Intel member drops Russia truthbomb: There’s ‘circumstantial evidence of collusion, direct evidence of deception’

Appearing on NBC’s Meet The Press, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he sees “circumstantial evidence of collusion” between staffers in President Donald Trump’s campaign staff and Russian nationals. Despite denials from the White House, Rep. Adam Sc… Continue reading

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Pillow talk: how politics embraced the language of love

Don’t call it a divorce, Theresa May said in Commons exchanges last week, as if somehow not calling the separation of Britain from the rest of Europe a divorce could strip the event of all its bitterness and grievance. She’s right about one thing, though. The naming of things always matters, and it matters more in politics than almost anywhere ...

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Israel’s Crime of Apartheid: UN Agency Head’s Forced Resignation

Pro-Western UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres showed he’s no different from his disgraceful predecessors.  He acted on orders from Washington. The Palestinian BDS National Committee denounced him for removing from the UN’s web site a report “Israel does not want you to read,” it said. “The real news is this time around, Israel, with all its influence in Washington, cannot put ...

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Tony Blair launches pushback against 'frightening populism'

Tony Blair is launching a “new policy platform to refill the wide open space in the middle of politics” aimed at combating a “frightening authoritarian populism” that he says is undermining the west’s belief in democracy. The former prime minister said his new Institute for Global Change was more than a thinktank since it would aim to arm front-rank politicians ...

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Right-Wing Billionaires Are Funding a Cynical Plot to Destroy Dissent and Protest in Colleges Across the U.S.

Loyola University Chicago – Day of Action January 23, 2017Photo Credit: Loyola University Chicago Day of Action, January 23, 2017 (350.org_ As far-right speakers face loud student opposition at their university speaking gigs, conservative lawmakers in several states are introducing legislation that cracks down on protesters. As uncovered by UnKoch My Campus’ Ralph Wilson, numerous states have borrowed their so-called ...

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Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott

Brexit has turned Britain into a nation of trade nerds. In the past nine months, trade has gone from being too boring to mention into a subject about which everybody has a view. Those who eyes would once have glazed over at the mention of bound tariffs or trade facilitation agreements can now wax lyrical about what it would mean ...

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New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at age 86

Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City for more than 60 years in newspaper stories and columns and won acclaim for his coverage of the “Son of Sam” serial killings, died on Sunday at age 86, media reported. Breslin&#8… Continue reading

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George Osborne told to choose whether to be MP or Standard editor

George Osborne has been criticised by the official body that advises ministers on taking work outside parliament, amid growing public anger over the former chancellor’s portfolio of lucrative jobs. The advisory committee on business appointments (Acoba) said it disapproved of Osborne’s decision to announce his job as editor of the London Evening Standard only four days after submitting his application ...

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These Are the What the Brutal Consequences of Trump's Proposed Budget Slash for the Labor Dept. Would Look Like

Photo Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services essential to low-income workers. Its cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged ...

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon willing to discuss vote delay

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is willing to have a “reasonable” discussion with Theresa May to delay a Scottish independence referendum, but insisted it could not be put off for long in the face of Brexit. Scotland’s first minister earlier said a new independence vote should be held in 2018, before the final deal on the UK’s exit from the ...

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Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has questioned George Osborne’s vow to remain as an MP after becoming editor of the London Evening Standard, as the chair of the parliamentary standards watchdog pledged to review rules on MPs’ second jobs. Ruth Davidson said she could not see how the former chancellor could juggle being a journalist and a politician. “I ...

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Report confirms Fox News’ Napolitano got his British Intelligence conspiracy theory from Russian state media

The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theor… Continue reading

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EU sources: May must mention UK's financial settlement in article 50 notice

Theresa May faces being publicly criticised by the EU if her letter triggering article 50 fails to refer to Britain’s obligation to settle its divorce bill and make an “orderly withdrawal” from the bloc. A failure of the UK to announce its intention to act in good faith over the terms of its withdrawal, including a multibillion-pound financial settlement, is ...

