Blanket free TV licence for over-75s scrapped

The number of households which could be eligible to apply for pension credit could number 1.5 million by 2020. The BBC Board said it was the “fairest option to help the poorest pensioners”. BBC chairman Sir David Clementi said it had been a “very difficult decision”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Clementi on the BBC’s decision to scrap blanket free licences for over 75s “We think it’s fair to those over 75 but also to all our audiences for whom there was no appetite for the level of cuts that would have been necessary if the concession had been extended,” he added. “There are people for whom this will be unwelcome news, who have not paid …

Hillary Clinton announces death of younger brother Tony Rodham

We lost my brother Tony last night, former senator says of younger sibling who was a sometimes unruly presence Hillary Clintons youngest brother, Tony Rodham, died on Friday night, the former Democratic presidential candidate said on Twitter. Rodhams age was not immediately known but he was born in 1954, six years after Clinton, 71, and four years after the other Rodham sibling, Hugh, 69, in the Chicago suburbs. We lost my brother Tony last night, Clinton at events in Pennsylvania. According to a scrutiny for allegedly leveraging his ties to his sister and her husband, Bill Clinton. It can go both ways, Rodham Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

He’s One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress. His Time May Be Up.

“It’s a true neighborhood,” Bury, the Democratic mayor of this Chicago suburb, beamed as she sipped her iced white wine at the veterans’ watering hole, greeting every person who came in. “It’s a small town with the amenities of a big city. We have a Level 1 trauma center. It’s great if you have a problem. For example, I’ve got a disabled brother, and he swallowed part of his dental partial. It had to be surgically removed. It was really nice having that just a mile away.” About 57,000 people live in this mostly Catholic, blue-collar community. The economy is “very much at the mercy” of the railroad, as Bury put it, which runs right through town and carries people …

Tory leadership hopefuls vie for spotlight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Michael Gove-led government would take “back control of our money, our borders, and our laws”. The race to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister is officially under way, with contenders setting out their pitches. Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove and Matt Hancock outlined their plans at campaign launches on Monday. It comes as two cabinet ministers – Brexiteer Penny Mordaunt and Remainer Amber Rudd – announced their backing for Foreign Secretary Mr Hunt. Tory MPs have until 17:00 BST to enter the leadership contest. Mrs May officially stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party last week, but will remain as prime minister until her …

Biden Wished Obama A Happy Best Friends Day In The Cutest Way

Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images Joe Biden & Barack Obama’s Friendship Bracelets Are Too Cute For Words By Chelsea Stewart 7 hours ago You probably thought you’d seen it all, but the bromance between President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden just got a little sweeter. In honor of Best Friends Day, the 76-year-old seized the chance to show the world how he feels about his pal, tweeting a photo of matching jewelry designed for himself and Obama, alongside an emotional caption. As you can imagine, Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s friendship bracelets are. Can you say #FriendshipGoals? On Saturday, June 8, social media users posted swaths of heartfelt messages in honor of their besties — but Biden’s post might …

Congressman says he supports prison for people who get abortions

Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) stated on video that he believes people who have abortions should be punishedand now he’s trying to walk it back. So it doesnt concern you that the person is being sent to prison? the cameraperson pressed further. As far as I’m concerned they committed murder, he replied. When pushed further to ask if he believes people should be punished for abortion, he replied absolutely before a staff member ended the conversation and directed Wright away from the camera. Wright is one of who have recently taken extremist stances on abortion, despite the fact that the . A was introduced to the Texas state legislature earlier this year that would have punished people who got abortions, even …

Whites Commit Three-Quarters of Extremist Murdersbut You Cant Call Them Terrorists

I was totally pleased when I heard 49 Muslims were killed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, overcome with emotion, had to stop at that point while visible ones, have received those very type of hateful threats. (Ive been responded, "there's no domestic terrorism charge." Im sure that must come as a surprise to some. How is it that we do not have a federal statute that charges a person or organization with domestic terrorism? Now, under federal law theres a statute that defines domestic terrorism. That help ISIS, a white supremacist who walks into a church and murders black people in the hopes of starting a race war will not be charged with terrorism. In fact, that was the very fact pattern …

Top voting machine maker reverses position on election security, promises paper ballots

Voting machine maker ES&S has said it “will no longer sell” paperless voting machines as the primary device for casting ballots in a jurisdiction. ES&S chief executive Tom Burt confirmed the news in an op-ed. TechCrunch understands the decision was made around the time that four senior Democratic lawmakers demanded to know why ES&S, and two other major voting machine makers, were still selling decade-old machines known to contain security flaws. Burt’s op-ed said voting machines “must have physical paper records of votes” to prevent mistakes or tampering that could lead to improperly cast votes. Sen. Ron Wyden introduced a bill a year ago that would mandate voter-verified paper ballots for all election machines. The chief executive also called on …

