‘Not racist’ GOP candidate doubles down — he’d rather call Obama a monkey on Facebook than win election

A Kentucky Republican candidate said he’d rather lose his election than stop posting racist content on Facebook. Dan Johnson, who’s challenging Democratic state Rep. Linda Belcher for the 49th district statehouse seat, has been sharing posts on social media comparing President Barack Obama to a monkey and other plainly racist messages, reported WDRB-TV. Johnson, who is also bishop of the ...

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Tracy Brabin: 'I hope I can build on Jo Cox's legacy'

It was Jo Cox herself who first told Tracy Brabin she should consider standing for parliament. In the run-up to the 2015 general election, the former Coronation Street actor campaigned with Cox to help her get elected as MP for the constituency of Batley and Spen. “While we were going door knocking, she said, ‘Tracy you should think about being ...

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US Threatens to Arm Al Qaeda, ISIS with Anti-Air Missiles, To Strike Russian Warplanes?

US officials have threatened Syria and its allies – including Russia specifically – that the collapse of a US-proposed ceasefire will lead “Gulf states” to arm militants with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. A Reuters article titled, “Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials,” would elaborate, claiming: One U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss ...

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Worse than Sarah Palin! Joe Biden Goes to Town on Trump's Fact-Free Debate Disaster

Vice President Joe Biden was horrified by Monday night’s presidential debate and it may take him a while longer to get over what he saw. “I was watching by myself,” he told “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon when asked about the heavily anticipated event, adding, “I’ve never quite seen anything like that.” Given Donald Trump’s tendency to lie, there was ...

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UK heading for hard Brexit, say European diplomats

European diplomats are increasingly convinced the UK will sever economic ties with the continent when it leaves the European Union, as hopes of a special partnership languish. As the European commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, prepares to start work on Saturday, the dominant mood among senior diplomats is that the UK is on the path to “hard Brexit”, namely ...

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8 Sex Tips for Lazy People

Photo Credit: Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock Sex is amazing, but let’s address the giant pink, dildo in the room: while sex IS super fun, sex is also exhausting. It’s an entire workout in itself. You can burn 207 calories in just 30 minutes of f*cking. That’s literally how many calories I burn on the elliptical in the same amount of time. Sex ...

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Labour must work with those directly affected by racism and inequality | Zita Holbourne

Responding to systemic, as well as everyday, racism is exhausting and soul destroying. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) there has been a 49% rise in unemployment for young Britain’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, 82% of hate crimes are because of race and BAME people are twice as likely to live in poverty. These ...

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Child sexual abuse victims at heart of inquiry, says May – video

During a visit to meet soldiers at Picton Barracks, in Bulford, Wiltshire, on Thursday, the prime minister, Theresa May, says the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse must continue to avoid more children becoming victims Lead counsel to child sexual abuse inquiry resigns after suspension Source link

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Politics Live – readers' edition: Friday 30 September

I’m not writing my usual Politics Live blog today so, as an alternative, here’s Politics Live: readers’ edition. It is intended to be a place where you can catch up with the latest news and find links to good politics blogs and articles on the web. Please feel free to use this as somewhere you can comment on any of ...

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Stephen Colbert’s mocks ‘aging clown without makeup’ Gary Johnson and his nutty policies

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has been scoring some protest votes from people who don’t want to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican candidate Donald Trump. But with heightened popularity comes heightened scrutiny. Thursday evening, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert was ready to call out “aging clown without makeup, Gary Johnson.” Colbert alleged that the only thing most millennial voters ...

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Furious Trump Still Thinks He Won the Debate—and He Berated Aides Who Said Otherwise

Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump never likes to be seen as a loser, which is why he was reportedly not happy to see campaign aides and surrogates acknowledge publicly that he lost Monday’s debate and needed to do a better job of preparing next time. CNN is reporting that “in a conference call with surrogates Wednesday afternoon, Trump aides ...

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Nissan demands Brexit compensation for new UK investment

Nissan wants Britain to pledge compensation for any tax barriers resulting from its decision to leave the European Union, or the Japanese automaker could scrap a potential new investment in the UK’s biggest car plant. Remarks made by Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s chief executive, reflect growing concern among global carmakers that Britain could be heading towards a so-called “hard Brexit”, which ...

