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Trump Campaign Asks Producers to Reconsider Booking Critics Who Claimed Collusion

WASHINGTON — A day after Attorney General William Barr released a memo summarizing the findings of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the Trump campaign has sent one of their own. The memo was sent to TV producers, and singles out a list of guests the campaign says made “outlandish, false claims” of collusion between the Trump […]
Tags: News, Politics, John Brennan, Robert Mueller, Trump campaign


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – as it happened

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 1.18am GMT As not much has happened in the past hour, I’m going to close the blog by republishing my colleague Andrew Sparrow’s excellent snap analysis for those who missed it an hour or so ago. Thanks and goodnight. ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 12.33am GMT In the eyes of Conservative MP Nick Boles, the night has been a resounding success for parliamentary democracy.There are 329 MPs who stood up for parliamentary democracy tonight. And three heroes who resig...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Warning of legal limbo for 3m EU citizens living in UK after Brexit

Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary reportEU citizens living in the UK would be stripped of their freedom of movement, housing and social security rights by Home Office legislation introduced to regulate immigration following Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.Despite repeated government reassurances that their privileges will be protected, a study by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) concludes that more than 3 million Europeans living in...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Politics, UK news, Human rights, Sajid Javid


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 30-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 11.12pm GMT These are from Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Government.I can see that for Government tonight’s vote represents uncomfortable loss of control over Commons time but it’s NOT ACTUALLY UN...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs back indicative votes by majority of 27 to take control of Brexit process – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultWhat are the amendments and how are MPs voting?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 10.29pm GMT Thirty Conservative MPs voted for the Letwin amendment.Here is the full list. 10.25pm GMT Here is Graeme Cowie, a Commons library clerk specialising in Brexit, on the Beckett amendment.Reminder of the Beckett amendment, which attracted much less attention than the Let...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs seize control of Brexit process by backing indicative votes amendment

Amendment giving MPs a series of votes on alternatives to May’s Brexit deal passes 329 votes to 302MPs have inflicted a fresh humiliating defeat on Theresa May, voting to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to allow backbenchers to hold a series of votes on alternatives to her Brexit deal.An amendment tabled by former Tory minister Oliver Letwin passed, by 329 votes to 302 on Monday night, as MPs expressed their exasperation at the government’s failure to set out a fresh approach. Conti...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, UK news, Politics, Article 50, House of Commons, European Union, Jeremy Corbyn


People Can’t Stop Laughing at James Comey’s Introspective Responses to the Mueller Report

James Comey’s learning what happens when you get introspective on Twitter the hard way. Attorney General William Barr told Congress that the Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation did not conclude that President Donald Trump or anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election. But as for whether the President…
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Politics, Viral


Venezuela hit by second electrical blackout in one month, capital city of Caracas mostly without power

Reuters reports that all lights were out across many regions of Venezuela including much of the capital city of Caracas on Monday. This blackout follows a previous and prolonged blackout, for which electricity had just been restored only two weeks ago. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed that earlier blackout on internet-based “sabotage” by U.S. president Donald Trump. Former officials with Venezuela's state-owned power company and local engineers told Reuters this earlier blackout w...
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Here's what Jair Bolsonaro, Trump, and Putin have in common

The first line of Jon Lee Anderson's long-awaited profile of Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro in the New Yorker is a real killer. “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace...” As Anderson writes, in Bolsonaro's Brazil--and around the world--“A budding authoritarian borrows from the Trump playbook.” Excerpt: Like many autocrats, Bolsonaro came to power with a suddenness that alarmed the élites. He had run a low-budget campaig...
Tags: Post, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Picks, Politics, Trump


Brexit: MPs start debate on indicative votes as May hints she might reject what Commons chooses – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processPM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take controlWhich three amendments will be voted on by MPs?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 6.43pm GMT Back in the debate Ken Clarke, the pro-European, asks Starmer if Labour will allow its MPs a free vote during the indicative votes process. He says this is what happened in 1972 ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


After Mueller report, Trump campaign attacks media. Read the note they're sending to TV producers.

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office released a long-awaited report about Trump campaign ties to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The report has not been made public, nor has it been provided in full to Congress. Over the weekend, Trump's hand-picked attorney general Bill Barr quoted portions of sentences from the report, and stated that the report proved what Trump has been babbling on repeat for weeks: No Collusion. None of the quotes Barr gave from the Mueller ...
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Brexit amendments: which three will be voted on by MPs?

The Speaker has chosen three Brexit amendments to be voted on by MPsFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesAnother week, another neutral government motion on Brexit, and yet another set of amendments. Here are the amendments tabled. The Speaker, John Bercow has decided that three of them will be voted upon on Monday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, Politics, European Union, House of Commons, Foreign policy, Europe, UK news, World news


PM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take control

Theresa May says she is sceptical about ‘indicative votes’ plan but edges closer to ruling out no-deal BrexitFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has urged MPs not to condemn Britain to a “slow Brexit” this week, as she conceded she did not yet have the support in parliament to bring back her deal for a third meaningful vote.After gathering Brexit-backing grandees at her country retreat of Chequers on Sunday, and speaking to the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, House of Commons, UK news, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics


Brexit: May tells MPs she does not have enough support to win third meaningful vote – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxMPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit optionsToday’s amendments tabled so farBrussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit 3.40pm GMT May says this is her first address to MPs since her speech on Wednesday last week, when she blamed them for blocking Brexit.She says ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


So that's about how this is gonna go...

