March 17, 2014

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GOP hopefuls talk Common Core, school choice, other challenges at Canton forum

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

Opinion | Better candidates, better results for the GOP senate prospects

Whether the media likes it or not, conservative-minded people are drawn naturally to orthodoxy, just not east-coast elite thinking that liberals are shocked and saddened...

Mick Jagger's grief over L'Wren Scott and Budget childcare boost on front pages

Independent fashion editor Alexander Fury says news of Ms Scott's death came as both a shock and a mystery "because she was at the top...

MLA John Horgan throws hat into BC NDP leadership race

Federal B.C. New Democrats Nathan Cullen and Peter Julian, as well as B.C. New Democrats George Heyman and David Eby, were among the potential candidates...

Five things you didn't know about Arthur Sinodinos

Arthur Sinodinos, who was John Howard's closest adviser for more than a decade, was so crucial to the fortunes of the Howard government that when...

Five things you didn't know about Arthur Sinodinos

Arthur Sinodinos, who was John Howard's closest adviser for more than a decade, was so crucial to the fortunes of the Howard government that when...

Column: Putting party switch into local perspective

First, the state supported Republican Presidential candidates (Goldwater and Richard Nixon), then Congressmen (Strom Thurmond and Floyd Spence) and Governors (James Edwards and Carroll Campbell).

Peterson to seek 13th term, Sinner aims to take on Cramer in Minnesota, ND ...

Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor. State Sen. George B. Sinner. image. State Sen. George B. Sinner ... The National Republican Congressional Committee hit Peterson...

Open Canada's doors to more Syrian refugees

However, we can and should take these simple steps to help relieve the suffering of innocent civilians and to show the international community that Canada...

Why Canadian TV needs more excoriating humour

A recent one, in which he savaged the posturing of Conservative MP Brad Butt, was a small masterpiece of vitriol. The issue was arguments surrounding...

Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority

... Campaign money disclosure bill clears the Assembly. By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason ... donors," said Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles). The bill...

awaits Conservative opponent - iPolitics

Another possible opponent for Bains could be minister of state for sport Bal Gosal, currently the MP for Bramlea-Gore-Malton, a neigbouring riding that's also being...

John Horgan Joins BC NDP Leadership Race

Federal B.C. New Democrats Nathan Cullen and Peter Julian, as well as B.C. New Democrats George Heyman and David Eby, were among the potential candidates...

Breaking News Reporter

In reply, Liberal senator Simon Birmingham said it was "outrageous" that Labor had tried to "operate some sort of kangaroo court" to "smear" the Assistant...

DANIEL JOHNSON: Osborne, 40p tax and the Marie Antoinette moment that ...

The genuinely rich — those earning £150,000 and more — have seen the 50p rate introduced by Gordon Brown cut to 45p. But the squeezed...

Edwin Edwards will run for Congress

The district is heavily conservative and the GOP has already come out swinging. “Unfortunately, Edwin ... In addition to Edwards, the only other Democrats in...

Edwin Edwards will run for Congress

The district is heavily conservative and the GOP has already come out swinging. “Unfortunately, Edwin ... In addition to Edwards, the only other Democrats in...

NDP faces complaint over letters mailed during byelection

The Liberals have also complained and asked Elections Canada to investigate. “With respect to elections, everybody has to follow the rules -- including the NDP,”...

Mitch McConnell Campaigns on Clout Despite Anti-Insider Mood

By Patrick O'Connor. Sen. Mitch McConnell, above center at the U.S. Capitol with other Republican senators, will defend his seat in Kentucky's May GOP primary...

Ex-conseiller accusé de fraude - Journal de Montréal

Ex-conseiller accusé de fraudeJournal de MontréalPour le député du NPD Alexandre Boulerice, il s'agit d'accusations «extrêmement graves» qui soulèvent bien des questions. «En plus de...

Groucho Marx's Republican Party

The GOP is in a state of transition, moving away from the Washington D.C. establishment-based, neoconservative party that has dominated Republican politics for a generation...

Groucho Marx's Republican Party

The GOP is in a state of transition, moving away from the Washington D.C. establishment-based, neoconservative party that has dominated Republican politics for a generation...

Fontana urges aggressive push for land funding

In stark contrast to Conservative MP Ed Holder's recent comments to The Free Press, Joe Fontana is urging city hall to go more aggressively after...

NDP leader Mulcair to visit Amherstburg, Windsor

(blog) (blog)Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is reaching out to Amherstburg. Mulcair will visit Amherstburg Wednesday for the first of two local public meetings...

MP sorry for offensive tweet

MP Chris Charlton is the latest to feel an angry backlash from social media, after tweeting a cartoon some found inappropriate and offensive. The Hamilton...

2 Democrats, 1 Republican challenge Landquist for Missoula County ...

Davies, who described himself as “conservative Democrat,” also cited a lack of transparency in county government and a “need for the commissioners' actions to be...

