British voters are terrified of US companies privatizing the NHS. They should be | Astra Taylor

The US healthcare machine raked in $100bn last year and CEOs are salivating at the money they could extract from British patients As has been widely reported, if the Conservatives win the British election, a potential trade deal with the United States could put vital parts of the NHS remarked. NHS or anything else everything will be on the table, absolutely. Those of us across the pond are horrified on the UKs behalf. Dont let Trump and his cronies carve up the NHS. Vote and fight as if your life depends on it because it does. A jaw-dropping Americans say a friend or family member died because they were unable to afford medical treatment. Thats what it means for the …

Fresh intelligence points to Iranian threat against US forces and interests in Middle East, officials say

(CNN)There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials. The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program. “I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it’s possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It’s possible that they’ll lash out at their neighbors,” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. “It is not going …

Trump is hanging over every aspect of the Democratic presidential contest

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (CNN)He may not be on the Democratic ballot, but the 2020 presidential candidate wielding the most influence over the party’s remarkably unsettled primary fight is President Donald Trump. In conversations with two dozen voters across Iowa this week, the President’s name came up again and again as Democrats weigh their choices and search for the candidate they believe is the most electable. It was always Trump’s intention to play a central role in the Democratic primary. And now, he is. Even among unabashedly proud liberals, Trump is shaping decisions. What voters are saying “I identify as a Democratic socialist. Progressive politics speak to me and that’s what I prefer, but I also understand that I am not …

Republicans explain why Trump is innocent

(CNN)As Democrats finish up their official report on the impeachment investigations, to be released Tuesday, Republicans have issued a 123-page document — in DC terms, a “prebuttal” — that argues everything you’ve seen so far is being misrepresented. CNN’s reading team was poring over it as lawmakers were reviewing the Democrats’ impeachment report in a secure Capitol Hill room. Our reporters will bring you details of the main impeachment report from Democrats when it comes out Tuesday. GOP-led panel found no Ukraine interference, sources say CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee looked into allegations that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election and found no evidence to support the claims, according to sources familiar with the …