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Democratic rebels try to change rules on Pelosi

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Once ‘99 Percent Against Trump,’ Dean Heller Calls Him ‘Great Leader’

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada greeting President Trump in Las Vegas in June...

New York Times Politics

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr to face by-election after recall petition over Sri Lanka holiday scandal

Just 7,099 constituents signed the recall petition, while 7,543 people were required to force a by-election...

Independent Politics

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr avoids by-election after recall petition over Sri Lanka holiday scandal

Just 7,099 constituents signed the recall petition, while 7,543 people were required to force a by-election...

Independent Politics

New York Democrats still waiting for Cuomo’s help

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Ian Paisley: DUP MP keeps seat after recall petition

The DUP MP keeps his seat after less than 10% of his constituents sign a petition to force a by-election...

BBC Politics

Kavanaugh’s Supporters and His Accuser Are at An Impasse Over Her Testimony

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing this month in Washington...

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'£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts' ahead in England

Councils bosses warn some authorities may have to be stripped back to the minimum to save money...

BBC Politics

Republicans on K Street rally to Kavanaugh’s defense

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Trump taps Darrell Issa to lead trade agency

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McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

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Labour to ban credit card betting to tackle 'public health emergency' from problem gambling

Crackdown would also outlaw adverts during live sport - and require banks to stop online transactions if requested...

Independent Politics

Labour calls for ban on gambling advertising

The party also proposes a levy on gambling firms and a ban on using credit cards to pay for bets...

BBC Politics

Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports

Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if La...

The Guardian Politics

Trump claim that FBI can't probe Kavanaugh allegations is wrong, ex-officials say

Former government officials from both parties questioned the GOP's argument against FBI involvement in the high-profile controversy, which Kavanaugh'...

Politico

Trump Attacks Sessions and F.B.I., Citing Conspiracy Theories

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Virginia last month. President Trump renewed an attack on him in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday...

New York Times Politics

Touring Storm Damage in the Carolinas, Trump Follows His Own Script

President Trump looking on Wednesday at damage from Hurricane Florence in New Bern, N.C. during the first leg of his trip to the storm-tossed area...

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Trump set to tap former top Fed aide to central bank’s board

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Kavanaugh Accuser Rejects Senate Hearing as Unfair

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing this month in Washington...

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New Attention Given to Kavanaugh’s Remarks About Drinking

Following an accusation of sexual assault, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s past comments about drinking in his youth are resurfacing...

New York Times Politics

From the Anonymity of Academia to the Center of a Supreme Court Confirmation

Christine Blasey Ford was reluctant to come forward with her allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her...

New York Times Politics

Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider 'serious' UK plans

The PM urges EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a deal, saying talks will not be extended...

BBC Politics

Republicans ‘duck and cover’ on pre-existing conditions

GOP candidates can’t neutralize attacks over Obamacare’s most popular protections...

Politico

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Moment for Women

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North Korea’s New Nuclear Promises Fall Short of U.S. Demands

Mr. Moon and Mr. Kim signed a series of agreements aimed at easing tensions between their countries...

New York Times Politics

Theresa May announces crackdown on people smugglers advertising services on Facebook

Government hopes to cut migration off at the source...

Independent Politics

Theresa May to accept checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain in major concession to avoid Brexit no-deal

Senior UK officials signal that regulatory checks at Irish Sea ports are now on the table...

Independent Politics

Theresa May tells EU27 she won't delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

Comments at Salzburg summit aimed at pressuring EU to be more flexible in future talksTheresa May has tried to threaten EU leaders over dinner at a special summit in Salzburg...

The Guardian Politics

Pompeo restarts North Korea talks, sets 2021 deadline

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5 Trump policies that will make future flooding worse

The administration’s push to relax Obama-era regulations threatens to reverse years of federal efforts to reduce property damage, contamination and human suffering...

Politico

Debunking 5 Viral Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s Accuser

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Brexit: Theresa May tells EU leaders their plans must 'evolve'

The PM is set to brief fellow leaders on her Brexit plan amid disagreement over the Irish border...

