FBI opened inquiry into Missouri governor

Washington (CNN) The FBI recently opened an inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, two US officials told CNN, as he fights an allegation of blackmail and faces calls to resign just a year into his job. While the FBI... Read More

CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

Washington (#CNN)With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the... Read More

Britons in Jamaica’s Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

St James Parish, of which Montego Bay is the capital, has been hit by a surge in gang-related killing and violence, according to authorities, and a state of emergency was declared on Thursday. The UK... Read More

Mega-landslide for Dems?

by Brent Budowsky It is now possible that in the 2018 midterm elections Democrats win a mega-landslide, take control of the House by larger than expected margins, take control of the Senate and win surprising... Read More

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump’s campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the #Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald #Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the... Read More

Boris Johnson proposes a 22-mile bridge across the Channel

Boris Johnson has floated the idea of a 22-mile bridge across the Channel to enhance transport links with France after Brexit. The foreign secretary discussed the issue with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, at the... Read More

Senate Dems May Have a New Boogeyman for 2018

Senate Democrats have landed on a new boogeyman for a cycle mostly playing out on turf friendly to President Trump. In a break from the anti-Trump messaging that defined last cycle, Democratic strategists predict that... Read More

2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. – The New York Times

The world in 2017 saw some of the highest average surface temperatures ever recorded, surprising scientists who had expected sharper retreat from recent record years. Scientists at NASA on Thursday ranked last year as the... Read More

Ep. 148: ‘Then Shut It Down’

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TTM-EP-148-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHouse Republicans continued their year of living dangerously and jumped off the cliff with this president. Democrats were happy because there signs of... Read More

A year later, no details on where Trump’s surplus inaugural funds went

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after President Trump’s inauguration, the committee that raised a record $106.7 million for the event has not disclosed how much surplus money it still has or provided a final accounting of... Read More

Trump Ordered Bannon to Limit Testimony

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to curtail the testimony of former chief White House political strategist Steve Bannon before the House Intelligence Committee, according to two people with firsthand knowledge of the matter.... Read More

Flu outbreak: UK deaths triple with GPs seeing major rise in patients

Almost three times as many people are dying of flu in the UK this winter as last year, figures reveal. After 35 more deaths last week, 120 people across the country have died of flu-related... Read More

Op Ed: Will Aliens Save Humanity?

by Robert Hunziker It was July 1st 1952 when Look magazine carried this story: “Flying Saucers— The Hunt Goes On” with the byline: “Fearful of danger from the skies, the United States Air Force is... Read More

Trump pushes back on chief of staff’s claims that border wall pledges are ‘uninformed’

#President Trump publicly pushed back Thursday against a characterization by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly that the president’s views on a southern border wall had “evolved” and privately fumed about the episode.... Read More

Ryanair referred to HMRC and labour market tsar over pay

Ryanair has been referred to employment and tax authorities for investigation by two parliamentary committees, citing the airline’s “refusal to cooperate” with inquiries over crew pay and conditions. Frank Field, chair of the work and... Read More

Hungarian Police Have A Warrant Out For Former Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka

Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka has an active warrant out for his arrest in Hungary, according to the Hungarian police’s website. Gorka, whose exact role in the White House while serving as a... Read More

Mortal Again: Christie Blocked at VIP Entrance to Newark Airport

Meet Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor and current nobody at Newark Liberty International Airport. The two-term Republican, who left office on Jan. 16, was blocked from a VIP entrance he had used for eight... Read More

Rising GOP star abruptly quits Republican party over Trump’s ‘appalling comments’ about immigrants

Kyle McDaniel, a young rising GOP star from Viginia, abruptly quit the Republican party on Tuesday citing Donald Trump’s “appalling comments” about Haitian immigrants coming to the United States, the Washington Post reports. McDaniel, a... Read More

A shaken diplomatic corps asks who will be next after a popular ambassador quits over Trump

The U.S. State Department, which called Feeley one of the leading Latin American specialists, confirmed he is leaving his post on March 9, explaining he has opted to “retire for personal reasons.”   U.S. officials... Read More

Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless UK pays into EU budget

French president Emmanuel Macron has rejected the idea of a tailored Brexit deal for the City, insisting Britain will not be allowed full access to European Union markets, including financial services, unless it pays into... Read More

Trump’s Shareholder Bonanza

by Robert Reich The evidence is in: The biggest beneficiaries of the Trump-Republican tax plan are shareholders. Yesterday, Bank of America Brian Moynihan said that “most of the benefits” from the tax cuts “will flow... Read More

Sanjay Gupta calls out doctor over Trump’s ‘excellent’ health: ‘He has evidence of heart disease and he is borderline obese’

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday questioned a White House physician for giving President Donald Trump a clean bill of health. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson said during a White House press briefing that... Read More

Taxpayers face £4m bill as landlord refuses to make tower block safe

A landlord who is refusing to pay an estimated £4m bill to make safe a block of flats built with Grenfell-style cladding is likely to be bailed out by the taxpayer. Robert Steinhouse, a London-based... Read More

A window inside Trump’s morning ‘executive time’

Washington (#CNN)President Donald Trump rises around 5:30 a.m. and begins making his first calls to aides and lawmakers as early as 6. He’s dressed in his signature dark suit by 8 a.m. at the latest,... Read More

How Michael Wolff Got Into the White House for His Tell-All Book

Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald... Read More

Voters Currently Don’t Want Oprah to Run for President

Most voters do not think Oprah Winfrey should run for president in 2020, a new survey shows. But the media mogul would hold a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head 2020... Read More

Bad news for GOP: Mueller probe could collide with midterms

Robert Mueller’s Russia probe isn’t ending any time soon, and that’s bad news for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans already bracing for a possible 2018 Democratic midterm wave. While many Republicans insist the Trump-Russia... Read More

‘Haemorrhaging nurses’: one in 10 quit NHS England each year

One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals. Data published by NHS Digital on Wednesday shows that just under... Read More

Trump ain’t new: America has a long history of racist presidents

by David A. Love Some have called Donald Trump the most racist U.S. president in modern times, if not the most racist president ever, for his crude and highly offensive comments calling Haiti and African... Read More

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand. It was December 2007, a decade... Read More