Republicans, including Iowa senators, pile on condemnation for Steve King’s ‘white supremacist’ remarks

The list of Republicans speaking out against Rep. Steve King’s most recent controversial comments now includes both of Iowa’s U.S. senators. The growing backlash follows an interview with the New York Times earlier this week... Read More

Old, young, liberal, centrist: Democrats will have no end of choices for president in 2020

There are fresh faces and old hands. Thirty-somethings and senior citizens. Billionaires and at least one person still paying off student loans. A skateboarder, a brewery founder and a coffee magnate are all taking a... Read More

EU preparing to delay Brexit until at least July

The EU is preparing to delay Brexit until at least July after concluding that Theresa May is doomed to fail in getting her deal through parliament. The country’s 29 March deadline for exiting the EU... Read More

Scientists Call for Drastic Drop in Emissions. U.S. Appears to Have Gone the Other Way.

A report by a private research company found that U.S. emissions, which amount to one-sixth of the planet’s, didn’t fall in 2018 but instead skyrocketed. The 3.4 percent jump for 2018, projected by the firm,... Read More

William Barr’s confirmation hearing expected to be a battle over Mueller’s future

Two years of simmering tension between the White House, the Justice Department and Congress will culminate in Tuesday’s confirmation hearing of William P. Barr to be the next attorney general, where he is expected to... Read More

May makes last-ditch bid to win over Commons to Brexit deal

Theresa May will make one final appeal to the Commons to pass her Brexit deal, amid speculation among many Conservative MPs that the expected defeat could spark a cross-party plan or moves to oust the... Read More

As Mueller writes his report, a potential battle brews over obstruction of justice

As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his Russia probe, investigators have focused on conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and his team that could be seen as an effort to influence witnesses and... Read More

McConnell got ‘kicked in the forehead’ by Trump over wall shutdown: Former GOP aide

An aide to former GOP House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) who worked through four government shutdowns explained to Meet The Press Friday how Donald Trump made this one so much worse. “One of Mitch McConnell‘s favorite... Read More

Trump says you can call his wall ‘peaches’ for all he cares

Despite previously unfruitful negotiations during the last round of shutdown talks, President Donald Trump says he’s ripe to reopen the government — urging party leaders to return to Washington and vote for a wall, or... Read More

Trump ends border security meeting by lashing out at CNN’s Jim Acosta

At the end of a press conference Friday afternoon, Donald Trump mocked CNN’s Jim Acosta for posting a video that downplayed the president’s claims of a “crisis” on the border. “Good job yesterday, I appreciate... Read More

MPs attack ministers over delay to tax havens’ public registers

The government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of... Read More

The Big Economic Switcheroo

by Robert Reich The biggest untold story about how we pay for government involves a big switcheroo by America’s wealthy. Decades ago, wealthy Americans financed the federal government mainly by paying taxes. Their tax rate... Read More

Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet

A federal worker in Morgantown, W.Va., took to Facebook this week to sell welding tools, left behind by his deceased father-in-law. Another, a die-hard Star Wars fan in Woodbridge, Va., did the same with a... Read More

Ford cost-cutting could lead to 1,000 job losses at Bridgend plant

Ford is planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs in the UK over two years, with more than half the workforce at its Bridgend plant in south Wales likely to be axed. Union stewards were... Read More

Trump says he is not looking to declare a national emergency ‘right now’ for border wall, urges Democrats to vote again on funding

President Trump on Friday threw cold water on the idea of immediately declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, reversing days of signals that he might soon declare the emergency... Read More

Trump’s wall needs private property. But some Texans won’t give up their land without a fight.

Nayda Alvarez wants nothing to do with any border wall, but her acre of land in Rio Grande City, Tex., where she lives in a brown house along the dividing line between the United States... Read More

Tim Scott: Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we’re silent on things like this.

Tim Scott, a Republican, represents South Carolina in the U.S. Senate. Over the past two years, Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some... Read More

Ep. 190: Treason in Plain Sight

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ep-190-Main-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode title could apply to the huge Friday night breaking news from the New York Times with a headline that even as... Read More

Trump and Pelosi Are Locked in Their First Battle. Neither Can Afford to Lose

A new year has dawned in Washington, and this is what it looks like: a partial government shutdown in its third week; a new Congress sworn in only to sit on its hands; an emboldened... Read More

Juncker hints at helping out Theresa May over Brexit deal

Jean-Claude Juncker has signalled that he will offer a last-minute helping hand to #Theresa May in her bid to get her Brexit deal passed by MPs – but hinted at deep scepticism in Brussels at... Read More

Warning to Senate Republicans

by Brent Budowsky The midterm election landslide restoring Democrats to control of the House of Representatives offers an urgent warning to Senate Republicans. If they single-mindedly back President Trump as House Republicans did in 2018,... Read More

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify to House Oversight Committee

Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify publicly before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February — a month before beginning to serve a... Read More

The Entertainer retailer stockpiles summer toys as Brexit fears mount

Similar tactics have been adopted by a number of British manufacturers, food processors and retailers including Tesco and Marks & Spencer – which said they were stockpiling tinned and packaged foods – folding bike-maker Brompton,... Read More

Trump: I knew nothing about Manafort sharing poll data with alleged Russian spy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he knew “nothing” about his then-campaign chief Paul Manafort sharing polling data with an alleged Russian spy during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s comment came two days after Manafort’s... Read More

Polls: Voters Oppose Trump On Shutdown By Wide Margins In Key 2020 Senate States – Talking Points Memo

Voters disagree with President Trump’s demand for border wall funding by double-digit margins in seven key Senate swing states, according to new polling conducted for a coalition of liberal groups. The surveys suggest that the... Read More

Pelosi: Trump wants ‘a distraction,’ not a wall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that President Trump’s border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security, but is instead designed to energize his conservative base and distract the country from the... Read More

The ‘doomsday’ scenario: Here’s what happens if the shutdown drags on

The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts “months or even years,” as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the... Read More

‘People’s vote’: backers bide their time to force Labour’s hand

Backing for a second Brexit referendum in parliament is unlikely to be tested until after next week’s meaningful vote, as campaigners weigh up the best moment to try to win over the Labour leadership. The... Read More

The Angry Arab..!

by Ahmed Tharwat Rep. Rashida Tlaib responded to her  “impeach the motherf—er” comment: ” … I want you to know that I will never apologize for being me, and for being passionate and upset” ,coming... Read More

On Day 20, the shutdown is all about political pain, not gain

With the partial government shutdown now nearly assured to be the longest in modern political history, we’re still at a standstill. But rather than finding a way to compromise their way out of the mess,... Read More