How Phil Mitchell ended up on Time cover

Cold War Steve, whose real name is Christopher Spencer, tells BBC News he was shopping in his local Asda in Birmingham when the “incredible” email offer came through last week. “I was in the condiment section and saw it was from Time magazine in New York and I was like, ‘bloody hell! This is it… break the States!’” he says. “As with Brexit, America and the Trump administration is such a rich seam for my kind of work and we were thinking how on earth would we take this British brand of satire and humour to America?” Image copyright Cold War Steve/Time Image caption Bungle can be seen selling tea and chips next to Phil Mitchell Follow us on Facebook, …

Africa Roundup: Jumias post-IPO earnings, Gokadas $5.3M raise, Facebooks fake-news purge, Joe Montanas fintech investment

Jumia held its first post-IPO earnings call and weathered a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) — the total amount of goods sold over the period — grew by 58% to €240 million. Marketplace revenue grew 102% to €16 million, and gross profits as a percentage of GMV grew by 6.5% in Q1 2019. Overall, Jumia’s operating losses for the period widened to €45.4 million from €34.3, and negative EBITDA increased to €39.5 million from €30.2. So the startup’s still losing money — see the big losses reported in the IPO filing — but is improving its ability to earn. …

Greg Gutfeld: Biden is ‘toast’ after latest campaign hiccup

Are former Vice President Joe Biden‘s presidential hopes ‘toast’? “The Five” discussed Biden’s “flip-flop” Friday on the Hyde Amendment, and co-host Greg Gutfeld voiced his thoughts, saying this latest hiccup may push the Democratic presidential frontrunner “out the door.” “I think he is actually toast, I really do, I think that this is going to push him out the door.  The more people see of him the less they like him,” Gutfeld said.

Inside Jerry Nadler’s private push to open up impeachment inquiry

(CNN)At a frank meeting this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler again lobbied to win Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. But Nadler met powerful resistance. First was from Pelosi, who said she would rather see Trump “in prison” than impeached, according to Politico. He was also rebuffed by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, who himself is also playing a major role investigating Trump and his conduct while in office, according to another source familiar with the matter. The previously unreported details on Nadler’s pitch to Pelosi offer new insight into the under-the-radar effort by the House Judiciary chairman to try to sway the speaker to reconsider her opposition to launching an impeachment probe. …

Joe Biden’s rift with progressives on display as he skips California Democratic convention

(CNN)The tensions between former Vice President Joe Biden and liberal progressives were on full display this weekend in California, where most of the Democratic Party’s presidential contenders were campaigning. Biden’s leading challengers won those audiences over by using him as a punching bag. They didn’t say Biden’s name, but they made clear references to his campaigning on the notion that Trump’s four years will be treated as an “aberration,” his calls for a return to normalcy in Washington and his prediction that Republicans will have an “epiphany” once Trump leaves the White House. “Some Democrats in Washington believe the only changes we can get are tweaks and nudges. If they dream at all, they dream small,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

Amazon sellers to hit UK high streets in year-long pop-up pilot

Internet shopping has been blamed for boarding up high streets across the UK. So it looks politically judicious for Amazon, the original ecommerce behemoth, to now be attaching its brand name to a pilot project aimed at sparking a little commercial life in denuded UK towns and cities by parachuting online SMEs into pop-up shops around the country. The year-long Amazon pop-up pilot program — which is couched as an exploration of “a new model to help up-and-coming online brands grow their high street presence” — will see more than 100 small online businesses selling on the UK high street for the first time via time-slots in ten pop-up shops which will each be open for between six and eight …

Co-founder of Facebook now wants it broken up

Really?Image: MANDEL NGAN / AFP / getty Who needs deepfakes when you can just run a video at reduced speed? An edited clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make it look like she’s slurring her words, is making the rounds online following a Wednesday discussion at a Center for American Progress event.   The news comes by way of the Washington Post, which notes that the only digital trickery required to fool millions of Americans into thinking the Democratic congresswoman was drunk in public was to run the video at 75 percent speed and tweak the pitch.  That’s it. No fancy AI or special video editing skills were needed. If you just let out a heavy sigh, you’re …

A Budding Movement Is Helping Progressive Asian American Christians Feel Less Lonely

“Having a place where all of the things that made me weird in the rest of my life were normal was completely life-changing,” Lin recalled. Like many progressive Asian American Christians today, Lin felt she was being forced to choose between theology and community. This quandary swirled through her head in late 2016, as she observed the presidential election and the betrayal that many Asian American evangelicals felt as they watched their white co-religionists vote in droves for Donald Trump. She wondered if there were others like her, people who wanted a space where they could be progressive, Asian American, and Christian. “I know you’re out there, and I wish we all could meet somehow,” Lin wrote in an article published on …