Ep. 199: End of the Beginning

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Episode-199-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Mueller report was filed with the Attorney General Bob Barr. He then issued a letter saying he would promise transparency, but it... Read More

Joe Biden readies major endorsements and message of strength ahead of likely 2020 run – CNNPolitics

Joe Biden didn’t clear the field, so he’s poised to join it. The former vice president’s anticipated entry into the 2020 race is the last major factor looming over the opening chapter of the Democratic... Read More

Trump is the pettiest president

President Trump this weekend mocked the academic record of a dead man: @realDonaldTrump So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to... Read More

2020 Democrats Want to Build a Movement, Not a Traditional Campaign

Alexandra Rojas was shocked. So was Waleed Shahid. The pair, two vocal leaders of Justice Democrats, the advocacy group whose uncompromising style has made it a nuisance among Washington traditionalists, had a meeting request from... Read More

Rep. Steve King shares violent meme that imagines ‘another civil war’

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has a long history of touting white nationalism, has taken his meme game to a violent new level. The disgraced lawmaker ― who was unceremoniously stripped of all his House... Read More

Christchurch suspect: Europe investigates possible far-right links

Authorities in #Europe are working to establish whether the man suspected of carrying out the most deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand’s history had any links to far-right groups on the continent. Since Friday, officials... Read More

How the Rich Really Play, “Who Wants To Be An Ivy Leaguer?”

A ProPublica editor who investigated how the rich buy their children’s way into elite colleges reflects on the latest scandal—and remembers when affluent readers mistook his expose for a “how-to” guide. by Daniel Golden This... Read More

Beto O’Rourke reports raising more than $6.1 million in first day of campaign, the highest total yet among presidential candidates

Beto O’Rourke reported raising more than $6.1 million during the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, a record-setting haul that narrowly tops the amount announced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and dwarfs everyone else in... Read More

Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal

The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring back the meaningful vote again to parliament unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal. In a shock move likely... Read More

The Joe Biden 5-point plan

With signs pointing increasingly to a 2020 presidential run by former Vice President #Joe Biden, here’s the case he’d make, based on our conversations with current and former advisers: The great white (voter) hope: I... Read More

Jim Jordan seeks to block increased funds for Oversight panel he helps lead

As House Democrats ramp up their oversight investigations into President Donald Trump’s administration, businesses, and 2016 campaign, at least one Republican has found a new battleground to push back: funding for the House Oversight and... Read More

Ep. 198: Make Voters an Offer They Can’t Refuse

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Episode-198-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGangster Donnie ‘Little Hands’ Trump literally threatened the USA with attack and mayhem, much like a dictator would, if they did not elect... Read More

Knife and weapon offences reach highest level since 2009

The criminal justice system dealt with the highest number of knife and offensive weapon offences in nearly a decade last year, official figures have shown. In 2018, 21,484 knife and offensive weapon offences were recorded,... Read More

What to expect if Mueller gets hauled to the Hill

It promises to be the hearing of the decade. Sometime after special counsel Robert Mueller privately submits his final report on 2016 Russian election interference to the Justice Department, House Democrats plan to summon him... Read More

Rigged Game: How the college admissions scandal plays in the 2020 race

The jaw-dropping college admissions scandal that ensnared two Hollywood actresses and embarrassed some of the country’s top universities not only underscores the divide between the haves and have-nots. It also plays into the hands of... Read More

The Guardian view on Tory no-dealers: not serious, still dangerous

Regardless of how many MPs reject the idea of a no-deal Brexit, or how often, the legal fact remains that Britain’s EU membership expires on 29 March. Parliament cannot unilaterally change the date, so the... Read More

GOP’s Tillis comes under pressure for taking on Trump

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is under fire from conservative activists for supporting a Democratic effort to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. The activists have also raised Tillis’s legislation to shield... Read More

Correia remains Fall River mayor in election stunner

FALL RIVER — Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II of Fall River, facing the political fight of his life, delivered a stunning victory Tuesday night as voters ousted him from office in a recall election and... Read More

Beto O’Rourke, as He Comes to Grips with a Presidential Run: “I’m Just Born to Do This”

It’s nine P.M. on a Thursday night and #Beto O’Rourke is trying to manage a couple of life-altering and possibly world-historical political events while also driving his family home from a Mexican restaurant. Donald Trump... Read More

Cohen Has Email Showing Trump Criminally Dangled Pardon

Michael Cohen has testified that President Trump directed him to lie to Congress about Trump’s business dealings with Russia during the campaign. The weakness of the accusation is that Cohen does not seem to have... Read More

EU on no-deal Brexit motion: ‘like Titanic voting for iceberg to move’

Brussels has said a vote by UK MPs to block a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances is a meaningless move, with one senior EU negotiator describing it as “the Titanic voting for the iceberg to... Read More

Speaker Pelosi rises to the occasion

by Brent Budowsky In my view, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will go down in history as the best and most consequential Speaker of the House since the legendary giant Tip O’Neill (D-Mass.), who served when... Read More

Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, its latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s continued embrace of the Saudi monarchy despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its... Read More

Hammond warns Brexiter Tories to back May deal or face softer cross-party plan

Conservative MPs should finally get behind Theresa May’s Brexit plan in yet another Commons vote, Philip Hammond has argued, saying the alternatives were either a softer, cross-party Brexit or a long delay to departure. After... Read More

Email: Lawyer said Michael Cohen could ‘sleep well tonight’ after speaking to Rudy Giuliani – CNNPolitics

An attorney who said he was speaking with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani reassured Michael Cohen in an April 2018 email that Cohen could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places,”... Read More

G.O.P.’s Attempt to Avoid Emergency Showdown With Trump Is Scuttled, by Trump – The New York Times

A last-ditch gambit to spare Senate Republicans a hostile showdown with President Trump over the Constitution’s separation of powers was torpedoed on Wednesday by the president himself, increasing the likelihood that the Senate will vote... Read More

White House, GOP senators negotiating a deal to avert defeat on emergency order

The White House is privately negotiating with Senate Republicans who want to rein in the emergency powers of President Trump and his successors — which could lead to the surprise defeat of a Democratic resolution... Read More

U.S. set to close international immigration offices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to close all its international field offices, according to three people familiar with the decision. The offices — which are located in embassies and consulates around the world —... Read More

Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis

With just 16 days until Brexit, evidence is emerging of deep tensions in Whitehall as the civil service battles to plan for a no-deal scenario. Civil servants say they have been frustrated by political paralysis,... Read More

Loving a church that doesn’t love us

by Rev. Irene Monroe For decades there has been an ongoing struggle in the United Methodist Church (UMC) to adopt a policy of full inclusion of its LGBTQ parishioners and clergy and all the spiritual... Read More