last great soldier statesman” in... Read More

UK ‘golden visa’ scheme to be suspended due to corruption fears

Immigration minister Caroline Nokes said: “The UK will always be open to legitimate and genuine investors who are committed to helping our economy and businesses grow. However, I have been clear that we will not... Read More

Don’t condemn white nationalists, Veterans Affairs’ diversity chief was told after Charlottesville, emails show

A top White House appointee at the Department of Veterans Affairs sought to silence the agency’s chief diversity officer, who — in the aftermath of last year’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville — pushed for... Read More

Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals, Documents Show – The New York Times

Facebook used the mountains of data it collected on users to favor certain partners and punish rivals, giving companies such as Airbnb and Netflix special access to its platform while cutting off others that it... Read More

Huawei C.F.O. Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to... Read More

BT removing Huawei equipment from parts of 4G network

#BT has confirmed it is removing Huawei equipment from key areas of its 4G network as concerns are raised about the Chinese firm’s presence in critical telecoms infrastructure. Governments in the US, New Zealand and... Read More

Thank you, George HW Bush

by Brent Budowsky One of the most moving moments in memory occurred Tuesday when former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), one of the greatest Republicans who ever served in public life, was lifted from... Read More

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some of the most severe consequences of global warming sooner than expected. Scientists... Read More

Unite leader warns Labour against backing second EU referendum

The Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey, has privately told Labour MPs the party should have severe reservations about backing a fresh Brexit referendum, saying voters could see it as a betrayal. The deep scepticism from... Read More

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election

Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel within a month of Trump’s election in 2016 — paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in... Read More

CNN analyst warns Flynn could have named Trump or Pence: ‘You only get a good deal if you give up someone above you’

Former Donald Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have “given up” the president or Vice President Mike Pence, a CNN political analyst explained on Tuesday. Hours earlier, special counsel Robert Mueller had recommended as... Read More

The number that scares Trump

A number scaring the hell out of the Trumps: 119. The equation: 70 hours of Michael Cohen interviews with Mueller’s team + 30 hours of interviews with former White House counsel #Don McGahn + 19... Read More