September 5, 2014

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Volunteer opportunities of the week

Call Education Coordinator/Naturalist Rebecca Clarke at (920) 459-3906 for more information. The Salvation Army, food pantry-sorter & stocker: Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30...

Race Weekend nuts and bolts for Friday

Reed Sorenson Q&A: 3:15, Chevy display. Jamie McMurray Q&A: 3:30, Chevy ... Kevin Harvick Q&A: 4:30, Torque Club. David Ragan: 4:30, Ford display ..... PFN:...

Ravens and Bengals start anew with rematch

After going 8-8 last year, Baltimore hired former Houston head coach Gary Kubiak as its new offensive coordinator and signed free agent Steve Smith to...

Bloomington residents welcome appeals court's same-sex marriage decision

(subscription)When Nancy Kalina and Kim Davis said, “I do,” outside the Monroe County Justice Building on June 25, tears ran down Davis' face. When...

Pro Report: Obama's move on immigration coming 'soon' Levin slams IRS ...

MEANWHILE, Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer report that more Senate Democrats are urging the White House to delay the politically tricky executive order on...

Political ads, new McConnell book, Paul to N.H.

McConnell's evolution from political moderate to hard-line conservative has been driven by an instinct for self-preservation and a desire to win. So says a new...

CBSA's poor handling of seized goods could endanger court cases: review

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison said he wasn't surprised at the general lack of improvement from the last evaluation. "Because since then the Conservatives...

There's A New Right-Wing Crazy Train Headed Your Way. Get Off The Tracks!

Its cargo is the latest move of the ultra-conservatives to separate completely from anything resembling a federal government. Brace yourselves! The train is starting to...

Brown in offer to lead push for more powers if No wins

Mr Brown said the aim of extra powers in the event of a No vote should be the "maximum local decision-making powers that is possible"...

Employment grinds to a halt under Conservatives

The Conservatives' rhetoric on jobs has failed to help the thousands of Canadians who can no longer count on a paycheque, not to mention people...

Medical marijuana tycoon plays down controversy over CFO job with federal ...

It is not always easy, especially when the federal Conservatives keep reminding you about it. Mr. Rifici, see, is into weed and ... Steven Blaney,...

Deadline looms on funding for US Export-Import Bank

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wasn't a signatory of the letter but later sent his own letter urging reauthorization of the bank, with a nod to...

Community Calendar Sept. 7

First Monday — The Arkansas Conservative Forum meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at China Town in Conway. Lunch begins at 11:30 and meeting starts at noon.

Politics in the raw

(blog)There is outrage in the land. Stephen Harper's short-pants brigade "trapped" a couple of Liberals into straying off-message. One was "pro-lifer" MP John McKay,...

Brian Mulroney flashes stiletto, remind us of old fault lines

He won a seat in the House by defeating the Progressive Conservative MP who gave him his first job in politics. Then ... Former Canadian...

Kansas Independent US Senate Hopeful in Spotlight

He contributed to the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but also to moderate Republican Scott Brown's campaign for the U.S.

Mulroney flashes stiletto, remind us of old fault lines

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mulroney's 1984 election victory — the largest majority in Canadian history — the Conservatives sent out a fundraising email...

'I want them back' – Millson on Windsorites leaving home for work

(blog)Millson, then a 36-year-old owner of four flower shops, was council's lone businessman and the first candidate in the 1988 mayoral election, announcing within...

Liberals blast Tories for 'Nixonian' political tactics

One of the other young men who accompanied Stack to the event appears to be Allan Mason, who worked as an intern in Justice Minister...

USC at Stanford: How they match up

Many of the marquee players that made Stanford's front seven so formidable the last few seasons have moved on, but plenty of experienced players are...

Fantasy football news, Sept. 6

Philly.com Mike Wallace, WR, Dolphins vs. Patriots: He and Ryan Tannehill remain as out of sync as ever entering the regular season. And while Miami tends...

Canada joins battle against Islamic State

Canada, France and Germany — three countries that famously said no to the U.S.-led war in Iraq 11 years ago — have signed up for...

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph grounded by family, reaching for stardom

Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph runs for a touchdown after catching a pass from quarterback Matt Cassel against Arizona in the second quarter of a...

