CNN Poll: Women behind low support for Kavanaugh confirmation

Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, receives a cooler public reception than nearly every nominee for the last four administrations, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Women are a driving... Read More

Beto O’Rourke and Ethan Hawke in Conversation: Two Texans discuss politics, fear, and the power of Willie Nelson to bring us back together – News – The Austin Chronicle

I met #Beto #O‘Rourke after hearing him speak at a fundraising event for Texans in Man­hat­tan. The room was hypnotized. Everyone had been instantly impressed. It felt a little like meeting a 2018 Jimmy Stewart.... Read More

Pentagon may delay Trump’s military parade, originally slated for November, to next year

The Trump administration may delay a military parade slated for this fall, the Pentagon said Thursday, amid questions about the event’s increasing cost. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement that the... Read More

Brexit will ruin the lives of British citizens in Europe. We deserve a vote

There’s a line in Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys where Mrs Lintott, the teacher played in the original production by Frances de la Tour, finishes an irate monologue about the essence of history by... Read More

How Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

by Robert Reich When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They’re “made so much worse,” he tweeted,... Read More

Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin... Read More

British expats in EU launch Brexit legal challenge

British expatriates have launched a fresh legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the result has been invalidated by the Electoral Commission’s ruling on leave campaign spending. The judicial review against the prime minister,... Read More

Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored

Puerto Rico’s sole provider of electricity for 1.5 million residents says power has been returned to all homes that lost electricity from Hurricane Maria last September. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority identified a family near... Read More

Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K-a-month campaign job

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who became a top White House aide to President Donald Trump, on Thursday released exclusively to MSNBC a secret tape of campaign official Lara Trump offering her... Read More

Ep. 174: Corruption and Cruelty

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/08/TTM-Ep-174-Full-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTrump seemingly goes out of his way to be both as corrupt as he can be, stealing from the US Government to satisfy... Read More

Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania was released Tuesday in an interim redacted form. The report detailed decades of alleged misconduct and cover-ups in six of the state’s eight Roman... Read More

For Parkland students, a ‘normal’ school year might be too much to ask

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School just want a normal school year. But as they return to class on Wednesday, six months and one day after a shooting at their Parkland, Florida high... Read More

‘Child spies’ must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says. A revised code of practice for use of covert human intelligence sources (CHIS), published on... Read More

Hothouse Earth

by Robert Hunziker An interesting new study: “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene,” Will Steffen, Johan Rockström et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Aug. 6, 2018 lays out the... Read More

N.M. Compound Members Granted Bail In Child Abuse Case; Judge Gets Death Threats

A judge is facing death threats after granting bail to five adults in an abuse case involving nearly a dozen allegedly malnourished and dehydrated children found at a remote compound in New Mexico. In an... Read More

House of Fraser pulls plug on website after warehouse dispute

House of Fraser has taken its website offline amid multiple complaints from customers about delayed or failed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct late last week. The move came as it emerged... Read More

CNN poll: Most say Mueller should try to end investigation before Election Day

Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities across party lines, would like to see special counsel Robert Mueller try to finish the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election before voters go to the polls to... Read More

Did I Join a Movement That Naturally Attracts Extremists and Kooks?

This week’s news about Omarosa secretly taping chief of staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump is yet another reminder of something about Trumpworld: Politics has always attracted eccentric opportunists, but people in this administration... Read More

What Happens If a Tape Surfaces of Trump Using the N-Word? Nothing Good.

But if there is … I hope there isn’t a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word in a manner that’s clearly meant to be offensive, bigoted, and derogatory. We’ve now reached the stage where... Read More

We Looked At Hundreds Of Endorsements. Here’s Who Democrats Are Listening To.

Two of the three Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidates who were on the ballot last Tuesday lost their primary races — Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan and Brent Welder of Kansas were defeated, while fellow Kansan James Thompson... Read More

The UK’s best fish and chips listed on global foodie bucket list

Forget gourmet restaurants and gastrofied pubs, the best food experience in the UK costs £7.30 and is served with harbour views. Choosing tradition over trends, Lonely Planet ranked eating fish and chips at number 31... Read More

10 Steps to Finding Common Ground

by Robert Reich Trump has intentionally cleaved America into two warring camps: pro-Trump or anti-Trump. Most Americans aren’t passionate conservatives or liberals, Republicans or Democrats. But they have become impassioned for or against Trump. As... Read More

Trump Hurts GOP as Dems Hold 9 | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Donald Trump’s presidency makes 52 percent of American voters think less favorably of the Republican Party, while 16 percent think more favorably of the GOP and 30 percent say President Trump has no impact on... Read More

BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory

The BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle. The singer is clear to claim... Read More

Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler humiliated by his own father on video

I reported from the “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington on Sunday. It was a dreary failure that attracted around 30 people in total and literally ended before it was supposed to start. I... Read More

Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race

FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Rohrabacher is a 15-term incumbent who is widely... Read More

New poll suggests attacks on Nancy Pelosi won’t matter in midterms

Republican House candidates have attacked their Democratic opponents over their future potential vote to make Nancy Pelosi the speaker of the House again. Many Democrats fearing potential electoral repercussions have responded by pledging not to... Read More

Penn Jillette Backs Omarosa, Says Trump Definitely Made “Racially Insensitive” Remarks | Vanity Fair

Omarosa Manigault Newman—in the midst of a siege on the White House and her former boss Donald Trump—has found a new supporter in her corner: magician and fellow former Apprentice star Penn Jillette. In an... Read More

EU rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders’ summit

European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU leaders in September to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure. Diplomatic sources have rejected suggestions that May could... Read More

Collins, Murkowski and Kavanaugh

by Brent Budowsky The future of Constitutional rights for women and all Americans rests in the hands of Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Two questions surround the vote of Collins and Murkowski... Read More