Labour promises universal right to flexible working from day one

Dawn Butler to tell conference women need an economy that works for them, not against themA Labour government would give everyone the right to choose when they do and do not work from the day they are employed, its shadow women and equalities secretary will tell Labour’s women’s conference on Saturday.“Women do the vast majority of unpaid care, but this must not be a barrier to women in work,” Dawn Butler will say. “That’s why I’m announcing Labour’s plans to introduce rights to flexible working...
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US condemns Venezuela military over border killings as aid showdown looms

Country braced for violence after clashes early on Friday leave two dead and 15 injuredThe US has condemned Venezuela’s military after soldiers shot dead two people and injured 15 others trying to keep the country’s border with Brazil open for aid deliveries.The White House warned in a statement: “Egregious violation of human rights by [President Nicolás] Maduro and those who are following his orders will not go unpunished.” Continue reading...
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Atlus Cucks to Trans Catherine: Full Body “Bigotry” Outrage

Atlus is changing Catherine: Full Body so as not to offend depraved nu-western sensibilities after complaints from transsexuals about the game’s original ending, says voice actress Erin Fitzgerald (the voice of “trans” character Erica in the original game), confirming that the localization team has tried to “adjust bigotry represented in the Japanese version.” Catherine: Full […]
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Insult to injury: We’re more on the hook to pay for Trump’s wall than most border states

Washington state doesn't want a wall, and didn't vote for the president pushing a wall. But it looks like we're disproportionately on the hook to pay for it.
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Dems’ choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change. It’s not just a battle over liberal or moderate policies. In many cases, the White House hopefuls largely agree on the end game but […]
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Must-watch videos of the week

Beyoncé-inspired dance moves shook the internet. Will Smith broke public library rules. Barack Obama hilariously teased an NBA star. These are the must-see videos of the week.
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Viral Twitter Thread Reveals the Reason Women Need to Have Control of Their Own Bodies

This painful story shows why we need to trust women to make their own decisions about their own bodies.
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Robert Mueller’s Team Denies Roger Stone’s Claim That It Tipped Off CNN to His Arrest

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors denied that they prematurely released a draft of the indictment of Roger Stone and said claims that CNN was tipped off to his arrest are “without merit.” Stone was arrested on Jan. 25 on charges of giving misleading testimony to Congress and intimidating a witness, but […]
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Trump: Decreasing troops in South Korea not on table for North Korea talks

President Donald Trump said on Friday that drawing down U.S. troops in South Korea is not on the table for his upcoming talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, which will be focused on pressing the Asian nation to abandon nuclear weapons. Trump made the comments at a White House event on trade negotiations with China. Senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday the two sides will not discuss removing U.S. troops from South Korea and will focus on seeking a common understanding of what...
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Kamala Harris ‘Frustrated and Disappointed’ by Jussie Smollett Allegedly Staging Attack

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has spoken out against Jussie Smollett after the “Empire” actor was charged by police for allegedly filing a false police report. “Like most of you, I’ve seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I’m sad, frustrated, and disappointed,” Harris said in a statement posted Thursday on Twitter. “When anyone makes false […]
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Mueller's report will not be delivered next week, says senior DoJ official.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump will not be delivered next week as CNN and other news organizations previously reported, said a senior Justice Department official on Friday. “Reports that the Attorney General will receive the report from the Special Counsel by the end of next week are incorrect. They will not receive the report by the end of next week,” a senior Justice Department official tells @JuliaEAinsley — Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 22, 2019 [email protected]
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Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal

With Washington's allies poised for victory against Islamic State fighters making a final stand in a pocket near the Iraqi border, the White House announced plans on Thursday to keep "a small peacekeeping force" of 200 troops in Syria. The announcement partially reversed Trump's abrupt decision in December to withdraw the entire 2,000-strong U.S. contingent, which had alarmed Washington's Kurdish allies and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to quit. An administration official later put the...
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Female presidential candidates likely to face bias based on leadership, looks, more, study shows

America’s first female president figures to be judged more harshly than the men who occupied the Oval Office if history is any guide. That’s the takeaway from a study by three political scientists, including one at UC Riverside. Their findings, published in the British Journal of Political Science last month, found that female heads of state in other countries faced higher standards and were less popular than men holding the same offices. “The effect of the sex of a president on approval is very...
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After Whitaker Squabble, Nadler Says More DOJ Subpoenas Might Be Necessary

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is not going to let his executive privilege tussle with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker go. Nadler on Friday sent the White House and Attorney General Bill Barr a letter addressing claims made by the Justice Department about invoking executive privilege, a legal protection that allows conversations the President has with advisors to stay confidential. The letter is the latest missive in a weeks-long squabble over the committee’s demands that Whitak...
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Labour hijacked by hard-left clique, claims Chris Leslie

