Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest connection to the Kremlin established... Read More

Fox News is still obsessed with Hillary Clinton nearly 2 years after the election

Hillary Clinton has played no active role in our politics since she lost the 2016 presidential election. She has watched from the sidelines as Donald Trump writes one of the most scandal-plagued chapters of the... Read More

Thousands of Scots take to streets as Trump plays golf

Three generations of one family were sitting in the sunshine in #Edinburgh’s Meadows park, just south of the city centre, as guitar chords floated across from the protest stage and a police helicopter whirled overhead.... Read More

Mattis vs. Trump vs. NATO vs. Putin vs. Mueller before midterms

by Brent Budowsky There is great trepidation throughout the free world and the American electorate as President Trump prepares to meet first with our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then with Russian strongman... Read More

House conservatives prep push to impeach Rosenstein

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the... Read More

Peter Mandelson joins Brexiters in attack on May’s EU ‘humiliation’

Britain’s former trade commissioner in Brussels, Lord Mandelson, is making common cause with hardline anti-EU Tories, saying that Theresa May’s latest Brexit blueprint would lead to “national humiliation” and leave the country in a worse... Read More

Ex-Health Secretary Tom Price Wasted $341,000 on Improper Travel, Inquiry Finds

WASHINGTON — Tom Price, the former secretary of health and human services, repeatedly violated government travel rules and wasted at least $341,000 by billing taxpayers for his use of chartered jets and military aircraft, federal... Read More

Trump upends NATO summit, demanding immediate spending increases or he will ‘do his own thing’

BREAKING: Trump says NATO leaders will increase defense spending after “tough” summit meeting and that the U.S. remains committed to the alliance. France’s President Macron says non. That is not what happened. BRUSSELS — President... Read More

Where Did Donald Trump Get Two Hundred Million Dollars to Buy His Money-Losing Scottish Golf Club?

Between meeting the Queen of England and Vladimir Putin, President Trump will spend this weekend at Turnberry, the golf course he bought in 2014 and rechristened Trump Turnberry. This property has not received the attention... Read More

Vern Buchanan bought yacht after voting for House version of GOP tax bill

A recently filed financial disclosure shows U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan celebrated passing the House version of the Republican tax bill in quite the lavish way. According to the disclosure, Buchanan spent between $1 million and $5 million purchasing... Read More

Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill as claimant numbers swell to 1,000

The number of #Tesco shop workers taking part in a legal challenge to secure equal pay, which could lead to the supermarket paying out £4bn, has swelled to 1,000. The law firm Leigh Day has... Read More

How the Fight Against Affirmative Action at Harvard Could Threaten Rich Whites

If preferences for black and Hispanic applicants are abolished, expect a backlash against admissions boosts for children of alumni and donors. by Daniel Golden Perpetually in jeopardy, the use of racial preferences in college admissions... Read More

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow takes down Donald Trump’s war on agent Peter Strzok with shocking tale of his work at the FBI

FBI agent Peter Strzok is scheduled to testify before Congress Thursday morning, so MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow spent Wednesday’s opener revealing the agent’s history and successes stopping Russian spies in the United States. It all began... Read More

English schools funding has fallen faster than in Wales, says IFS

School funding in England has fallen by 8% in real terms since 2010, at a faster rate than in Wales, meaning that per pupil funding in the two countries is almost the same for the... Read More

‘I’m a very stable genius’: Trump insists he won’t change his mind about leaving NATO

President Donald Trump reprised one of his most infamous boasts during a news conference threatening to abandon NATO over alliance spending. Trump threatened to leave NATO if allies do not immediately increase their funding of... Read More

Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has asked federal prosecutors to help review the government documents of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, according to a letter obtained by... Read More

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of... Read More

Yes…Trump Will Shut Down The Government This Fall – @thebudgetguy

The specific issue that will trigger yet another federal government shutdown showdown this September will be Donald Trump’s seemingly pathological obsession with building a wall between the United States and Mexico. Trump wants $25 billion... Read More

Amesbury novichok victim ‘reveals doctors feared he would die’

The brother of the Wiltshire man left critically ill after being poisoned with a nerve agent has revealed doctors feared he would not survive and said the impact of the novichok had left his sibling... Read More

Concerns about the afterlife in this life with Trump

by Rev. Irene Monroe A pall hangs over many Americans since Trump has taken office. One sign of this dark cloud has been an uptick in dystopian novels. Classics like George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s... Read More

Why nothing seems to be stopping Trump’s trade war

President Trump is remaking the global trade order without significant political resistance or penalty, unchecked by a largely compliant Congress and bolstered by the loyalty of his supporters — even those likely to be hurt... Read More

Home Office ordered to pay £50,000 after child separated from father

The Home Office has agreed to pay £50,000 compensation after a three-year-old girl was left in care while her father was unlawfully placed in immigration detention. At the high court on Wednesday, the Home Office... Read More

Two women on list of 20 best-paid BBC stars after equality drive

The BBC is facing a backlash after revealing that just two of its top 20 most highest-paid stars are women, despite the corporation’s efforts to address its significant on-air gender pay gap. The BBC said... Read More

Wisconsin Democrats fear another debacle in November

PORTAGE, Wis. — Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants everyone to know she could lose. It’s an unusual message for any candidate, but the liberal Democrat from Wisconsin is sounding the alarm after Mitch McConnell and Chuck... Read More

For Senate Republicans, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation a political imperative

For Senate Republicans, the rejection of #President Trump’s #Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could foment a political disaster in the midterm elections. The conservative grassroots base is cheering Kavanaugh’s selection to succeed retiring Supreme Court... Read More

Pence launches Midwest damage control mission

CHICAGO — Vice President Mike Pence begins a campaign swing through the Midwest on Wednesday designed to fire up the base in three battleground House districts. But there’s also a secondary mission: damage control. In... Read More

Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of... Read More

Petition asks for Trump Baby balloon to be flown over Scottish golf course

More than 2,600 people have signed a petition launched late on Wednesday night calling for official clearance to allow the Trump Baby protest balloon to be flown over the Turnberry course when the US president... Read More

What We Can Do About Trump’s Escalating Lies

by Robert Reich As the political season heats up, Trump is ramping up his lies through his three amplifiers: Fox News, rallies, and Twitter. According to The Fact Checker’s database, the average daily rate of... Read More

Beto O’Rourke raises $10.4 million in second quarter of 2018, again outpacing Ted Cruz by wide margin | The Texas Tribune

Following the March primaries and May runoffs, the November ballot is largely set. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat statewide since 1994. Republicans hope to maintain that streak while Democrats are betting on a “blue wave.” Sign up for... Read More