Tom Watson tells Corbyn: ‘We must back members on new Brexit vote’

Labour must be ready to throw its full support behind another referendum on Brexit, its deputy leader Tom Watson says today, as a new poll shows 86% of party members want the British people to... Read More

Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington

WASHINGTON — The return on investment for many of the Republican Party’s biggest political patrons has been less than impressive this year. But not for Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, and his... Read More

MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story | MPR News

Republican state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday as MPR News prepared to publish detailed accusations from his daughter of inappropriate behavior toward her since childhood. The announcement came hours after an... Read More

The Kavanaugh doppelganger theory shows how far the right has descended into madness

On Sunday, when Christine Blasey Ford went public with her charge of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, I wrote that the confirmation hearings had turned into a melodrama ripped from the... Read More

Ep. 178: Say It – I Was Raped

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TTM-Ep-178-Full-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHello and welcome to the Three Muckrakers for Monday the 17th of September 2018. This is our “Say It – I was Raped”... Read More

Women Are Increasingly Doubtful That Voters Are Ready to Elect Them

Support for women in leadership is high. A majority of Americans say that there should be more female leaders in politics and business; that it would improve the quality of life for everyone; and that... Read More

Many Voters Tend to Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Even if They Question Her Motive – The New York Times

 DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — With its colonial-era storefronts, ice cream parlor and bustling outdoor cafes, this Philadelphia suburb could be the quintessential American downtown. Though it’s mid-September, the homes that line its narrow streets are still... Read More

Co-op to replace single-use carrier bags with compostables

The Co-op is to be the first major supermarket in the UK to replace single-use plastic carrier bags with lightweight compostable alternatives that shoppers can reuse as biodegradable bags for food waste. The bags –... Read More

Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater?

by Robert Hunziker The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences... Read More

‘The storm itself is not our biggest problem. Our problem is what comes next.’

When Hurricane Florence crashed into North Carolina’s coastline last week, just a tree or two fell in this tiny town along the Neuse River, 70 miles inland. Soon, the power went out. As high winds... Read More

Owners of Manchester flats face huge bills after forced evacuation

Owners of flats in a Manchester complex which was marketed as an “outstanding” investment opportunity are facing huge losses after the fire brigade banned people from living there. The first residents moved into New Lawrence... Read More

Mexico’s next president could be on a collision course with Trump over immigration

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s incoming president, a relentless critic of the ruling elite, has voiced no objection to the free-trade deal its current government brokered with the United States. On security matters, President-elect Andrés Manuel... Read More

Why Polling Can Be So Hard – The New York Times

Some states and congressional districts are a lot harder to poll than others, and this can have major consequences. Take Wisconsin. The polls there were misleading in 2016. Hillary Clinton, apparently feeling she had a... Read More

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Debate Who is ‘Out of Step’ With Texas – The New York Times

DALLAS — Senator Ted Cruz sought to revive his struggling bid for re-election on Friday night, using the first debate with his opponent, Representative Beto O’Rourke, as a referendum on Texas values on issues like... Read More

‘100 Kegs or Bust’: Kavanaugh friend, Mark Judge, has spent years writing about high school debauchery

As Christine Blasey Ford tells it, only one person can offer eyewitness confirmation of her account of a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh: Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown... Read More

‘Don’t mistake British politeness for weakness’, Jeremy Hunt tells EU

Jeremy Hunt has told leaders of the European Union to not “mistake British politeness for weakness” after the tense Salzburg summit that threatens to sink #Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today... Read More

Potential Insurance Bill From Hurricane Florence Could Take Toll on Wallets Far From North Carolina’s Coast

Insurance companies retreated from some communities amid stronger storms, leaving a “last-resort” plan to fill the growing gap. by Abrahm Lustgarten and Talia Buford For years, North Carolina has bet against a storm like Hurricane... Read More

Trump Reverses Self on DOJ, FBI Documents He Says Show Bias

President Donald Trump reversed himself on Friday on the release of reams of Justice Department and FBI documents he claims show an internal bias to wreck his 2016 campaign and then his presidency. Trump earlier... Read More

Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect in a deliberately combative address that prompted a sharp fall in the pound amid fears that it made a no deal... Read More

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members... Read More

Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford

WASHINGTON — After a tense night of legal brinkmanship, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday told lawyers for the woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault that they... Read More

Koch-funded group supports voting rights for felons in Florida

A national group with close ties to the Koch Brothers, Freedom Partners, has thrown its support behind Amendment 4 on the Florida ballot — the proposal to restore voting rights to most convicted felons without... Read More

Brexit should end EU citizens’ special access to UK, says report

Free movement from the EU should end after Brexit and the UK should embrace a Canada-style system in which there is no preferential access to the labour market for citizens of any other country, according... Read More

Why Can’t Bert and Ernie Be Gay?

by Rev. Irene Monroe “Sesame Street’s” most famous puppet duo Bert and Ernie first appeared in 1969, the same year as the Stonewall Riots, which to the nation’s surprise catapulted the LGBTQ Liberation Movement. And... Read More

‘Trump Tapes’ host Tom Arnold, ‘Apprentice’ producer Mark Burnett in physical confrontation at fundraiser

Actor Tom Arnold and “Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett reportedly got into a physical confrontation at a Hollywood fundraiser Sunday night, with Arnold claiming Burnett tried to choke him and Burnett’s wife posting a photo of... Read More

40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

Genetic links to anxiety and #depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced. Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to the Genetic Links... Read More

Ted Cruz says Beto O’Rourke wants to ban barbecue

Tofu or not tofu? That is the question U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has raised in his latest bid to create a cultural wedge issue between himself and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke in their heated Senate... Read More

Grim Warnings for White House, Republicans Ahead of Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President #Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in... Read More

Legal team still confident that Manafort will not implicate Trump, Giuliani says

President Trump’s lead lawyer said Monday that attorneys for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort have reiterated that the president has nothing to fear from Manafort’s cooperation with federal investigators. Trump attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani... Read More

Kavanaugh allegations add yet another crisis to a besieged White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is now facing danger on three different fronts — the Russia investigation (after Paul Manafort’s decision to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller), Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination (after a... Read More