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Labour 'could win 1.5m more votes' by backing Brexit referendum

Labour could win more than 1.5 million extra voters if it backed a second referendum on Brexit, potentially delivering the party a Commons majority, according to new polling for the campaign group People’s Vote.<p>Labour’s policy on Brexit will be a central issue at its conference in Liverpool, which …

Elections

With Stunning Supreme Court Decision on Dark Money 'We're About to Know a Lot More About Who Is Funding Our Elections'

"It's gonna look like the climax of a Harry Potter movie where the creatures shrivel in the sun."In a win for increased transparency and those …

Elections

Trump to America: This Hurricane Is Wet 'from the Standpoint of Water'

He also called it "not good," "a nasty one," "a big one," and "tough" three times.<p>A few days before Hurricane Florence made landfall, Trump warned America about the storm in what was arguably the weirdest way humanly possible, eloquently declaring that the thing was "tremendously big and …

Hurricane Harvey

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.<p>For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of …

News

Trump's Treatment of Women, Not Russia, Will Bring Him Down

We should be paying more attention to the sexual harassment and assault allegations swirling around the president.<p>For months, White House watchers have been focused on the big scandal that has the potential to bring this president down: Russian collusion and the obstruction of justice charge that …

Sexual Harassment

Why God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh

American politics is about power, not principle. If anyone should know this, it's Brett Kavanaugh.<p>God, it’s sometimes said, has an awesome sense of humor; if so, the Almighty must have been vastly entertained by the turns of fortune on display this past weekend in American politics.<p>Not amused, to …

Bill Clinton

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture

A chat with the authors of a new book on cycling in the Netherlands.<p>nIn 2010, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their cars and began transporting their family of four around Vancouver, BC, by bike. They noticed that bicyclists’ stories were not being told, so they started blogging about their …

Exponential Finance Conference

Report: Trump Is Worried Mattis Is Secretly A Democrat

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis has deteriorated to the point where Trump is worried that Mattis …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

George Conway Rips Trump's Tweet About A Comment Obama Made 10 Years Ago

Once, former president Barack Obama said that he had been to "57 states" at a campaign rally in 2008. Now, about ten years later, President Donald …

Donald Trump

Michael Avenatti asks Tucker Carlson on Fox News: “How do you have a show and you’re this ignorant?”

<b>Michael Avenatti; Tucker Carlson (AP/Mary Altaffer/Getty/Roy Rochlin)</b><p>Carlson admitted he did believe that Trump had an affair with Daniels, and that’s where the pair’s agreement ended<p>Rachel Leah<p>September 14, 2018 3:03pm (UTC)<p>Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing Stormy Daniels, the adult film …

Michael Avenatti

7 WTF Revelations From the ‘Criminal Information’ at the Center of Paul Manafort’s Guilty Plea

In conjunction with Paul Manafort’s guilty plea Friday before the federal District Court of Washington, D.C., Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed 76 …

Paul Manafort

Wealthiest Republican supporter in Ohio quits party

The wealthiest supporter of the GOP in Ohio said Thursday that he is no longer a member of the Republican Party.<p>“I just decided I’m no longer a …

The Columbus Dispatch

UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

Nestled among the mass publication of no-deal guidance yesterday was the UK government's vision for the future of the Brit satellite and space …

European Space Agency

Labour would likely vote down any Brexit deal - Emily Thornberry

The senior frontbencher says she "can't see" the government coming back with an agreement that meets Labour's six tests.<p>Labour would likely vote …

Emily Thornberry

Brian Reade: Motley collection of Tory Brexiteers exposed as the third-rate charlatans they are

I never thought I’d see a more absurd crew of politicians than at the 1995 launch of John Redwood’s bid to be Tory leader.<p>The motley collection of …

Boris Johnson

Donald Trump's absolutely mind-boggling assault on facts is actually picking up steam

<b>(CNN) —</b> On his 601st day in office, President Donald Trump broke what many people might have assumed was an unbreakable barrier: He said his 5,000th thing that was either totally false or partially untrue.<p>That's according to the count being kept by the invaluable folks at The Washington Post's Fact …

