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There's a dark side to Boris Johnson's government and even his allies are fed up with it

Since his landslide election win in December, the British Prime Minister has attempted to frame his personal success as the moment Brits could confidently move on from Brexit and into a bright new future. Yet despite Johnson's sunny optimism, a near-constant stream of darker, nastier messages has been seeping out of 10 Downing Street.
Tags: Cnn, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


MSNBC Contributor’s Misogynistic Smear of Bernie Staffers: ‘Island of Misfit Black Girls’

MSNBC contributor Dr. Jason Johnson (he would like us to not forget that he has a Ph.D., and I’ll do my best not to throughout this piece) said Friday on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show that the “racist white liberals” who apparently love Bernie Sanders (news to me) are coming after black people who don’t fall into Sanders’ so-called “orthodoxy” (again, that Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign represents an orthodoxy, in the context of the Democratic Party, I have never heard before). Dr. Joh...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Johnson, Msnbc, Michael Bloomberg, Turner, Bernie Sanders, Gray, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernie, CRENSHAW, Barbara Smith, Jason Johnson, Kimberle Crenshaw, Combahee River Collective


Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Is Literally on the Run From the Law

It’s not unheard-of for members of Congress to resign their seats because of serious legal trouble. Now Republican House candidate Danielle Stella is trying to achieve the inverse: getting elected to Congress while being wanted by the law. Stella, one of the five Republicans competing for the right to take on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in November, has been wanted for months on an arrest warrant for felony shoplifting. Even while facing arrest, though, she’s managed to achieve a respectable fundrais...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Congress, House, Guardian, Republican, Johnson, Stella, Trump, Omar, Hennepin County, Osceola, Ilhan Omar, Osceola Wisconsin


UC Davis Veterinarian Returns From Australia After Treating Burned Wildlife

DAVIS (CBS13) — The fires in Australia are out and after spring rains, the grasses and vegetation are returning. So are the animals, thanks to the work of some dedicated veterinarians, including a couple from UC Davis. A veterinarian who pioneered wound treatment for animals using tilapia skin put her skills to work treating over a hundred burned animals. UCD veterinarian Jamie Peyton, who is the Chief of integrative medicine, knew she wanted to help. She was one of the thousands who came from a...
Tags: News, Australia, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, UC Davis, Johnson, Peyton, Eric Johnson, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Jamie Peyton, UC Davis Opens Goat Creamery On Campus, UC Davis Vets Heal Bobcat, Peyton They, Peyton Her


The Enduring Mystery of Malcolm X’s Assassination

Friday marks 55 years since Malcolm X, one of the 20th century’s most important black figures, was assassinated at age 39 while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, on Feb. 21, 1965. In the more than half a century since, what happened that day has remained the subject of debate. Three members of the Nation of Islam (NOI) — Talmadge Hayer or Thomas Hagan (a.k.a Mujahid Abdul Halim), Norman Butler (a.k.a Muhammad Abdul Aziz) and Thomas Johnson (a.k.a Khalil Islam) — were con...
Tags: New York, News, Senate, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, History, Fbi, Netflix, United States, New York Times, Queens, Islam, Manhattan, John F Kennedy


The 11 Criminals Granted Clemency by Trump Had One Thing in Common: Connections

The process bypassed the formal procedures used by past presidents and was driven instead by friendship, fame, personal empathy and a shared sense of persecution.
Tags: News, Johnson, Jared, Trump, DeBartolo, Kushner, Blagojevich, Donald J, Kerik, Michael R, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Milken, Rod R, Alice Marie, Bernard B


Assange Claims Rohrabacher Offered Him A Doozy Of A Pardon Quid Pro Quo

It’s one of the few areas where the President has nearly unchecked power. President Trump issued a raft of pardons this week, but news out of London on Wednesday raises questions about whether the tool has been a bargaining chip since the early months of Trump’s presidency. The question comes in the case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently fighting extradition to the U.S. from London. In a court hearing on Wednesday, a lawyer for Assange reportedly told a British judge a bizarre st...
Tags: London, News, Sweden, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Dnc, Ukraine, Moscow, Julian Assange, Johnson, Wikileaks, Chuck Johnson, Wall Street Journal, Journal, John Kelly