Opposition calls for vote, debate over Iraq deployment

NDP defence critic Jack Harris says Canadians need to have a good idea of what the country is getting into and how far it is...

Urban designer Andy Fillmore to run for Liberals in Halifax

The urban designer who helped create the blueprint for downtown Halifax hopes to challenge NDP MP Megan Leslie to represent the area in Parliament. Andy...

Congress likely to do little and SEC drops court case seeking help for ...

In a National Journal article, Norm Ornstein, the veteran congressional watcher for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, wrote about the strong motivation to do as...

Democrats face dilemma in local state Senate race

Garcia pointed to Stone's conservative positions about the undocumented immigrants who the Border Patrol transferred to the Murrieta area in July, which prompted Stone to...

Garcia takes the lead at Cherry Hills

The political group linked to the conservative Koch brothers has canceled television ad time reserved in October for the race between Sen. Jeff Merkley and...

How a moral code outrages the secular left

Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner spoke for many of his colleagues in the bin, er, on the bench, when he characterized laws that recognize...

How a moral code outrages the secular left

She cited the Jim Crow era and linked it to current conservative efforts to “slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of...

Canada's military mission in Iraq 'not without risks:' Harper

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, chaired a meeting of nations Friday morning that included Defence Minister Rob...

Terror recruit's former university holds forum on radicalization

Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter said the issue requires urgent attention, and has called for hearings on any threat terror fighters could pose after...

Local PC director says party heading in right direction

Party members began casting their ballots Friday in a new electronic voting system to decide between Jim Prentice, Thomas Lukaszuk and Ric McIver as the...

US Sets Goal to 'Destroy' Islamic Militants

Mr. Obama's clarification—repeated a handful of times Friday—that the U.S. aims to defeat the Islamic State comes ahead of visits by Secretary of State John...

Your Views

As usual, pundits and politicians are proposing easy solutions to the quickly deteriorating situation in the Middle East and North Africa. And yet relatively little...

Doctor still trying to bring injured Gaza children to Ontario

... the government support Abuelaish's efforts. “It's very unfortunate and it underlies the ways in which our government does not listen,” said NDP Multiculturalism Critic...

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied...

Lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal

The deal has prompted concerns from both conservative and liberal groups in the Silver State. “I have had many conversations with legislators. They need enough...

Eddie Lacy clears step one of concussion protocol

(blog)Asked if he has any concern about these concussions starting to add up, McCarthy cited the conservative nature of the Packers' medical staff. “Well,...

Kansas Sen. Roberts shakes up campaign team

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, replacing a longtime confidante as campaign manager and...

St. Thomas and Elgin to benefit from federal funding

Conservative Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston made the funding announcements Friday. "Across the country we've done this fish habitat rehabilitation money because recreational fishing in Canada...

Putin?s ?Peace? in Ukraine

Mark Welsh enacted a regulation that would prohibit commanders from promoting their religion to their charges—much to the ire of conservative politicians and lobby groups.

Lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal

The deal has prompted concerns from both conservative and liberal groups in the Silver State. "I have had many conversations with legislators. They need enough...

Athletics-Gatlin wins sprint double to extend undefeated run

BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (Reuters) - American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the...

Toronto mayor to testify in extortion case

TORONTO (AP) — Rob Ford has been ordered to testify at a hearing of a friend accused of using extortion to try and retrieve a...

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Predictions: Who Will Win?

Sadie Robertson: Mark Ballas does well when he's partnered with Conservative stars (see Bristol Palin and Candace Cameron-Bure). The Duck Dynasty supporters should flock to...

Meena Wong offers strong alternative to Vancouver's blancmange mayoral race

(blog) (blog)Wong first entered politics in Toronto when she was a senior staffer for current Toronto mayoral candidate and former NDP MP Olivia Chow.

NDP may not be able to stop tide turning against it: Hébert

It should come as no surprise that a Forum Research poll that suggested Mayor Rob Ford was still in the running for re-election — with...

Golf Course Review

- Harbour Town Golf LinksThe ProvinceHilton Head Island, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - FACTS AND STATAS: Course Architect: Pete Dye (1969), Jack Nicklaus (Design Consultant), Pete...

What's the Punishment for Being a Stock Character?

“As Above, So Below” is a collision of lots of intriguing ideas and settings. It's about a British professor's quest to find the Philosopher's Stone...