August 27, 2014

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Australia waits for the official call from the US to join allied action ...

Australia is yet to receive a formal request from US President Barack Obama to join military action against militants in northern Iraq. Prime Minister Tony...

Lamoureux new Liberal leader in Saskatchewan

He is from Regina and has a background in the construction industry. Liberal politics also runs in the family: his brother is Kevin Lamoureux, a...

Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said in an email that the Winnetka businessman would make education a top priority. He said despite a tax increase, Quinn...

Trudeaumania? No, just Canucks set for change

Threehundredeight.com, which aggregates polls, has the Liberals at 39%, the Conservatives at 30% -- down nine points from the last election -- and the NDP...

Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

(subscription)Meanwhile, although same-sex marriage is outside the scope of the review, religious and other conservative groups are upset by the suggestion that the definition...

Iowa politician admits taking payments for switching support

Kent Sorenson, 42, of Milo, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal...

Three reasons why Canadians should be worried about Burger King's takeover ...

Three reasons why Canadians should be worried about Burger King's takeover of Tim Hortons, according to NDP industry critic Peggy Nash: 1. Tims will be...

Teheran, Simmons lead Braves over Mets

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel put the first two runners on base in the ninth but got three straight outs to preserve the win and earn...

Peter MacKay Wears Gun Shirt From Group That Wants To Repeal Canada's ...

Liberal MP and former leader Stéphane Dion called on MacKay to answer whether he endorses the NFA's goal of repealing Canada's firearms laws, such as...

Government tackled on migrant surge

The official figures - published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - came as Eurosceptic backbench MP Douglas Carswell dramatically announced his defection from...

Liberal MP Brison meeting with Brantford chamber

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison will be in Brantford and Brant County on Thursday to consult with local groups on the federal government's next budget...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay photographed in pro-gun T-shirt

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is drawing criticism after appearing in a photo wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a logo from Canada's National Firearms Association (NFA)...

Ernie Chambers suggests Heineman end 'vain pursuit' of NU presidency

What Chambers called Heineman's political baggage as a conservative opposing in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants and stem cell research. “I am proposing that the State...

Photo: The Canadian Press

NDP Leader Brian Mason said things will head south as soon as oil prices drop and it's time the province stops depending on such an...

Olympic star Ye Shiwen heads to university

(subscription)China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women's 200- and...

Notebook: UC Davis

David Shaw, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford, was coaching wide receivers for the Baltimore Ravens in 2005. But the former Cardinal...

Notebook: UC Davis

Hogan said the team began game-planning for UC Davis last week. And while some would expect Stanford to be conservative on offense and save a...

LETTERS: It's only going to get worse

Hedy Fry, the Liberal health critic, said Canada's compassion has been called into question because we deny refugees health care. This is not true. Legitimate...

Education experts are skeptical of Bobby Jindal's new Common Core lawsuit

Philly.com "I think it's silly," said Chas Roemer, president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, about Jindal's legal action against the U.S. Department...

St. James High volleyball splits first two matches

... kills for St. James while Mackenzie Guese had seven successful serves. St. James is scheduled to host Rolla in another non-conference match on Tuesday,...

Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting...

Manhattan principal fined after he was caught secretly changing son's failing ...

An assistant principal at a public high school in Manhattan who was caught secretly changing his son's grades has been fined by the city's Conflict...

Guilty plea in Iowa caucuses bribery

Former state Sen. Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in “under-the-table payments” before switching loyalties from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), whose state campaign he headed...

New Bloc leader doesn't plan any changes after resignations from party

The new Bloc Quebecois leader said Wednesday he's not going to change his methods despite losing another caucus member. Mario Beaulieu told The Canadian ...

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To ...

Once you understand that the HSLDA is an organization controlled by religious conservatives dedicated to advancing religious conservative ideals, the reasons the HSLDA fights so...

PIPES: Talking Turkey with an Islamist academician

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan ascends Thursday to the presidency of Turkey, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes Mr. Erdogan's old job of prime minister.