U.K. Government Announces New ‘Points-Based’ Immigration System, Mandating Foreign Workers Prove They ‘Can Speak English’

Boris Johnson’s government unveiled plans to end what it called the U.K.’s dependence on “cheap low-skilled labor” and deliver on its pledge to halt freedom of movement from the European Union after Brexit. Under a points-based immigration system to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, workers must prove they can speak English, have a verified job offer and meet a points threshold based on their specific skills, qualifications and prospective salaries, according to a government policy paper pu...
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, United Kingdom, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Parliament, LBC, Johnson, Conservative Party, Times, Labour Party, Brexit


‘Morally and Scientifically Incorrect.’ U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Adviser Resigns Over Race and Eugenics Controversy

Over the weekend, several headlines in the U.K. and a trending Twitter topic included a reference to a school of thought that many thought had been relegated to the past: eugenics, or the controversial notion that human populations could be somehow “improved” via selective breeding. But the troubling ideas found their way back into the news after comments made by a newly-appointed aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resurfaced. In a 2016 interview , researcher Andrew Sabisky sa...
Tags: News, China, Germany, India, Uncategorized, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Royal Society, Richard Dawkins, Murray, Francis Galton, Charles Murray


UK Brexit negotiator accused of treating Britain and EU as 'two different planets'

Verhofstadt says it would be a ‘hell of a job’ to achieve success using David Frost’s approachBoris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has been accused of treating the EU and the UK as if they are “living on two different planets” after vowing to break all regulatory ties with Brussels.Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian prime minister who has led the European parliament’s approach to Brexit, said it would be a “hell of a job” to secure a successful outcome from the negotiation using the British ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Guy Verhofstadt, David Frost


Julian Assange: Australian MPs call on UK to block US extradition

Politicians from WikiLeaks founder’s home country have flown to UK to visit him in jailBoris Johnson should block attempts to extradite Julian Assange to the US, say two Australian MPs who have flown to the UK to visit the Wikileaks founder.Andrew Wilkie, an independent federal MP, said the extradition of Assange, who has been charged by the US with conspiring to hack into a secret Pentagon computer network, would set a dangerous precedent. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Media, Law, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Hacking, UK criminal justice, Australian politics, Press freedom, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Johnson


Think Britain has sovereignty over trade deals? Not when MPs can’t stop them | Zoe Williams

Boris Johnson blusters, but after years of relying on EU scrutiny, the UK parliament lacks power to oppose damaging dealsI discovered the prime minister’s stance on trade deals and agriculture by accident. Boris Johnson had given a typically rambling speech, at the start of the month, in which he promised a science-based approach, rather than “mumbo-jumbo”. It was a banal assertion – who doesn’t prefer science to superstition? As such, it was unremarkable. Johnson is famous for his unpreparednes...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Zoe Williams, Trade Policy


Andrew Sabisky: minister urges review of No 10 hiring process

Kwasi Kwarteng says views of Johnson ex-adviser are ‘racist, offensive and objectionable’ The business minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said the process for hiring staff to advise Downing Street needs to be “looked at” following the resignation of the Tory adviser Andrew Sabisky over his controversial claims that intelligence was linked to race.Kwarteng described the 27-year-old’s remarks in columns, blogs and online posts as “racist, offensive and objectionable”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Race, Conservatives, UK News, Welfare, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Kwasi Kwarteng, Andrew Sabisky, Kwarteng