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Labour councils should practise what the party preaches on social housing

At the Labour party conference this week, there was plenty of good sense to be found in terms of housing policy. Teresa Pearce, the shadow housing and planning minister, made clear her priorities were increasing social housing numbers, detoxifying the debate around council housing, targeting rogue landlords and closing the tax gap when it comes to private rent. In the ...

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A warning to Corbyn: the centre ground hasn’t disappeared, it is being reshaped | Martin Ketle

It is less than 18 months since Ed Balls was one of the big beasts of British politics. Yet how long ago that era seems when one reads his agonised account of the May 2015 election in his memoir, Speaking Out.As a Financial Times reviewer pungently put it, the Balls generation already “reeks of yesterday.” Labour lost last year, Balls writes, because it ...

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Biden slams Trump on Fallon over taxes: ‘American people don’t like being played for suckers’

In an interview with Vice President Joe Biden Thursday evening, Jimmy Fallon admitted that he has made approximately 347 jokes at Biden’s expense while serving as the “Tonight Show” host. Biden told Fallon he came to collect his cut. When Fallon met Biden for the first time at an event, he apologized and admitted they were mere jokes and he ...

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Serena Williams Writes Impassioned Post About the Dangers of Driving While Black

Photo Credit: Jimmy48Photography/Shutterstock.com Tennis star Serena Williams has taken to her Facebook page to discuss her despair over the treatment of African-Americans by police and her fear for her young male relatives. For Williams, the seemingly mundane request to her teenaged nephew to drive her somewhere is fraught, because driving while black can be dangerous. And when her nephew is ...

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Liam Fox: globalisation needs to be championed more vigorously

Globalisation is becoming “increasingly misunderstood” and needs to be championed more vigorously, Liam Fox has said after praising Brexit as a “golden opportunity” for international aid. The trade secretary is calling for a more muscular defence of the benefits of globalisation, saying it is a powerful tool for reducing poverty, weeks after Theresa May said at the G20 summit in ...

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A Labour party of the future is beginning to emerge | John Harris

Anyone expecting the revolution will surely have walked into Liverpool’s gleaming Convention Centre and wondered where it was. The Labour party conference might now be Jeremy Corbyn’s domain, but it was all surprisingly familiar: a great wall of men in dark suits, fringe meetings with titles like “What’s ahead for consumers in a digital future?” – and, by way of ...

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This child abuse inquiry debacle shines a harsh light on Theresa May | Gaby Hinsliff

How must it feel, to have been let down as a child by those you were taught to trust, and then in adulthood to be let down all over again? It’s hard to imagine how painful the turmoil inside the government’s child abuse inquiry must be for survivors of abuse. Already on its fourth chair, the inquiry has now suspended ...

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CNN panel goes off the rails when Trump surrogates claims no one has heard Trump fat-shame anyone

In a panel discussion on CNN’s AC360, surrogates for Republican candidate Donald Trump maintained that their candidate was not a fat-shamer and actually had a “pretty good record” when it comes to women. Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany tried to claim that because only two women accused Trump of having them fired because of their apparence out of 34,000 Trump employees, ...

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How America's Insane Anti-Choice Crusaders Screw Over Women All Over the Globe

The American right wing yells so loudly and so wrongly about abortion that it can be difficult—even for Americans—to have a real sense of where much of the country stands on the issue. The right shouts down the truth despite endless evidence they are lying, then feigns surprise and innocence when someone from their base is moved to violence by their rhetoric. While ...

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Tories choose John Lewis boss as West Midlands mayoral candidate

The boss of John Lewis had been confirmed as the Conservative mayoral candidate for the West Midlands. Andy Street will step down as managing director of the department store chain after being chosen by the Tories to compete for the region’s newly created role of metropolitan mayor. He joined the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership in 1985 as a graduate trainee ...

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Watch: Trump surrogate blames Clinton for anorexic girls hurt by Trump’s fat-shaming remarks

In a strange turn of events, a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her recent ad, which features young girls watching videos of Trump’s comments about women. Curiously, she tried to turn Clinton into a body-shamer for highlighting Trump’s body shaming of other women. When asked if she got the recent talking points ...

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Jay Z and Snoop Dogg Do Powerful Videos Slamming Drug War

Photo Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com For years hip-hop artists have rapped about drug use, the drug trade and the drug war. And now, we are seeing some of the biggest stars use their influence to deal a blow to our country’s racist drug war. Two weeks ago, Jay Z  teamed up with acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple on a striking ...

