A Handful of Trump Voters Are Coming to the Painful Realization That They've Been Had

Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab A quick glance at FiveThirtyEight suggests that Donald Trump is as unpopular as he’s been at any point in his brief, turbulent presidency. The website, which takes a weighted average of polls from the American Research Group to YouGov, finds his unfavorables stand at 50.6 percent against 44.4 percent favorables amongst likely or registered voters. That ...

Read More »

Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards

British households are being warned to prepare for a tightening squeeze on living standards, as a Guardian analysis shows the Brexit vote’s blow to the pound is stoking inflation while pay packets are shrinking in real terms. As Theresa May prepares to trigger article 50 next week, kicking off the formal process of the UK leaving the EU, the economy ...

Read More »

Thousands protest against corruption across Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks as he attends the verdict announcement of his fraud trial at a court in Moscow, on December 30, 2014 (AFP) Thousands of Russians protested Sunday across the country to protest corruption, in rallies called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Authorities in most cities, including Moscow, refused to authorise the rallies. By midday (0900 GMT) ...

Read More »

Nigel Farage: Ukip's role is 'not over' despite Carswell resignation

Ukip’s role in British politics is “not over by a long shot” despite the resignation of the party’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, according to Nigel Farage. Carswell quit the party on Saturday, insisting it was a “job done” after the UK voted for Brexit in last June’s referendum. The resignation prompted Labour and the Liberal Democrats to declare that Ukip ...

Read More »

Intelligence services must be able to access WhatsApp, says Rudd

Technology companies should no longer be able to provide encrypted messaging services that cannot be accessed in emergencies by the security services, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, said on Sunday. Speaking after it emerged that the police were investigating reports that Khalid Masood had used the encrypted WhatsApp service just before he launched the Westminster attack in which he killed ...

Read More »

‘You Don’t Know Anything’: Chris Hayes Smacks Down Conservative’s Ignorance on Muslims in Heated Maher Panel

Host Maher argued with British journalist Louise Mensch about the impact of Muslims in her home country. March 25, 2017 Photo Credit: Screen Capture During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, battle-lines were quickly drawn as MSNBC host Chris Hayes argued with host Maher and a conservative panelist over Muslim majority countries. During a very heated discussion ...

Read More »

Brexit vote is 'closed nationalism' that belongs in past, says Italian PM

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has been described by the Italian prime minister as “closed nationalism” that belongs in the past during a summit in Rome to celebrate the bloc’s 60th anniversary. In an address at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall of the Capitol in the Piazza del Campidoglio, where the EU was founded six decades ago, Paolo Gentiloni ...

Read More »

One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting: police

One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said. The shooting took place at Cameo Night Club, the Cincinnati Police Department said on Twitter. A spokeswoman for the department would not confirm the shooting or … Continue reading

Read More »

Labour to set out tough new conditions for backing Brexit

Labour will refuse to vote in the House of Commons for any Brexit deal struck between Theresa May and the 27 remaining EU states unless the deal ensures precisely the same economic and trade benefits as Britain currently gains from full membership. In a major policy speech on Monday, Labour’s Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, will set out six tests for ...

Read More »

We’re in a fine mess if George Osborne is our last hope of halting Brexit

To adapt Dr Samuel Johnson’s famous saying: attacking the BBC for alleged bias is a last refuge of the scoundrel. In this case, the scoundrel is one Julian Knight MP, who last week assembled some 70 fellow Brexiters to attack the BBC for allegedly being biased in favour of the Remain camp. Yes, we Remainers still exist and, according to ...

Read More »

Authentic Populist vs. Bulls**t Artist: Why Bernie Sanders Is So Popular and Donald Trump Isn’t

AUSTIN, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 27, 2016: U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a large crowd of over 10,000 people at the Circuit of the Americas.Photo Credit: David Gilder/Shutterstock More than four months after Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million, yet managed to win the election as a result of the archaic and undemocratic Electoral College, one ...

Read More »

Momentum welcomes expelled Labour activists, says founder

People expelled from Labour after exhaustive disciplinary inquiries will still be welcome inside the leftwing grassroots organisation Momentum – despite a new constitution designed to pave the way for its formal affiliation with the party. Last week, the Observer revealed details of a secret recording of a meeting at which Momentum’s founder, Jon Lansman, outlined plans for its activists to ...

