Kamala Harris rode the Kavanaugh wave once. Can she do it again?

(CNN)Simmering anger in the Democratic Party over the handling of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing has suddenly roared back to life, amid new details about sexual misconduct allegations against the justice. And for Sen. Kamala Harris, who built her national profile in the contentious hearing, it has provided a fresh opportunity for her to potentially rekindle the fire in her 2020 campaign. “Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people,” she tweeted on …

Five things we learned from David Cameron’s memoir

Extracts from former PMs book reveal thoughts on Johnson, Gove and referendum regret Extracts from the former prime minister David Camerons memoir For the Record have been published in the Times and Sunday Times. Here are five things we learned from Original Article : HERE ;

Bernie Sanders shares personal moment with veteran struggling with $139,000 in health care debt

(CNN)Bernie Sanders has led the charge for “Medicare for All” and has railed against the current health care system in the United States. Sanders listened intently as John, who said he served 20 years in the military, revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage four Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. When asked by Sanders how he is going to pay off his debt, John said, raising his voice, “I can’t, I can’t, I’m gonna kill myself.” The senator cut …

It’s nearly impossible to track all the scandals swirling around Trump

(CNN)It was another Fifth Avenue day for President Donald Trump. Had President George W. Bush caused the CIA to extract a highly placed Russia asset because of careless handling of classified intelligence, Washington would be in uproar. And if a Cabinet secretary had threatened to fire top officials if they refused to lie to protect a president — say, Hillary Clinton, had she won in 2016 — impeachment would be in the air. “You know what’s the most shocking (part) …

Boris Johnson loses sixth vote in six days as election bid fails

Fresh setback for PM parliament shuts down amid chaotic scenes Boris Johnson shut down parliament amid chaotic scenes in the early hours of Tuesday following his sixth parliamentary defeat in six days, as MPs voted to block a snap election and to force the publication of No 10s secret preparations for a no-deal Brexit. MPs on the opposition benches shouted: Shame on you at Conservative MPs as they filed out behind the Speaker, John Bercow, during the start of proceedings …

Boris Johnson Adopts Cute PuppyDog in Crucial Brexit Week

Boris Johnson welcomed his newly adopted Jack Russell puppy to his London home as the U.K. prime minister called an emergency meeting of his Cabinet, prompting fresh speculation there will be a general election. Just weeks ago the 15-week-old dog, named Dilyn according to a post on Twitter by Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds, faced death after being abandoned by a south Wales puppy farmer as his misaligned jaw meant he would be difficult to sell. He was saved by a …

Top Trump Mideast peace envoy to step down

(CNN)Donald Trump’s Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt is leaving government after two-and-a-half years spent crafting a still-unreleased Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, according to multiple administration officials. A former top lawyer at the Trump Organization, Greenblatt joined the administration in January 2017 with a narrow focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a plan to serve no more than two years. A senior administration official said Greenblatt was leaving — about eight months past that marker — to return to his wife …

Johnson could sacrifice majority by withdrawing whip from rebel MPs

Rebel Tories face deselection over Brexit, as PM abruptly cancels meeting with group including ex-ministers Boris Johnson is prepared to blow up his own parliamentary majority and withdraw the whip from dozens of Conservative MPs if they back plans to stop no-deal Brexit, Tory whips have warned potential rebels, in an extreme move by Downing Street that would pave the way for an imminent general election. As hostilities escalated, Johnson also signalled how serious his intention is to follow through …

HS2 to be delayed by up to five years as cost spirals to up to 88bn

Grant Shapps tells MPs full London-Birmingham services may not begin until 2031 Completion of the first phase of HS2, between London Euston and Birmingham, could be delayed by five years until 2031, the government has announced, and the cost of the high-speed rail network has soared to up to 88bn. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, told parliament completion of the full northern section of HS2, to Manchester and Leeds, would probably be pushed back by seven years to 2040. He …

Brexit: Gove refuses to rule out ignoring any law passed to stop no deal

Labour and Tory rebels criticise comments as minister insists there will be no food shortages Michael Gove has repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility that the government could ignore any law passed by parliament to stop a no-deal Brexit and insisted there would be no food shortages if the UK did crash out of the EU on 31 October. The comments by Gove drew condemnation from both Labour, the SNP and Conservative rebels, including one Tory MP who said …