Storm Dennis: aerial footage shows scale of flooding in Hereford – video

Houses in Hereford and surrounding villages were inundated by flood water as the River Wye reached its highest level on record.Communities across the country are assessing the cost of Storm Dennis, which brought winds of more than 90mph and up to 150mm (6in) of rain to some areas over the weekendSevere flood warnings remain as Johnson's response is criticised Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Flooding, Hereford, Johnson, UK Weather, River Wye


Scotland's papers: Flack prosecutors 'cruel' and Johnson aide quits

In Tuesday's papers, the fall-out from Caroline Flack's death continues with friends "furious" at the Crown Prosecution Service.
Tags: News, Scotland, Johnson, Caroline Flack, Flack


Boris Johnson Aide Quits After Furor Over Racial Comments

The resignation came after silence from Downing Street about an adviser who once said blacks have lower IQs than whites.
Tags: News, Social Media, Boris Johnson, Black People, Johnson, Great Britain, Boris, Cummings, Race and Ethnicity, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Andrew Sabisky, Dominic (1971-


Boris Johnson's adviser who voiced support for eugenics has resigned

Andrew Sabisky, a self-described "superforecaster," announced his resignation as a "contractor" on Twitter Monday, saying that he did not want the "media hysteria about my old stuff online" to be a distraction for Johnson's government.
Tags: Cnn, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrew Sabisky


Severe flood warnings remain as Johnson's response is criticised

Labour says PM’s decision not to visit flood sites or call Cobra meeting is ‘a disgrace’Severe flood warnings remain in place and rescue operations were continuing in stricken communities on Monday evening, as the government faced criticism for its response to what has been described as unprecedented flooding in parts of the country.With thousands of properties flooded after a month’s worth of rain fell on parts of Britain over the weekend, and more than 200 flood warnings still in place, Labour...
Tags: Politics, Wales, Environment, UK News, Britain, Labour, Transport, Yorkshire, Rail transport, Flooding, Road transport, Johnson, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, George Eustice


Boris Johnson adviser quits over race and eugenics controversy

Andrew Sabisky says he is stepping down as ‘contractor’ to No 10 after fierce criticism across political spectrumBoris Johnson’s controversial new adviser, Andrew Sabisky, has resigned after the prime minister was accused of condoning his writings on eugenics and race that suggested black people are on average less intelligent than white people.Sabisky said he was stepping down as a “contractor” to No 10 after a backlash within the Conservative party and across the political spectrum on Monday. ...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrew Sabisky, Sabisky


Huawei row: Trump chief of staff to meet Dominic Cummings

Mick Mulvaney is expected to demand that UK drop Huawei from 5G networksDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff is set to meet Dominic Cummings in Downing Street on Wednesday, when he is expected to demand that the UK rethinks its decision to allow Huawei a role in supplying 5G technology.The critical meeting between Mick Mulvaney and Johnson’s chief aide comes amid speculation that the White House wants the UK to commit to removing the Chinese company from British mobile phone networks in three to...
Tags: UK, Technology, White House, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Johnson, Downing Street, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Dominic Cummings, Mick Mulvaney


Trump's chief of staff to meet Cummings for Huawei 5G talks

Mick Mulvaney is expected to demand that the UK drops Huawei from its mobile phone networksDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff is set to meet Dominic Cummings in Downing Street on Wednesday, when he is expected to demand that the UK rethinks its decision to allow Huawei a role in supplying 5G technology.The critical meeting between Mick Mulvaney and Johnson’s chief aide comes amid speculation that the White House wants the UK to commit to removing the Chinese company from British mobile phone n...
Tags: UK, Technology, White House, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Johnson, Downing Street, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Cummings, Dominic Cummings


Homemade Gun That Fires 12-Gauge Shotgun Shells Among Weapons Seized In Lodi Arrests

