Ep. 144: Is Trump Nuts?

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2017/12/TTM-EP-144-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo really is he nuts or crazy like a fox playing us all? I know I can’t tell anymore. Theresa May was positively... Read More

Is this the beginning of the end of the exit poll?

After another perceived, high-profile miss in last year’s presidential election, the Election Day exit poll is on life support. The Associated Press confirmed Friday it has joined Fox News in abandoning the so-called National Election... Read More

In Alabama, no good outcomes for the Republican Party

  As a public figure, Moore has long been a renegade. He is a throwback to a different era and an embarrassment to many in his state. Even before the women came forward to accuse... Read More

Boris Johnson ends Iran visit without agreement on jailed Briton

  Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has ended his two-day visit to Iran without any announcement on the release of the British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, but has agreed with President Rouhani that Britain... Read More

It’s Time for Clarence Thomas to Go Once and for All

by David A. Love Powerful men are starting to lose their jobs and reputations, thanks to today’s national climate against sexual assault and harassment. Men who were once deemed untouchable are no longer. Since we’re... Read More

Trump to cut robocall for Moore

MOBILE, Ala. — Donald Trump has agreed to record a robocall for Alabama Republican Roy Moore ahead of next week’s special election, the president’s most direct involvement in Alabama on behalf of the embattled candidate... Read More

Four in 10 right-to-buy homes are now owned by private landlords

Four out of 10 council homes sold under Margaret Thatcher’s flagship right-to-buy policy are now in the hands of private landlords, with their tenants paying more than twice the rent levels charged by local authorities.... Read More

Trump’s popularity falling with almost every demographic, poll finds

President #Donald Trump‘s popularity has fallen or remained the same since February with every demographic group surveyed by Pew, according to a newly released poll. Key Findings: Trump’s approval rating has fallen from 78% to... Read More

National (US) Poll – 47% Of U.S. Women Say They’ve | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Almost half of American women, 47 percent, say they’ve been sexually assaulted, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll asked a random sample of 1,747 American adults:... Read More

The GOP tax plans are incredibly unpopular. Why isn’t the GOP worried about voter opinion?

Tax experts are in widespread agreement that the GOP tax cuts are bad policy — a giveaway to the rich paid for by the middle class and poor, with little upside for the economy. But... Read More

Cory Gardner: The NRSC ‘Will Never Endorse’ Roy Moore

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that the committee will never support #Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. “Roy Moore will... Read More

Sports Direct and its staffing agencies paid workers £1m too little

Sports Direct and its employment agencies Best Connection and Transline have been named and shamed by the government for paying workers less than the legal minimum wage, underpaying them by nearly £1m. The companies make... Read More

Op Ed: I Believe Franken’s Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too

The Democratic Party needs to stand with women who have been harassed—and not defend the politicians who abused them. by Tina Dupuy In mid-November, a Los Angeles radio host named Leeann Tweeden stepped forward to... Read More

Ex-Governor’s Run Gives Democrats a Bit More Hope of Retaking the Senate – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win statewide office in Tennessee, announced on Thursday that he would run for the seat being vacated by Senator Bob Corker, handing his party a... Read More

Michael Gove: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it

Michael Gove has said voters will be able to force changes to an EU withdrawal deal at the next election if they do not like it. The environment secretary’s comments came as prime minister Theresa... Read More

President Trump Is Adopting Richard Nixon’s Defense Strategy

No president has loomed as large over Donald Trump as Richard Nixon. Since he launched his campaign, when Trump appealed to his own Silent Majority through calls for law and order along the borders and... Read More

Podcast: Tax Bill Would Cost Charities Billions

Jamie Tucker of Independent Sector, which represents charities from The Red Cross to the Salvation Army, says the GOP tax bill could reduce charitable giving by as much as $20 billion and force charities to... Read More

How North Korea recruits its army of young hackers

SEOUL, South Korea — Teenage math whiz Ri Jong Yol was a solid candidate to join Kim Jong Un’s army of elite hackers. He had just won silver for the third year in a row... Read More

Trump’s richest friends are asking for changes to the GOP tax plan, and he’s listening

Some of President Trump’s wealthiest New York friends have launched a last-minute campaign to pressure him for changes to the #GOP tax bill, telling the president personally that the current plan would drive up their... Read More

Jeremy Corbyn to take aim at tax avoidance in speech at UN

Jeremy Corbyn will describe “grotesque” levels of inequality and mass tax avoidance as among the most pressing challenges faced by the world, in a speech at the UN headquarters in New York. The Labour leader... Read More

Should the sins of our spouses fall on us?

by Rev. Irene Monroe Massachusetts Democratic Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg, 68, looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference outside of his office at the State House where he publicly addressed allegations... Read More

Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new acting head of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog is reviewing whether Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse, according to... Read More

University students failed by rip-off fees, says watchdog

Students taking out huge loans to pay for higher education are being failed by universities in England, with only one in three saying they receive value for money according to a stinging new report by... Read More

Is Donald Trump’s mental health becoming dangerous? Medical experts weigh in.

President Donald Trump’s temperament has always been a big part of his political brand. Depending on who you ask, he is either refreshingly frank or shockingly unpresidential. But increasingly, critics of the president have gone... Read More

Ex-FBI agent calls out ‘increasingly implausible’ excuses coming from Mike Pence and Don Jr.

Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa thinks that Vice President Mike Pence’s story surrounding retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn “sounds suspicious.” Pence claimed that he didn’t know that Flynn was doing outreach to the Russians. Flynn... Read More

Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis hopes to unseat county clerk

MOREHEAD, Ky. —A gay man who was denied a marriage license by a Kentucky county clerk will run to unseat her in 2018.Democrat David Ermold announced his candidacy Wednesday in Morehead. Ermold is one of... Read More

UK has less than 48 hours to agree potential deal or Brexit talks cannot progress

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has told member states that the British government has just 48 hours to agree a text on a potential deal or it will be told that negotiations will... Read More

More States Hatch Plans to Recycle Drugs Being Wasted in Nursing Homes

After reading ProPublica’s story, lawmakers in Florida and New Hampshire say they plan to follow the example of an Iowa nonprofit that redistributes leftover medications to needy patients. by Marshall Allen Inspired by a ProPublica... Read More

Whistleblower: Flynn told ex-partner Russia sanctions would be ripped up

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was just 11 minutes into his presidency when his choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, texted a former business partner to say an ambitious U.S. collaboration with Russia to build... Read More

Brexit: Davis admits there are no economic impact studies

The Government has not carried out a single “impact assessment” on how #Brexit will affect various economic sectors and didn’t assess the impact of leaving the EU customs union before the decision was taken, David... Read More