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We won! A roar like I have never heard! The Bulldogs are going to the grand final! | First Dog on the Moon

We are all painting our fences red, white and blue and hanging flags in the windows and walking around with big grins on our faces because none of us can believe it Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is ...

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Momentum likely to oust Jackie Walker over Holocaust remarks

The steering committee of Momentum is seeking to remove its vice-chair, Jackie Walker, after widespread criticism of comments she made about Holocaust Memorial Day. The Guardian understands her removal from the post is likely to be confirmed when the committee meets on Monday. A spokesperson for the leftwing grassroots movement, which was set up to support Jeremy Corbyn as leader ...

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Unarmed black man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device: police

A Southern California police officer who shot an unarmed black man pointing a vape smoking device had been at the scene for less than two minutes when he opened fire, in a killing that set off two nights of protests, a police official said on Thursday. Demonstrators have demanded a federal investigation into the Tuesday shooting. The incident in the ...

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Donald Trump Directed His Staff to Fire 'Unattractive' Women

Photo Credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump loves pretty things: tall steel buildings, gold leaf ceilings, and women, assuming they are what he deems attractive. A scathing new report by the Los Angeles Times reveals brutal sworn declarations by former employees of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, alleging the GOP candidate explicitly told ...

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Hinkley Point: ministers sign go-ahead for nuclear power plant

The UK has signed its £18bn contract with France and China to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, giving the final go-ahead for construction at the site. The deal was finalised at a low-key ceremony in London, just two months after Theresa May alarmed her French and Chinese counterparts by putting the entire project under review. EDF, the ...

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France’s “Big Idea for the World”. French Terrorists Dispatched to Subsaharan Africa…

French imperialism is exceedingly busy these days. Since April 2012 the DGSE, France’s equivalent of the CIA, have been helping French terrorists enter Syria so they can behead children and eat their body parts in the name of ‘human rights’. Though we have been saying this for some time, the French Ministry of Truth has now discreetly admitted that we were right ...

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Stopping Brexit can save the EU

“Never let a crisis go to waste” has always been one of the European Union’s guiding principles. But what about five simultaneous crises? Today, the EU faces what Frans Timmermans, European commission vice-president, describes as a “multi-crisis”: Brexit, refugee flows, fiscal austerity, geopolitical threats from east and south, and “illiberal democracy” in central Europe. Rather than wasting its crises, the ...

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WATCH: Georgia GOP county chairman secretly caught making racist comments about black candidate

Tom Worthan, the longtime Republican Douglas County Commission Chairman in Georgia, has apologized after being secretly recorded making racist remarks about black Democratic candidates. Local news station Fox 5 Atlanta reports that Worthan claims that he’s not racist and was only speaking as &… Continue reading

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Trump Floats Another Debunked Conspiracy Theory About 'the Internets'

Photo Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com A lot people (not me, but a lot, a lot of people) are saying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump loves a good conspiracy theory; he’s suggested former rival Ted Cruz’s father was involved in John F. Kennedy’s assassination, insisted global warming is a “hoax invented by the Chinese” to hurt America industry and pushed—for ...

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Tory MP’s ​complaint about Russell Howard jibes rejected by BBC Trust

A rightwing Tory MP’s complaint about a Russell Howard comedy show in which he was described as a “windbag” and “toad-faced hypocrite” in Commons debates has been rejected by the BBC Trust. Philip Davies came under fire in two editions of Russell Howard’s Good News, a topical comedy show that provides the comedian’s “unique perspective on the big stories”. In ...

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Who needs a coherent plan for Brexit when you have dreams and fantasies? | Polly Toynbee

The world seems to be spinning out of control into realms of fantasy, if not downright insanity. Fanciful notions and striking imagery overrule all else. Forget the boring but serious everyday business of fact-based government. When Donald Trump has a good chance of becoming US president and Boris Johnson is foreign secretary, globe-trotting in our name, then maybe all bets ...