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Trump Blew Off Friday’s ‘Major Meeting’ About Veterans’ Healthcare with No Explanation

Photo Credit: Straight 8 Photography / Shutterstock.com After saying that he would be holding a “major meeting” on Friday to discuss veterans’ affairs and issues around the VA healthcare system, Pres. Donald Trump canceled the meeting at the last minute. According to Politico’s Rebecca Morin, the meeting was slated to take place at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, FL, ...

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Sturgeon in plea to anti-independence voters over referendum plan

Nicola Sturgeon has appealed to anti-independence voters to back her demands for a referendum, claiming it would be unjust and anti-democratic to reject one. Addressing the majority of Scottish voters who opposed a referendum before Brexit directly, the first minister said the country should support her challenge to Theresa May to agree to a vote in as little as 18 ...

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Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo parade canceled over Trump immigration crackdown fears

PHILADELPHIA — Organizers of an annual Cinco de Mayo festival in Philadelphia have canceled this year’s celebration over fears of an immigration crackdown, according to a report by NBC10. El Carnaval de Puebla usually attracts about 15,000 attendees, according to organizers, but recent r… Continue reading

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Labour activist calls for hard left to take over party – audio

In this recording of the inaugural meeting of the borough of Richmond Momentum on 1 March, Labour party activist Jon Lansman calls for as many delegates as possible to vote for a candidate. He also says that, to his knowledge, there is no-one in Momentum who wishes to exclude people Source link

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Will the SNP’s policy revamp get Scottish swing voters to say yes?

The Scottish National Party is this weekend engaged in a revamp of policies on currency, Europe, migration, defence and other issues in the hope of winning over swing voters in the event of a second Scottish independence referendum. Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon hopes to neutralise the issues that badly damaged the failed independence campaign in 2014. The SNP, which ...

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Trump Wants to Hand $54 Billion More to One of the World's Biggest Drivers of Climate Catastrophe

Photo Credit: guruXOX / Shutterstock In his proposed budget unveiled Thursday, President Trump called for dramatic cuts to initiatives aimed at combatting climate change, as well as a wide swath of social programs, to make way for a $54 billion increase in military spending. Under his plan, the Environmental Protection Agency would be slashed by 31 percent, or $2.6 billion. ...

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English nationalism is rising: but hard Brexit is not the way to assuage it

Last week saw the opening moves in a high-stakes game of poker between Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. It has left us peering into the future, trying to figure out how their row over the timing of a second Scottish independence referendum will play out. But we need to look backwards as well to grasp the significance of last week’s ...

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Trump’s Abolition Of ObamaCare Will Kill An Estimated 43,000 Americans Over 2 Trump Terms

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the ObamaCare-replacing, Trump Republican American Health Care Act would mean 14 million more uninsured Americans in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. Lack of health insurance kills about 45,000 Americans each year (Harvard Medical School) and Trump’s removal of millions of Americans from Health Cover will kill 43,000 Americans over 2 Trump terms ...

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Trump allies Roger Stone and Paul Manafort both wanted for questioning in Russia investigations

Roger Stone on Inauguration Day, 2017 and Paul Manafort being interviewed by NBC News (Composite image) Prosecutors in Ukraine and U.S. Senators investigating Pres. Donald Trump have notified two former top Trump aides that they are wanted for questioning in ongoing investigations regarding lies, corruption and the influence of the Russian government. The New York Times said on Saturday that ...

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Don’t tell me you weren’t warned about Corbyn | Nick Cohen

As supporters of Jeremy Corbyn read the Observer, could the rest of you talk among yourselves why I speak to them directly? You should know there is a faint chance Theresa May will call an early election. She says she doesn’t want to, and it would be difficult to arrange. But May also said she didn’t want Britain to leave ...

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Schoolma’am May has offered a gift to Nicola Sturgeon | Kevin McKenna

The uninitiated, on first encountering an SNP conference, might think that they were already stepping on to independent turf and that only the flourish of a civil servant’s pen was required to make it official. After two or three days of being held in the embrace of such boundless optimism you sometimes find yourself desperately seeking a dose of misery ...

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WATCH: A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Atheist Smoke Pot…

A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed.Photo Credit: YouTube screen grab It sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but it’s not. In the video below, Rabbi Jim Mirel, emeritus rabbi of the Reform temple B’nai Torah of Bellevue, Washington, Episcopal priest Chris Schuler, and Carlos Diller, a self-described  “conservative homosexual atheist,” get baked together and talk religion. ...