BBC Politics

'We're very confident:' Trump, GOP growing more bullish about Kavanaugh's survival

Even as a political storm rages on, Trump and his allies believe his Supreme Court nominee can weather an allegation of sexual assault and win Senate confirmation...

Politico

Fewer Attacks, but a More Complex Terrorist Threat in 2017, U.S. Says

An Afghan security official inspecting the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in June. More than half of the world’s terrorist attacks last year took...

New York Times Politics

MSPs defeat government to call for 'halt' to P1 assessments

Opposition parties inflict a defeat on the Scottish government over assessments for five-year-olds...

BBC Politics

Final Say: Alastair Campbell says Labour should back new Brexit referendum to 'boost electoral standing'

The Independent's campaign for a Final Say referendum has been backed by more than 810,000 people...

Independent Politics

Trump Says Accusations Against ‘Justice’ Kavanaugh Are Unfair

The president said he wanted to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser: “If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting.”...

New York Times Politics

Seamus Jennings on Theresa May and Brexit negotiations – cartoon

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Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising

The allegations against Representative Mia Love stem from more than $1 million she raised leading up to her 2018 re-election campaign...

New York Times Politics

The lure of getting lost: why mazes draw us in

Mazes are the epitome of a designed environment, of complexity, and yet they seem to emerge from somewhere dark and organic and basic in human nature.   Mazes are ma...

New Statesman

Letter of the week: John McDonnell’s long march

A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email letters@newstatesman.co.uk to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine. It wa...

New Statesman

The row over Labour’s rule changes pits Momentum against the machine

Planned reforms could make it harder for future Corbynite candidates to qualify for a leadership election.  Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of an unfinished revolution. T...

New Statesman

Labour’s plans for democracy must begin at home | Owen Jones

Too many in the party want to deny its grassroots a say over the selection of MPs. This could hold back future starsSocialism is the democratisation of every level of society,...

The Guardian Politics

Labour NEC approves plans to double size of key disciplinary body

Ruling committee backs proposals to speed up handling of antisemitism claimsLabour’s ruling national executive committee has approved plans to double the size of the party...

The Guardian Politics

The family business: how brothers-in-law Mantegna and Bellini became two of the greatest artists of the Renaissance

The history of art is filled with family relationships: but perhaps the most distinguished is that between brothers-in-law Andrea Mantegna (c1430-1506) and Giovanni Bellini...

New Statesman

Labour NEC backs plan to speed up handling of antisemitism claims

Ruling committee agrees to double size of party’s key disciplinary body, the NCCLabour’s ruling national executive committee has approved a plan to double the size of the...

The Guardian Politics

The revolution starts here: why Killing Eve is the future of television

Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge really might, after all, be the best thing to happen to women and TV in 45 years. Only if you’ve been away visiting another planet will...

New Statesman

The Little Stranger lacks the life that makes a truly great horror film

It’s creepy and claustrophobic, but a depressing and bitter lead (Domhnall Gleeson) robs  the film of the electrical charge vital for fully effective horror. The ve...

New Statesman

The adolescent scent of Elon Musk

If lots of people dream of the visionary nature of a Tony Stark, those who really like Elon Musk are effectively teen boys who believe the world’s problems might be solve...

New Statesman

The National Theatre’s The Prisoner is a moving example of Peter Brook’s “late style”

The playwright’s latest work nods most fondly to two classical texts he is connected with: Oedipus and Hamlet. Two Peters – Brook and Hall – were the leading dir...

New Statesman

Warren slams Mulvaney for donor meeting

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With Killing Eve, has Jodie Comer proved herself the most exciting actor of her generation?

Comer’s turn as Villanelle is a piercing jolt of a performance that hits you like a hairpin to the eyeball. You might not know the name Jodie Comer, but you’ve pro...

New Statesman

'Both sides need to compromise' on Brexit, says EU summit host– Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including EU leaders arriving at Salzburg for the start of their informal summitTheresa May’s Brexit p...