LODI (CBS13) – A man who was carrying a shotgun shell-shooting homemade firearm is among the string of weapon violations arrests made in Lodi this month, police say. Lodi police say a total of five people, ranging in age from 15 to 58 years old, have been arrested since the beginning of February. Several weapons have been seized during the arrests. In one arrest on Feb. 14, a 15-year-old boy was stopped near Church and Locusts streets. A probation search uncovered a .380-caliber handgun. In a...
Tags: News, Church, Local, Lodi, Johnson, Gary Johnson, Zip Gun, Lodi News, Hale Park


Johnson Faces Scrutiny for Flooding Response After Storm Dennis

The prime minister has no plans to visit areas with heavy flooding, his office said, and he has not called a meeting of the government’s emergencies committee.
Tags: Weather, News, Johnson, Floods, Great Britain, Boris, Politics And Government, Johnson Faces Scrutiny for Flooding Response


Johnson urged to fire adviser who has voiced support for eugenics

British Prime Minister is facing calls to sack a controversial advisor who has previously said that black Americans have lower IQs than white Americans and has voiced support for compulsory contraception in order to prevent the creation of a "permanent underclass."
Tags: Cnn, Johnson


Boris Johnson will not visit areas of UK hit by flooding, says No 10

Labour says PM’s decision not to visit flood sites or call Cobra meeting is ‘a disgrace’Boris Johnson has no plans to visit any of the areas affected by flooding from Storm Dennis, Downing Street has said, and will instead spend the day working from a country house in Kent.With thousands of properties flooded after a month’s worth of rain fell on parts of Britain over the weekend, and hundreds of flood warnings still in place, Labour said it was “a disgrace” that the prime minister was not visit...
Tags: UK, Wales, Environment, UK News, Britain, Labour, Transport, Yorkshire, Rail transport, Flooding, Boris Johnson, Road transport, Johnson, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, George Eustice


No 10 refuses to comment on PM's views of racial IQ

Move comes after hiring of new adviser who said black people have lower average IQsBoris Johnson’s spokesman has refused to say whether the prime minister thinks black people have lower IQs on average, or agrees with eugenics, after No 10 hired an adviser with highly controversial views.In a tense briefing with the media, the prime minister’s deputy official spokesman declined several times to distance Johnson from the views of his adviser, Andrew Sabisky, who has suggested “enforced contracepti...
Tags: Politics, Science, Race, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Andrew Sabisky


NBA All-Star Game Honors Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant

(CHICAGO) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored. When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant. He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning. “Tha...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Chicago, David, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Silver, Johnson, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, WNBA


2-time Daytona 500 champ Johnson ready for one final ride

Jimmie Johnson's golf cart ride to a meet-and-greet was scrapped Sunday because of tightened security, so he had to walk. Johnson paused when he saw the 22-foot high flagstand, where twice the checkered flag waved to declare him the Daytona 500 champion, and decided to climb up. Dressed in khakis and a black polo shirt, Johnson surveyed the empty track, where hours later he would make his expected final Daytona 500 start.
Tags: News, Johnson, Motor Racing, Daytona, Jimmie Johnson


The 2020 Daytona 500 viewer’s guide: Five things to watch over 500 miles

But one thing remains static: The Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the season, and Daytona International Speedway will have anyone's full attention for roughly three hours today. Here are five things to watch over the next 500 miles of Cup racing. Jimmie Johnson's last ride: Feting the seven-time series champion will be a weekly occurrence during his final full season of an illustrious 19 years in the Cup Series, and Daytona International Speedway will kick off the celebration by put...
Tags: News, Johnson, Nascar, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Jimmie Johnson


Boris Johnson curbs photographers’ access to No 10

News organisations accuse Downing Street staff of excluding them from high-profile eventsDonald Trump may have been embarrassed by a picture from the White House lawn of his windswept hair and orange tan line, but Boris Johnson has few fears that similar moments will be captured behind the facade of 10 Downing Street.Four bodies representing news photographers have accused No 10 of excluding them from events – the latest in a succession of complaints that Johnson’s government is attempting to mi...
Tags: Politics, Media, White House, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Trump



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