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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Tightens Grip On PM Battle

NBC News reports: The United Kingdom came one step closer to finding out who its next prime minister will be on Tuesday after the ruling Conservative Party chose its final five front-runners in the fight to replace Theresa May. Boris Johnson, the New York-born former mayor of London, remains the overwhelming favorite to succeed May. He secured the votes of …

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BRITAIN: Man Fined £350 For Milkshaking Nigel Farage

The BBC reports: A man who hurled milkshake over Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has been ordered to pay him compensation. Mr Farage had given a speech on 20 May in Newcastle before the European elections when he was attacked. Paul Crowther, 32, of Holeyn Road, Throckley, pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. …

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Judge Sanctions Jones For “Indefensible” Claim Sandy Hook Lawyers Tried To Frame Him With Child Porn

CNN reports: A Connecticut judge on Tuesday sanctioned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is being sued by families of the Sandy Hook victims for his past claims that the 2012 shooting was staged. The ruling, handed down from Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, came after attorneys representing several Sandy Hook families in their lawsuit against Jones filed a …

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Orlando Cultist To MSNBC: Trump Doesn’t Lie [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: NBC News political reporter Monica Alba interviewed a Trump supporter who said she would be voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 because “He doesn’t lie.” “What’s the main reason you’ll vote for him again?” Alba asked. The woman replied that Trump is “one of the best presidents that we’ve had for a very long time,” and then …

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POLL: Joe Biden +9 Over Trump In Swing State Florida

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In an early look at the 2020 presidential race in Florida, former Vice President Joseph Biden leads President Donald Trump 50 – 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads President Trump 48 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Matchups between Trump and other …

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Medical Experts Raise Alarm After Trump Pressures VA To Buy “Truckloads” Of Controversial Antidepressant

The Guardian reports: Personal interest from Donald Trump appears to have put a controversial antidepressant on a fast track at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shoved aside usual protocols, even though experts inside and outside the government have serious concerns the drug is effective and say it may be dangerous. Sources inside the Department of Veterans Affairs say …

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Trump’s Secretary Of Defense Nominee Drops Out After Allegations Of 2010 Domestic Violence Incident [VIDEO]

Here’s what this is likely all about: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a written statement Monday night, addressing a violent domestic dispute from nine years ago with his then-wife. The 2010 incident is part of an FBI background investigation ahead of his possible confirmation hearing to be President Trump’s permanent defense chief. “After having been confirmed for deputy secretary …

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Pompeo Overrides Own Experts, Blocks Saudi Arabia From US List Of Countries That Recruit Child Soldiers

Reuters reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter. The decision, which came after a fierce internal debate, could prompt …

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