Pot policy: a major election issue?

Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale welcomed the Times editorial, which he termed “serious comment with a lot of intellectual heft behind it that makes the...

Dear Fox News: Please Stop Using Asian Americans to Attack Black People

Generations of Asian Americans did not endure the traumas, legacies, and residual effects of slavery, Jim Crow, and decades of racist housing policy. These are...

Diane Sawyer's Swan Song: 'ABC World News' Anchor's Warm (and Long ...

“To Mike and our four grandchildren and their perfect parents,” she said, referring to her husband of 26 years, director Mike Nichols and his progeny,...

Bloc leader not changing his methods

Beaulieu has made Quebec independence the priority for the federal party. Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party a few weeks ago and was followed...

Bourassa finally gets his Boulevard

At a crowded ceremony at City Hall packed with political figures past and present, the city of Montreal officially announced it will rename a chunk...

Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 29

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey,...

What Republican wave?

With the midterm elections approaching, Republican politicians and conservative pundits remain hopeful about the party's chances, and looking at the numbers its easy to see...

Bloc leader Beaulieu says his party's 'hill is higher to climb' after MP ...

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The new Bloc Quebecois leader said Wednesday he's not going to change his methods despite losing another caucus member. Mario Beaulieu told...

Tenn. tea party supporters take heart from vote

Bill Haslam beat several political unknowns to win the Republican nomination to a second term, and faces equally unknown Democrat Charlie Brown in the general...

Conservatives have failed Arctic: Mulcair

While the icebreaker program might still be thawing, the first test model for the Forces' offshore Arctic patrol ships will be completed next summer, albeit...

New Bloc leader says his party's 'hill is higher to climb' after MP resignations

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The new Bloc Quebecois leader said Wednesday he's not going to change his methods despite losing another caucus member. Mario Beaulieu told...

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

The Conservative leader will use his trip north to make the business case for Scotland remaining in the UK. It comes the day after 130...

James Cumming seeking Conservative Party nom for Edmonton-Centre

(left to right) Alberta Premier Alison Redford talks with NAIT's board chair James Cumming and NAIT's president and CEO Dr. Glenn Feltham, during the...

Bloc Quebecois leader not changing his methods

CTV News Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party a few weeks ago and was followed on Monday by Andre Bellavance. That leaves Louis Plamondon and...

Democrats jump on McConnell tape from Koch brothers retreat

Mitch McConnell's “47 percent” moment. But the campaign of his Democratic opponent says a recording of McConnell's comments to a group of conservative donors this...

Welcome Aboard

While Salvatori was generally known as a business-friendly conservative, the council's liberal majority favored applicants who shared their views on some major issues of the...

Our View: Farewell to Fall River's shepherd

O'Malley and Archbishop Daniel Cronin were joined in the sanctuary by three other bishops: Donald Pelletier, a retired La Salette bishop; Manuel da Silva Rodrigues...

US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in...

CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: Obama's climate push another headache for Dems

(blog)Pat Roberts (R) just a single-digit lead over his Democratic opponent, Chad Taylor. ... Jeanne Shaheen (D) accuses Republican Scott Brown of protecting tax...

Bloc leader not changing his methods

Beaulieu has made Quebec independence the priority for the federal party. Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party a few weeks ago and was followed...

New Bloc leader doesn't plan any changes after resignations from party

Beaulieu has made Quebec independence the priority for the federal party. Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party a few weeks ago and was followed...

Justin Trudeau break-in a classic Canadian story: Walkom

He was just some guy. Nor was he stalking Trudeau. Ottawa police say he had no idea the Liberal leader and his family lived in...

New Bloc leader doesn't plan any changes after resignations from party

Beaulieu has made Quebec independence the priority for the federal party. Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party a few weeks ago and was followed...

Selinger renews call for inquiry

We don't need yet another study on top of the some 40 studies that have already been done; we need police to catch her killer...