A journey in search of the American left: fragile and feisty, hopeful and fearful

Trumps win was a devastating setback for progressives, but it also stoked them to engage politically in ways they never imagined, with pressure leftwards A few months after the 2016 election, 29-year-old Emily Marburger posted an update on a private Facebook group, Pantsuit Nation, that had been set up to support Hillary Clintons failed presidential bid. Like the rest of us last November, I woke up to a situation I didnt know existed, she wrote. I knew I had to …

Washington’s great mystery: Trumps affinity for Putin and populists baffles experts

Presidents approach to foreign policy, from defending his Russian counterpart to supporting Bolsonaro after he rejected aid, has experts sounding alarms Days after Donald Trump returned from another contentious encounter with his Seorita a summer ballad performed by the US pop stars Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. I love it when you call me Seorita, I wish I could pretend I didnt need ya, Trump appeared to say. Ooh, I should be running, ooh, you keep me coming for ya. …

G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump’s theatre looms next year

Leaders put on a show of common endeavor with awareness that meeting could be a lot worse next year when Trump will be circus master If next years a branding event at a Trump golf resort in Florida, with Vladimir Putin as de-facto co-chair, the old guard among Americas allies will look back on this years meeting in Biarritz with some nostalgia. Not much was achieved, truth be told, but that is nothing new. To avoid the embarrassment of the …

Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its …

Trump’s friend tried to profit from Middle East nuclear deal, lawmakers say

Congressional report finds Tom Barrack tried to buy Westinghouse as he sought a related government post A billionaire friend of Donald Trump pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp even as he lobbied Trump to become a special envoy and promote the companys work on nuclear power in Saudi Arabia, a congressional report released on Monday. While in weekend tweets that the presidents critics denounced as racist. Mondays report was based largely on thousands of documents provided by unidentified …

Obama, the Squad, Al Sharpton: all targets of Trump’s racist attacks

Trumps tirade against Elijah Cummings is the latest in a long history of targeting prominent political leaders of color Elijah Cummings, a prominent minority Democratic congressman, and referring to questioned if the divisive approach will work, particularly as polling finds that a growing majority of Americans believe Trump has made race relations worse. Here are prominent political leaders of color that Trump has attacked in personal ways: Al Sharpton Trump on Monday directed his ire at the Rev Al Sharpton, …

Trump’s threat of new China tariffs sparks backlash from US retailers

Industry warns of job losses and higher consumer prices after president targets another $300bn in imports US retailers were lining up on Thursday night against Donald Trumps threat to impose tariffs on a fresh $300bn of Chinese imports in September, if a August 1, 2019 Moodys Investors Service swiftly warned that the extra tariffs would prove to be an economic burden amid decelerating growth. The escalation of trade tensions will increasingly weigh on the global economy and supply chains in …

Trevor Noah on Kamala Harris: She bussed Biden right out of the debate

Late night was chockful of fresh jokes from last nights Democratic debate, with many of the shows broadcasting live Late-night hosts focused on the second night of the Democratic debate, discussing Kamala Harriss comments about Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders decibel dominance. Trevor Noah The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) #Votegasm2020 June 28, 2019 The Daily Shows Trevor Noah dissected the best and funniest moments of the night, beginning with the first sign of division among Democrats, which was healthcare. The Democrats …

Donald Trump threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU products

Whisky, cheese and olives among items that could be hit in row over aircraft subsidies Donald Trump has threatened fresh tariffs on $4bn (3,2bn) of European products including cheese, scotch whisky and olives, ratcheting up pressure on the EU in a US representatives office released a list of 89 additional items including olives, Italian and Dutch cheese, Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, pasta, coffee and ham that could face tariffs. These join products worth $21bn that were announced as potential targets …

Donald Trump accused of sexually assaulting writer E Jean Carroll

Carroll alleges that Trump assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in 1995 or 1996, as president says he never met her Donald Trump is facing a fresh allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in his days as a real estate developer in the mid 1990s, adding to the long list of claims against him of sexual misconduct. In a cover story in https://t.co/4nvDE0pV0h long line of women who have come forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual …