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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 :// www.theguardian.com/ world-wide/ 2018/ sep/ 04/ trump-iran-un-security-council-meeting-law-violations

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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,…

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Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

September 9, 2018

UK foreign secretary will advise US president to tighten rules on online election advertising Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with flight MH1 7 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. After the Salisbury attempts, the EU recollected its envoy to Moscow and issued a common declaration that it was ” highly likely” Russia was responsible. one-to-one summit with Putin in…

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This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland

September 9, 2018

Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US presidents ongoing abuse of power and normalisation of autocracy, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi- and the threat it represents- is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his strength to reconcile ratings, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen…

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‘Truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani trumps ‘alternative facts’ with new Orwellian outburst

September 6, 2018

Presidents lawyer deters up attack on Mueller investigation, producing NBC host Chuck Todd to say: This is going to become a bad meme When the definitive record of Donald Trump’s presidency comes to be written, many years hence, 11.02 am working on Sunday 19 August 2018 will surely be granted a special mention. It was the moment when the phrase was coined that might be said to sum up the…

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Trump admits son met Russian in 2016 for information on Clinton

August 31, 2018

Trumps remarks come as one of his solicitors alert special counsel against are seeking to violence chairperson to be interviewed Donald Trump has admitted for the first time that his son met a Kremlin-connected lawyer in 2016 to collect information about Hillary Clinton, but insists the gather was legal. In one of a series of Sunday morning tweets issued under apparent reaction to a Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication,…

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Trump hits back after Omarosa releases secret recording of president

August 29, 2018

She was vicious, but not smart, Trump tweets about former aide after videotape appears to show chairperson expressing surprise at her firing tweeted on Monday, had recognized that his response to her pretensions were” not presidential “.~ ATAGEND ” She prayed me for a occupation, rips in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely learn her…

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Tulsi Gabbard: how a progressive rising star is a paradox for the left

August 27, 2018

The Hawaii congresswoman is backed by Bernie Sanders, but her controversial rulings have some liberals miffed Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who constructed record in 2012 as the first Hindu elected to the US Congress, has cemented herself as a rising star within the Democratic party. She has the support of Bernie Sanders, the de facto leader of the progressive motion, and boastings of endorsements from a string of…

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Elizabeth Warren’s plan to fix capitalism and give more power to workers | The Resistance Now

August 26, 2018

Massachusetts senator pushes bill to make US companies do more than make their rich shareholders richer The Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the protest movement in the US. If youre not already receiving it by email, Sign up for the Resistance Now The Warren Plan Elizabeth Warren this week introduced a plan for legislation that would rein in big business, redistribute wealth…

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Trumps base may not like him, but theyre not about to ditch him | Gary Younge

August 26, 2018

Even after his stormy week with Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the presidents popularity has maintained, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge There was a hour , not that long ago, when serious allegations that a chairman had had an with a porn performer only a few months later would have been a career-ending scandal. During the impeachment hearings following the revelations that President Bill Clinton had had an affair with…

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Trump lashes out against US news outlets defending press freedom

August 25, 2018

Senate declared the press is not the adversary in non-binding resolution after the president called media the opposition party Donald Trump has lashed out against hundreds of US newspapers that quoted its local founding father John Adams, who was born and died in Massachusetts and grew America’s second chairman and said:” The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom .” Trump responded by doubling down on…

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