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

Trump-proof aspects of Manafort deal rankle lawyers

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday plea agreement with Paul Manafort took unusual and possibly unprecedented steps to undercut President Donald Trump’s ability to pardon his former campaign chairman. The plea deal Mueller struck with the... Read More

Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee

Republicans are bracing for political aftershocks from the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, with some expressing fear that the coming investigation will refocus the nation’s attention on an issue that... Read More

Vince Cable defends decision to call Lib Dems ‘moderate’

Vince Cable has defended his decision to label his party a “movement for moderates” but said the Liberal Democrats could still be radical on issues such as #Brexit and civil liberties. On the morning of... Read More

Why are the midterm elections in the US so important?

The November vote is increasingly looking like a battle for the future of the country. by David A Love The stakes could not be higher in the upcoming US midterm elections, as a battle is... Read More

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the... Read More

Train punctuality at 12-year low amid weather and timetable chaos

The punctuality of Britain’s trains has reached a 12-year low amid disruption caused by extreme weather and timetable changes, according to “damning” statistics that emerged as the government weighs up launching a full-blown rail review.... Read More

Internal polling highlights Republican fears and opportunities for 2018 midterms

A source who has seen recent polling, conducted by the Republican National Committee, told me the data show that a majority of Trump voters don’t believe the mountain of evidence that Democrats will win back... Read More

Brock Long’s Woes Mount as House G.O.P. Launches Travel Inquiry

WASHINGTON — House Republicans will investigate reports that Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, repeatedly misused government vehicles to commute from Washington to North Carolina, where his family resides. Representative Trey... Read More

The “Little Jerk” Once defined by his loathing for Trump, Lindsey Graham is now all-in for the president. Why?

Has a politician ever debased himself more in public than when Lindsey Graham eulogized his friend John McCain? Bleary-eyed from grief, the senior senator from South Carolina took his place at the lectern on the... Read More

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Withdrawal Notion ‘Ridiculous’

President Donald Trump on Monday called the notion that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court might be withdrawn over sexual misconduct allegations from his high school days “ridiculous.” But he backed delaying the confirmation... Read More

Trump Hits China With Tariffs on $200 Billion in Goods, Escalating Trade War

President Trump, emboldened by America’s economic strength and China’s economic slowdown, escalated his trade war with Beijing on Monday, saying the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was prepared... Read More

Hurricane Florence’s Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions

The storm is pummeling coastal towns that are battling rising sea levels and have been repeatedly bailed out by federal flood insurance. by Lisa Song and Al Shaw Though the flooding from Hurricane Florence is... Read More

2018 Election: Democrats hold upper hand in Arizona, Tennessee Senate races, CNN polls find

Democrats hold an advantage in two states that are critical to the party’s chances of taking control of the US Senate, according to new #CNN polls conducted by SSRS. The surveys show Democratic Rep. Kyrsten... Read More

Jaguar Land Rover says about 2,000 staff will go to three-day week

#Jaguar Land Rover has announced that about 2,000 staff will move to a three-day week at its Castle Bromwich plant in the West Midlands, only hours after the carmaker was accused of “scaremongering” about the... Read More

White House Hasn’t Asked FBI to Vet Kavanaugh Allegations, Sources Say

The White House hasn’t asked the FBI to investigate the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when they were in high school, a request required for the bureau to take further action,... Read More

Susan Collins addresses Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it... Read More

Hearing Set for Monday to Hear Kavanaugh and His Accuser

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under mounting pressure from senators of his own party, will call President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused... Read More

Ted Cruz jealously whines to Fox News that people like Beto O’Rourke’s ‘hair and teeth’

https://youtu.be/e7p-X30dHHU Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has voiced concerns that he may not be as physically attractive as his Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke. In an interview segment for Fox News, Cruz whined that he is being... Read More

UK ‘needs darkest hour’ in Brexit talks before giving ground

The British government will have to experience its “darkest hour” and stare into the abyss of a no-deal Brexit before it will cave in to Brussels demands, senior EU diplomats have predicted. Ahead of a... Read More

The Three Big Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Economic Crisis

by Robert Reich Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people’s money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America... Read More

The Brett Kavanaugh Vote Should Be Delayed

I worked for a president who was arrested for driving under the influence at age 30. One of the most admired and successful governors of our times was arrested as a college student for industrial-scale... Read More