US pulls all staff from Venezuela as Maduro blames blackout on ‘demonic’ Trump plot

March 18, 2019

In a televised nationwide address, commander says White House ordered this attack and calls on public to mount active resistance The United States has said it will withdraw all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of masterminding a “demonic” plot to force him from influence by tweeted. Maduro’s political foes and many specialists belief the calamitous nationwide blackout that struck last Thursday- and has yet…


Democrats bar Fox News from 2020 debates over ‘inappropriate’ Trump ties

March 13, 2019

DNC chairman says New Yorker expos on Trump ties to Fox News cast doubt on networks ability to hold fair and neutral debates The Democratic party’s governing body has announced it will not question Fox News to host any of its televised primary debates during the 2020 US presidential race, quoting a recent report detailing the republican network’s close rapport with Washington Post. ” I believe that a key pathway…


Democratic oversight is ‘bullshit’: Trump goes off-script at CPAC

March 5, 2019

President seeks rebound after North koreans and Cohen reversals, slamming Russia investigation and Green New Deal Donald Trump sought to regain his ground after a torrid week with a fiery speech applying two of his favourite tactics: moving off script and hurling insults at opponents. Basking in adulation at the Green New Deal“, attacked by Republicans as expensive and bound to curtail automobiles and aircrafts. Trump said sarcastically:” I guess…


Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed

November 14, 2018

Federal judge likewise ordered adult film performer to salary Trumps legal costs, but has still not been fixed an amount A defamation lawsuit filed by adult film actor Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has been rejected by a federal courtroom, with the magistrate saying the tweet at the heart of the case was protected by free speech laws. Daniels, whose real identify is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had a…


The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

November 13, 2018

In todays politics report: Democrats have too much fund; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the most recent from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the US midterm elections Democrats have too much fund The massive fundraising drag by Democrat means that candidates in key…


Trump campaign claims WikiLeaks not liable for releasing hacked emails

November 6, 2018

Campaign defends site in legal filing that departs from US policy, addressing questions central to Robert Muellers Russia inquiry The Trump campaign argued in a legal filing that WikiLeaks could not be held liable for publishing emails that were stolen by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 US election because the website was simply serving as a passive publishing platform on behalf of a third party, in the same way…


Political ads study finds the right favors Google, the left Facebook and Twitter

November 5, 2018

An analysis received Donald Trump had the largest number of ads while Senate candidate Beto ORourke was “the worlds largest” spender Left-leaning organizations are predominating political ads on Facebook and Twitter while rightwing advertisers are outspending liberal groups on Google, according to brand-new research. Computer scientists at the New York University( NYU) Tandon School of Engineering analyzed more than 884,000 recentpolitical ads on the three social media websites. They found…


Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford shows how women are silenced | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

November 1, 2018

Ford is facing the same humiliation as millions of sex crime complainants before her, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett I belief Dr Christine Blasey Ford. I acquired Donald Trump said at the time:” I thought her testimony was extremely compelling and she looks like a very well prepared female to me, very fine wife .” It is certainly foolish to expect all types of consistency from that human. He…


‘Women are watching’: Kavanaugh hearing focuses activists’ anger

October 29, 2018

Supreme court drama has brought survivors of sexual abuse and political organizers together. The next target is the midterms The # MeToo movement has landed on the doorstep of one of “the worlds largest” venerated American institutions, the supreme court of the united states. In doing so, it has given girls even more fuel for the fight. On Thursday, in agencies, bars and classrooms, Americans paused to watch Dr Christine…


Mommy dearest: a psychiatrist puts Donald Trump on the couch

October 21, 2018

Dr Justin Frank reckons the president has an erotic affection to his daughter and a fixation with faeces and dirt It all begins with the mother. This is the opening line of Mary Anne MacLeod , who arrived in New York from the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis in 1930. After six years as a domestic worker and nanny, she married the property developer Fred Trump and they had five…