MP who defected to the Independent Group says Labour has been ‘played’ by leadership over BrexitChris Leslie, one of the seven MPs who quit Labour on Monday to join the fledgling Independent Group, says his former party has been “hijacked” by a “clique”.The Nottingham East MP, who was briefly shadow chancellor in 2015 under Harriet Harman’s caretaker leadership, told the Guardian he believed Jeremy Corbyn was promulgating “hard-left” policies, which did not deserve the label of “Labour”. Continu...
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More reports emerge that Amy Klobuchar is awful to staff, especially when hangry

We've posted before here at Boing Boing about the many legendary reports of abusive behavior by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. Well, now there are more such reports. One of the anecdotes in a new story by Matt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember at the New York Times is pretty shocking. Let's just call it the plastic hair comb and airplane salad incident. It begins with the United States presidential candidate being tired and hangry in an airport. Excerpt: An aide, joining h...
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tests the presidential waters in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA — Howard Schultz sounded a lot like a presidential candidate Thursday night, even as the Starbucks billionaire told a Los Angeles-area audience he could take another three months to decide whether to formally enter the 2020 race. Stating a case for running as an independent, moderate alternative to Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic hopefuls, Schultz said politicians in the two-party system are leaving critical problems unsolved. “Why should the American people have on...
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How Roger Stone's backfired testimony proves Judge Amy Berman Jackson is a damn boss

In an epic blog post, writer and law expert @emptywheel (Marcy Wheeler) dissects Thursday's hearing in court for Trump ratfucker and reckless Instagrammer Roger Stone. Judge Amy Berman Jackson called Stone and his lawyers to her court and demanded that they explain why Stone shouldn't be gagged or jailed on the spot. Roger Stone ended up testifying, and it was a moment for the ages. Judge Jackson ("ABJ" as she's now nicknamed online) imposed a gag on Stone at the end of Thursday's hearing, i...
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The Real Culprit Behind Trump’s Border Emergency? Climate Change

President Donald Trump is expected to convene a new panel that will likely undermine the expert consensus that climate change threatens national security. But experts say that move is at odds with his recent declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. border, where thousands of the Central American migrants have arrived after fleeing the…
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Puerto Rico Gov: Trump refuses meeting over hurricane relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to meet privately with the governor of Puerto Rico to discuss the pace of disaster relief 17 months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory. That’s according to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello. He said Friday that the White House declined public and private requests to meet […]
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Trump to let new attorney general decide what to release from Mueller report

The White House says President Donald Trump will let his new attorney general decide whether to release the findings of the special counsel’s Russia investigation to the public. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was “following the proper process” by putting the decision to William Barr. But she stressed that the White House was not concerned about the findings. Sanders said Trump was president because he was the “better candidate,” adding that “he didn’t need to, nor did he collud...
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NY Governor Cuomo orders 2 state agencies to probe report that Facebook gets more personal data from mobile users than known

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Friday ordered two New York state agencies to investigate reports that Facebook could have access to a lot more of your personal data, if you're a smartphone user, than anyone realized before. That data includes information about health and other sensitive stuff, and it's not just New York users who are affected. Perhaps we'll see similar cases in other states. Reuters: The directive to New York’s Department of State and Department of Financial Services came af...
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Donald Trump: Russian Asset?

‘I  think it’s possible” that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, disgraced former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. McCabe also said to The Atlantic that FBI brass felt “concern about the president and whether or not he posed a national-security threat that we should be investigating.”On Wednesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly in Moscow. “Let me be loud and clear,” he told lawmakers near the Kremlin. “If the U.S. r...
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Congress Orders FCC Review of TV Content Ratings

WASHINGTON — The FCC is being directed to review the 22-year-old TV content ratings system to gauge its accuracy. The review was part of the recently passed spending bill that funds the government through Sept. 30. It requires that the FCC report back to the House and Senate appropriations committee within 90 days “on the […]
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Analysis: The White House's new argument against collusion with Russia is nonsensical

On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:
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Sarah Sanders says Trump was the superior 2016 candidate and didn't need to collude with the Russians

On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:
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Sarah Sanders believing Trump was the superior 2016 candidate has no bearing on the question of collusion

On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:
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The White House's collusion argument is nonsensical

On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:
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The Guardian view on Britain’s political parties: Brexit is breaking the mould | Editorial

It would be ironic if, as Britain prepares to leave the EU, the country’s fragmentary politics became more characteristically EuropeanAcross Europe, old two-party political systems have been fragmenting for a generation and more. In most western European countries, the left-right split has long been overlaid by others, notably on social values and identity. Germany now has seven significant parties in the Bundestag. France has at least nine in a national assembly dominated by a party that did no...
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Shamima Begum: decision risks 'creating second class of citizenship'

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says home secretary’s decision could affect Britons who have family roots overseasThe decision to strip Shamima Begum of her UK citizenship on the basis she is of Bangladeshi heritage could have implications for millions of people who have family roots overseas, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned.Khan said the home secretary’s decision earlier this week “risks creating a second class of citizenship – one that can be removed at the whim of a politician”, and ...
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