September 21, 2014

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Excellent Ergodics

As Danielewski describes the family's explorations through their house, the words on each page are arranged to mimic the descriptions they define. “House of Leaves”...

Sorensen: Panthers uncharacteristically sloppy, and it's a shock

Carolina's Josh Norman tried to grab it, appeared to have it, and had the ball stripped away by Terence Garvin. Pittsburgh's Robert Golden recovered it...

Moving to The Center

The shift is evident in some of the most contentious Senate and gubernatorial races — in traditional swing states as well as decidedly conservative ones...

Quebec crucial to next election's outcome, two-way race between NDP and Libs ...

(subscription)Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will be in a tough fight for Quebec votes in the federal election. By ABBAS...

Cabinet committees in midst of 'intense' time, reviewing all decisions on road ...

(subscription)Prime Minister Stephen Harper pictured at last year's Throne Speech. Mr. Harper's Cabinet committee are busy right now. By LAURA RYCKEWAERT | Published: Monday,...

Status of Government Business

(subscription)Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The online. Quick Purchase. Purchase this weeks' edition of The ...

Rosie O'Donnell returns to 'The View'

She caused quite a stir and got in heated exchanges with various people associated with the show, including show creator and news legend Barbara Walters,...

Together and Alone

They are both oppressed, he says, beaten by the police and hated by conservatives and the tabloids. After raising money for the .... In “Tracks,”...

NDP denies Tories' charge its staffers 'exploiting loophole' to collect overtime

... additional allocation for overtime." When asked if Liberal staffers take unpaid leave when they work on election campaigns, Purchase did not respond. Blake Richards,...

BOIE approves House's high-powered legal fees in fight over NDP court challenge

(subscription) (subscription)Meanwhile, NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland, Ont.), one of the NDP MPs whose name is among the applicants for judicial review in the...

House Finance pre-budget hearings busier, but experts say budget already ...

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Scott Brison (Kings-Hants, N.S), his party's finance critic and also co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said it would be a...

Federal budget surplus 'exciting,' but also a double-edged sword, say ...

(subscription) (subscription)Finance Minister Joe Oliver, pictured with Jeremy Rudin May 6, 2014, at the House Finance Committee. By LAURA RYCKEWAERT | Published: Monday, 09/22/2014...

Labelling GMOs about transparency, not health say advocates

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Murray Rankin's motion M-480 wants genetically modified food to be labeled because Canadians have the 'right to know,' but industry says...

MPs say their workload doubling as they campaign in current and new ridings

(subscription)Liberal MP John McCallum and Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski both say they're campaigning in their current and new ridings. By ABBAS RANA | Published:...

Ministers Rickford and Aglukkaq shuffle staff

(subscription) (subscription). Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford has a new director of policy in his office. By LAURA RYCKEWAERT | Published: Monday, 09/22/2014 12:00...

Platform paradox: does Justin Trudeau need one now?

(subscription) (subscription)Justin Trudeau should give himself all of the platform flexibility he can get going into 2015. The photograph Jake Wright. Liberal Leader...

Justin Schultz leads Edmonton over Calgary 3-1 in split-squad pre-season game

Marco Roy and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, while highly-touted 2014 third overall draft pick Leon Draisaitl picked up an assist in his...

Dear Rob Anders, Take a Hint and Take a Hike. | daveberta.ca ...

Many Canadians hoped to have bade a final farewell to offensive conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders when he lost the Conservative Party nomination in...

NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 4?

Many teams were put on notice in Week 3, while others were exposed a bit. Most people knew the Houston Texans weren't a true contender,...

Partnership for Public Service honors feds with Service to America Medals for ...

(blog)The Partnership for Public Service, an organization that works on federal workplace issues, will honor the “outstanding achievements” of federal employees Monday with the...

Viktor Fasth has never been an NHL starter, but…

(blog)In St. Louis they have Brian Elliott and rookie Jake Allen, aching for playing time. In San Jose, Alex Stalock is pushing Antti Niemi.

Promises of Greater Home Rule for Scots Turn Contentious

LONDON — When more home-rule powers were offered to Scotland in the heat of the country's independence referendum campaign, the promises came with rare and...

Utah's unemployment rate tied for second-lowest in U.S.

“Combined with our revenue surplus for this fiscal year, another strong jobs report is continued evidence that our conservative fiscal policies work,” he said in...

