September 9, 2014

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Martha Coakley to face Charlie Baker for Massachusetts governor

Deval Patrick, who is not seeking re-election. Coakley also is seeking a reversal of political fortune after her upset loss to Republican Scott Brown in...

Today in History

In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Primaries set up Coakley-Baker showdown

On the Republican side, Michael J. Valanzola will be the GOP candidate for the 28-town Worcester Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex state senate seat. Mr. Valanzola,...

Still a three-way judge race: McCarthy wins Republican line, Cole takes ...

Jim Ferratella, who already has a spot on the Democratic line in November, won the Conservative party primary, with 16 votes to McCarthy's six and...

Altavista approves financing, bids for waterline improvement

Several elements of a plan to improve the Bedford Avenue waterline in Altavista were approved by town council Tuesday night, including establishing a way to...

US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

Immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco and two other Democrats, John Gutta and John Patrick Devine, also were on the primary ballot. It was the second tough...

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have...

Martha Coakley wins Democratic nomination for governor

Kerrigan on Tuesday defeated Mike Lake, the CEO of the urban policy organization Leading Cities, and Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung to win the party's...

Chamber-Backed Republicans Win, But Are They Now Afraid to Govern?

Despite vows to unseat McConnell and a host of other Senate Republicans, for the first time since the rise of the tea party in 2009,...

NDP gather in PM Harper's back yard

Edmonton MP Linda Duncan, the NDP's sole representative in Alberta, said the Conservatives seem "tired" and out of gas. "I think people are just (feeling)...

NDP gather in PM Harper's back yard

Ottawa Citizen Edmonton MP Linda Duncan, the NDP's sole representative in Alberta, said the Conservatives seem "tired" and out of gas. "I think people are just...

NDP gather in PM Harper's back yard

Edmonton MP Linda Duncan, the NDP's sole representative in Alberta, said the Conservatives seem "tired" and out of gas. "I think people are just (feeling)...

Hussey: "We have no excuses"

Hussey: "We have no excuses"Lee Vaughan was again outstanding in defence and Charlie Harding continues to show his class in midfield growing in confidence and...

Consumer confidence falls in Sept: WBC

"Households are unnerved by rising prices," said Mr Evans, and added that affordability issues are dampening the attractiveness of buying a house. Consumers are now...

NDP gather in Harper's back yard, predict voters want change, even in Alberta

(subscription)But NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen predicts that campaign theme will backfire and the Conservatives won't have any other message to fall back on.

Patriots Report Card: Week 1 at Miami

And Darrelle Revis, the all-universe corner brought in to not only fix a secondary that's been at least partially broken for years but solidify the...

Northeast primaries: Cuomo cruising now, but it hasn't been smooth sailing (+ ...

But as a social liberal and fiscal conservative, Baker fits the profile of the kind of Republican governor that led Massachusetts for 16 years before...

NDP gather in Stephen Harper's backyard

CTV News And, with Harper's Conservative government approaching the 10-year mark — typically the best-before date for governments in Canada — they sense Canadians are ready...

Much ado about trees? Burnaby's legal battle about stopping a pipeline: SFU prof

Montreal Gazette ... starts at 2 p.m. near Horizon's Restaurant at 100 Centennial Avenue, in Burnaby Mountain Park. Also speaking: Carleen Thomas with the Tsleil Waututh...

Gas plants scandal: Opposition MPPs want key witnesses to testify

Police allege Livingston obtained a special all-access computer password with the power to erase hard drives and gave it to Faist, a non-government employee who...

'The Daily Show' Coming to Austin

Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" are hitting the road and heading south to the Lone Star State for a week's worth of shows leading...

NDP gather in Harper's back yard, predict voters want change, even in Alberta

Toronto Star Edmonton MP Linda Duncan, the NDP's sole representative in Alberta, said the Conservatives seem "tired" and out of gas. "I think people are just...

Former spy agency chair fighting extradition to Canada details controversial ...

He said he was close with former Conservative senator David Angus, and said he got to know Conservative ministers such as Tony Clement. Dr. Porter...

Former spy agency chair fighting extradition to Canada details controversial ...

He said he was close with former Conservative senator David Angus, and said he got to know Conservative ministers such as Tony Clement. Dr. Porter...

Derek Carr's Total QBR 24th in Week 1

(blog)One of the reasons why Carr didn't have a high Total QBR rating was he didn't throw many long passes. The Raiders were conservative...

