Obama is now Badmouthing the Progressive Movement

The person most responsible for Trump and the GOP taking control of the government over the last several years is now badmouthing the only movement that will save the Democrats–and America. What Obama should be doing is denouncing the fascism of the GOP. But he’s not doing that. The former failed president should just shutup. Spend your time spending the millions you made from your ‘service’ in government:

Former President Obama expressed concern about the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, saying he feared it could end up undercutting allies.

Speaking at a town hall event on Saturday for the Obama Foundation in Berlin, the former president spoke about the need for compromise in politics, citing the Affordable Care Act as something that he said signified progress even though it did not achieve all of his aspirations for U.S. health care.

“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States -maybe it’s true here as well – is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad,’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues. And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens,” he said.

Apple employee suggests he was detained by border control because of his political views

Everyday the police state gets stronger. Little by little our rights are eroding. We either fight or live in chains. Your choice:

Andreas Gal, the Apple employee involved in a controversial US Customs and Border Protection detainment, is speaking out about his experience. In an interview with ABC News, Gal elaborated on why he feels he was targeted and offered more details on the interaction.

Earlier this week, the ACLU revealed that it was filling a complaint alleging that border control officers violated the constitutional rights of Gal. The Apple employee was returning from a business trip to Sweden in November when he was detained at the San Francisco International Airport. During that detainment, border control agents allegedly demanded that Gal provide them access to his Apple-issued iPhone XS and MacBook.

New study finds 4.5 million UK children living in poverty

New measure by Social Metrics Commission aims to focus political attention on the issue What is the new UK poverty measure – and why is it needed? More than 14 million people, including 4.5 million children, are living below the breadline, with more than half trapped in poverty for years, according to a new measure aimed at providing the most sophisticated analysis yet of material disadvantage in the UK.

Source: New study finds 4.5 million UK children living in poverty