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West Wing ‘chaos’ as Trump seems ‘hellbent on squandering’ any gains by his administration: report

Pres. Donald Trump is proving to be his own worst enemy in the White House as he repeatedly undercuts each small gain his administration makes, says a New York Times report published Saturday. The reality TV star turned commander in chief’s tendency to self-sabotage was on full display this week, wrote the Times‘ Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman, whether ...

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Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy, one of the most revered figures in classical music, has called on musicians to strive to keep up British links with Europe in the face of Brexit. The great Russian conductor and pianist, who made his name as a soloist in the 1960s and 70s, spoke passionately to the Observer about his continued faith in European culture. “Music ...

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John Major attacks 'ultra-Brexiteers' as undemocratic and un-British

Sir John Major has launched a fresh attack on “ultra-Brexiteers” within the Conservative party, accusing them of seeking to force a complete break with Europe. The former prime minister said that having won the referendum last year with “fake facts and bogus promise”, the “ultras” were now shouting down anyone who expressed an opposing view in a way that was ...

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Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets

Donald Trump- Caricature Donald John Trump, aka Donald Trump, is a businessman and is the 45th President of the United States. This caricature of Donald Trump was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Jim Mattis’s Flickr photostream.Photo Credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr CC Every day he’s president, it causes damage — damage to the traditions of the office, damage to the ...

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Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May hurtle through the looking glass | Andrew Rawnsley

Whatever David Cameron does with the rest of his life, I recommend that he does not pursue a career as a futurologist. On the morning after the referendum on Scottish independence, the then prime minister stood outside Number 10 confidently proclaiming that Scotland’s position in the United Kingdom had been secured “for a generation”. Some of us said at the ...

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Apocalyptic scenes as scores die in Peru floods

Apocalyptic scenes continue to make their way out of Peru after one of the deadliest downpours in decades. A sudden and abnormal warming of the waters of the Pacific off the country’s coast has triggered extensive flooding. Peru’s rainy season has delivered 10 times more rainfall than usual. Abnorma… Continue reading

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Patel to defend aid budget as famine crisis spreads

Priti Patel, the international development secretary, will make her most robust defence of Britain’s aid spending on Monday when she announces an “intensifying” of efforts to tackle poverty and disease abroad. In a speech that will be cautiously welcomed by those who feared her appointment last year risked a dismantling of the department and its work in the developing world, ...

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Cross-party alliance takes on Theresa May over grammar schools

Theresa May’s personal crusade to expand the number of grammar schools is in serious jeopardy today as senior Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs unite in an unprecedented cross-party campaign to kill off the prime minister’s flagship education reform. In a highly unusual move, the Tory former education secretary Nicky Morgan joins forces with her previous Labour shadow Lucy Powell ...

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Kellyanne Conway Says She'd Rather 'Bleed Out' than Have Sean Spicer's Job

Photo Credit: Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer (Screen caps). In an exclusive interview with New York Magazine, Kellyanne Conway opened up about her role in Donald Trump’s White House, as one of his closest and most loyal advisers. It’s very important to Conway to be in this position, knowing that she “can bend [the president’s] ear at any time,” according to the exclusive. Kellyanne recounted ...

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Sturgeon’s warning to May: obstruct second referendum at your peril

Nicola Sturgeon has launched a ferocious attack on Theresa May, accusing her of “condescension and inflexibility” and insisting there would definitely be a second referendum on independence however hard the prime minister tried to block it. In a sign of the test of wills to come, Scotland’s first minister said the Holyrood parliament would approve a referendum on Wednesday. She ...

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US Homeland Security seeks proposals for ‘imposing’ but ‘aesthetically pleasing’ border wall with Mexico

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued requests for proposals for prototypes for a wall along the Mexican border, saying ideally it should be 30 feet (9 meters) high and the wall facing the U.S. side should be “aesthetically pleasing in color.” A wall to stem illegal immigra… Continue reading

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Trump Slips into ‘Endless War’ Cycle

There was, during the course of the 2016 campaign, a small but vocal group of antiwar libertarians and conservatives who had convinced themselves that Donald Trump was preferable to Hillary Clinton because he, Trump, had made his (fictitious) opposition to the Iraq War a cornerstone of his candidacy. Trump, some believed, was a Republican in the mold of Senator Robert ...