The Guardian Politics

How Vietnam was America’s avoidable war

We call the Vietnam War a tragedy. But it wasn’t a matter of fate: it was a choice. In 1962, an idealistic young American named Frank Scotton joined the US Informati...

New Statesman

Corbyn adviser claims 'deep state' could be working to undermine new Labour government

Commons authorities are investigating reports senior Corbyn aide was working in parliament without correct security clearance...

Independent Politics

Trump Says Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Unfair

The president said he wanted to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser: “If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting.”...

New York Times Politics

The Guardian view on EU migration: a mutual advantage | Editorial

The privileged access of British and EU citizens to each other’s countries has a value that economic statistics cannot measureIt is impossible to imagine Brexit without deba...

The Guardian Politics

On the train to Uttoxeter, to have a look at Sting and Trudie’s dining table

“If tables could speak, this one would doubtless have a tale or two to tell.” I don’t get much mail from the antiques trade, so I opened the message from the pr...

New Statesman

How an influx of eastern European athletes brought British wrestling back from the brink

A 21st-century story of immigration, identity and the Olympic dream.     In May 2004, the European Union enlarged, chiefly eastwards. Existing EU members had the...

New Statesman

Trump in 2015 sided with Justice Thomas on harassment allegations

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Understanding the times: How to Tell Us a Secret

A Times project that offers readers simple, confidential ways to securely submit tips via their phone or email has paid dividends in news gathering since Day 1...

New York Times Politics

Ben Okri Q&A: “I can’t live without good conversation, or love”

The poet and novelist talks enjoying getting lost, the art of living, and Mandela, Obama and Lincoln. Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria, in 1959 and spent his ear...

New Statesman

The only caveat to having a roaring coal fire is that you have to buy the Telegraph

The tabloidisation of papers means the Torygraph is the only one big enough to open out and spread against the chimney. So in the end, I didn’t go down to That Lon...

New Statesman

How the decline of the working class made Labour a party of the bourgeois left

Progressive politics in the 1990s turned away from class politics and solidarity in favour of group identities and self-realisation. The future of British politics wil...

New Statesman

Brexit: May might do better with EU leaders than Barnier, Hammond claims – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including EU leaders arriving at Salzburg for the start of their informal summitTheresa May’s Brexit p...

The Guardian Politics

Student culinary habits may be the greatest sign of our generational divide

When I was at university I cooked pasta in a kettle. Today’s students share their carrot and coconut porridge, and home-made bread on Instagram. I recently received...

New Statesman

Trump Admits ‘We Have an Attorney General,’ but Says He’s Disappointed in Him

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Virginia last month. President Trump renewed an attack on him in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday...

New York Times Politics

Brexit: May will get better reception at Salzburg by being able to bypass Barnier, Hammond claims – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including EU leaders arriving at Salzburg for the start of their informal summitTheresa May’s Brexit p...

The Guardian Politics

Keynes’s biographer Robert Skidelsky: “I’ve become more and more persuaded by Marx”

The economist and peer on the cost of austerity and how “power structures” limit debate.    In 2009, as the West was afflicted by the worst recession since th...

New Statesman

The German left is feeling blue, as a new Momentum-like movement polarises opinion

Aufstehen hopes to attract alienated voters to a struggling left, including those who have drifted to the right.  Aufstehen or “Stand Up” is the name of the mov...

New Statesman

Momentum won't block second Brexit vote debate at Labour conference

More than 100 constituency parties want party to back a referendum on Brexit dealMomentum has said it will not block a debate on Brexit at the Labour conference, meaning the p...

The Guardian Politics

Technology can’t save an overstretched NHS in desperate need of more GPs

The Health Secretary’s enthusiasm for “GP at Hand”, a smartphone app, suggests he’s forgotten that we’ve been here before with NHS 111. GPs are not infallib...

New Statesman

Trump touts federal response to Florence during N.C. visit

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Why we should be wary of using animal behaviour in trying to explain our own

Odd that Jordan Peterson didn’t choose giraffes, for whom most sexual encounters are male-male with penetration.  I have spent much of the last few days  destroyi...

