Green slime oozes into Florida’s primary elections

Cape Coral, Florida( CNN) Usually, politics and gunk run hand-in-hand. “Sliming” a political opponent is well-worn tradition, after all. Green slime oozing from Lake Okeechobee is polluting Florida’s pristine waterways that flowing east and west from the pond and eventually south into the bays and oceans. This disaster has caused a dramatic decline in the…

2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress

( CNN) Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary. President Barack Obama named Hayes, who was then teaching social studies at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury,…

Russian snoop assault: Trump supports UK ‘all the way’

US president concurs Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the route “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Democrats Win by Reclaiming Coalition That Failed Them in 2016

Democrats won a sweeping statewide victory in Virginia by energizing the coalition that was supposed to carry them into the future but failed them in 2016: young voters and women. The nine percentage point win by Democrat Ralph Northam over Republican Ed Gillespie for governor was far greater than his result in polls before Tuesday’s…

Clinton didn’t think illness was ‘going to be that big a deal’

( CNN) Hillary Clinton said Monday night she’s “met a high standard of transparency” about her health and didn’t guess the pneumonia was “going to be that big a deal.” Clinton said she felt dizzy and lost her balance Sunday, but did not lose consciousness, and is now “feeling so much better.”

Did Sweden’s deputy PM just take a swipe at Trump?

Washington( CNN) Sweden’s deputy prime minister appeared to take a subtle jab at President Donald Trump Friday with a tweeted image of her signing a bill that bears a close similarity to a photo of him signing an executive order last week. Isabella Lvin, Sweden’s deputy prime minister and minister for international development cooperation and…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Justin Trudeau deploys the politics of hype. Jeremy Corbyn offers politics of hope | Martin Lukacs

Canadas PM is a counterfeit progressive who champions war-planes, pipelines and privatization – look across the pond for economic and environmental justice Their depiction in the international media couldnt be more different. You know Justin Trudeau from the Buzzfeed photo-spread or the BBC viral video: the feminist Prime Minister of Canada who hugs refugees, pandas,…