So, basically Mueller released Trump's short form birth certificate. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 25, 2019 [Author: Tam]
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MPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit options

Ministers believe Theresa May should not offer up a vote on her plan if it is not likely to passFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesThe government has all but conceded it will lose control of parliament this week and MPs will hold a series of votes on different Brexit options, with ministers believing it would be ultimately pointless for Theresa May to offer the government’s own plan. Related: DUP rejects Theresa May's personal plea to support her deal Continue reading.....
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Brexit: No 10 refuses to confirm next meaningful vote will take place this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxToday’s amendments tabled so far 1.39pm GMT Here is some on what happened at cabinet this morning.From the Times’ Francis ElliottNEW: Cabinet war-gamed general election scenarios as per Steve Barclay yesterday. "It's not just scare-mongerin...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson


Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn admits assault charge

John Murphy, 31, hit Labour leader with egg after visit to London mosque this monthA Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has admitted an assault charge.John Murphy hit the Labour leader with an egg after he visited a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK news, Brexit, Labour, Politics, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the process 9.38am GMT You can read all the amendments for this evening’s Brexit debate on the Commons order paper (pdf). The main cross-party indicative votes one has been tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative former cabinet minister.In an interview on the Today programme he said that any votes would be...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons


Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

International trade secretary says real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no dealFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesLiam Fox has indicated the government could ignore MPs’ views from indicative Brexit votes this week if parliament’s stated choice goes against the Conservative manifesto, insisting the real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no deal.The international trade secretary dismissed calls for May to be ousted, or for the prime minister to off...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, Liam Fox, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Conservatives, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Brexit: leave-backing MPs pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, at which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith a...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


'England became smaller and bigger': what 'home' means in Brexit Britain

Headlong theatre company’s latest production, Acts of Resistance, plugs into people power in four communities across the countryIn the days after the EU referendum, Headlong theatre company’s artistic director Jeremy Herrin was struck by the dividing lines fracturing the UK. “It was just a massively clear exposure that the country was in disagreement,” he says, “and the old party lines – north/south, working class/middle class, Tory/Labour – all of those divides seemed to be foxed completely by ...
Tags: Theatre, Brexit, Stage, Culture, Bristol Old Vic, European Union, Europe, UK news, World news, Politics


News in Russian: Kazakhstan President Steps Down (Sort Of)

A big story from the post-Soviet region (постсове́тское простра́нство) is that the president of Kazakhstan (Казахста́н) has resigned after nearly 30 years in power. Since Russian has official status in Kazakhstan and since this story is being widely covered in Russian-language media in several countries, I thought we should look at how it’s being reported. Hazret Sultan MosquePhoto by Azamat Kinzhitaev on Unsplash President Who? While Borat is often the only reference point for Kazakhstan in...
Tags: News, former USSR, Kazakhstan, Politics, reading Russian news


The week ahead for Brexit: third time lucky for May?

With more than 120 MPs backing an amendment in support of indicative voting, it’s going to be a fraught five daysMany weeks have so far been billed as crunch weeks for Brexit. But with the revised departure date looming, Theresa May’s proposal looking all-but doomed and the prime minister’s own position openly questioned, the next days really do appear crucial. Here is what could happen and when. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Theresa May, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin, Conservatives, Labour


Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Article 50, Politics, UK news, European Union, House of Commons, Europe, World news


Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Tory coup fails to materialise as Theresa May limps on

While there are ministers who believe PM should go, most agree it is not the right timeIf it was a coup, it didn’t last long. Cameras arrived early on Sunday morning outside the houses of David Lidington, the prime minister’s de facto deputy, and Michael Gove, the environment secretary, after two Sunday newspapers reported that one or the other could take over as caretaker prime minister from Theresa May in an emergency intervention.Discontent with the prime minister across large parts of the ca...
Tags: Conservatives, Politics, UK news, Theresa May, David Lidington, Michael Gove


HS2’s friends in the north should take a closer look | Letters

Prof Paul Salveson supports high-speed rail but does not believe the scheme represents value for money, Andrew Pendleton says it will deepen the existing regional divide, while John O’Dwyer thinks it is the wrong business modelAs a contributor to the New Economics Foundation report (Scrap HS2 and pour £56bn into regions, says thinktank, 20 March) and someone who has lived and worked all his life in the north, I think the response from some of the northern city leaders to the report is misplaced ...
Tags: HS2, Rail transport, North of England, Politics, Conservatives, Money, Network Rail, Inequality, Poverty, Society, Concorde, Boeing, UK news


Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers

Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-MoggPhilip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.With the prime minister preparing to meet a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, European Union, Article 50, Conservatives, Conservative leadership, Philip Hammond, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Iain Duncan Smith, Steve Barclay



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