‘What the f*ck were we thinking?’: Trump’s hardcore supporters are finally turning on him

Whenever a poll shows him with low approval ratings, President Donald Trump’s response has been to fire up his hardcore base as aggressively as possible. And in the 2018 midterms, Trump’s rally-the-base strategy seemed to... Read More

Trump legal team reached out to Mueller’s office after BuzzFeed article: report | TheHill

President Trump‘s legal team reached out to Robert Mueller‘s office after a BuzzFeed News article claimed the president told his former attorney to lie to Congress. The special counsel’s office then released a rare statement... Read More

Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour

Now it has emerged that Interstoff Apparels, which makes millions of pounds in profits and is co-owned by a Bangladeshi government minister, also produces garments for major British retailers.   But employees said they were... Read More

A Betrayal

The teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death. by Hannah Dreier This story was co-published with New York magazine. If Henry is killed, his... Read More

Exclusive excerpt: Chris Christie says Trump hired “riffraff” – Axios

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, writes in his forthcoming memoir — “Let Me Finish,” out Jan. 29 — that President Trump filled his administration with “riffraff” instead of canny players who could... Read More

Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found. Enormous glaciers in Greenland are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the... Read More

Rudy’s remarkable interview – Axios

In a remarkable interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper today, the president’s lawyer #Rudy Giuliani suggested it was possible — and would be “perfectly normal” — that Trump talked to Michael Cohen before he testified about... Read More

Report finds another undisclosed North Korea missile site, says there are 19 more

With a second U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit looming in February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, according... Read More

Russian Oligarch and Allies Could Benefit From Sanctions Deal, Document Shows – The New York Times

When the Trump administration announced last month that it was lifting sanctions against a trio of companies controlled by an influential Russian oligarch, it cast the move as tough on Russia and on the oligarch,... Read More

Trump tweets 40 times on Day 30 of shutdown – POLITICO

President Donald Trump rung in Day 30 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, as well as the two-year anniversary of his tenure in the Oval Office, with a mammoth 40 posts to his... Read More

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Israel has struck several targets in Syria as part of its increasingly open assault on #Iran’s presence in the country, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second... Read More

The shutdown and the dismal failure of Trumponomics

by Robert Reich One of the least-talked-about consequences of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government — courtesy of Donald “I’m proud to shut down the government” Trump — is its negative effect on the... Read More

Book by Former Staff Member Describes a White House ‘Out of Control’

John F. Kelly, as White House chief of staff, presented himself as the man leading a charge of “country first, president second.” The attorney general suggested administering lie-detector tests to the small group of people... Read More

Western lifestyles pose risk to migrants’ health, says WHO report

Western culture and #society pose more health risks to migrants and #refugees than they do to host nations, according to a World Health Organization study. The first report on refugee and migrant health in the... Read More

‘Only with Nancy’: How Schumer and Pelosi stuck together on the shutdown – POLITICO

A few days before Washington staggered into what would become the longest shutdown in U.S. history, Chuck Schumer received a request from Donald Trump. The president wanted the Senate minority leader to visit the White... Read More

Trump fails to woo Democrats

In the 24 hours since Trump offered his immigration proposal, not a single Democrat has publicly expressed openness to it. What they’re saying: Senior White House officials told Axios their strategy — conceived largely by... Read More

Senate Republicans all but surrender to Trump on wall despite shutdown’s toll

One month into a historic government shutdown, Republican senators are standing staunchly behind President Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall, even as the GOP bears the brunt of the blame for a standoff few... Read More

Trump marks MLK day with 2-minute memorial visit

President Donald Trump made a brief appearance Monday at Washington’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the civil rights icon with a wreath on the federal holiday bearing his name. The president, accompanied by Vice... Read More

May wants parliament to rule out no-deal Brexit, Cooper says

A senior Labour MP leading a backbench effort to rule out a no-deal Brexit has argued that much of the government, including Theresa May, privately want this to happen, and are relying on parliament to... Read More

Who Trump Is Putting in Power

   

Fox & Friends Apologizes for Saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead

Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. As the show came back from commercials, they briefly showed a graphic of Ginsburg... Read More

Voters would back remaining in EU over May’s Brexit deal

Voters would back staying in the European Union over accepting Theresa May’s Brexit deal, according to a new Opinium poll for the Observer. In a sign of the lack of support for the prime minister’s... Read More

Kentucky teens’ harassment of indigenous man ‘qualified as the legal definition of assault’: Attorney who observed incident to CNN

The Kentucky teens who dressed in MAGA garb and harassed indigenous protestors met the legal definition of assault, an attorney who observed the confrontation told CNN on Saturday. Students from Covington Catholic High School in... Read More

Democrats and activists punish Trump with a new strategy: Ignoring him

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once one of President Trump’s biggest antagonists on Twitter, isn’t engaging the president these days — even after he went after the Massachusetts Democrat, her husband, and her beer. Trump didn’t come... Read More

Polls Show Government Shutdown Is Eroding Faith in Economy

The government shutdown and a late-year slump in the stock market have eroded Americans’ optimism for the economy and support for President Trump’s economic policies, new surveys show. The decline in confidence is widespread —... Read More

Ep. 191: Feckless Cockwombles

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ep-191-Main-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDonald Trump and the UK Tories proved to be at their, feckless worse (which means lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible) the... Read More

Why can’t Trump make deals? No one trusts him anymore

Sen. Mitch McConnell was jolted with a fresh reminder of President Trump’s capriciousness last month: The majority leader persuaded Republican colleagues to take a politically difficult vote to temporarily fund the government, but not a... Read More

Defiant John Bercow ‘set to stay as speaker’

The speaker of the #House of Commons, John Bercow, is considering abandoning his plans to step down this summer after cabinet ministers threatened to deny him a peerage because of his alleged “bias” against the... Read More

Senate must protect Mueller from Barr, President Trump

by Brent Budowsky In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, attorney general nominee William Barr suggested he would keep secret the final report of special counsel Robert Mueller by refusing to release it... Read More

BuzzFeed Doubles Down on Michael Cohen Story

BuzzFeed News has doubled down on their bombshell report on Donald #Trump purportedly directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, as the outlet released a statement today standing by their story in response to the special counsel calling... Read More