June 5, 2014

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Today's letters: The world's most corrupt game

Someone who believes that Canadians in the 1960s and '70s preferred American conservatism to their own, certainly has never read George Grant's book Lament for...

NDP joins call for Tories to refer prostitution bill to Supreme Court ...

OTTAWA—The NDP is joining the calls for the government to send the newly tabled prostitution bill directly to the Supreme Court of Canada for an...

My 2014 convention experience…Like no other

Things got even stranger when Capital Times' famed liberal writer John Nichols expressed support for me, writing “Bishop gets to the point of why the...

Dems prep Mississippi war plan

By ALEXANDER BURNS and BURGESS EVERETT | 6/5/14 9:30 PM EDT. National Democrats have begun to take steps toward contesting the Mississippi Senate race, channeling...

Privy Council clerk out of touch with public servants: Ravignat

Privy Council Clerk Wayne Wouters is out of touch with what is happening on the ground in Canada's public service, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat charged...

'Lost Canadians' advocate: Committees won't hear us on citizenship bill

(subscription) (subscription)A leading Canadian citizenship advocate is accusing the Conservative government of violating democratic values by denying him the opportunity to appear before a...

Ashley, Calvert Hold Big Leads in Local Voting Results

Incumbent Marion Ashley held a large lead over Mark Orozco in the race for Riverside County Supervisor in District 5 Tuesday night, while Ken Calvert...

A 'new era' for tenants?

The line to get into the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House stretched out the door for a good hundred feet one evening in early May.

NEWS RELEASE - Mark Eyking - Liberal Party of Canada

News Release. June 5th , 2014. For Immediate Release. (Juno Beach, France) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking is in France to attend the...

Canada confirms its ever-weakening climate policy as the U.S. announces ...

(blog)But any hope that the Obama administration's announcement this week might instill simultaneous leadership for action from the current Conservative government evaporated. Basically the...

Opposition critical of Bill C-24

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander, along with fellow Conservatives including West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston,...

QP Live: MacKay defends a proposed prostitution law - Maclean's

Next The QP Clip: The NDP cautiously opposes a prostitution bill. Leave a ..... NDP MP Francois Choquette continues his week-long barrage of questions directed...

Club For Growth Hits Haley Barbour Back Where It Hurts, His Pocket - People's Pundit Daily

Politico Club For Growth Hits Haley Barbour Back Where It Hurts, His PocketPeople's Pundit DailyBarbour was once and in many ways still is a beloved political...

National Democrats giving to Mississippi candidate Travis Childers

By ALEXANDER BURNS | 6/5/14 12:30 PM EDT. National Democrats have already spent tens of thousands of dollars aiding underdog Senate candidate Travis Childers, the...

McDaniel's 'Friends and Neighbors': The Fallout From Tuesday's Primaries

NPR Tuesday night featured about as dramatic a race as we've seen in recent years, which not only delighted the political hacks on Twitter but, more...

news release - Mark Eyking - Liberal Party of Canada

(Juno Beach, France) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking is in France to attend the Ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June...

MacKay's office won't comment on link to 'bozo eruption' tape - iPolitics

Justice Minister Peter MacKay's office is refusing to say whether an intern working there this summer is the same person who may have participated in...

The All-American President: Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004)

But only John Adams and Herbert Hoover lived past 90; Ronald Reagan was the third, and perhaps the only one to achieve the goal of...

What's On - June 5, 2014

Presented by Trevor Raven featuring Nick Martin, Chris Powell , John Bowdler , Paul McCann and David Lobban. ... donna reid with special guests jason...

Haftar's myriad group of allies may not hold

Still, groups such as Ansar al Sharia, accused of killing US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi in 2012, make attractive targets. The group has ...

SEC under investigation for ... mice Soft jobs number Friday Wall Street faces ...

COCHRAN HUNKERS DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI — POLITICO's Alexander Burns: “Jolted by a brush with political oblivion in this week's Mississippi Senate primary, Republican Sen. Thad...

Government surveillance of Canadian increases | Ottawa Citizen

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, the party's public safety critic, said the order appears to be a continuation of the Conservative government's efforts to keep track...

Lendal Bridge closure inquiry opposed - The Press, York

The Press, York Lendal Bridge closure inquiry opposedThe Press, YorkLib Dem councillors Ann Reid and Ian Cuthbertson had called for a scrutiny review by the council's...

Tories set the stage for a pre-recess legislative blitz

(blog)Later this evening, Conservative MP Ryan Leef will get his first chance to present the case for his private members' bill on alcohol spectrum...

Playbook: Bergdahl cover first look

By MIKE ALLEN | 06/05/14 6:52 AM EDT. FIRST LOOK -- TIME cover: “WAS HE WORTH IT? The cost of .... So is the American...

Control gun control

Some members of the conservative right wing argue that such a ban or even just stricter restrictions on obtaining firearms is a shot at their...

World Cup: 25 stunning moments … No23: The 1966 World Cup

(blog) (blog)Albrecht was sent off for that challenge, though whether he should have been around to make it in the first place was a...

Liberal Media Make a Mountain out of a Molehill in RPOF Vote

Unlike Michael J. Fox in the “Back to the Future” films, the media don't need the services of Dr. Brown and a DeLorean to blast...

The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, June 5, 2014

CNN (blog)The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Erik Wasson: “Bergdahl deal explanations flop” A special briefing by senior administration officials Wednesday evening failed to sell skeptical...