AARP and Key Senators Urge Companies to End Age Bias in Recruiting on Facebook

A ProPublica/New York Times report last month has raised concerns about online job ads discriminating against older workers. by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top members of the... Read More

Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by the Friday deadline. GOP leaders are now turning to a short-term funding measure... Read More

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure

Theresa May has been hit with a double Brexit blow as the EU toughened up its terms for a transition period and Norway privately warned Brussels that giving in to the UK’s demands for a... Read More

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President #Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according... Read More

Trump claims Durbin ‘misrepresented’ immigration comments

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin “totally misrepresented” comments during an Oval Office meeting last week, where sources said Trump used vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa.... Read More

Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals after court order

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (#USCIS) said on Saturday that it has begun allowing young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to renew protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.... Read More

‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

SALT LAKE CITY — A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious... Read More

‘This isn’t Africa’: Racist texts about ‘commoner’ Meghan Markle spark uproar in Britain’s Tea Party

A woman romantically linked to the far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Henry Bolton was suspended from the party after offensive text messages she wrote about Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actor Meghan Markle, were published on the... Read More

Tory Plastic Pollution Plan Falls Short

by CrowdLeaf Last week the UK announced a plan to tackle plastic pollution, sadly it underwhelmed. Which makes it a wasted opportunity with wording on plastic from Theresa May that lifted many hopes, ‘plastic doesn’t... Read More

Ex-sheriff Arpaio bizarrely ties botched Hawaii missile alert to Obama birth certificate

Arizona Senate candidate, former sheriff, and Trump ally Joe Arpaio said he was not surprised Hawaiians received a false missile alert Saturday, and went on to again tout the “birther” conspiracy theory about former President Barack... Read More

Trump row could kill off swift post-Brexit trade deal, says former UK envoy

Donald Trump’s deteriorating relationship with Britain is likely to kill off any lingering cabinet hopes of a swift post-Brexit trade deal with the United States, a former British ambassador to Washington has warned. Sir Nigel... Read More

SNL legend Bill Murray as Steve Bannon is the cherry on the cake of this week’s amazing opening sketch

https://youtu.be/AiyZ92_JZxA Saturday Night Live” legend Bill Murray returned to the show this week to play ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon but there was so much to love in this week’s opener, including alum... Read More

Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate speech

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president’s use of the term “enemy... Read More

Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf tournament and other events to raise money for veterans and... Read More

Hopes for immigration deal fade as lawmakers trade barbs and denials on Trump’s use of vulgarity

Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation and prevent a government shutdown later this week faded Sunday as key lawmakers traded accusations of bad faith and President Trump said hopes for... Read More

Our historic Brexit vote could now be reversed, admits Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage today makes a dramatic admission that the vote for Brexit could be overturned because Remainers have seized control of the argument over Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The former Ukip leader told... Read More

Pardoned criminal Joe Arpaio can run for Senate because…whiteness

by David A. Love Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio–a convicted criminal who was pardoned by President Trump last year—is running for Senate. This comes as Arpaio’s state of Arizona, like other states, provide roadblocks... Read More

Secret Money: How Trump Made Millions Selling Condos To Unknown Buyers

But federal investigations “continue to reveal corrupt politicians, drug traffickers and other criminals using shell companies to purchase luxury real estate with cash,” Treasury’s former financial-crimes chief Jennifer Shasky Calvery said at a Capitol Hill... Read More

Boris Johnson attacks Labour in row over cancelled Trump visit

Downing Street has accused Labour of risking relations with the US by saying Donald Trump is not welcome in Britain, after the president cancelled a visit planned for next month amid the threat of mass... Read More

Inside the House Republican Brain Drain

This has already become a wave election year, because a record wave of departures by House chairmen already guarantees a sea change in the Republican power structure next January. Even if the GOP manages to... Read More

Mueller has not requested interview with Pence

WASHINGTON — While discussions are underway about President Donald Trump possibly speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, FBI investigators have not so far requested an interview with Vice President Mike Pence, a person familiar... Read More

Ep. 147: ‘Shithole’ Countries

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TTM-EP-147-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDonald J. Trump, insulted Haiti, the African Unity Conference, The United Nations, The Pope… and then did something no one ever thought would... Read More

Monkeys excreting deadly virus in Florida

Wildlife officials in Florida are calling for the removal of roaming monkeys throughout the state, after a study found a number of the animals are excreting herpes B, a virus that is deadly to humans.... Read More

Democrats go it alone on Russia probe after partisan breakdowns

“We get political up here pretty quick . . . and we’ll fight among ourselves what oversight looks like” at every stage of the investigation, Judiciary Committee member Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) predicted, “as long as there... Read More

Immigration talks founder after White House rejects deal and Trump insults foreign countries

Immigration talks on Capitol Hill foundered Thursday after the White House and some GOP lawmakers rejected a tentative deal from a bipartisan Senate group — and President Trump made incendiary remarks about people from developing... Read More

Global Warming Stirs the Methane Monster

by Robert Hunziker It’s January, yet methane hydrates in the Arctic are growling like an incensed monster on a scorching hot mid-summer day. But, it is January; it’s winter, not July! On January 1st Arctic... Read More

White House Won’t Deny Trump’s Slur About Haiti, African Nations

The White House is not denying that President Donald Trump used a vulgar expression Thursday when talking about immigrants from Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office. The president allegedly called... Read More

Arctic tourism is potential threat to environment as ice melts

For centuries, ambitious mariners pining to traverse the Arctic Circle experienced little more than disappointment — and often death. But diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through polar waters a vacation... Read More

Anderson Cooper breaks down while defending the dignity of Haiti: ‘A dignity many in this White House could learn from’

In a commentary about the remarks President Donald Trump made about the people of Haiti, Anderson Cooper spoke about those he encountered while covering the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Cooper talked about the way... Read More

Trump’s Netherlands ambassador Peter Hoekstra grilled by Dutch press over Islam comments – The Washington Post

Peter Hoekstra, the newly minted U.S. #ambassador to the Netherlands, held his first news conference with the Dutch media at his new residence in #The Hague on Wednesday. It did not go well. Dutch journalists peppered... Read More