Obamacare ruling delivers new shock to health system

Expanded Medicaid for millions. Penalties for poorly performing hospitals. Even the Trump administration’s own plans to lower drug prices. Those and many other initiatives would all be illegal under a federal judge’s sweeping decision that... Read More

Gordon Brown: I didn’t think I’d see child poverty again in my lifetime

Gordon Brown is on familiar territory. The former prime minister is parked on a sofa in a family centre in the heart of his old constituency and holding forth about poverty. The venue, a family... Read More

The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective – Lawfare

 The dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele remains a subject of fascination—or, depending on your perspective, scorn. Indeed, it was much discussed during former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony in front of... Read More

All the president’s investigations

WASHINGTON — Another day, another known investigation into President Trump and the organizations/people around him. The Wall Street Journal: “Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the... Read More

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will... Read More

Mueller investigation news: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack investigation of Trump and Russia

Paul Manafort, who served as the manager for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, provided advice to the president and senior White House officials on the FBI’s Russia investigation during the earliest days of the Trump administration.... Read More

Long-term plan for NHS funding delayed amid Brexit chaos

The government’s chaos over Brexit has forced NHS leaders to delay publication of the #health service’s long-term plan. The document, which will set out how the NHS in England will spend the £20.5bn budget increase... Read More

Hart’s Heartless Apology

by Rev.Irene Monroe While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn’t have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. And comedian Kevin Hart is another glaring... Read More

Trump routinely says things that aren’t true. Few Americans believe him.

For months, President Trump has claimed that U.S. Steel has announced plans to build more than six new plants. Throughout the midterm election, he repeatedly said that Democrats had signed onto an “open borders” bill.... Read More

Bishops pray for politicians’ integrity amid Brexit turmoil

Church of England bishops have said they are praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians” after a week of turmoil over Brexit. In a joint statement issued on Saturday, the bishops also urged... Read More

Scott Walker signs lame-duck legislation without vetoes curbing his Democratic successor’s power

As his last major act in office, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday that scales back the authority of his successor, diminishes the power of the incoming Democratic attorney general and limits early voting. Though Walker... Read More

Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law. The opinion... Read More

Cohen Will Talk After Mueller Probe Is Complete, Lawyer Says

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, is willing to reveal publicly what he knows about his former client once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and findings are released,... Read More

North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District

The North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of a congressional election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to... Read More

Labour and Tories reject Theresa May’s call for cooperation

Theresa May’s appeal for cross-party unity to halt the deepening Brexit crisis appear to have been rejected after the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said there was “no way on earth” the public wanted... Read More

China Tariffs are a Regressive Tax on Americans, and Risk a Recession

by Robert Reich “I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of... Read More

A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump

A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump The National Enquirer’s parent company has agreed to tell prosecutors everything it knows about Donald Trump — and it might know a lot. In a... Read More

Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged

Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting... Read More

Rudy Giuliani pushes for end to Mueller probe

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s attorneys, unloaded on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and Trump’s one-time fixer Michael Cohen in a phone conversation with Yahoo News on Wednesday.... Read More

NC election fraud: Concerning number of absentee ballots not returned in Columbus Co.

As evidence mounts of potential election fraud in Bladen County, WECT has learned this may not be an isolated problem. WECT has just uncovered that things in Columbus County may be even worse. About a... Read More

2020 Democratic primary: California and Texas look to become the new Iowa and New Hampshire

WASHINGTON — A little over a year from now, millions of Californians will be mailed their ballots on the same day that Iowans head to their famous first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. They could start mailing them... Read More

Mueller Briefs: Bad News for Trump, Manafort, and Cohen – The Atlantic

Federal prosecutors filed three briefs late on Friday portending grave danger for three men: the former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, and President Donald Trump. In an age when... Read More

Macron under pressure to act as Paris cleans up after latest protests

Emmanuel Macron is facing mounting pressure to act to quell the anger dividing France after the latest gilets jaunes protests left 71 people injured in Paris and caused widespread damage. Paris monuments, including the Eiffel... Read More

From Bernie to Beto, a progressive era begins

by Brent Budowsky The odds are high that the progressive movement will lead a wave that will determine the Democratic nominee for president in 2020 and the next Democratic president who will be inaugurated in... Read More

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Trump

George Herbert Walker Bush, before his death, said he wanted President Trump to attend his funeral, a generous gesture that forgave the cavalcade of insults that Trump has rained on the Bush family. It was... Read More

NHS rubber gloves made in Malaysian factories accused of forced labour

The NHS is using medical gloves made in Malaysian factories where migrants are allegedly subjected to forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation. A Guardian investigation has revealed that at least... Read More

‘Death is waiting for him’

Judge Thomas Snow watched the middle-aged construction worker on a big-screen television in Arlington, Va., 170 miles away from the immigration jail where Chirino was being held. In a shaky voice, Chirino described the MS-13... Read More

Trump may be first president since Carter to seek reelection in recession

Beyond his legal problems, Donald Trump suddenly faces rising odds of becoming the first president to seek re-election during economic recession since Jimmy Carter. Until now, Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation has loomed as a... Read More

Trump lawyers, special counsel in discussions following written submission of president’s responses

The president’s lawyers have resumed discussions with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller in recent days, the first time that’s been acknowledged since President Donald Trump submitted written responses to questions regarding the possibility... Read More

Documents Point to Illegal Campaign Coordination Between Trump and the NRA

The National Rifle Association spent $30 million to help elect Donald Trump—more than any other independent conservative group. Most of that sum went toward television advertising, but a political message loses its power if it... Read More