Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

WASHINGTON — As more than 40 subdued Republican senators lunched on Chick-fil-A at a closed-door session last week, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado painted a dire picture for his colleagues. Campaign fund-raising was drying up,... Read More

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Elsewhere. We Couldn’t Find Evidence of Them.

What we found are false starts, fizzled-out partnerships and, often, no signs of deals at all. by Matt Drange, Forbes, Alan Huffman, special to ProPublica, and Derek Kravitz, ProPublica This story was co-published with Forbes. Earlier... Read More

CNN poll: 54% say Russia-backed content on social media moved 2016 election

Washington (#CNN)Although President Donald Trump insists otherwise, most Americans say it’s likely that Russian-backed content on social media did affect the outcome of the 2016 election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.... Read More

Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in California: ‘Violent Times Will Come’

Many Californians’ regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area, affecting Cox... Read More

Corbyn says greater role for grassroots will help him become PM

Jeremy Corbyn has said his drive to give #Labour members more control over the party will help him enter Downing Street. He said plans to give his grassroots support a greater role will not only... Read More

The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won’t become law. And more than half of America is good with that.

Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal #Obamacare was always a moonshot. A bill proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) looks like it doesn’t have enough support in the Senate to pass on... Read More

Ep. 133: #TakeAKnee

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TTM-EP-133-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPresident 45 Tweeted: Going to the White House is considered a great honour for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating; therefore, invitation... Read More

DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified 21 states Friday that Russia attempted to hack their election systems before the 2016 election. In the majority of the states, the Department of Homeland Security only saw preparations for... Read More

A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations

The possible outcomes of the Russia investigation have always been wildly divergent. On one end of the spectrum, it is possible that the Russian government penetrated deep inside the Trump campaign—perhaps with the candidate’s knowledge—and... Read More

More than 500,000 sign petition to save Uber as firm fights London ban

More than half a million people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber of its licence to operate in the capital, making it the fastest growing... Read More

Op Ed: What Americans need to know about General el-Sisi

by Ahmed Tharwat General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is coming to visit the UN to speak, he most likely will present himself as the go to man, when it comes to war on terrorism and champion... Read More

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea’s leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on #North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could... Read More

Britons in EU tell May: ‘Don’t throw us under Brexit bus’

Campaigners for British nationals in Europe have written to Theresa May to plead with the prime minister not to throw them “under the Brexit bus” . In a strongly worded letter, they wrote to the... Read More

Colin Kaepernick’s mom responds to Trump: ‘Guess that makes me a proud b*tch!’

Teresa Kaepernick — mother of former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick — responded to President Donald Trump’s remarks in Alabama on Friday night in which he said that NFL owners should “get that son-of-a-b*tch... Read More

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill – SFGate

President Donald Trump is criticizing Sen. John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Trump is calling McCain’s opposition “sad” and “a horrible, horrible thing” for... Read More

White House Says It Didn’t Sign Off on Health Secretary’s Private Jet Use

The #White House says it didn’t sign off on what are reportedly at least two dozen private-jet trips taken by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price that are now under review by the department’s... Read More

Plan to shut Obamacare site during open enrollment draws critics – Sep. 22, 2017

The Trump administration plans to shut down the federal health insurance exchange for 12 hours during all but one Sunday in the upcoming Obamacare open enrollment season. The shutdown will occur from midnight until noon... Read More

Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Steph Curry – The Washington Post

President Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football... Read More

Trump-Schumer alliance a game-changer for everyone

by Brent Budowsky When President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reached a major three-month debt ceiling and government spending deal in a White House meeting on... Read More

Senate Democrats ponder tying up repeal debate for days

Senate Democrats are weighing whether they have enough procedural tricks — and stamina — to kill a possible GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare. The Democrats are considering whether they could force enough amendment votes on... Read More

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo former president Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group... Read More

London council finds 35 men living in one three-bedroom house

A raid on a three-bedroom house in north-west London has found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at about 6am on Tuesday following complaints from... Read More

Trump rebounds after polling slide

President Donald Trump’s summer swoon appears to be over. After months of declining poll numbers, the president’s approval ratings have stabilized — and even ticked up slightly — over the past month. Following a low... Read More

I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical. – Vox

I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all. While other Republican plans essentially... Read More

Photo shows John Kelly face-palming during Trump’s warmongering UN speech

photo of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listening to his boss, President Donald Trump, speak to the United Nations went viral on Tuesday. Kelly, who has the tough job of reining in Trump,... Read More

Trump Is Using Targeted Facebook Ads To Reassure Supporters He Will Build The Border Wall

President Donald Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to reassure supporters that he still plans to build the border wall after his recent public comments caused many to question whether he would keep his promise.... Read More

Northern Ireland could stay in customs union after Brexit

Northern Ireland could continue to be in the single market or customs union after the UK leaves the EU, the European parliament’s Brexit negotiator has said. But Guy Verhofstadt’s proposal for special status for the... Read More

Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan

Converting into private schools — and using voucher programs to thrive on the public dime. by Annie Waldman This story was co-published with Slate. This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade... Read More

The Note: ‘Kimmel test’ challenges Republicans on health care

Maybe it’s been a long, long time, but this science isn’t so hard to understand. The medical groups … the bipartisan governors … the Congressional Budget Office …”essential health benefits”… Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins... Read More

Ukip could fall apart after latest leadership election, say insiders

Ukip faces the real prospect of a split or even gradual extinction following a leadership election that could result in the party lurching towards a hard-right brand of populism, senior insiders have warned. Just two... Read More