Better transparency needed on Iraq

Ottawa Citizen As NATO leaders met in Wales last week, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird brought two opposition critics, New Democrat Paul Dewar and Liberal Marc...

Canada's multiculturalism minister runs into racist ... - Canada.com

Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal speaks with the media about Senate reform in the Foyer of the Senate on Parliament Hill Friday February 1, 2013...

Aberdeen dolphin art work being auctioned

Fifty popular dolphin sculptures from a successful art project in Aberdeen are to be auctioned for charity. The Wild Dolphins project was organised by Wild...

The politics behind Canada's Iraq war adventure: Walkom

The Conservative government, which decided to send “dozens” of elite special operations troops to the war-torn country, is adamant to the point of incoherence that...

Don't drag me into Scottish vote on independence says the Queen

Labour, along with the Scottish Nationalists, “have fed a divisive narrative that has bitten deep, ignoring the revolution in Scottish living standards brought about, in...

Council in funding plea after death of Declan Hainey

A council that was criticised after a toddler died in the care of his drug addict mother wants better funding for child protection services in...

Petawawa soldiers deploying as Canada's military advisers to Iraq

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left) speaks with Defence Minister Rob Nicholson as David Anderson (centre), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, listens...

Kochs backing out of blue-state Senate races

. By Ben Adler. 9 Sep 2014 5:33 PM comments. Share ... Fishing and other forms of outdoor tourism are important to the state's economy,...

Kochs backing out of blue-state Senate races

. By Ben Adler. 9 Sep 2014 5:33 PM comments. Share ... Fishing and other forms of outdoor tourism are important to the state's economy,...

In Iraq, inaction is not the best option

NDP MP Paul Dewar, who travelled to Iraq with Mr. Baird last week, told The Globe that, from what he saw, “it was very clear...

Canada's multiculturalism minister runs into racist Canadian

Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal speaks with the media about Senate reform in the Foyer of the Senate on Parliament Hill Friday February 1, 2013...

Tories' prostitution bill 'likely' to survive legal challenge, Peter MacKay says

CTV News OTTAWA—The federal justice department advised the Conservative government its anti-prostitution Bill C-36 is “likely” to survive a court challenge, says Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

Conservatives Predictably Shame Wendy Davis For Sharing Abortion Story

Since Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) revealed in her new memoir that she once made the difficult decision to end a pregnancy she and...

Conservative Upset With Nomination Date Change In Whitby-Oshawa

"Based on my years of experience with the party and my first hand discussions with Jim when he was alive, both he and Stephen Harper...

10 Things: Hey, what say we DON'T go to war?

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was next most popular with people that wouldn't vote for the Coalition in any case, but the second most popular with...

NFL 2014 Week 1: Lessons learned and lessons not learned

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens — While five first half Mike Nugent field goals helped the Bengals win 23-16, it is mind-boggling why so many...

OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: Primary finale

(blog)Scott Brown's campaign indicated as much when they attempted to set expectations low — below 40 percent — in a pre-primary memo. Brown, Massachusetts...

The Conservative framing of Stephen Harper

Unlike the last round of Conservative attack ads, which were quietly televised without an online presence or advance warning, this new advert was promoted to...

Federal Industry Minister James Moore looking forward to Prentice as premier

(subscription)He says federal-provincial relations were fine under former Alberta premier Alison Redford, but will probably be even better with Prentice in charge. Prentice was...

John Baird rejects co-operation with Iran against Islamic jihadists

“Iran is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Baird said. “Just because it's not their brand of terrorism doesn't (absolve) them. They...

Gambia passes bill to introduce crime of 'aggravated homosexuality'

President Yahya Jammeh is yet to sign into law the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, which was passed by parliament on Aug. 25. Homosexuality remains...

Tories' prostitution bill 'likely' to survive legal challenge, Peter MacKay says

The bill doesn't “enable prostitution” but it will still allow those who “claim to freely choose” prostitution to do so safely, work indoors or hire...

Why Webb Won't Run

I'd love to see a debate where Hillary Clinton faces off against Jim Webb, and Bernie Sanders, and Brian Schweitzer, and Russ Feingold, and Joe...

When Scientists Give Up

"You actually have to be much more conservative these days than you used to," Glomski says, "and being that conservative I think ultimately hurts the...

Top States for Doing Business 2014: Georgia Unseats Texas, Industrial Midwest ...

Capital spending and, especially, job creation have remained below par as corporate chiefs and business owners stick with a conservative philosophy until they perceive signs...