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Advice for Divided Democrats

by Robert Reich With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have suggestions for both Clinton and Sanders supporters that neither will like. First, my advice to Clinton supporters: Don’t try to drum... Read More
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Brexit would pose ‘serious risk’ to global growth, say G7 leaders

The G7 warning was included in a 32-page declaration, in the section that talks about non-economic threats, and also includes concerns over geopolitical conflicts, terrorism and the refugee crisis.   It said: “A UK exit... Read More
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Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed. – The Washington Post

“There are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder,” Trump said in response to a question about Vince’s death.   Trump was canny enough to hedge —... Read More

WATCH: Trump spokesperson hilariously crashes and burns — again — on CNN

https://youtu.be/HaxvTqYgERY When pressed on how she could possibly not know the intentions of the candidate whom she represents, she replied that “only Mr. Trump speaks for Mr. Trump,” which seems to suggest that having her... Read More

After Intense Scrutiny, Trump Finally Gives Veterans The Money He Promised | ThinkProgress

Much of the money I have raised for our veterans has already been distributed, with the rest to go shortly to various other veteran groups. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2016   Amazingly,... Read More
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Netflix and Amazon must guarantee 20% of content is European | Media | The Guardian

European regulators are introducing the new rules to make the new wave of digital on-demand and streaming services adhere to the same, or similar, commitments that traditional TV broadcasters are forced to follow in #Europe.... Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Trump Onslaught Looks Like It’s Just Warming Up | Mother Jones

“Let’s face it: Donald Trump cares about exactly one thing—Donald Trump,” said the senator from Massachusetts, according to her prepared remarks. “It’s time for some accountability because these statements disqualify Donald Trump from ever becoming... Read More
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Shell to cut 2,200 more jobs in reaction to low oil prices

The company declined to say exactly how many staff would be affected in the UK but asaid 475 of a wider package of 5,000 redundancies would come from the North Sea operation.   Paul Goodfellow,... Read More
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Let Us Remember It All

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall MEMORY DAY 2016 This is a day for remembering, looking to our flag and the great dream that was, and is, The United States of America. Let us remember... Read More
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UK university lecturers strike over pay

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) said member institutions were confident the strike, which began on Wednesday, would cause minimal disruption and reassured students facing end-of-year exams there would be “no to low” impact.... Read More

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
northern powerhouse

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
bernard jenkins

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
jake tapper

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