Nick Clegg rejects Facebook break-up calls backed by Kamala Harris

California Democrat favours action against social media giant but former deputy PM says new employer a great American success Facebook head of global affairs Nick Clegg has rejected calls for the social media giant to be broken up, an idea gaining currency among contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Kamala Harris seemingly its latest convert. Earlier this week, Facebook has led such calls on the campaign trail. Clegg, 52, was deputy prime minister to David Cameron between 2010 and 2015. He spoke to CNNs Reliable Sources on Sunday. Hughes, he said, had quite rightly highlighted complex issues affecting Facebook, such as data use, privacy and election interference. But, he said, chopping a great American success story into bits is …

The Hill to Die On review: Trump, Ryan and a Republican dumpster fire

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer deliver a deeply sourced tale of ineptitude, cowardice and other common political traits Donald Trump is now going all in for Obamacare repeal. His latest Stephen Moore, a tax-dodging deadbeat dad, and Herman Cain, Kushner is quoted telling the late Senator John McCain, without a hint of irony, that were going to change the way the entire government works. McCain can only reply: Good luck, son. Kushner and Mnuchin come across as Zelig-like creatures, always on camera but with little to show. As it waits for Godot and the Messiah, the world anticipates Jareds much-heralded Middle East peace plan. Paul Ryan, the former speaker and 2012 vice-presidential candidate, emerges as a cautionary tale who inadvertently …

Joe Biden: ex-defense secretary’s wife says viral photo used ‘misleadingly’

Stephanie Carter said former vice-president had his hands on her shoulders as a means of offering his support As Joe Biden faced intense post late on Sunday, Stephanie Carter discussed the photo, in which Biden has his hands on her shoulders and appears to be whispering in her ear during the swearing-in ceremony for her husband in 2015. As the sole owner of my story, Carter wrote, it is high time that I reclaim it from strangers, Twitter, the pundits and the late-night hosts. I wont pretend that this will be the last of that picture, but it will be the last of other people speaking for me. Biden, she said, had hugged her because he sensed she was uncharacteristically …

Muellers report is a warning and Britain wont listen | Carole Cadwalladr

The evidence of Russian interference in the US election has profound consequences for the UK and for democracy Last Sunday, the biggest ever donor in British political history was celebrating. The man who is currently supporting a hard Brexit campaign for Britain to leave the European Union with no deal and who is Arron Banks, the Bristol-based businessman who funded Nigel Farages Leave.EU campaign, had seen the first news reports of the special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government and he was cockahoop. he added: No Russian collusion, Im waiting for the NNCA_UK [sic National Crime Agency] decision and trust me, you are top of list to sue! Crazy @carolecadwalla @Channel4News and …