Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and... Read More

Chairman quits scandal-hit Save the Children

Sir Alan Parker has resigned as Save the Children’s international chairman amid what he described as the “complex mix of challenges” facing the charity sector. His 10-year term had been due to end in December... Read More

Another black Harvard man arrested

by Rev. Irene Monroe I reside in Cambridge. And, the last time an unarmed black Harvard man in Cambridge was arrested, it made the news. It was when renowned Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was... Read More

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a... Read More

Windrush scandal: Albert Thompson still in dark about cancer treatment despite May’s promise | UK news | The Guardian

Albert Thompson, the Londoner whose case has come to epitomise the Windrush scandal, has spoken of his anguish as he remains uncertain about whether he is to get radiotherapy for his cancer a day after... Read More

Giuliani says he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. #Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President #Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing... Read More

EPA chief’s aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to #Australia to prepare for a... Read More

Google loses landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman with a criminal past has won a key ‘right to be forgotten’ case against Google at the High Court. The “landmark” case is the first of its kind in England, says The Independent, and... Read More

Scholar Reza Aslan examines whether Trump’s entire presidency is a ‘religious cult’

Reza Aslan, a religion scholar and former CNN host who has written extensively about Islamic fundamentalism, is featured in a new Big Think video in which he asks the question of whether the followers of President... Read More

​A shed the size of a town:​ what Britain’s giant distribution centres​ tell​ us about modern life| Art and design | The Guardian

When you click on a product, something, somewhere, moves. The item is shifted off its shelf by human or robot and on to a chain of delivery mechanisms that takes it to your door. That... Read More

Here’s One Issue Blue and Red States Agree On: Preventing Deaths of Expectant and New Mothers

From Indiana to Oregon, lawmakers are passing bills to increase scrutiny of maternal deaths. Often, they’re citing our “Lost Mothers” series. by Nina Martin and Robin Fields Alarmed that the U.S. is the most dangerous... Read More

Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is burning through cash on legal fees

In order to get Donald Trump re-elected, his backers first need to keep him out of jail. Which is maybe why the Trump campaign has dedicated 22% of its total expenditures to paying lawyers, according... Read More

Brexit: MPs from four parties jointly launch push for people’s vote

A major push for a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal between Britain and the EU has been launched by MPs, celebrities and business leaders. A cross-party lineup of MPs took to the stage... Read More

‘The book is the bombshell’: CNN’s Brian Stelter crushes Fox News for downplaying Comey’s book

CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday took a hammer to Fox News hosts who were being dismissive of former FBI Director James Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty.” After playing a supercut of clips showing... Read More

MSNBC conservative: Trump refusing Mueller interview may speed up indictments before 2018 midterms

peaking with MSNBC host Richard Lui, a longtime Republican strategist explained that a refusal by President Donald Trump to sit down with Robert Mueller’s investigators would free the special counsel up to announce indictments even... Read More

More popular vote-electoral college splits may be in our future

It’s always being said that demographics are destiny. But which demographics? Democrats learned painfully in 2016 the meaning of that question, when Donald Trump upended the electoral map by capitalizing on the demographics of today... Read More

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

n May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual.... Read More

Patients put at risk by ‘aggressive’ treatment at Great Ormond Street

Great Ormond Street children’s hospital unnecessarily gave patients potentially dangerous drugs, subjected them to invasive tests and wrongly diagnosed them with a rare allergy, it can be revealed. An inquiry into the world-renowned London hospital’s... Read More

Never Did (do not like War)

by Richard Spisak I do not like WAR (never did) I do not like war at my door, I do not like it on the steps, I do not like it it is not hep.... Read More

GOP launches secret group to attack West Virginia coal baron

The Republican establishment has launched an emergency intervention in the West Virginia Senate primary aimed at stopping recently imprisoned coal baron Don Blankenship from winning the party’s nomination. Late last week, a newly formed super... Read More

Martin Sorrell steps down as head of WPP advertising group

Sir Martin Sorrell has resigned from WPP, the world’s largest #advertising group, ahead of the findings of an investigation into alleged personal misconduct. The 73-year-old, who acquired a small Kent-based maker of wire baskets in... Read More

Scoop: Trump tried to block Pence national security appointment

The White House kept it quiet until now, but on Friday the President nearly blocked the Vice President from getting his chosen #national security adviser. Why this matters: It’s a highly unusual event, as Trump... Read More

Trump order targets wide swath of public assistance programs

The Trump administration is seeking to completely revamp the country’s social safety net, targeting recipients of Medicaid, food stamps and housing assistance. Trump is doing so through a sweeping executive order that was quietly issued... Read More

Paul Ryan, Party Man

The mistake about Paul Ryan, the one that both friends and foes made over the years between his Obama-era ascent and his just-announced departure from the House speakership, was to imagine him as a potential... Read More

GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s... Read More

Trump assails Comey in tweetstorm, suggests ex-FBI director deserves ‘jail’

President Trump sharply attacked James B. Comey in a fusillade of tweets Sunday morning, suggesting that the former #FBI director deserves to be imprisoned and serving up several of his favorite theories and unsubstantiated allegations... Read More

Leave.EU, Arron Banks and new questions about referendum funding

The Information Commissioner’s Office is investigating Leave.EU and its donor Arron Banks over possible breaches of the Data Protection Act. The ICO has issued “information notices” against both Leave.EU – the referendum campaign headed by... Read More

Past presidents should join forces, speak out on Trump

by Brent Budowsky With a bitterly divided nation facing a constitutional crisis of epic proportion, as President Trump stands on the brink of repeating the Saturday Night Massacre of Richard Nixon, with liberal democracy under attack from... Read More

Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes

In the 2004 blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow,” the world faced a doomsday scenario: Global warming was causing the Earth’s mighty ocean currents to shut down, bringing about a new ice age. The apocalyptic plot... Read More

British farmers in turmoil as delayed spring plays havoc with growing season

Last year, asparagus growers were harvesting as early as 8 April. This spring, they are not expecting to harvest their open-field crop until the last week of April – a week later than the official... Read More