Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the... Read More

UK running out of food warehouse space as no-deal Brexit fears rise

Britain is running out of food warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit, it has emerged. Frozen and chilled food warehouses, storing everything from garden peas... Read More

GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors’ power

LANSING, Mich. — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.... Read More

Trump labels Schiff ‘little Adam Schitt’

Earlier Sunday, #Schiff — who will likely be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee — said Democrats would challenge the appointment of Whitaker. President Trump on Sunday attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), labeling him as “little #Adam... Read More

Finnish president denies ever discussing ‘raking’ with Trump

The leader of Finland denied on Sunday that he’d ever told President Donald Trump that the small Nordic nation relies upon “raking” its forests to prevent wildfires — even though Trump promoted the dubious conservation... Read More

Trump pledges federal help for burned out Californians but again blames poor forest management for fires

President Trump toured a scene of surreal devastation on Saturday, picking his way around burned trees and the hulking skeletons of automobiles as he pledged federal resources to help Californians recover from the most deadly... Read More

Small retailers stand up to Black Friday with ‘indie week’ campaign

The tale of a distressed shopkeeeper in the What I’m Really Thinking column in the Guardian has mushroomed into a nationwide initiative helping 10,000 independent retailers fight for survival. The Just A Card campaign was... Read More

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn’t get union support. by Alec MacGillis This story was co-published with The New York Times. Taylor Sappington heard... Read More

Do Democrats really want to stop Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker?

Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a rare legend in her own time — a figure who is at once historic and still very relevant. The highest-ranking woman in the history of American... Read More

UK cancer and children’s wards being hit by closures

Growing numbers of hospital units that provide cancer care and #children’s services are among those being forced to shut because the NHS’s deepening staffing crisis means it has too few doctors and nurses to operate... Read More

Women elected in record numbers in state legislative races

Women’s winning streak in this year’s elections has extended to statehouses across the country. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter... Read More

Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent this year amid revelations that platforms like Facebook and Twitter allowed hateful speech, Russian propaganda and conservative-leaning “fake news” to flourish. But those tensions... Read More

What has President Trump learned from defeat?

All presidents suffer defeats and setbacks, whether through elections, legislative battles, international events or scandals. Most learn from them and adapt. Will President Trump be an exception? That’s the question ahead for the president: Will... Read More

‘This would be a very good time to do a shutdown,’ Trump says

President Trump suggested Saturday he was prepared to shut down the federal government next month if Congress fails to give him the money he wants to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.... Read More

Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power casts shadow over UN environment conference

Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power in Brazil has cast a shadow over the first global environment conference since the ultra-nationalist was elected to lead the most biodiverse nation on Earth. Participants at the the UN... Read More

Sherrod Brown should run in 2020

by Brent Budowsky Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) may run for president. I hope he does. Here is why. Brown would run a “Born in the USA” candidacy, speaking simple truths with simple words about the... Read More

House GOP women confront a political crisis — their party is mostly men

About a half dozen House Republican women gathered this week for a somber, post-election dinner. Exchanging thoughts about the brutal results for GOP candidates, they realized something depressing, according to one attendee. That small dinner... Read More

Netanyahu meets with coalition partner to stop government collapse

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is meeting with his top coalition partner in a “last effort” to prevent the collapse of his government which has been rocked by the resignation of its defence minister... Read More

New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica’s Role in Brexit

For two years, observers have speculated that the June, 2016, Brexit campaign in the U.K. served as a petri dish for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign in the United States. Now there is new evidence that... Read More

Mike Pence laughs off reports that Trump questioned his loyalty

Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday laughed off the suggestion that President Donald Trump has recently questioned his loyalty, saying that he “was tempted not to dignify it with a comment.” A New York Times... Read More

In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp

A U.S. Senate runoff that was supposed to provide an easy Republican win has turned into an unexpectedly competitive contest, driving Republicans and Democrats to pour in resources and prompting a planned visit by President... Read More

Ep. 185: Flim-Flam Fire Man and Brexit Mama Bear Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe were supposed to be taking a week off but on Tuesday as the Brexit insanity and Trump terror manifested on both sides... Read More

Nearly 3,000 Votes Disappeared From Florida’s Recount. That’s Not Supposed to Happen

Nearly 3,000 votes effectively disappeared during the machine recount of Florida’s midterm races, according to election records, calling into question whether officials relied on a flawed process to settle the outcome of three statewide contests.... Read More

Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on... Read More

The Next Crash

by Robert Reich Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the... Read More

Abrams to pursue lawsuit aimed at problems in Georgia voting

Her campaign for governor may be over, but Stacey Abrams is not going away. She told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’s not ruling out a run for another public office, perhaps as early as 2020. But before... Read More

Brexit: toppling me won’t help negotiations, May tells rebel Tory MPs

Theresa May has said that as far as she knows there are not yet enough Conservative MPs moving against her to spark a leadership contest, and that replacing her would not help deliver Brexit. The... Read More

A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros’s Win Makes It Four

California Democrats completed their sweep of the congressional delegation in Orange County on Saturday as Gil Cisneros defeated Young Kim, a Republican, to capture a fourth seat in what had once been one of the... Read More

‘He’s going to be impeached’: Ex-campaign adviser Sam Nunberg says Trump can’t outrun Mueller   President Donald Trump could become the third United States President to be impeached by the House of Representatives, former Trump campaign advisor Sam Nunberg predicted during a Saturday morning appearance on “Up with... Read More

Thousands gather to block London bridges in climate rebellion

More than 50 people were arrested on Saturday as thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in central London to voice their concern over the looming climate crisis. Protesters including families and pensioners began massing on... Read More