Pelosi calls for delay in leadership elections to thwart fellow Dems

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday unexpectedly called for a delay in caucus leadership elections until after Thanksgiving. Pelosi’s request follows a behind-the-scenes scramble inside the House Democratic Caucus this week to force a... Read More

Wilbur Ross Says He Will Sell Stock After Watchdog Warns of Potential for Criminal Violation

WASHINGTON — Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, said he would sell all of his remaining stock holdings after the Office of Government Ethics faulted him for continuing to maintain investments that he was required to... Read More

Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the vote on Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in the spring of 2017, Senator Susan Collins approached Senator Michael Bennet on the Senate... Read More

Labour opens up biggest lead over Tories since general election

Labour has opened up its biggest poll lead over the Conservatives since shortly after last June’s general election, as the government’s chaotic handling of Brexit appears to have triggered a dramatic fall in support for... Read More

The Political Cave

by Ahmed Tharwat The world has been riveted with anguish,  watching the rescue operation of the 12 young footballers and their coach who had had been trapped for 18 grueling days underground cave in Thailand.... Read More

Illinois governor profits off ICE detention center contracts

CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported a profit from a private equity fund that owns a health care group servicing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, including facilities that hold immigrant families... Read More

Trump diplomat lobbied UK over Tommy Robinson – report

A diplomat representing Donald Trump lobbied the UK on behalf of the jailed far-right activist known as Tommy Robinson and threatened to publicly criticise its handling of the case, it has been reported. Sam Brownback,... Read More

Trump has said 1,340,330 words as president. They’re getting more dishonest, a Star study shows | The Star

Trump’s dishonesty has been a central story of his presidency, a daily problem that has confounded members of Congress and foreign leaders, confused policy debates and made it difficult for many members of the American... Read More

Twitter suspends Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts after indictments

Twitter has suspended two accounts allegedly used by Russian intelligence officers to share information obtained in hacks. The Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts were both suspended on Saturday, one day after special counsel Robert Mueller... Read More

Another top NSC official ousted under Bolton

A top National Security Council official who skirmished with White House aide Stephen Miller and other immigration hardliners was forced out this week, the latest staffing change at the NSC since President Donald Trump named... Read More

Opinion | $111 Billion in Tax Cuts for the Top 1 Percent

First, let’s try a little thought experiment: Whenever President Trump starts talking about NATO, imagine what Vladimir Putin would want Trump to say. Then compare it to what Trump actually says. The two are often... Read More

Novichok: police take away 400 potentially contaminated items

Police investigating the novichok poisoning of a couple in Wiltshire say more than 400 items have been recovered. A significant number are said to be potentially contaminated and have been submitted to the government’s Defence... Read More

I Weep for the Children of the Terror Migration

by Rick Spisak And for our grandchildren and their children who will reap the awful fruits of these UGLY CRIMES AGAINST JUSTICE. To call these abuses a mockery of justice is insufficient, they remain a... Read More

Kavanaugh May Face Stealth Hurdle in Confirmation: Rand Paul

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s road to confirmation may have a little-noticed obstacle: Senator Rand Paul’s firm views on privacy. While abortion has gotten most of the attention in the partisan fight over the nomination,... Read More

Minister steps down after sending explicit messages to constituents

Andrew Griffiths, the minister for small business, has resigned from the government after being found to have sent more than 2,000 explicit messages to two women in his constituency. The Conservative MP for Burton, and... Read More

“An Amateur Boxer Up Against Muhammad Ali”: Washington Fears Trump Will Be No Match for Putin in Helsinki

All American Presidents adore the pageantry of #summits, none more than Donald Trump, who is addicted to the idea of himself as one of the great men making history with a capital “H.” Trump loved... Read More

White CVS manager who called cops on black woman with coupon is Republican who was busted for forging signatures: report

Morry Matson, the white Chicago CVS manager who called the police on a black woman who tried to use a coupon, has a history of allegedly forging documents. Matson is politically active as a gay... Read More

Ep. 171: Trump’s NATO/UK/Russian Roulette Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDonald Trump spun the empty chambers then cocked the gun at an aide’s head for more than a week abroad. He has travelled... Read More

Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest connection to the Kremlin established... Read More

Fox News is still obsessed with Hillary Clinton nearly 2 years after the election

Hillary Clinton has played no active role in our politics since she lost the 2016 presidential election. She has watched from the sidelines as Donald Trump writes one of the most scandal-plagued chapters of the... Read More

Thousands of Scots take to streets as Trump plays golf

Three generations of one family were sitting in the sunshine in #Edinburgh’s Meadows park, just south of the city centre, as guitar chords floated across from the protest stage and a police helicopter whirled overhead.... Read More

Mattis vs. Trump vs. NATO vs. Putin vs. Mueller before midterms

by Brent Budowsky There is great trepidation throughout the free world and the American electorate as President Trump prepares to meet first with our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then with Russian strongman... Read More

House conservatives prep push to impeach Rosenstein

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the... Read More

Peter Mandelson joins Brexiters in attack on May’s EU ‘humiliation’

Britain’s former trade commissioner in Brussels, Lord Mandelson, is making common cause with hardline anti-EU Tories, saying that Theresa May’s latest Brexit blueprint would lead to “national humiliation” and leave the country in a worse... Read More

Ex-Health Secretary Tom Price Wasted $341,000 on Improper Travel, Inquiry Finds

WASHINGTON — Tom Price, the former secretary of health and human services, repeatedly violated government travel rules and wasted at least $341,000 by billing taxpayers for his use of chartered jets and military aircraft, federal... Read More

Trump upends NATO summit, demanding immediate spending increases or he will ‘do his own thing’

BREAKING: Trump says NATO leaders will increase defense spending after “tough” summit meeting and that the U.S. remains committed to the alliance. France’s President Macron says non. That is not what happened. BRUSSELS — President... Read More

Where Did Donald Trump Get Two Hundred Million Dollars to Buy His Money-Losing Scottish Golf Club?

Between meeting the Queen of England and Vladimir Putin, President Trump will spend this weekend at Turnberry, the golf course he bought in 2014 and rechristened Trump Turnberry. This property has not received the attention... Read More

Vern Buchanan bought yacht after voting for House version of GOP tax bill

A recently filed financial disclosure shows U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan celebrated passing the House version of the Republican tax bill in quite the lavish way. According to the disclosure, Buchanan spent between $1 million and $5 million purchasing... Read More

Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill as claimant numbers swell to 1,000

The number of #Tesco shop workers taking part in a legal challenge to secure equal pay, which could lead to the supermarket paying out £4bn, has swelled to 1,000. The law firm Leigh Day has... Read More

How the Fight Against Affirmative Action at Harvard Could Threaten Rich Whites

If preferences for black and Hispanic applicants are abolished, expect a backlash against admissions boosts for children of alumni and donors. by Daniel Golden Perpetually in jeopardy, the use of racial preferences in college admissions... Read More