New Statesman

We need a royal commission to save us from this botched Brexit | Catherine Barnard

Theresa May must come out from her Brexit bunker and abandon her red linesThe image of a confident Theresa May arriving in Downing Street on 13 July 2016, hav...

The Guardian Politics

No-deal Brexit: UK police forced to divert officers to new unit working out how to cope

'Our collective ability to map terrorist and criminal networks across Europe would be reduced'...

Independent Politics

Trump Arrives in North Carolina to See Hurricane Florence’s Devastation

President Trump greeted Brock Long, the administrator of FEMA, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina...

New York Times Politics

Hoarding makes sense for businesses – but it will add to Brexit Britain's woes | Phillip Inman

Stockpiling of materials, from car parts to chocolate ingredients, could cause a recession A lettuce is a useless candidate for stockpiling ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit...

The Guardian Politics

Commons confidential: Labour’s unlikely peacemaker, John McDonnell

Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster. Brextremist plastic patriots heard the sound of disapproving silence in Gibraltar, where leaving the EU is viewed as the b...

New Statesman

So Ruth Davidson doesn’t want to be PM? Only a chancer, messiah or masochist would

No wonder the job doesn’t appeal to Davidson; she’s far too normal.  Following MPs on Twitter is not something I could honestly recommend to any normal human (if...

New Statesman

Senior female MPs pressuring government to publish gender breakdown of political candidates

Women MPs still only account for 32 per cent of the House of Commons...

Independent Politics

Labour’s radical left must fight the rise of a new machine politics

In the face of the NEC's bureaucratic elitism - and the nightmare legacy of Stalinism - the democratic and humanist left needs to be more assertive.  One of...

New Statesman

Labour's radical left must fight the rise of a new machine politics

In the face of the NEC's bureaucratic elitism - and the nightmare legacy of Stalinism - the democratic and humanist left needs to be more assertive.  One of...

New Statesman

Trump on Manafort: ‘I believe that he will tell the truth’

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Trump Says Kavanaugh Accusations Are ‘Very Unfair’

President Trump spoke about the sexual harassment allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh before boarding Marine One on Wednesday...

New York Times Politics

Poland, Making a Play for a U.S. Military Base, Offers to Call It Fort Trump

President Andrzej Duda of Poland, right, is not the first European leader to try to curry favor with President Trump by appealing to vanity...

New York Times Politics

When is a terror attack not a terror attack? When it terrifies Muslims

Is a hit and run accompanied by hateful speech a hate crime or something more?  What is the difference between terrorism and hate crime?” This was the message I rec...

New Statesman

GOP presses Kavanaugh vote with accuser's testimony in doubt

Republicans painted Christine Blasey Ford's request to have the FBI examine the allegations as a delay tactic...

Politico

The New Statesman Podcast: Party Conference Deja Vu

The New Statesman podcast with Helen Lewis, Anoosh Chakelian and Jonn Elledge. Welcome to the early access, ad free edition of the New Statesman podcast. Click here...

New Statesman

Bristol mayor challenges Green opponents in city votes

Bristol's elected Labour mayor challenges the Green Party's role in the running of the city, and accuses it of opportunism...

BBC Politics

Is the “deep state” trying to undermine Corbyn?

The denial to me of Commons security clearance and a raft of hostile stories suggests the intelligence services may be working to block the election of a Labour government...

New Statesman

UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk

European council president indicates that no-deal remains possibility if no resolution to Brexit talks is foundDonald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s Chequers proposals for...

The Guardian Politics

News Analysis: For Red-State Democrats, Accusation Against Kavanaugh Scrambles Midterm Calculus

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, center, listened to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as he testified during his Supreme Court con...

New York Times Politics

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry on Brexit and election results

The new Green Party co-leader says a "People's Vote" and becoming the third party in England are top of her agenda...

BBC Politics

Brecon Beacons SAS deaths: Call for MoD to face courts

The Ministry of Defence should lose its immunity from prosecution so that lessons are learned, an MP says...

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