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Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

Next month’s EU poll is almost impossible to call as party loyalties crumble and voters look left, right and beyondThe likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. The expected victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a policy-free parvenu who leads the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, by 35 points could be seen as the ultimate triumph for the anti-p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Ukraine, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, Opinion polls, Petro Poroshenko, European elections, George Hw Bush, Ross Perot, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 2019 European parliamentary elections


Heavy clashes erupt in southern suburbs of Libya capital

The spike in violence happened after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, who started an offensive against Tripoli on April 3. The disclosure of the call and a U.S. statement that it "recognized Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources" has boosted the commander's supporters and enraged his opponents. Western powers and the Gulf have been divide...
Tags: Science, White House, United Nations, Libya, Donald Trump, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar


Mueller Report Accurately Told Don McGahn’s Truth, Lawyer Snaps Back At Giuliani

Former White House counsel lashes back over attacks on his credibility.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Don McGahn


Theresa May calls for an end to persecution of Christians in Easter message

The Prime Minister says everyone must stand up for the rights of people to practise their religion [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Keir Mudie


Jeremy Corbyn's Easter message urges everyone to support refugees

The Labour leader is calling on people to offer the hand of friendship to those in need [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Mudie


Yvette Cooper: Lyra McKee's murder shows fragility of peace in Northern Ireland

The fragile politics and security of Northern Ireland are ignored too often, even though this is happening in our own country [Author: Yvette Cooper]
Tags: Politics, Yvette Cooper, Northern Ireland, Lyra McKee


Jeremy Corbyn: 'Young people shouldn't fear being worse off than their parents'

EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Mirror's Keir Hardie gets a taste of day-to-day life with the Labour leader on the campaign trail [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Hardie, Keir Mudie


Jeremy Corbyn is not worried by Nigel Farage and is confident ahead of elections

EXCLUSIVE: The Labour leader dismissed the ex-UKIP chief's new Brexit Party as 'simple populism' [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Mudie, Brexit Party


Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic presidential candidates aren’t saying whether they’d re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to defeat him in 2020. Their fellow 2020 challenger, Elizabeth Warren, and some other liberals have increased the pressure on Democratic leaders to pursue impeachment following the release of a redacted version of the […]
Tags: News, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, N H AP, Amherst


McGahn Hits Back At Giuliani: Events I Told Mueller About Were ‘Accurately Described’

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday pushed back against Rudy Giuliani’s dismissal of his credibility after the release of Robert Mueller’s report, which included damaging accounts from McGahn. Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, told the New York Times that McGahn’s account of Trump trying to quash the Mueller probe in the report “can’t be taken at face value.” “It could be the product of an inaccurate recollection or could be the product of something else,” Giulian...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, Former White House, McGahn, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe, Mueller McGahn


Judge Hands Trump Another Setback, This Time on Coal Leases on Federal Land

Donald Trump and his administration have lost in court about 40 times since they began reversing former President Barack Obama’s environmental policies, according to The New York Times. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Barack Obama, Coal, Courts, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, New York Times Read, Ryan Zinke, Coal Industry, David Bernhardt


The unwitting Committee to Re-elect the President

Given his consistently poor approval ratings, and growing concern about the polarization that he has exacerbated, Democrats should have little trouble ousting President Trump next year. But instead, with a series of outlandish and often deeply unpopular proposals, they have morphed effectively into the Committee to Re-Elect the President. Democrats could succeed easily if they focused on basic middle class issues, such as health care and reforming the tax system, where popular opinion, including...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Houston, Kirsten Gillibrand, Committee, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Southern California, Trump, Midwest, Cory Booker


Report: Trump’s Furious At Underlings Who Made Him Look Bad In Mueller Report

President Donald Trump has been stewing in rage over the testimonies of the former and current aides who appeared in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, according to a Saturday CNN report. “People close to” Trump told CNN that POTUS is furious at former White House counsel Don McGahn and other staffers who spoke to Mueller, believing that their accounts made him look a liar who gets handled or ignored by his own employees. And, well, the report did reveal that an awful lot of th...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Ty Cobb, John Dowd, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe, Mueller report