Donald Trump

‘The View’ Star Stuns Co-Hosts, Audience With This Statement Against Trump Administration

The panel was shocked into silence.<p>A co-host of ABC’s <i>The View</i> made a shocking declaration against the Trump administration that stunned their fellow …

Puerto Rico

Hull North would now vote to stay IN the EU in Brexit about-turn, says new poll

Voters in the north of Hull would choose to stay in the European Union if there was another referendum, according to a new poll.<p>Based on fresh …

17 years ago today Trump boasted that he now had the tallest building in downtown Manhattan

We already know what kind of a person Trump is. We knew it 17 years ago when he told a TV reporter on 9/11 that his tower was the tallest building in …

Donald Trump

Trump support demanded to see a list of impeachable offenses; someone happily obliged

Reader exchange from the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>:<p>SEP 08, 2018 To the editor [of the Los Angeles Times]: I hear many people say that Trump should be …

Obstruction of Justice

Mysterious repeating radio bursts from distant galaxy could be sign of extraterrestrial technology

Researchers from extraterrestrial research initiative Breakthrough Listen, the SETI Institute, and UC Berkeley used machine learning to detect …

UC Berkeley

Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned

Andy Hallinan owns a "Muslim-free" gun shop in Florida. He agreed to be interviewed for a new documentary about Trayvon Martin, Rest In Power. The …

War

'The right trousers': Wallace and Gromit inspire artificial muscle clothing

Smart trousers with artificial muscles have the potential to improve the lives of people with mobility problems, say researchers.<p>Inspired by the Wallace and Gromit clay animation The Wrong Trousers, the garb has been dubbed “the right trousers”.<p>Jonathan Rossiter, a professor of robotics at the …

Muscle

Theresa May Could Try a Leisurely Brexit Stroll

The Brexit-battered pound jumped for joy yesterday when European Union trade negotiator Michel Barnier told an audience in Slovenia that a finalized divorce agreement between the U.K. and the EU is “realistic” in six to eight weeks. That doesn’t mean that we can all exhale by November.<p>The divorce …

Boris Johnson

Bemoaning UK handling of Brexit, a pro-Leave planemaker looks to EU, U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - One of Brexit’s most fervent supporters, the planemaker Britten-Norman, is now complaining about Britain’s handling of its planned exit from the European Union and is considering moving some functions into the EU or to the United States.<p>William Hynett, CEO of Britten-Norman, …

Brexit

Bombs Away: Trump Has the I.Q. of an Inbred Tanning Bed, Says a Liberated Gary Cohn

The former White House adviser was “astounded” by the depths of the president’s stupidity, according to Bob Woodward’s new book.<p>In his 58 years on earth, <b>Gary Cohn</b> has likely run into an idiot here or there. Whether it was a classmate in his Ohio hometown, a wise guy on the floor of the New York …

Donald Trump

Angry at Kenyan train in Thomas the Tank Engine, the NRA posts picture of trains in Klan hoods

After decades of Thomas the Tank Engine having various international characters, typically represented by an actual train design from their home …

'You didn't get our message': key Trump aide Stephen Miller condemned by childhood rabbi

The childhood rabbi to Stephen Miller, special adviser to Donald Trump and a key architect of his “zero-tolerance” immigration policies, criticized his former charge on Monday as a purveyor of “negativity, violence, malice and brutality” who had learned nothing from his Jewish spiritual …

Santa Monica

That time Outdoor Channel, Maria Butina, & NRA tried to launch a 'non-political' Vladimir Putin TV show

“Putin’s Russia,” as ABC News reports today, would have featured the Russian President hunting, fishing, and generally being a very macho man …

Russia

Breastfeeding mum forced to stand on rush hour train

<b>A mother says was forced to stand while breastfeeding her son on a train because no one offered her a seat.</b><p>Kate Hitchens, 32, was travelling home to Wickford from London during the rush hour on Tuesday.<p>Commuters saw she was nursing six-month-old Charlie but failed to offer assistance until the very …

Breast Feeding