House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has been investigating for several months whether increased military expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland represent a conflict of interest for the President, according to committee d…

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of “flagrant abuse” of his power. Breaking with…

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new parliamentary poll. Labour’s finance poli…

House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has been investigating for several months whether increased military expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland represent a conflict of interest for the President, according to committee d…

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of “flagrant abuse” of his power. Breaking with…

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new parliamentary poll. Labour’s finance poli…

UK’s Johnson says he doesn’t want election, calls for no more Brexit delay

UK’s Johnson says he doesn’t want election, calls for no more Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he did not want an election as he called on lawmakers not to vote for any further delay to Brexit. Following is the text of the statement Johnson made in front of his Downing Street offi…

Mitch McConnell denounces ‘Moscow Mitch’ nickname

Mitch McConnell denounces ‘Moscow Mitch’ nickname

Mitch McConnell has angrily denounced critics who refer to him as Moscow Mitch over the Senate majority leaders refusal to pass bipartisan laws protecting the US from Russian election interference.

US extracted high-level spy from inside Russia in 2017, reports say

US extracted high-level spy from inside Russia in 2017, reports say

Image copyrightAFPImage caption President Trump jokes with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergei Kislyak The US extracted a high-level spy from inside Russia in 2017, reports say. Citing “multiple Trump administration officials wit…

Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files for divorce’

Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files for divorce’

Image copyrightReutersImage caption The Palins married in 1988 The husband of former US vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, is reported to have filed for divorce, according to US media. Papers filed in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday identified the cou…

Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig acquitted in Mueller-related investigation

Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig acquitted in Mueller-related investigation

Image copyrightGetty Images A former Obama White House counsel has been found not guilty of lying to officials and concealing information about his lobbying efforts in Ukraine. The case against Gregory Craig arose from the US investigation into alleged Russ…

Trump and Pence star in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in horrifying deepfake

Trump and Pence star in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in horrifying deepfake

The rise of deepfakes is pretty terrifying. Sure, there have been a few that have amused the internet in recent weeks, like this deepfake of Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise. But as the technology behind them goes from strength to strength, so too…

The only path to victory in the Middle Earth election is to appeal to the moderate orc voter

The only path to victory in the Middle Earth election is to appeal to the moderate orc voter

David Howard, McSweeney’s: “Let me tell you, its hard out here for an orc. We experience tremendous insecurity, not knowing whether well have a job, or be able to raid peaceful villages, or if our friends will eat us. Sauron appeals to us economically challen…