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June 15 2017

15:45

'The Indigenous American Berserk' Strikes Again (Bret Stephens/New York Times)

Bret Stephens / New York Times:
‘The Indigenous American Berserk’ Strikes Again  —  It didn't take long — hours, in fact — after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, and six others murdered, in Tucson, Ariz., in January 2011, for liberals to begin pinning political blame for the atrocity.  —  “Giffords' blood …

15:42

London fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiry

The first images from inside Grenfell Tower emerge as the PM says people "deserve answers" over the fire which killed at least 17 people.
15:40

Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting (CNN)

CNN:
Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting  —  Trump on baseball shooting: Assailant has died  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made an evening visit to the hospital where a critically wounded US congressman is receiving treatment Wednesday.

15:40

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight finalized for Aug. 26 (Kevin Iole/Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Iole / Yahoo Sports:
Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight finalized for Aug. 26  —  Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a much-discussed boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a well-placed source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday.  —  Mayweather and

15:31

Castlemartin tank incident: One soldier dead, three injured

An inquiry is launched after a soldier dies and three are injured at a Ministry of Defence base.
15:00

Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad (Brad Plumer/New York Times)

Brad Plumer / New York Times:
Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad  —  WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration's retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month.

15:00

The GOP's Risky Calculation for 2018 (Ronald Brownstein/The Atlantic)

Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The GOP's Risky Calculation for 2018  —  Scandals have typically operated as a cloud over a president's agenda.  But the Russia-related legal challenges swirling around President Trump are functioning more like a cloak for his joint agenda with congressional Republicans.

15:00

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe tied to 'phony' Russia collusion story (John Wagner/Washington Post)

John Wagner / Washington Post:
On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe tied to ‘phony’ Russia collusion story  —  A look at President Trump's first year in office, so far  —  Scenes from the Republican's first months in the White House.  —  President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to offer his first comments …

14:55

Queen's Speech to take place next week

Conservatives confident of getting deal with the DUP that would allow them to get programme through.
14:55

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror (Jonathan V. Last/Weekly Standard)

Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror  —  In a wide-ranging interview Paglia talks about Donald Trump's successes, how Chuck Schumer emboldened the “resistance,” why the left can't condemn Islamist terrorism, and “the cold biological truth that sex changes are impossible.”

14:50

Australian prime minister mocks Trump in leaked video (Aida Chavez/The Hill)

Aida Chavez / The Hill:
Australian prime minister mocks Trump in leaked video … Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mocked President Trump a private speech to journalists while doing an impersonation of the president.  —  “The Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls,” he said Wednesday in a leaked video.

14:45

McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence' (Cameron Cawthorne/Washington Free Beacon)

Cameron Cawthorne / Washington Free Beacon:
McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’  —  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) on Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the United States loses “93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”  —  The Alexandria Police Department held a joint press conference …

14:45

Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session (Shaun Walker/The Guardian)

Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session  —  Russian president's yearly question-and-answer event included comments on the former FBI director and a phone call from Arizona about ‘Russophobia’ … Vladimir Putin made a sarcastic offer of asylum to former FBI director James Comey …

14:40

The GOP's fantastically anti-democratic quest to kill health care in the dark (E.J. Dionne Jr/Washington Post)

E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The GOP's fantastically anti-democratic quest to kill health care in the dark  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell once had passionate views about how carefully Congress should consider sweeping changes to the health-care system.  —  “Fast-tracking a major legislative overhaul …

14:25

Bouncy castle death: Two charged with Summer Grant manslaughter

Seven-year-old Summer Grant died last year after the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.
14:25

Grassley Agrees with Feinstein on Need to Examine Justice Dept., FBI Decisions in Politically ... (Chuck Grassley)

Chuck Grassley:
Grassley Agrees with Feinstein on Need to Examine Justice Dept., FBI Decisions in Politically Charged Investigations & Comey's Removal  —  WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today that the committee will pursue investigations into any efforts to influence FBI investigations.

14:25

Republicans are about to make Medicare-for-all much more likely (Ezra Klein/Vox)

Ezra Klein / Vox:
Republicans are about to make Medicare-for-all much more likely  —  If Republicans strike down Obamacare, the “Medicare for all” movement will become more powerful than they can imagine.  —  The details of the Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement plan remain a mystery.

14:10

Even Trump's Aides Blame Him for Obstruction Probe: 'President Did This to Himself' (The Daily Beast)

The Daily Beast:
Even Trump's Aides Blame Him for Obstruction Probe: ‘President Did This to Himself’ … It's exactly the circumstance Donald Trump tried to avoid.  But Trump's own actions have made an FBI investigation into the president himself a reality.  —  Firing James Comey, the FBI director, was …

14:05

Message Startup Slack Said to Draw Interest From Amazon.com (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:
Message Startup Slack Said to Draw Interest From Amazon.com  —  Chatroom company's value said to be at least $9 billion  —  Microsoft boosted competition with Teams chat platform  —  Corporate chatroom startup Slack Technologies Inc. has received recent inquiries about a potential takeover …

14:00

'They tried to make money off it': Colorado GOP leader busted for fundraising off of baseball shooting (David Edwards/Raw Story)

David Edwards / Raw Story:
‘They tried to make money off it’: Colorado GOP leader busted for fundraising off of baseball shooting  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Republican Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville on Wednesday defended using the shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to raise funds.

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