Read More »

Angry Trump voters blame everyone but the president for US healthcare fail

U.S. President Donald Trump waves back to supporters from inside his vehicle as he departs Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., to return to Washington March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out – at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican ...

Read More »

Douglas Carswell quits Ukip to sit as an independent: ‘the work is done and we won’

Ukip’s only MP, Douglas Carswell – who defected from the Tories less than three years ago – quit his new party on Saturday accompanied by a burst of acrimonious comment from its grandees. While he insisted he was leaving “amicably” and would become an independent MP without the need for a by-election, the reaction from Ukip leaders past and present ...

Read More »

Legal Marijuana: Despite Scary Noises from D.C., the Sky Is Not Falling

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yellowj Barrels of ink have been spilled over the prospect that the Trump administration could attempt to turn back the clock when it comes to legal marijuana. Yet for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth out there, marijuana industry insiders, advocates and activists don’t seem all that worried. “I don’t think there’s any more reason to be ...

Read More »

Enough of the language and politics of fear. We remain a calm, sane and robust society | Nicci Gerrard

Words matter. “Maniac who knifed Britain in the heart”, read the Sun headline; “terror rampage”, according to the Express; London is a “city of monkeys” where liberals “actually think multiculturalism means we all die together”, wrote a Mail columnist who I’ll not bother naming. No. Last Wednesday, a wretched, angry man, brought up in Kent and with a history of ...

Read More »

Video: Syrian Army Conducts Swift Counter-Attack against Al Qaeda in Northern Hama

Late on March 23, government forces, backed up by Russian warplanes, carried out a successful counter-attack against jihadists in northern Hama, recapturing the villages of Kawkab, Abdin and the strategic hill south of Maardas. The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the 5th Storming Corps, the Lions of the Desert and the National Defense Forces also advanced on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly ...

Read More »

Parliament can’t be defeated by terror, but it will be changed | Andrew Rawnsley

When I started to earn my living at the Palace of Westminster, a time so long ago that Margaret Thatcher was in her pomp and some of you were not born, I did not even require a photopass to get on to the premises. A piece of card with my name on it and an official signature was enough to ...

Read More »

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Activists protest against the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare during a rally in Freedom Plaza in Washington March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. That’s not going to happen this month. Probably not even this year. The more than ...

Read More »

The Observer view on triggering article 50 | Observer editorial

Like sheep, the British people, regardless of whether they support Brexit, are being herded off a cliff, duped and misled by the most irresponsible, least trustworthy government in living memory. The moment when article 50 is triggered, signalling Britain’s irreversible decision to quit the EU, approaches inexorably. This week, on Black Wednesday, the UK will throw into jeopardy the achievements ...

Read More »

'SNL' Predicted This: Eric Trump Inadvertently Spills the Beans on His Unethical Relationship with His Father

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com / Joseph Sohm Eric Trump just made a blunder predicted by “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month. In a March 4 skit, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Alex Moffatt depicted President Donald Trump’s third child as a simpleton who can’t help but clumsily disclose how ethically inappropriate his family’s business ties are now that his father occupies the White ...

Read More »

Floreat Etona still for Dave and Boris | Barbara Ellen

During these difficult times, the main thing that has been upsetting me is the thought of David Cameron and Boris Johnson no longer being firm chums. Even before Brexit, things were a little shaky between them. (By “shaky”, I mean that Cameron would often lapse into daydreams about shaking Boris warmly by the throat.) But post-Brexit, the former prime minister ...

Read More »

CNN analyst: Sources say Mike Flynn has turned on Trump and become a witness for the FBI

As of Saturday evening, rumors are swirling that Pres. Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser Adm. Mike Flynn has cut a deal with the FBI and is now informing on his old boss, the president. CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed the possibility in a panel discussion … Continue reading

Read More »

Expelled Labour members still welcome in Momentum, secret tape reveals – audio

Labour party activist and founder of Momentum, Jon Lansman, tells a meeting in Richmond that former members of the Labour party will still be welcome in the grassroots organisation. In the secret recording first reported by The Observer last week, Lansman tells an activist, in response to his query about how much of a role expelled Labour members can play ...

