March 14, 2014

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Testy Tory nomination battle officially underway in Calgary West

Former provincial finance minister Ron Liepert fired a shot across the bow at MP Rob Anders on Friday as their Calgary nomination battle officially got...

Forty years-plus of Progressive Conservative-induced confusion, complacence ...

(blog)Whatever the cause, Wally and his henchmen deserved a medal for pulling off one of the greatest scams since Hans Christian Anderson's emperor, wearing...

Gov's race big draw in GOP primary

Adam Kinzinger of Channahon or David Hale, founder of the Rockford Tea Party. The field ... His opponent, Dennis Anderson, 63, of Gurnee, is stressing...

Some Democrats Balk at Confirming Obama's Surgeon General Pick

Chris Cox, executive director of the group's political arm, said in a Feb. 26 letter to Senate ... Crossing the NRA to support Dr. Murthy...

John DiStaso's Granite Status: Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for ...

"We have everyone from Brad Cook to Gordon Humphrey to (Rep.) Neal Kurk. ... Challenges faced by Brown, Duprey said, are charges that he is...

Federal government threatens to share medicinal marijuana patient information ...

“We are going to flood [Health Minister] Rona Ambrose's office with thousands of phone calls and emails from our supporters, to let her know that...

Election 2014: SA Votes | PHOTOS

Weather. Your 4-day local weather forecast · . Saturday March 15, 2014 ... Rallying behind Liberal candidate for the seat of Giles Berndette Abraham were...

Election 2014: SA Votes | PHOTOS

Weather. Your 4-day local weather forecast · . Saturday March 15, 2014 ... Rallying behind Liberal candidate for the seat of Giles Berndette Abraham were...

Realpolitik and the Russian enigma

It's interesting John Baird who is a conservative and Hillary Clinton who is a liberal, both used the same analogy of comparing the invasion of...

Mind your wallet: why the underworld loves bitcoin

A study by Pat Litke and Joe Stewart of Dell SecureWorks showed that as the price of bitcoin soared beyond $1,000 last year, so did...

Frozen brings back the magic of Disney Animation Studios again

Nomura Securities analyst Anthony DiClemente said "Frozen" could mean his $140 million estimate for the divion's secondquarter profit is too conservative. Paul Roeder, a ...

The Art of Smutty Spoofs: Porn Parodies Aren't a Joke Anymore

I auditioned for the part of Lois in Meyers XXX version of Family Guy over the phone. ..... Consider the oil-smoke of the bayou as...

Return to Planet 'Mars'

These fifty or so twentysomethings had waited seven years, more than twice the lifespan of the show itself, to see their favorite girl detective dust...

How come MP Rathika meets banned LTTE leaders in Tamil Nadu after her...

I wonder if the NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, and the NDP's Foreign Affairs Critic, MP Paul Dewar, were aware of the meetings planned by their...

Common Core, charters and challenges: Republicans candidates for state ...

Politico Candidates who participated in the forum were Kira Willis, Fitz Johnson, Sharyl Dawes, Allen Fort, Mike Buck, Nancy Jester, Richard Woods and Mary Kay Bacallao.

Will campaign politics begin to color the Senate-CIA dispute?

Some Republicans have been wary of Udall's public discussion of such a sensitive topic. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., asked if Udall went too far, said,...

Will campaign politics begin to color the Senate-CIA dispute?

Some Republicans have been wary of Udall's public discussion of such a sensitive topic. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., asked if Udall went too far, said,...

BBC chiefs in new bias storm as Newsnight hires TUC man who used to advise ...

Tories expressed astonishment that Duncan Weldon, a former adviser to Harriet Harman and senior economist at the Trades Union Congress, had secured the plum job...

Twitter Crushes Anti-Vaccination Queen Jenny McCarthy

When a Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan this week with two Russians and American Astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard after 166 days in orbit...

NDP MPs Have Donated To Quebec Separatists, But So Have Tory ...

Alain Giguère, the NDP MP from Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, told HuffPost he isn't disturbed by some of his caucus colleagues' giving money to parties that support sovereignty.

Cleta Mitchell: Somebody's Out to Smear Mike Lee

Mike Lee has gotten tangled up in a corruption probe along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I think this is a smear,” Mitchell told...

Cleta Mitchell: Somebody's Out to Smear Mike Lee

Mike Lee has gotten tangled up in a corruption probe along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I think this is a smear,” Mitchell told...

The Dude Is Up for Breakfast: Jeff Bridges' New Push on Childhood Hunger

At the recent CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) meetup, he told the story of a young boy who longed for lunch in a brown paper...

Justin Trudeau target of new TV ads the Tories won't talk about

Middleton notes the Conservatives have been highly successful with negative ad campaigns during non-election periods targeting previous Liberal leaders Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff. "But...

