Ep. 145: Everything Trump Touches Dies

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2017/12/TTM-EP-145-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFrom businesses to laws to candidacies, three times he offered full-throated support to candidates and all three times, including a second go in... Read More

Schumer on the march

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Golden State Warriors’ Go-to Guy Doesn’t Play a Minute

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How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked – Washington Post

In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded — that Russia’s interference in... Read More

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The Taking

The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune.... Read More

The Kubler Ross Politics of 2017

In just one year, we’ve seen a remarkable shift in political fortunes for the party in power. They have lost high profile races in a light blue state (Virginia) and a dark red one (Alabama).... Read More

Extra 500 Scottish officers to get Tasers after rise in assaults on police

Police Scotland will train and equip 500 local officers with Tasers as the force struggles to deal with a sharp increase in assaults on police. In what amounts to a significant upgrade in operational capability,... Read More

Once Unthinkable, Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

At this time last year, the Democratic path to Senate control seemed impossible: Hold all of the Democratic seats, flip Arizona and Nevada, then hope for a miracle. The Democrats got the political version of... Read More

White House: Trump would be ‘very unhappy’ if Speaker Ryan left

President Donald Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan he would be “very unhappy” if the Wisconsin Republican retires after the 2018 elections, the White House said Thursday. POLITICO reported earlier Thursday that Ryan has told... Read More

WATCH: Simple question about diversity trips up Sarah Sanders after Omarosa’s departure

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was unable to answer a question related to former Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Reporter Kristen Welker asked during a press briefing on Thursday how many senior... Read More

The Republican Nightmare Is Just Beginning

Washington Republicans have put the fiasco of Alabama’s special election behind them, but their electoral nightmare may just be beginning. Roy Moore’s stunning defeat Tuesday night was met with quiet sighs of relief throughout the... Read More

Major NHS trust turns away A&E patients 13 times in a week

A major NHS hospital trust had to turn patients away from its A&E units 13 times last week – including four times in one day – as the snow left it facing “extremely challenging” conditions.... Read More

The New Jim Crow targets LGBTQ Americans, too

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In the Senate, Republicans are paying a price for their extremism

It’s an article of faith among many Democrats that Republicans have somehow escaped the electoral consequences for the increasing extremism of their party. Doug Jones’s narrow victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday night looked, to... Read More

Woman in key No 10 role paid £15,000 less than men for same job

Ministers are not serious about the gender pay gap, equality campaigners have said, after it emerged that the only female Downing Street communications director since 2010 was paid £15,000 less than men for the same... Read More

‘I would have won Alabama’: Trump spreads blame for Moore’s loss

Shortly after Democrat #Doug Jones wrested back one of ­Alabama’s solidly Republican U.S. Senate seats for the first time in more than two decades, President #Trump offered an optimistic and forward-looking assessment on Twitter, congratulating Jones... Read More

Bat-wielding racist caught screaming about ISIS in viral video outed as rich lawyer from influential family

Just a week after video of a man threatening a non-Muslim man with a bat and calling him “ISIS” went viral, the bat-wielding Islamophobe’s identity has been revealed — and his dad is pissed. As... Read More

Omarosa: I saw things in Trump White House ‘I was very uncomfortable with’

Outgoing aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Thursday that she observed things in the White House during her tenure that made her uncomfortable and that upset her. “There were a lot of things that... Read More

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Scottish fishermen say EU is taking ‘hardline’ quotas stance pre-Brexit

Scottish fishermen have raised concerns that the EU is adopting a hardline stance over quotas as a prelude to Brexit negotiations. Annual negotiations over fishing quotas – expected to be the penultimate talks the UK... Read More

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

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The Meaning of Doug Jones’s Upset Victory

by Robert Reich Common sense and decency have prevailed in Alabama. It was a vote not just against sexual abuse but also against racism and against those who would ride roughshod over our democratic institutions.... Read More

5 takeaways from Alabama’s startling special election

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century, and the political earthquake has just begun. A combination of hyper-charged Democratic turnout and depressed... Read More

Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Evidence that Britain’s long jobs boom has come to an end has emerged after official figures showed the number of people in work fell by 56,000 in the three months ending in October. After an... Read More

Trump suffers ‘big black eye’ in Alabama

Doug Jones didn’t just defeat Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race on Tuesday night — he administered the most crushing and embarrassing political blow of President Donald Trump’s young presidency. Jones’ win meant that Trump,... Read More

‘That Is Not the Law… You Don’t Know That?’

Moore spokesman Ted Crockett is skewered in a priceless CNN interview with Jake Tapper.

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Game that tune: Apple snaps up Shazam for reported $400m

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