Read More »

The Day Earth Was Murdered

“Change you can believe in” disappeared in the early days of the Obama regime as the same Washington insiders filled the new government’s ranks. David Brooks sung the praises of those who made change impossible: “the best of the Washington insiders, Achievetrons who got double 800s on their SATs.”   Eight years later Donald Trump was specific about the changes ...

Read More »

Watch: Joy Reid Whacks GOP Pundit for Pushing Idiot Trump Line that Dems Should Have Supported Pathetic Health Bill

Photo Credit: Screen Capture MSNBC’s Joy Reid went off on Republican strategist John Feehery for trying to claim that everything is the “end of the world” unless a GOP bill is passed and that Democrats are to blame. “The Republican Party learned nothing from the election of Donald Trump, including Donald Trump,” Reid said. She explained that Trump won in ...

Read More »

We used to feel shielded at the Palace of Westminster. Suddenly all that changed

Those of us who work in the Palace of Westminster as journalists enjoy extraordinary privilege. We live, socialise and work with the politicians who run the country. We see them daily, in their different guises, not just from high above in the press gallery of the Commons chamber, but all the time in person, as colleagues or friends. We wander ...

Read More »

Tens of thousands march through London in Brexit protest – video

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in London on Saturday to protest against Brexit, just days before prime minister Theresa May is due to trigger Article 50, the formal exit papers for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. The march began on Park Lane and made its way through central London, ending in Parliament Square Source ...

Read More »

‘Job done’: Douglas Carswell explains reasons for leaving Ukip – video

Douglas Carswell, Ukip’s only member of parliament, explains why he has chosen to quit the party and become an independent MP, saying that with Britain’s upcoming withdrawal from the EU Ukip has “achieved what we set out to achieve”. Carswell says the party has “won” and should “celebrate victory with honour” Source link

Read More »

Taunting Trump: How the Campaign to 'Not Normalize' Donald Is Driving Him Crazy

Photo Credit: Shannon West / Shutterstock.com “Resistance” comes in many forms. In discussions about how to deal with the fear and alarm ignited by Donald Trump, no word has been used more frequently than “normalize.” Democrats and progressives engage in almost daily protest rallies to defy Trump’s agenda. But perhaps the most successful component of the anti-Trump movement has been ...

Read More »

Brexit talks will fail without compromise: José Manuel Barroso

Brexit negotiations are on course to fail unless both Britain and the European Union ditch their winner-takes-all approach to the coming talks, the former president of the European commission José Manuel Barroso has said. With just days to go before Theresa May formally notifies Brussels of the UK’s intention to leave the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker’s predecessor said the two sides ...

Read More »

WATCH: David Corn eviscerates ‘dimwit’ Devin Nunes for his ‘bizarre’ handling of Trump investigation

A Saturday morning AM Joy panel on House Intelligence Committee head Devin Nunes (R-CA) turned into a group attack on the lawmaker’s credibility as well as his mental capacity to investigate the Trump White House after his disastrous week. Speaking with MSNBChost Joy Reid, Mother Jones editor … Continue reading

Read More »

The lies of the right that debase civilised society | Nick Cohen

After every attack, there is a pause while ideologues sniff the wind. If it is an Islamist easterly, the worst elements of the right know what to do. They score points with corpses, make weapons from wounds and say violence was a logical consequence of immigration and multiculturalism, policies they already opposed, and, for this is often overlooked, would have ...

Read More »

Hybrid War: Wreaking Havoc Across West Africa

The first of the four main countries to be explored in the West Africa Hybrid War analysis is Chad, the sparsely populated state located at the trilateral crossroads between West-North-Central Africa. A cursory glance at the map reveals the geostrategic significance of this country, but it also misleadingly presents it as a desert-strewn state in the middle of nowhere. While ...

Read More »

Nick Clegg tells EU march there is a 'perpetual sense of anger' over Brexit

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Saturday to protest against Britain’s departure from the European Union, just days before Theresa May begins the process by triggering article 50. Nick Clegg told the crowd in Parliament Square that “sadness” about the outcome of last June’s referendum had given way to “a perpetual sense of ...

Read More »

Watch: Trump Acts More Like a Russian than an American, Says Yale Historian on Maher Show

Photo Credit: Screen Capture Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder’s latest book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century outlines some of the things that fall under dictators as they rise to power. In a conversation Friday with Bill Maher, the host asked Snyder if this was his “busy season” given President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Maher asked Snyder to give ...