Facebook removes hundreds of US political pages for ‘inauthentic activity’

October 20, 2018

Some accounts were fake or ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate, company says With less than one month left before the midterm elections, Facebook has English language website, it claims to have collected data on 147 million users taken from open sources, blogs, forums and mass media, RSS and ads as well as mobile apps. It also claims it has the ability to capture new information within…


Trump and Kavanaugh claim we live in a meritocracy. Dont believe a word of it | Arwa Mahdawi

October 13, 2018

Arwa Mahdawi: The president and his supreme court nominee have been claiming they rose to the top all on their own. Sadly, stretching the truth is not confined to them If you are very clever and work very hard, you can achieve anything. We know this because successful people are always telling us so. They got where they are because of their work ethic: rich parents, the right connections and…


Ryder Cup: how golf is new focus of soft power diplomacy

October 11, 2018

With Donald Trump a keen musician, tournament presents opportunity for Europe to show united front As the owns numerous courses. The tournament that pits top US golfers against top Europeans is the world’s most-watched sporting event after the Olympics and the football World Cup- one of the last big athletics competitions still limited to western nations from each rim of the Atlantic. At a time when European its relationship with…


The cost of Kavanaugh’s victory? The legitimacy of the US supreme court | Andrew Gawthorpe

October 11, 2018

Republicans might have won a majority in the highest court but it has lost legitimacy, says the academic Andrew Gawthorpe The saga of judge Brett Kavanaughs a seat for Neil Gorsuch by refusing to confirm Barack Obamas pick for a vacant seat on the court in 2016. Play Video 3:24 invoked protect Trump or his associates from law enforcement. The court may soon face cases on fraught constitutional matters such…


Revealed: Russias secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

October 10, 2018

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuadors London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another…


Thousands at risk from rightwing push to purge eligible voters from US rolls

October 8, 2018

Conservative groups such as Pilf publish voters details online in what experts say amounts to insidious modern-day intimidation In June last year, Luis, a resident of Virginia, was astonished to discover that his name and personal details, including home address, had been posted on the internet by a group known as the Public Interest Legal Foundation (Pilf). Luiss data had been released by the group, along with hundreds of other…


Love of Trump covers a multitude of sins for Christian conservatives

October 7, 2018

The president may cut an unlikely figure as Gods instrument but attendees of the Values Voter Summit feel he is delivering and feel that they, too, are mocked by the mainstream media As the Bible tells it, David committed adultery with Bathsheba and orchestrated the death of her husband. But it didnt mean he wasnt a good warrior or a good king, says Nancy Allen. The Bible says love covers…


Italy’s Matteo Salvini joins Bannon’s European populist group

October 3, 2018

Interior minister pledges support to the Movement after meeting in Rome Matteo Salvini, Italys interior minister and populist leader, has met Steve Bannon and joined the anti-European establishment group, the Movement, founded by Donald Trumps former chief strategist. He is in! Mischal Modrikamen (@modrikamen) Meeting this morning with Steve Bannon and Matteo Salvini. The Movement : He is in! September 7, 2018 According to Italian media, Bannon has suggested the…


Trump to chair UN security council meeting on Iran

September 24, 2018

President will highlight Irans violations of international law during assembling this month, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Donald Trump will chair a UN security council meeting on Read more: https :// world-wide/ 2018/ sep/ 04/ trump-iran-un-security-council-meeting-law-violations


Are polls broken? Democrats’ unforeseen wins pose urgent question

September 14, 2018

Polling underestimated the strengths of certain Democratic nominees in a number of primaries this year inaccuracies that could affect the midterm elections held in November In the Florida Atlantic University poll, he was tied for third. In the pollsters for neighbourhood WBUR. Ben Jealous and Stacey Abrams , non-white gubernatorial nominees in Maryland and Georgia, likewise beat the numbers. If comparable blind spots persevere through the general elections this November,…