‘No more baby’: Sorority sister gets life term for tossing newborn into trash to die

That night, four Deltas went out for ice cream in the small college town of New Concord, Ohio. Instead of school, however, all they could talk about was Emile Weaver. The 20-year-old had put on weight recently... Read More
Samantha Bee: Brexit shows why Donald Trump must lose in a ‘f*cking landslide’

Samantha Bee: Brexit shows why Donald Trump must lose in a ‘f*cking landslide’

https://youtu.be/0nTrs-HuuUc Hopefully, however, America was looking at Great Britain and saying, “Oh God, what are we about to do?” Bee said, showing Trump at his golf course in Scotland. Clips of Trump telling the media... Read More

CNN can’t sink any lower: Corey Lewandowski’s hiring is an affront to our very democracy – Salon.com

Suppose you turned to The Onion, America’s most pungent guide to the nation’s most gripping farce-reality-show hybrid, aka the political process, and saw this headline: “CNN Rewards Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager for Lying to, Bullying Reporters... Read More
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China ‘bans Lady Gaga’ after Dalai Lama meeting

Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of hostile foreign forces banned by China’s Communist party after she met with the #Dalai Lama to discuss yoga.   A video of the 19-minute encounter... Read More

Donald Trump’s campaign looks more like a con every day. The press should cover it accordingly

Stunned reporters this week have been unrelenting in depicting #Donald Trump’s campaign as one whose wheels have not only come loose, but whose doors and windows have also flown off the hinges.   Journalists, who... Read More
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British fishermen warned Brexit will not mean greater catches

Fishermen will have to remain within their current catch quotas while the UK is still a member, and even if new arrangements are negotiated after a Brexit, they will not necessarily be more generous, fisheries... Read More
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Game Changer: The Best Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

After the court hands a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next. by Nina Martin ProPublica Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Whole... Read More
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Egypt says flight 804 ‘black box’ fixed as France opens manslaughter case

The flight data recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 has been successfully repaired, according to Egyptian authorities, as French investigators open a manslaughter investigation into how the jet headed from Paris to Cairo came down.... Read More
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Brexit: U.S. Economy Impact Will Be Huge, and Here’s Why

Brexit has already caused a number of dominos to fall. Scotland and Northern Ireland, frightened of being cast adrift from Europe, may vote to leave the U.K. in order to stay in the European Union.... Read More

Justice Thomas Passionately Argues That Convicted Domestic Abusers Need Easier Access To Guns

Today the Supreme Court handed down two decisions: The first is a monumental, headline-grabbing defeat for anti-abortion groups. The second is a highly technical case about gun rights that’s being mostly overlooked.   In the... Read More

Violence at Sacramento rally shows old and new faces of white extremism

LOS ANGELES — The two groups at the center of a violent Sacramento, Calif., rally that left at least seven people with stab wounds on the Capitol grounds Sunday represent a marriage of the past... Read More
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Episode 75: You Voted Out. Now What?

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TTM-Ep-75-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TTM-Ep-75-Full-Audio.mp3 We look back at the referendum from hell, the £3 trillion dollars lost world wide, the implosion of the Tory and Labour Parties... Read More

It’s going to be hot in Cleveland: Why the GOP convention will almost certainly be a trainwreck

This is as big as the stage gets in politics — and many Republicans either want to disrupt it or stay miles away Nominating conventions are designed to be infomercials for the respective parties. It’s... Read More
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Why Jeremy Corbyn is not the Labour party’s real problem

Given that the overwhelming majority of MPs did not support Jeremy Corbyn it was inevitable that, at some stage, they would engineer a coup. The Brexit vote provided them with an opportunity.   Replacing a... Read More
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Op Ed – DAMNATION In Your BELLY – ‘For Gods Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall When I was a young married man, living in a suburban community, I was boring (23 yrs. old, 2 children, working 16 hours a day). Growing up with me... Read More
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Stop Boris: can the Tories find a slightly less awful leader?

How are they getting on? Well, so far, seven other Tories have expressed an interest in the top job rather than letting Boris have a straight run at the thing.   I can hardly bear... Read More

Abortion providers aim to reopen some closed Texas clinics

Since the law was passed by a Republican-led legislature and signed by a Republican governor, the number of abortion clinics in Texas, the second-most-populous U.S. state with about 27 million people, has fallen from 41... Read More

On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart | Pew Research Center

An overwhelming majority of blacks (88%) say the country needs to continue making changes for blacks to have equal rights with whites, but 43% are skeptical that such changes will ever occur. An additional 42%... Read More
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist : NPR

Warren was a nobody on the American political scene at the time. A Harvard Law School bankruptcy professor, she had been tapped by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to head up a committee overseeing the... Read More

‘Brexit’: Are Security Woes Next?

Immigration from inside the European Union, as well as the nearly 5 million fleeing Syria’s civil war, no doubt played a role in the U.K.’s historic vote last Thursday to bail out of the E.U.... Read More

Experts: Donald Trump Is Lying About His Fundraising Haul – The Daily Beast

“Throughout the entire election process, Trump has had the weakest effort in terms of sheer list size, the frequency of sending and the number of unique subject lines, which is an indicator of… sophistication. He... Read More
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Steelworkers urge government to resolve concerns over Tata sale

Tata has sought to quell fears that Britain’s planned exit from the EU could derail the sale process, amid concern that bidders spooked by the potential impact of the referendum result could walk away.  ... Read More

A cancer on conservatism

by Brent Budowsky In a column in July 2015 titled “The GOP Frankenstein,” I quoted Rick Perry as describingDonald Trump as a cancer on conservatism. Almost a year later, the GOP Frankenstein continues on a... Read More
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The leave campaign made three key promises – are they keeping them?

The Vote Leave campaign made at least three key promises that were the basis of their victory. But since Thursday night leading figures appear to have played down their status.   This promise was so... Read More
In this Friday, June 24, 2016 photo, Fort Bend County Sheriffs department crime scene members bag a gun for evidence in a shooting at Blanchard Grove and Remson Hollow in Katy, Texas. Officials said a woman shot her two adult daughters - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas Mom Who Shot Daughters ‘Had Mental Illness History’

The Fort Bend County Sheriff spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa told People that Christy Sheats’ “mental crisis” had brought the police to her home “for previous altercations.” Further details were not provided.   After receiving 911 reports... Read More
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Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters amid Labour party resignations

After the PLP meeting, Corbyn crossed the road to address the rally. He did not directly speak about the challenge being mounted against him, other than to call vaguely for respect for one another and... Read More
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Supreme Court Overturns McDonnell’s Bribery Conviction

McDonnell and his wife had been indicted by the federal government for accepting more than $175,000 in gifts and loans from a businessman whose dietary supplement they promoted through arranged meetings and events.   McDonnell was... Read More
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Scottish Labour seeks possibility of federal UK in Brexit aftermath

Senior party sources have told the Guardian that the former #Labour lord chancellor and justice secretary Charlie Falconer is consulting constitutional lawyers on whether a new federal relationship would be a legally sound alternative route... Read More
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Trump fuels Democrats’ slim House hopes

Democrats believe Donald Trump’s unpopularity has opened a narrow path to challenge for the House. But they have to scramble to help cash-poor candidates to get there.   that Trump’s unpopularity could create a wave... Read More
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UK loses triple-A credit rating after Brexit vote

The two-notch downgrade came with a warning that S&P could slash its rating again. It described the result of the vote as “a seminal event” that would “lead to a less predictable stable and effective... Read More