What Anthony Scaramucci gets dead wrong in his turn against Donald Trump

(CNN)Anthony Scaramucci is done with Donald Trump. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! In a tweet shortly after that CNN interview, Scaramucci wrote this:

‘Troubles tourism’: should Derry be celebrating its political murals?

Fifty years since the Battle of the Bogside, some fear the new status of Derrys murals as a tourist attraction will stop the community overcoming the past One of the first things you see as you enter Bogside is a 20ft mural of a 12-year-old boy, wearing a gas mask and clutching a petrol bomb. Painted on the side of a social housing property, its a stark reminder of the violence that tore Derry apart during NI Tourism report puts …

Venezuelan activist urges Raab to back ICC Maduro torture case

Tamara Suj visits London to seek support for six countries pressing for investigation The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to draw on his experience as a former Foreign Office human rights lawyer to press the legal case that the Venezuelan government of Nicols Maduro has systematically tortured its people. The call was led by the prominent Venezuela human rights defender Tamara Suj who visited London to persuade the UK to join six non-European countries in pressuring the …

Does the NRA still have power? The pro-gun group is in uncharted territory after latest mass shootings

Washington (CNN)The pressure is on the National Rifle Association from typically friendly corners — President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress — after last week’s deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. But now, the NRA’s tight-knit circle is broken. Its top lobbyist, Christopher Cox, has departed. Oliver North, its well-known president and public face, has been pushed out. The NRA’s chief ad man, Angus McQueen, died last month. LaPierre, the NRA’s combative CEO, has just emerged from an attempted …

Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser

(CNN)The billionaire owner of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness. “Sorry @soulcycle … you can’t peddle ‘inspiration’ in your classes and have an owner funding hate and racism in the back room,” actor Conrad Ricamora wrote. “Byyyeeeeeeeeeee.” Ross responded in a statement to CNN, saying that “I have always been an active participant in the democratic process. …

Joe Biden: Trump has ‘abandoned the theory that we are one people’

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric assailing immigrants and minorities has emboldened white supremacists and pledged to crack down on assault weapons if elected to the White House. “What’s the difference?” he said. “There’s more acts by domestic terrorists today, and the past years, than there has been by foreign terrorists.” But Biden stopped short of matching some of his primary rivals’ descriptions of Trump himself, refusing to weigh in on the President’s own …

Pelosi pushes to keep pressure on McConnell amid Democrats’ debate over gun control

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday privately urged House Democrats to stay focused on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in their push to enact sweeping background check legislation amid an intra-party debate about whether to take a sharply different strategy in the aftermath of two mass shootings. “I asked them to reflect on the subjects the President raised within their jurisdictions and encouraged them to engage in bipartisan discussions of potential solutions to help protect our communities without infringing …

US Navy jet crashes in Death Valley National Park, injuring 7

(CNN)A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, at a spot known to aviation enthusiasts as Star Wars Canyon, according to park spokesman Patrick Taylor, who told CNN that seven visitors suffered minor injuries as a result. “The cause of the crash is currently under investigation,” Bock added. The F/A-18 had been assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. US Naval Air Forces had …

Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans

Institute for Government tells PM there is no such thing as a managed no deal Boris Johnsons ambitious domestic agenda would be crushed by the pressing needs of the emergency that would follow a no-deal Brexit, a new report by a Whitehall thinktank has concluded. The Institute for Government (IfG) warned there is no such thing as a managed no deal and the hard Brexiters predictions of a clean break from the EU will not materialise. Johnson will begin his …

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds move into Downing Street

PM and partner will take flat above No 11, after speculation that she might not join him Boris Johnson is moving into Downing Street with his partner, Carrie Symonds, after weeks of speculation about whether she would join him. The new prime minister will occupy the large flat above No 11, despite the chancellor, Sajid Javid, having a bigger family with four young children. Johnsons deputy spokeswoman said the couple would be moving in officially on Monday, with Symonds taking …