A Day After Report, Violent White Supremacist Loses Job With Defense Contractor

The CEO of Northrop Grumman told employees he was saddened by ProPublica and Frontline’s report concerning Michael Miselis, an aerospace engineer who took part in the violence in Charlottesville last year. by A.C. Thompson and... Read More

President Donald Trump humiliated at Helsinki summit press conference with Vladimir Putin

President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin was a disaster. And that was the assessment of many of his GOP allies. Why it matters: Trump had a chance to assert himself — and stand up for... Read More

Is Donald Trump committing treason?

 Following the 2016 presidential election, a specter of treason was hovering over Donald Trump because of his response to the mounting evidence that the Russians had intervened to help elect him. As the president-elect entered... Read More

7 Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised by their Democratic rivals

WASHINGTON – There are few bigger warning signs for a member of #Congress that their re-election may be in doubt than when a challenger outraises them. In Texas, it just happened to seven incumbents, all... Read More

Is Manafort About to Cut a Plea Deal? Maybe So.

The judge overseeing Paul Manafort‘s federal court case on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud in Virginia delayed proceedings in a surprise move on Monday afternoon. According to legal experts familiar with the federal... Read More

Putin must wonder what else America knows about Russia

When Russian President Vladimir Putin sits down at the table in Helsinki on Monday, he will surely have in the back of his mind some intelligence worries that have nothing to do with the U.S.... Read More

‘I’m tired of that’: Chuck Todd finally shuts down Hugh Hewitt for saying the media lies about Trump and Russia

NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday corrected Hugh Hewitt after the conservative radio host suggested that only members of the media have been critical of President Donald Trump’s attitude about the Russian government. During a... Read More

Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula

A peninsula on Scotland’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport. Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the UK Space Agency... Read More

That n-word, again

by Rev. Irene Monroe Papa Johns is the latest to use the n-word and then apologize. Because  John Schnatter  known  as Papa John blurted out the n-word during a crisis communication training session over the... Read More

The big picture: Trump-Putin summit, plus the Mueller investigation – Axios

Two years of Donald Trump, of Russia, of federal investigations, of fake news, of Fox all come together today in a made-for-the-big-screen and destined-for-the-history-books scene. The big picture: At today’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, you... Read More

Who is America? Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show aims high but goes low

Somewhere around the bit in which Sacha Baron Cohen recalls being cuckolded by a dolphin while on vacation with his (human) wife, a viewer is liable to be hit with a wave of nostalgia. Sitting... Read More

Ex-Fox News chief political correspondent sounds the alarm on Trump-Russia conspiracy — begs for ‘Cabinet-level action’

Former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron didn’t drink the kool aid his former colleagues seem to have. In an exclusive interview with Think Progress, Cameron warned that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was... Read More

NBC reporter explains how GOP failed to take down Peter Strzok because they’re more concerned about impressing Trump

Last week’s nine-hour and 41-minute hearing with FBI counter-intelligence deputy Peter Strozk was an exercise in futility, according to one NBC News political reporter. During a Sunday MSNBC panel discussion, Mike Memoli explained that Republicans... Read More

F.B.I. Confidence in Leadership Fell in Year After Comey’s Firing

WASHINGTON — One year after President Trump fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, agents say they have less confidence in the ethics and vision of the bureau’s new leadership, according to internal survey data.... Read More

Ecuador’s new president might be ready to kick Julian Assange out of London embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for six years, but the country’s new president is ready to evict. According to The Sunday Express, Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan is... Read More

Justine Greening endorses second Brexit referendum

Justine Greening became the most high profile Conservative to endorse the idea of a second referendum, to end what she said would be a likely parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, warning that Theresa May’s Chequers plan... Read More

Staying Out of the Way

by Denis G. Campbell MLB’s Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora is changing baseball management. His team is 68-30 at the All Star break, 4.5 games ahead of their rivals the New York Yankees. They... Read More

Warren Is Preparing for 2020. So Are Biden, Booker, Harris and Sanders. – The New York Times

RENO, Nev. — During a campaign-style tour of the West late last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren did not announce she was running for president. But in private events and public speeches, her message about 2020... Read More

Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU

Theresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to “sue the European Union” rather than negotiate with the 27-country bloc, in a private conversation that the US president referred to during his visit to... Read More

Rand Paul on Russian election meddling: ‘We all do it’

Sen. Rand Paul, discussing Russia’s interference in America’s 2016 presidential race, claimed Sunday that all countries meddle in foreign elections. “I think really we mistake our response if we think it’s about accountability from the... Read More

Trump: “I think the European Union is a foe” in interview with Jeff Glor ahead of Putin meeting at Helsinki Summit

Coming off a contentious NATO summit and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America’s closest ally, President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before... Read More

‘The arrogant American’: Trump avoids mixing with the public on trips to Britain, other foreign countries

President Barack Obama had just wrapped up a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron when they took a detour, visiting a school in South London where they rolled up their sleeves and engaged a... Read More

Trump takes war on ‘fake news’ to UK – and tells towering, easily debunked lies

Donald Trump took his war against “fake news” to the UK on Friday, using the term as a means to row back on his criticisms of the British prime minister in an interview with the... Read More

7 Truths About Immigration

by Robert Reich 1. A record high of 75 percent of Americans now say immigration is a “good thing” for the country. 2. America needs more immigrants, not fewer, because our population is rapidly aging.... Read More

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is ‘Textbook Treason’

The indictments of the 12 Russian military officers who engaged in a coordinated attack on the United States to try to make their preferred candidate our president are a vital reminder that the Mueller investigation... Read More

Airbus ‘in a holding pattern’ waiting for the nuts and bolts of Brexit

It doesn’t take long for Katherine Bennett’s frustration to boil over when the issue of Brexit is raised. “It’s not as easy as Jacob Rees-Mogg thinks,” said the boss of Airbus UK. “We don’t just... Read More

Trump is on the wrong side of the most important struggle of our time

I miss the days when conservatives were seen as the natural party of government and their leaders were stolid, boring establishment types such as Harold Macmillan, Helmut Kohl, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush and... Read More

Pelosi calls for delay in leadership elections to thwart fellow Dems

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday unexpectedly called for a delay in caucus leadership elections until after Thanksgiving. Pelosi’s request follows a behind-the-scenes scramble inside the House Democratic Caucus this week to force a... Read More

Wilbur Ross Says He Will Sell Stock After Watchdog Warns of Potential for Criminal Violation

WASHINGTON — Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, said he would sell all of his remaining stock holdings after the Office of Government Ethics faulted him for continuing to maintain investments that he was required to... Read More

Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the vote on Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in the spring of 2017, Senator Susan Collins approached Senator Michael Bennet on the Senate... Read More