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Samantha Bee: Clinton-Trump debate like watching ‘American democracy play Russian roulette’

Samantha Bee rescheduled her “Full Frontal” program to Wednesday night to avoid conflicting with the first presidential debate — which drew an astounding 80 million viewers despite going head-to-head with the NFL’s “Monday Night Football.” “For once, concussion ball was not as compelling as watching American democracy play Russian roulette,” Bee said. She said things started off okay, because campaign ...

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Meet Gary Johnson’s Money Men, Led by the Despicable Koch Brothers

Photo Credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, is currently having a moment with younger voters. Presumably this is because he has emphasized his pro-marijuana stance and stayed away from touting his views on nearly everything else, which, as AlterNet has reported, are very right-wing. Yet look behind the curtain, and you’ll find that Johnson’s candidacy ...

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Can Labour win an election under Corbyn? – live debate

12.07pm BST12:07 ‘Corbynism makes too much of its principles, too little of practical politics’ Michael White In a year when Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House has moved from ugly fantasy to likely outcome it would take a very rash old political hack to say without reservation: “Labour cannot win a general election with Jeremy Corbyn as its leader.” ...

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Why America Needs War

GR Editor’s Note: This incisive article was written on April 30, 2003, by historian and political scientist Jacques Pauwels. A timely question: Why Does Hillary Want War… ? And why do people support her?  *     *     * Wars are a terrible waste of lives and resources, and for that reason most people are in principle opposed to ...

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Backing Corbyn was the easy bit. For new Labour members, the work starts here

When I decided to pay my £3 to the Labour party to sign up as a registered supporter just 12 months ago, I can’t say I expected much for my money. I’d been a paid-up member in the past, but after moving to Brighton to study, I voted for the Green party. While living there, I never looked back. Voting ...

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Former Tory ministers demand clear Brexit plan from Theresa May

Senior Tories have urged Theresa May to set out a clearer plan for Brexit, as yet another EU leader warned Britain was not going to get special deal on immigration and the single market. Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, and Ken Clarke, the former chancellor, pressed May to come up with more than her slogan “Brexit means Brexit”, ahead ...

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Trump advocate tells CNN panel Hillary is shaming girls over their weight — and all hell breaks loose

In a presidential campaign that has seen surrogates for GOP nominee Donald Trump offer commentary that can charitably described as bizarre, former New York Lt. Gov. Betsey McCaughey set a new standard — or low — during an appearance on CNN, Wednesday night. Touching on the subject of weight, in light of Trump’s shaming insults directed at a former Miss ...

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There Are Fewer Than 10 Grizzlies Left in Washington State—and Incredibly, There's a Plan in Place That Can Restore Their Population

Grizzly Bears at Katmai National Park, Alaska, USAPhoto Credit: Gleb Tarro/Shutterstock The fog was thick and the roads icy, but when a large horse trailer drove under the Roosevelt Arch on its way into Yellowstone National Park in January 1995, hundreds of cheering, smiling faces lined the entrance road to greet its newest residents—eight gray wolves, the first to inhabit ...

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One way or another, Brexit will bump up the size of the state

Brexit is good news for consultants. Their pay this summer is up 9% in a year, as companies demand more handholding and strategic advice. And viewed purely as a job opportunity, there is cheer, too, for parts of the public sector after the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, with tens of millions of pounds needing to be spent ...

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Jeremy Corbyn’s critics must decide: unity or terminal decline | Owen Jones

Jeremy Corbyn has relaunched a leadership that was staring into the abyss. Consider what has happened since he last took to the podium at Labour conference. Britain voted to leave the EU, a prime minister who seemed unassailable was toppled, Jo Cox was brutally killed, and Labour collapsed into its worst internal crisis since its foundation. Corbyn’s speech yesterday had ...

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San Diego protesters chant ‘murder’ after shooting death of unarmed black man

Rev. Shane Harris speaks to protesters gathered at the El Cajon Police Department headquarters to protest fatal shooting of an unarmed black man Tuesday by officers in El Cajon, California, U.S. September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Earnie Grafton Protesters shouted “murder” on Wednesday and demanded a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Southern California, just ...

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Shocking: Federal Court Rules You Can Be Denied a Job If You Have Dreadlocks

Photo Credit: bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock In a blow to equal rights in workplaces everywhere in America, a federal appeals court ruled September 15 that rescinding a job offer based on a candidate’s refusal to remove her dreadlocks does not constitute racial discrimination on the part of an employer.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 against an Equal Employment ...

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