Pastor walks out on Trump’s ‘demonic’ Florida rally: ‘My 11-year-old daughter was sobbing in fear’

el Tooley, lead pastor at First Church Of The Nazarene in Melbourne, said that both he and his daughter were traumatized after attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Florida over the weekend. In a lengthy... Read More
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British Muslim teacher taken off US-bound flight: I was treated like a criminal

“This shouldn’t happen to anyone. I’ve followed all the procedures. I’ve ticked all the right boxes yet they made me feel like a criminal. I’ve got no criminal record, I’ve never been in trouble. I... Read More
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Iowa senator wants political balance among university professors

Chelgren would not say whether he believes Iowa’s universities have become too liberal. Rather, he said, he’s concerned about “extreme views on either side.”   Asked whether the regents need greater diversity of thought, spokesman Josh... Read More
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Losing banking jobs to EU ‘threatens financial stability across Europe’

The City of London has warned that the loss of banking jobs to EU countries due to Brexit could threaten British and European financial stability. Interviews with more than half a dozen senior bankers and... Read More
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7 Signs of Tyranny

by Robert Reich As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after... Read More
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White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit – sources

In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered... Read More

Donald Trump’s unbroken streak of falsehoods now stands at 33 days

#Donald Trump has been president for all or part of 33 days. He has averaged four falsehoods or misleading statements a day(!) in that time. There hasn’t been a single day of Trump’s presidency in... Read More

National Security Council Spokesman Resigns Over Donald Trump’s ‘Disturbing’ Actions

The spokesman for the #National Security Council says President Donald Trump’s “disturbing” and repeated attempts to undermine the U.S. intelligence community prompted him to resign last week. In a scorching Washington Post column published Monday, Edward... Read More

AP source: Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the... Read More

Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin – NBC News

MOSCOW — A dossier on Donald Trump’s psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naïve, according... Read More
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White House reverses on Trump’s golf game – POLITICO

President Donald Trump played a full round of golf Sunday, enjoying once again a habit he regularly assailed Barack Obama for. After initially saying Trump had only played a few holes, the White House reversed... Read More
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Le Pen Gains in French Polls as Security Concerns Win Voters

Marine Le Pen gained ground on her rivals for the French election as she benefits from concerns about security while other candidates trained their fire on independent front-runner Emmanuel Macron. Monday’s daily OpinionWay poll showed... Read More
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Fukushima – A Lurking Global Catastrophe?

by Robert Hunziker Year over year, ever since 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown grows worse and worse, an ugly testimonial to the inherent danger of generating electricity via nuclear fission, which produces isotopes, some... Read More
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Divide and rule tactics could leave UK without deal, say EU politicians

British attempts to “blackmail and divide” EU countries in the run-up to Brexit negotiations will lead to a disastrous “crash-landing” out of the bloc, European politicians have told the Guardian. They add that the approach... Read More

Anti-Semites are gushing over Donald Trump’s berating of a Jewish reporter

Anti-Semitic writers are thrilled that President Donald Trump denounced a Jewish reporter at a press conference and told him to be quiet after he asked the president to condemn anti-Semitism. They said Trump’s performance was... Read More
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Trump ignores ‘the grown-ups’ in his Cabinet

President Donald Trump this week abruptly dropped the nation’s commitment to a two-state solution for Middle East peace — without reviewing the specifics of his new strategy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. State Department... Read More

Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad – The Washington Post

A growing roster of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they believe President Trump’s pugnacious rhetoric and unpredictable behavior threaten to diminish the United States’ standing around the world, do real damage to fragile... Read More
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EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit

The EU fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no man’s land after the country leaves the EU because of the weaknesses of the British immigration... Read More
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White House Puts GOP in Awkward Position

President Donald Trump’s domination of the news, whether due to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn or the spectacle of the president discussing national security at his Mar-a-Lago resort’s dining room, is putting... Read More

Tony Blair is deluded if he thinks his speech about Brexit will change people’s minds | The Independent

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be married to Tony Blair. But relationships aren’t just about the good times, they’re about about dealing with the inevitable blazing rows that punctuate the tedium... Read More
The Real Reason Republicans Want to Pull the Plug on Obamacare

The Real Reason Republicans Want to Pull the Plug on Obamacare

by Robert Reich Don’t be fooled by Trump’s and Republican promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. They could repeal it, but they can’t and won’t replace it. They’ve tried for years to come up with a... Read More

ICE Agents Arrest Young Mexican Immigrant Covered By Obama’s DACA Program

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the #United States illegally as a child but later given a work permit during the Obama administration, according... Read More

Howard Baker’s Words and the Flynn Controversy

They talked about the Obama sanctions against Russia for intervening in the U.S. presidential election that were announced Dec. 29, which included forcing 35 Russian diplomats to leave the U.S. and adding Putin associates and... Read More

Sean Spicer isn’t finished

Washington (#CNN)Sean Spicer has barely moved into his office. Three weeks after the inauguration, the only things adorning the White House press secretary’s shelves are a framed picture of himself at the podium, a book... Read More
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Paid Protesters at Town Hall Meetings? Maybe

Rep. Steve King of Iowa predicted to Politico that the demonstrations would last “until they run out of funding.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dismissed the town hall disruptions as basically fake.   To town hall... Read More

Cellphones Might Replace ATM Cards

Customers will soon be able to use a cellphone at an ATM instead of reaching for a card. JPMorgan Chase, which has 18,000 ATMs in the U.S. has already green lit the required technology on... Read More
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For the GOP, a Dangerous Gamble on the All-Important Town Hall

Consider 10 and 19 as two more figures that help illustrate the risky congressional Republican strategies of passivity, defensiveness and avoidance during the first month of the Trump administration.   Ten is the total number... Read More

India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds

The rise in India’s air #pollution over a quarter century has been staggering, according to a new report on the State of Global Air website.   The collaborative study released Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute and... Read More
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Putingate is our Watergate

by Brent Budowsky There should be unanimous agreement among Americans that no foreign dictator should ever be allowed to influence or determine the selection of our president and commander in chief. From Russian President Vladimir... Read More
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This is when the current £1 coin ceases to be legal tender this year

“Our message is clear: if you have a round one pound coin sitting at home or in your wallet, you need to spend it or return it to your bank before 15 October.”   Ahead... Read More