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Secret tape reveals Momentum plot to link with Unite and seize control of Labour

A hard-left plot by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to seize permanent control of the Labour party and consolidate their power by formally joining forces with the super-union Unite can be revealed by the Observer. The plans, described on Saturday by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson as “entryism” and a covert attempt by a leftwing faction to take over the party, ...

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Most Britons say Brexit vote makes break-up of UK more likely – poll

A majority of Britons believe the Brexit vote increases the chances of the United Kingdom breaking apart, a new poll shows. A survey by Opinium for the Observer shows that 54% agree that the UK’s vote to leave the EU has made a break-up more likely. Among Scots, the figure is even higher, at 63%. The findings come days after ...

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'That's Not How It Works': Trump's Grasp of Nato Questioned After Merkel Tweets

New York, NY, USA – Aug 3 2008: Donald Trump on 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower in New York City.Photo Credit: Paul Hakimata Photography/Shutterstock On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from German chancellor Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not ...

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Scotland's future must be Scotland's choice, says Nicola Sturgeon – video

First minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks at the Scottish National Party spring conference in Aberdeen on Wednesday and says that Scotland’s will “can and must prevail” with regards to a second independence referendum. Sturgeon was speaking a day after prime minister Theresa May indicated her government would not grant the legal authority for a new poll Source link

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Martin Sheen slams ‘Commander-in-Chief Yellow Hair’ Trump’s ‘fascistic’ anti-Muslim travel ban

Actor and political activist Martin Sheen spoke with the Guardian in an interview about some of his latest acting roles, his greatest fears, and how he feels about President Donald Trump. Sheen told the outlet one thing he is most concerned about is the “destruction of the environment,” … Continue reading

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Theresa May's difficult week could be more than just a glitch

Theresa May launched a slick new government website on Thursday, promising a “plan for Britain”, but for the first hour or so it just displayed an error message. Technical gremlins can attack at any time, but somehow the glitch felt symbolic of the prime minister’s week. With a commanding lead in the polls, and fresh from a historic byelection victory, ...

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EU Brexit negotiator to meet campaigners on citizens' rights

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has agreed to meet a delegation of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in Europe before formal talks with Britain. In a letter to campaigners he promised Europe was “committed to address this issue as a top priority in the upcoming negotiations” and that “our goal must and ...

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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Photo Credit: By United States Department of Justice – http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/meetattorney.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30734770 Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office.   Tom Price, head of the Department of Health ...

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The Same Frequencies Used for Pain-Inflicting Crowd Control Weapons Form the Foundation of the Network That Will Tie Together More Than 50 Billion Devices as Part of the Internet of Things

We previously noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a scam … being pushed so that Big Brother can spy on us. Believe it or not, IoT may also pose health and safety risks. Devra Lee Davis – Founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Founding Director of the ...

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Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market

Theresa May’s government is preparing to intervene in Britain’s energy market to weaken the influence of the big six providers and stop the poorest families being forced on to the most expensive tariffs. In a speech that had echoes of the previous Labour leader, Ed Miliband, who promised to introduce an energy price freeze, the prime minister argued that the ...

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WATCH: CNN’s Victor Blackwell counts down and then eviscerates Trump’s 8 biggest Twitter lies

Saturday morning marked the 8th anniversary of Donald Trump joining Twitter and to ‘celebrate’ the occasion, CNN’s Victor Blackwell walked his audience through eight of Trump’s biggest lies on the social media platform that helped launch his presidency. “You know that t… Continue reading

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Can George Osborne be an MP and an editor? Let the people decide | Martin Bell

Being a member of parliament is a full-time job – as I know from my personal experience, as George Osborne’s predecessor. Being a newspaper editor is also a full-time job. Giving external advice and speeches, however well remunerated, also takes time. Doing all three together, it seems to me, would require the talents of Superman. I had the honour of ...

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