Separating Families At The Border Is Really Unpopular

We finally have a decent number of polls testing support for the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents from their children at the border. As of early Tuesday, four pollsters — CBS News, CNN, Quinnipiac... Read More

The Daily 202: The Chris Collins indictment ensures ethics will be a major issue in the midterms

THE BIG IDEA: The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential campaign allegedly committed felony insider trading while standing on the White House lawn. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) pleaded not guilty in the Big... Read More

Report damns culture of acceptance of sexual abuse at two Catholic schools | UK news | The Guardian

The true scale of sexual abuse at two of the UK’s leading Catholic independent schools over a period of 40 years is likely to be far higher than the 10 people convicted or cautioned in... Read More

The Roadblock to Common Sense Pension Reform

by Robert Reich 55 million Americans — about half of the entire private-sector workforce — have no employer-sponsored retirement plan at all. Many work for small businesses in the low-wage service and hospitality sectors. If... Read More

Ahead of midterms, Trump hits a wall in efforts to curb illegal immigration

President Trump, who for three years has vowed to build a massive security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, is running into his own wall on illegal immigration, which has continued to surge in recent months... Read More

Plans to remove women’s refuges from UK welfare system dropped

Survivors of domestic abuse will be able to continue to pay for places in women’s refuges through the #welfare system, after the government ditched plans to overhaul funding for the life-saving accommodation. The government announced... Read More

Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections

Republicans in many midterm election battlegrounds across the country are trying to maintain their congressional majorities by stoking certain voters’ anxieties about liberal Democrats and their policies. It’s a striking turn for a party that... Read More

While California burns, Trump tweets nonsense

The Dust Bowl made its way into American culture through the songs of Woodie Guthrie, the novels of John Steinbeck, and most recently Timothy Egan’s magisterial, The Worst Hard Time. But its hold on our... Read More

Kasich says Ohio election was a “vote on the president”

#Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Ohio voters who cast so many votes for Democrat Danny O’Connor in a solidly Republican district were “sending a message to the Republicans to knock it off.” The Republican governor... Read More

‘Nothing bodes well’: Lackluster election results spark debate over Trump’s midterm role

A new round of lackluster showings by Republican candidates reignited a debate Wednesday within the GOP over whether President Trump will be a drag on the party’s chances in November and should stay out of... Read More

Boris Johnson to face Tory party inquiry over burqa remarks

The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is to a face a disciplinary investigation following a string of complaints that his comments about the burqa breached the Conservative party’s code of conduct. The investigation represents the... Read More

The Shadow Rulers of the VA

How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies. by Isaac Arnsdorf Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department... Read More

Peter Wadhams, Professor Emeritus, Ocean Physics -Interview-

by Robert Hunziker Scripps Institution of Oceanography (est. 1903) La Jolla, CA is the perfect location for meeting a world famous climate scientist. It is one of the most beautifully sculpted campuses on the face... Read More

Bernie and his army are losing 2018

Bernie Sanders is sputtering. Two years after his defeat in the 2016 presidential primary, the Vermont senator has amassed a growing string of losses in races in which he has intervened. Beginning last year, Sanders-backed... Read More

House of Fraser sets deadline for new funds in battle for survival

House of Fraser has admitted it needs to secure new funding by no later than 20 August as it battles for survival. Sources said the ailing department store was facing a cash squeeze that could... Read More

Media boost security as Trump ramps up ‘enemy’ rhetoric

Notebooks, mics, cameras, hairspray — those are all things TV reporters are used to having with them at political rallies. Now, in the age of President Donald Trump, they’ve added another: security guards. The networks... Read More

Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking. The state, however, said it has received... Read More

No law stops Kobach from overseeing recount in his own race

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Wednesday that he has no plans to recuse himself from a recount process in the race for governor because any counting of ballots would take place at the... Read More

Why the Mueller Investigation Is the Wobble of Neptune

OPINION — It was the summer of “Chinatown” and Elton John’s best-selling album “Caribou.” Top-rated TV shows like “All in the Family” M*A*S*H” were in rerun season. But August 1974 was not lacking in drama... Read More

‘Brexit isn’t helping’ – profits dive 18% at Savills

#Savills has posted an 18% drop in half-year profits after sharp declines in commercial and residential deals, and warned that the deadlocked Brexit negotiations made it hard to make predictions for the rest of the... Read More

Democrats are the patriot party

by Brent Budowsky Democrats are united as the patriot party, seizing the high ground and a powerful advantage throughout the nation, as the free world watched in horror when a Republican president appeared weak and... Read More

Rick Gates Delivers a Public Lesson on Money Laundering and Political Corruption

Tuesday was Rick Gates’s second day testifying as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Paul Manafort, his former boss, and he spent a lot of time explaining how money flowed from Ukraine,... Read More

Record 2.2m people required emergency NHS care in July

A record number of people sought emergency help from the #NHS last month as the most intense heatwave since 1976 triggered a surge in people needing medical help. In all 2.176 million people in England,... Read More

Hope Hicks getting sucked back into Trump’s orbit – POLITICO

Hope Hicks had no intention of traveling on Air Force One when she arrived at President Donald Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club to hang out with White House friends including Jared Kushner and Ivanka... Read More

The party of Trump has a corruption problem. Will voters care at all?

Yesterday’s indictment of Trump ally Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges was yet another gut punch for Republicans after some bad news inside the numbers from Tuesday night’s primaries. And that hasn’t been the... Read More

Ex-Republican Steve Schmidt explains why the 2018 is ‘the most significant midterm election in American history’

Ohio voters are making their ways to the polls for what MSNBC pundit Steve Schmidt calls the most “significant midterm election in American history.” MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace indicated that the 2018 election could be... Read More

GOP poll workers in Missouri got lost during their lunch break — and voters were turned away

n Missouri, a pair of Republican poll workers got lost during their lunch break — and their absence caused the polling place to be shut down until they returned. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that during... Read More

Universities staff put trips to Vegas and strip club ‘on expenses’

University staff used expense accounts for luxuries including gambling trips to Las Vegas and late-night entertainment in a strip club, according to details uncovered by a freedom of information request. Over the past two years,... Read More

Election Commission Documents Cast Doubt on Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

Thousands of pages of internal records are likely to bolster critics of the short-lived Trump administration commission. by Jessica Huseman In May of 2017, President Donald Trump established a presidential commission to explore the threat... Read More

Voters see double in Kansas congressional race: Ron Estes faces off against Ron Estes – ABC News

No matter the outcome of today’s GOP primary for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, Ron Estes will win. The only question is, which one? Republican Ron Estes is faced with an unlikely challenger: Ron Estes, a... Read More