Second referendum is only way to beat Nigel Farage, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader in shock intervention that threatens to ignite row at party’s highest levelsLabour will never defeat Nigel Farage if it continues to “sit on the fence” over Brexit and offers only “mealy-mouthed” support for a second referendum, the party’s deputy leader says today.In an extraordinary intervention that exposes the tensions at the top of the party over Brexit strategy, Tom Watson warns that Labour will lose to Farage’s new “far right” Brexit party in May’s European elections ...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nigel Farage, Tom Watson, Farage, Article 50, Brexit


Kim Kardashian on working with Trump on prison reform: 'People sitting behind bars do not care who the president is'

Kim Kardashian West is making her case to become a lawyer after working with the White House to help commute the life sentence of a first-time nonviolent drug offender.
Tags: Kim Kardashian, White House, Cnn, Kim Kardashian West, Trump


Trump’s Mirror

Unsurprisingly, President Trump is stewing and angry about the Mueller Report. This report from CNN notes that Trump is angry about the picture of a lying President and chaotic White House. But what really gets to him apparently is the image of a President whose staff routinely ignores his orders. Here’s one noteworthy paragraph … Now, those close to him say Trump is newly furious at the people — most of whom no longer work for him — whose extensive interviews with the special counsel’s office...
Tags: News, California, White House, Cnn, Fbi, James Comey, Trump, Josh Marshall, Corey Lewandowski, Richard Nixon, Comey, Mueller, Robert Mueller, McGahn, Editor’s Blog, McGahns


Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit."
Tags: White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller


The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there.The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a...
Tags: Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, White House, US, Technology sector, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Mueller: President 'does not have immunity after he leaves office'

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Mueller: The President 'does not have immunity after he leaves office'

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Mueller's report leaves open possibility of post-White House criminal exposure for Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller


North Korea Criticizes National Security Advisor John Bolton on State Media

Earlier this week, North Korea test-fired what it called a new type of "tactical guided weapon"
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Uncategorized, John Bolton, Onetime


Tories told to back HS2 rail link or face decades in opposition

Business leaders in north of England issue warning to party leadership hopefulsTory leadership contenders have been warned that opposing the HS2 line will destroy the party’s prospects in key seats for decades, amid concerns that the project will be targeted in the race to replace Theresa May.Senior figures inside Whitehall, industry and across local government are worried that leading candidates could back either scrapping or seriously scaling back the £56bn scheme in an attempt to win support ...
Tags: Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Rail transport, Tory, Hs2, Whitehall, Conservative Leadership


Those close to the President say he is furious at the people whose interviews with the special counsel created the epic depiction of a chaotic White House

By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller's report painted of his presidency had become clear.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller


How social learning made us hugely successful as a species

What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching. Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression. And we need political leaders who support environments of social peace and cooperation. Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by now at amazone --> List Price: $30.00 New From: $14.00 in Stock Used From: $12.19 in Stock ...
Tags: Politics, Learning, Relationships, Society, Teaching, Innovation, Evolution, Nicholas Christakis


North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the United States. Earlier in the week, the North tested a new weapon and demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be rem...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, Singapore, Ap, United States, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Vietnam, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump


Did Trump encourage Michael Cohen to lie? ... And other mysteries the Mueller report didn't resolve

The Mueller's report was brimming with details about Donald Trump's White House but it left some of the probe's most perplexing questions unanswered.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, Mueller


Team Trump plots revenge on Mueller amid calls to 'investigate the investigators'

Donald Trump and his allies are attempting to turn his two-year Russia investigation saga into a political boost for the 2020 presidential election in the wake of the Mueller report.  The president’s Justice Department is looking into the inquiry’s origins to see if US intelligence over-stepped the line, cheered on by supporters who want to “investigate the investigators”.  The Trump re-election campaign is fundraising off the report, attempting to raise $1 million with emails titled “EXONERATED...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Mandel, Sebastian Gorka, Mr Trump, William Barr Donald Trump, William Barr Mr Trump, Trump Haters


White House Memo: ‘I Do Not Remember’: Trump Gave a Familiar Reply to the Special Counsel’s Queries

President Trump has claimed that he has “one of the world’s greatest memories,” but that failed him repeatedly when answering questions from Robert Mueller.
Tags: News, White House, Memory, Wikileaks, Ny, Trump, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Trump Tower (Manhattan, Robert S III



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