What will Labour do? Labour is expected to whip its MPs to vote for its alternative Brexit plan, two of the customs union amendments proposed by Labour backbencher (someone who is not in their leadership team) Gareth Snell and Conservative MP Ken Clarke respectively and the Kyle-Wilson amendment calling for a public vote on Theresa May's deal. … [Read more...] about MPs fail to back any of the eight options aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock.
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In the accompanying video clip from his Friday night rally in Lebanon, Trump can be seen saying about the state of Ohio, “It also gave you a general, who was incredible. He drank a little bit too much.” … [Read more...] about President Trump lashes out at NBC News for ‘purposely’ changing meaning of his Robert E. Lee story
The U.K. is opening a parliamentary investigation into how fake news is created and spread, how it affects democracy and how to combat it. The German government tabled a bill that would penalize social media if they fail to promptly block and delete fake news from their services. Penalties would reach up to 50 million euros ($54 million), and corporate officials could face fines of up to 5 million euros ($5.4 million). … [Read more...] about Lies and Libel: Fake news lacks straightforward cure
Happening today The Senate Intelligence Committee holds a closed briefing...Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, discuss the 2018 NATO Summit at the Center for Strategic and International Studies...The Heritage Foundation holds a forum on "technology that manufactures audio and video of real people saying or doing things they never did"...The National Coalition on Health Care holds a briefing on lowering prescription drug costs. … [Read more...] about The Briefing: ‘The swamp’ grows darker
For a new clerical movement opposing Italy’s populist government, especially regarding its efforts to curb the illegal immigration that has run rampant in the country since 2014, Matteo Salvini is the personification of everything evil, with one priest going so far as to publicly call him “the antichrist.” … [Read more...] about Breaking Ranks, Italian Bishop Blasts ‘Collective’ Trashing of Matteo Salvini