The PQ's new prop: Pierre Karl Péladeau's journey from scion to separatist

... the province can secede unconditionally on the strength of a unilateral referendum vote,” Conservative MP Peter Goldring told The Globe and Mail this week,...

'Mother Canada' statue in Cape Breton – so many questions, so little restraint

Why does the Conservative government insist on honouring the war dead while ignoring the war living? (The closure of eight veterans' centres, and the cavalier...

Leaders wouldn't get so dangerously out of touch as Redford under system ...

That's unfair, of course: It isn't only the premier's personal style or her handling of the scandal that has brought them so low in the...

Alberta crisis shows again why we need to reform our political parties

That's unfair, of course: It isn't only the premier's personal style or her handling of the scandal that has brought them so low in the...

Alberta crisis shows again why we need to reform our political parties

That's unfair, of course: It isn't only the premier's personal style or her handling of the scandal that has brought them so low in the...

Municipalities pushing back against OPP costs

By Richard J. Brennan. The Ontario Provincial Police is locked into an ongoing struggle with municipalities complaining that rising policing costs are driving up property...

Jindal gigs Edwards at New Hampshire event

Amid the bagpipes and shamrocks at the PLUS Company's Wild Irish breakfast in New Hampshire Friday, Gov. Bobby Jindal congratulated “the genius” who invited him...

Jindal gigs Edwards at New Hampshire event

Amid the bagpipes and shamrocks at the PLUS Company's Wild Irish breakfast in New Hampshire on Friday, Gov. Bobby Jindal congratulated “the genius” who invited...

Irish history in Canada and Quebec is far from timid

He championed the reform cause led by Canadien Party chief Louis-Joseph Papineau — a stance that earned him enemies in high places. In 1827, the...

Christine Innes Liberal Candidacy Tebuffed Over Deal, Letter says

Both the Conservative MPs for those ridings have resigned. The fact that candidates are being asked to sign agreements about where to run seems to...

Christine Innes Liberal Candidacy Tebuffed Over Deal, Letter says

Chrystia Freeland. Other Liberals say Spadina Fort York should be friendly to a Liberal candidate because the new riding will contain many of the new...

Let's hear it for Britain, says Cameron

At times it sounded like he was equating Scottish with Conservative. He didn't go quite as far ... Alistair Darling, Gordon Brown and any number...

Lee Names Ryan Wilcox as Northern Utah Director

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - Today, Senator Mike Lee announced that current Utah State Representative Ryan Wilcox has accepted the position of Northern Utah Director.

New affordable housing facility for Ottawa seniors

But Royal Galipeau, the Conservative MP for Ottawa—Orléans, said the federal government committed $1.5 billion to subsidized housing over the next five years. "I will...

Conservative party reluctant to talk about latest TV ads targeting Trudeau

Middleton notes the Conservatives have been highly successful with negative ad campaigns during nonelection periods targeting previous Liberal leaders Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff. "But...

Harper to travel to Ukraine next week, days after Crimea referendum (with video)

Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau said his party fully supports Harper's visit, saying it “sends a good message” to both Ukrainians and Russians as...

Harper to travel to Ukraine next week

Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau said his party fully supports Harper's visit, saying it “sends a good message” to both Ukrainians and Russians as...

The Conservative nomination in Macleod: no vote count to see here

(subscription)That sounded quite a bit like what Rob Anders — the Conservative MP for Calgary West — had to say in January. With all...

Dems' 2014 foil: Koch brothers

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who agreed that the Kochs' influence was “obscene” but disagrees with some of his party's hardball tactics. “I don't think that we're...

AP News in Brief at 5:58 pm EDT

(AP) - In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out...

Latino group to run ads hitting Arizona Democrat over Obamacare

The LIBRE Initiative plans to spend around $500,000 on television and digital buys in the coming weeks that go after Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona,...

IRS scandal: nothing to see here…

Politico Susan Stamper Brown. During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment…again. If it were not...

George Osborne to announce new garden city in Budget

Norman Lamont, the former Conservative Chancellor, joined back-benchers and party grandees in warning that the 40p band of tax is fast becoming the "standard rate"...

Strombo Should Approach HNIC as a Journalist, Not a Fan

First came a high-profile endorsement for the Conservative candidate Julian Fantino from Cherry, the former Boston Bruins coach. That's prompted Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender...

HUFFPOST HILL - Are Dad Jeans Obama's Katrina?

Tomorrow on Huffpost, Paul Blumenthal and Dave Jamieson have some additional observations: "As Senate Democrats build their midterm campaign on attacks tying the political agenda...

Sorry Republicans, But President Obama Beats Putin in Any Masculinity Contest

Another conservative pundit praised Putin because “he likes to hang out with his shirt off and tells the West if you mess with me I'll...