Theresa May unplugged: new, laid-back PM speaks from the sofa

Prime minister deploys relaxed performance at odds with her usual formal style. But did it work? Seated on a grey sofa in her Chequers country home, her left elbow propped up casually, a vase of tulips off to her right, Theresa May wants to have a friendly chat. Over the past few days, people have been asking me what on earth has been happening with Brexit, she says. And I can understand that, because after all its been nearly three years since people voted in the referendum for the UK to leave the European Union, she says with a weary, bemused chuckle. The conversational style, shaky camera work and homespun setting of the video as much as a 16th century …

The 5 BIG 2020 storylines this week, ranked

(CNN)With just over300 daysuntil Iowa’s caucuses and more than a dozen Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination, it can all feel like a little much. This all feels like a BIG political mistake for Trump. And one that congressional Republicans don’t seem to be willing to help him fix. 4. The Justin Fairfax question: You might have already forgotten about Fairfax, the Democratic lieutenant governor of Virginia who has been accused by two women of sexual assault. Fairfax denied those reports — and his camp says he has taken (and passed) two lie detector tests. For the last month, the story has gone dormant. No longer. Both of Fairfax’s accusers are set to speak on TV in the coming days — …