Read More »

Nothing is normal about the week in which I saw someone die

Monday The deaths of Martin McGuinness and Chuck Berry have left me with troubling questions of legacy. While there is no doubt of the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland’s importance in the peace process, when it came to the truth and reconciliation process, he seemed keener on reconciliation than truth . He consistently refused to admit to any part ...

Read More »

Sears among companies that likely won’t see 2019

This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool. The stock market has absolutely been on fire over the trailing 12 months. The broad-based S&P 500 has increased by a whopping 17 percent over that time span, which is more than double the historical average increase in stocks, including divid… Continue reading

Read More »

Sayeeda Warsi: ‘Where are my grandkids going to call home? What world will they grow up in?’

‘You can’t call me that!” Sayeeda Warsi splutters, and I can’t help but smile. After all, this is the 45-year-old Yorkshirewoman and Britain’s first Muslim woman cabinet member, who prides herself on plain speaking. So far in our interview she has admitted to having “humdingers of rows” while in government, and blasted “lazy policymaking” on counter-terrorism. But she is still ...

Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says UK should not be afraid of debt to fund investment

Britain should not be afraid of debt or borrowing money to fund investment, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader responded to Theresa May’s jibes that he wants to “bankrupt Britain” by insisting that taking on debt can save money in the long run if it is used to invest. Corbyn said a Labour government would provide a “new economic ...

Read More »

What U.S. Poultry Producers Do Not Want You to Know About Bird Flu

Photo Credit: Enrico Jose Once again, bird flu is back in the U.S. From 2014 through mid-2015, 48 million chickens and turkeys were killed in the U.S. to prevent the disease’s spread and protect famer’s profits. Factory farmers routinely fight to keep images of how poultry are raised out of public view, so consumers do not lose their appetites and ...

Read More »

London attack fuels calls for tighter Westminster security

Demands are growing for security around the houses of parliament to be enhanced as police seek to establish whether the terrorist who attacked Westminster had scouted the area for weak points. Video footage has emerged showing an entrance to the estate was left open in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s attack, in which five people including the attacker were killed ...

Read More »

Turkey is in A Dead End in Syria: The U.S. Move On Tabqa Will Complicate The Political Situation in Syria

Turkey is at a dead end in Syria. Erdogan‘s dream of going on to Raqqa and Deir Ezzor or even Aleppo city has been blocked by an agreement between the U.S. and Russia. His proxy forces are stuck north-east of Aleppo city and have no way to go further south, east or west. They conquered a piece of rural land ...

Read More »

‘You don’t know anything’: Chris Hayes smacks down conservative’s ignorance on Muslims in heated Maher panel

During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, battle-lines were quickly drawn as MSNBC host Chris Hayes argued with host Maher and a conservative panelist over Muslim majority countries. During a very heated discussion over the terrorist attack in London on Wedn… Continue reading

Read More »

Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell quits party

Ukip’s only member of parliament, Douglas Carswell, has quit the party, announcing on his website that he will become an independent MP. Carswell, who defected from the Conservative party to Ukip in August 2014, said he was leaving the party “amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won”. The MP said he would not be standing down before the ...

Read More »

Brexit protest: thousands march in London to 'unite for Europe' – live

Welcome to our live coverage of the Unite for Europe march in central London today. The protest is being held just days before the prime minister is expected to trigger Article 50, which will formally notify Brussels of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. It is also the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, ...

Read More »

5 Ways Trump Is Mentally Torturing Us Now

“I had more people crying in my office the day after the election than honestly I’ve had since the day after 9/11,” Dan Hartman, a Philadelphia-based psychiatrist, told Philly.com about his patients’ reactions to Donald Trump becoming president. Four months in, the wounds are still fresh, and the Trump administration, with its trampling of rights, unending legislative chaos and wholesale ...

Read More »

'We don’t really hate each other any more': people of Derry on life after McGuinness

There were no paramilitary trappings, no berets on the coffin, no police officers managing the crowds. The only helicopter overhead was the private one ferrying Bill Clinton to and from Martin McGuinness’s funeral. For a brief moment in time, Ireland was united in respect for a man one side hailed as a hero and freedom-fighter and the other denounced as ...

Read More »