Facebook labelled ‘digital gangsters’ by report on fake news

Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the... Read More

Could Congress Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration?

President Trump has declared a national emergency in order to pay for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but will Congress block it? That’s a long shot — but we can’t rule it out either.... Read More

Governing on the edge

A senior government official who was involved in the spending negotiations over the past few weeks told me the experience taught them something disturbing. “We’re going to go to the edge on everything,” the official... Read More

Trump’s go-it-alone presidency

Shortly after becoming President Trump’s acting chief of staff, #Mick Mulvaney conveyed a blunt message to several Cabinet secretaries. According to a senior White House official with direct knowledge and another source briefed on the... Read More

In one news conference, Trump created several new minefields

WASHINGTON — Just how many problems did President Trump create for himself — and others — in Friday’s 50-minute disjointed and flat-out bizarre statement and news conference, when he announced his national emergency to build... Read More

Tom Watson urges colleagues not to call resigning MPs traitors

Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, has said his party faces an even more severe split if it denounces the seven MPs who quit as traitors instead of addressing the reasons for their departure. In... Read More

Dictator Trump

by Robert Reich A president who claims he has an absolute right to declare a national emergency and spend government funds that Congress has explicitly refused to appropriate for the ends he seeks, is assuming... Read More

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Repeatedly Nails Stephen Miller on National Emergency

Fox News host Chris Wallace relentlessly pushed #Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller on #Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency on Sunday, and nailed him particularly hard by repeatedly asking for a single example of... Read More

Flybmi tells customers to seek refunds from credit card companies

Flybmi is advising customers to seek refunds from credit and debit card companies or rebook with other airlines after the company collapsed late on Saturday, leading to the cancellation of thousands of journeys. On Sunday... Read More

In Trump’s World, He Never Loses

Hanging on a wall behind the omelet bar at President Donald Trump’s golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida — where the commander in chief apparently stopped for a bite on Saturday after declaring a national emergency the... Read More

Anthony Weiner released from prison, will register as sex offender

Convicted ex-congressman Anthony Weiner has been sprung from prison — and is now part of a federal re-entry program in New York, records show. Weiner has been transferred from Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass.... Read More

‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry

President Trump and his political team plan to make his years-long quest for a border wall one of the driving themes of his reelection effort — attempting to turn his failure to build such a... Read More

Ep 194: Somebody’s Going to Emergency, Somebody’s Going to Jail

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Episode-194-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is our “Someone’s Going to Emergency, Somebody’s Going to Jail” edition as Donald Trump infuriated Democrats and Republicans alike with his emergency... Read More

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks at the launch of the Leave.EU campaign, has been subpoenaed by the US investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign... Read More

Brexit: May risks fresh confrontation with ERG over backstop

Theresa May is facing a fresh showdown with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs after a cabinet minister suggested she may put her Brexit deal to parliament again without having secured a change to the withdrawal text. Before... Read More

Capitalism’s Ownership of Global Warming

by Robert Hunziker Capitalism not only owns global warming, there’s a big red mitigation arrow pointed at the heart of today’s rampant capitalism, which is eerily similar to the loosie goosie version of the Roaring... Read More

ISIS: Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

The US commander who has been leading the war against ISIS told #CNN Friday that he disagreed with Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria and warned that the terror group was far... Read More

‘Off the rails’: Inside Trump’s attempt to claim victory in his border wall defeat

After three weeks of pained negotiations to keep the federal government open, President Trump almost blew the whole thing up again on Thursday. Headed for another defeat on his signature promise to make Mexico pay... Read More

Trump impeachment more likely after GOP-led Senate votes for budget he hates — ‘the president was weakened today’: MSNBC panel

The defeat President Donald Trump suffered in the U.S. Senate on Thursday may indicate the viability of an impeachment conviction, NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann explained on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.... Read More

CNN’s Jim Acosta brutally schools Trump on the Constitution

CNN’s Jim Acosta schooled the President on Twitter Thursday evening after Trump bemoaned the news that, in fact, talk of the FBI discussing the 25th Amendment in 2017 in relation to the President wasn’t “fake... Read More

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear... Read More

Op Ed: The Tragic Apology of Rep. Ilhan Omar!

by Ahmed Tharwat Finally, Rep. Ilhan Omar caved in, the Freshwoman Omar, surrendered to the pressure of intimidation, a system that weaponizing any critics of Israel, a system full of hypes, hypocrisies and dishonesties. Omar issued an... Read More

Manafort Keeps Lying On Collusion. Is it to Protect Trump?

A federal judge ruled that Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement by lying repeatedly to federal prosecutors about the Russia investigation. Some of Manafort’s lies go “very much to the heart of what the special... Read More

Measles: WHO warns cases have jumped 50%

The World Health Organization has warned that efforts to halt the spread of measles are “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50% last year. The UN #health agency pointed to preliminary data showing that... Read More

Democrats allow candidates to qualify for presidential debates with grass-roots donor numbers

As many as 20 Democratic presidential candidates will be invited to the party’s first sanctioned debates this summer if they can meet new polling or grass-roots fundraising thresholds to qualify, the Democratic National Committee announced... Read More

Blaming Political Climate, Trumps Give Up on New Hotels – The New York Times

In the early months of the Trump administration, with the president no longer running his family business, his eldest sons embarked on a plan to roll out two new hotel lines in dozens of American... Read More

National emergency will be blocked by courts temporarily, DOJ warns White House – ABC News

The Justice Department has warned the White House a national emergency declaration is nearly certain to be blocked by the courts on, at least, a temporary basis, preventing the immediate implementation of the president’s plan... Read More

How Does the “Blue Wall” Look for 2020?

There’s something of a consensus forming that the ‘easiest’ or least risky electoral path for the Democratic nominee in 2020 is to reconstruct the so-called “Blue Wall” in the industrial midwest. If the Democratic nominee... Read More

Salisbury poisoning: website says it has identified third GRU suspect

A third suspect linked to the poisoning of the former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury has been identified as a high-ranking officer in Russian military intelligence by the investigative website Bellingcat.... Read More

Op-Ed: GOD Disowns RELIGION – Me Too! ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall I recently sat in a Cathedral Church attending the funeral of a well respected local. We sang the hymn “How Great Thou Are,” but surrounding me only one other... Read More