Obama Has 4 Days to Stop Putin

Michael McFaul, who served until last month as U.S. ambassador to Russia, said he expected the Obama administration to announce sanctions against Russian officials in...

Impeaching Obama is indeed doable

Then such statements often follow as "Congress will never impeach the first black president," or "the GOP doesn't have the numbers in the U.S. Senate...

'First Gay Hug (A Homophobic Experiment)' Parodies 'First Kiss' Viral Video

In the clip, Duncan McAlpine Sennett, who reportedly became a Bar Mitzvah at Portland's Congregation Beth Israel, offers his d'var Torah analysis of the Bible...

MPs criticise DWP for 'spin' on official statistics and benefit claimants

It cites examples in the past few months where the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) criticised the use of DWP statistics, including by the secretary of...

Will White House ambitions fracture tea-party senators?

Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio went to the Senate as young tea-party upstarts. ... Cruz was in Salt Lake City in...

Former Senate staffer charged in investigation linked to parliamentary renovation

The registry of lobbyists shows that Denis Bilodeau, the president of Genome Quebec, met with Conservative MP Jacques Gourde, then the parliamentary secretary to the...

Hamilton's Paikin blasts Trudeau, quits federal race

Trudeau's team told Christine Innes she will not be allowed to run for a Liberal nomination after receiving complaints her team had been using "bullying...

Legislator proposes to ban judicial lobbyists

Bradford's bill fits with a relatively recent trend of the conservative-led Legislature challenging the right of entities that receive public money to lobby on issues...

UK politicians make false claims

The clearest example of this is the idea that the energy oligopoly, which is causing so many problems in that market, is a result of...

Brad Clark enters Hamilton's mayor's race

They won't have competition from two other rumoured star candidates, radio personality Roy Green and New Democrat MP David Christopherson. Green, who runs a syndicated...

Governor candidates gear up for Illinois primary

... attack ads against Rauner for much of the campaign while Dillard picked up union endorsements. Rauner has made fighting "government union bosses" a theme...

Will White House ambitions fracture the Senate's tea-party caucus?

Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio went to the Senate as young tea-party upstarts. ... Cruz was in Salt Lake City in...

Bains gets Liberal nomination in Mississauga-Malton; awaits Conservative ...

(subscription)After three consecutive victories (2004, 2006, 2008), Bains lost his Mississauga-Brampton South seat to Conservative Eve Adams in the 2011 federal election. That riding,...

Mulcair's taxpayer-funded Montreal office skirts the rules, Liberals charge

The federal NDP has been running a special Quebec branch of leader Thomas Mulcair's Parliament Hill office, with taxpayers paying the salaries of staff working...

Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown attend annual St. Patrick's Day fundraiser

Boston Globe Bobby Stephen brought everyone together. The conservative Democrat, Stephen said if Brown wants to succeed, he must campaign the New Hampshire way. “It's old...

Judge overturns Tennessee ban on same-sex 'marriage': true marriage laws are ...

“The governor is disappointed that the court has stepped in when Tennesseans have voted clearly on this issue,” said Haslam's spokesman David Smith. Republican State...

Mulcair's taxpayer-funded Montreal office skirts the rules, Liberals charge

... the taxpayer, are working 250 kilometres away from Parliament Hill in an office that has an NDP logo on it, and it is paid...

Feds to inform police if medical marijuana growers ignore new rules

Peter MacKay hints loosening federal marijuana is under “serious consideration.” ... The Conservative government recently floated the prospect of allowing police to ticket — instead...

Birth of Justin Trudeau's son Hadrian poses political opportunity, risk of ...

OTTAWA - For a compulsive social media junkie, Justin Trudeau has fallen uncharacteristically silent since his third child was born 10 days ago. The Liberal...

Birth of Justin Trudeau's son Hadrian poses political opportunity, risk of ...

But Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc contends that kind of cynicism is an unfair knock on politicians with young kids. "It's not fair because if you're...

Zach Paikin Won't Pursue Liberal Nomination, Says 'Justin Broke His Promise'

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau (left) along with Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett (right) escort recently elected Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland, of the Toronto centre riding, into...

TechAmerica adds Peter Smith to board — 'PAC Man' terminates lobbying ...

PATRICK'S DAY IRELAND BLINK: Monday is St. Patrick's day — the feast celebrated on the death date of the patron saint of Ireland. And even...

Cost to park in Davos? $2300 for five days

“It seems to be an extraordinary amount of money,” said NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus. “I don't think this government is very good at protecting...

Fashion Designer—and Mick Jagger's Girlfriend—L'Wren Scott, Found Dead

It's been an ongoing rumor in administration circles that Carney is quietly lobbying to replace former Ambassador Mike McFaul as the next US Ambassador to...