Patriots notebook: Ryan moves on quickly after late penalty

USA TODAY RAIDERS COACH Dennis Allen didn't hold back on his opinion of the holding penalty that cost his team a possible tying touchdown. With Oakland...

Instant reaction: Seahawks beat Broncos (just), move to 2-1

(blog) (blog)The Broncos were struggling to sustain drives and suffered with a conservative approach in the first half (two draw plays on 3rd and...

Vail teacher awarded Esperanza Latino Teacher Award

A Vail School District teacher has been awarded Chicanos Por La Causa's Esperanza Latino Teacher Award. Margarito Casillas of Andrada Polytechnic High School was surprised...

In heated midterm contests, GOP candidates explore a move to the middle

The shift is evident in some of the most contentious Senate and gubernatorial races — in traditional swing states as well as decidedly conservative ones...

Tories prepare to fast-track prostitution bill through Parliament

Justice Minister Peter MacKay, who is spearheading the bill for the Conservative government, told last week that he had not heard from the Senate...

Conservative MP – Supporter of Horse Slaughter and Cruel Pig ...

Canadian Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, who voted to keep horse slaughter going with a nay vote in May of this year on Bill C-571, took...

Awkward moment Ed Miliband laughs off Andrew Marr's bizarre Gordon Brown ...

Ed Miliband could only laugh off an awkward moment as a top political journalist launched into a bizarre impression of former PM Gordon Brown to...

Rascovar: Brown goes negative on Hogan, and vice versa

Brown and his cohorts at the Democratic Governors Association want voters to believe Hogan has a “dangerous Republican agenda” and a “dangerous conservative ideology” that...

Raiders' late push falls short in New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It was two, maybe three seconds of pure exuberance and thrill, and then it was over. Raiders running back Darren McFadden had...

Cardinals claim first place with win over 49ers

The 49ers dropped the Cardinals in nine of the past 10 meetings, prompting Arizona coach Bruce Arians to use adult language in dispelling the notion...

NZ PM John Key makes it three in a row as Labour goes backwards

... the Internet-Mana coalition has bombed out. Dotcom has apologised to Harawira for damaging Mana's brand. And many of Harawira's former supporters accuse him of...

Voters should know that after Fords, there would be no deluge

Olivia Chow says she will limit them to around the rate of inflation; John Tory says he will keep them within the rate of inflation.

Borgerson keen on upping voter turnout

The last federal election in 2011 saw Prince Albert's Conservative incumbent Randy Hoback receive 62.2 per cent of the ballots cast -- about double the...

All Blacks' five-eighth Aaron Cruden hasn't been replaced in the 30-man squad ...

ALL Blacks five-eighth Aaron Cruden will miss the Rugby Championship Tests against Argentina and South Africa for disciplinary reasons. Coach Steve Hansen says Cruden went...

No. 2 Oregon learns from Pac-12 opener

... linebacker Jeremiah Allison (8) attempts the tackle during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Martin Stadium...

Why Dalton McGuinty is lobbying for a living: Cohn

Traditionally, they were recruited by prestigious law firms at fat cat salaries to act as “rainmakers” — doing rain dances for well-heeled clients in hopes...

Trudeau gets abortion policy exactly right: Mallick

In the words of Conservative MP Gordon O'Connor, one of my favourite older men, to the House of Commons in 2012 when he was government...

Broncos Seahawks final score: No Super Bowl revenge for Broncos, who lose 26 ...

Reuters (blog)Conservative playcalling on offense and a handful of huge Seattle offensive plays gave Seattle a two-touchdown lead at the half, 17-3. Peyton Manning averaged...

Breaking up the old 2011 Tory gang: Tim Harper

In accepting the post as Washington envoy for Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, Merrifield became just the latest Conservative MP to turn his or her back...

ITRCC eyes debt restructure

ITR Concession Company, operator of the Indiana Toll Road, has struck a deal with its creditors to restructure its debt facilities. Macquarie Atlas Roads holds...

Name dropping: Harry Reid, NFL team and SUU

SUU President Scott Wyatt said the decision wasn't about politics – "Harry Reid has a lot of good qualities that could be used to develop...

Federal government hasn't filled top doctor's job, 15 months later

“From the day the Conservatives took over, the chief public health officer doesn't seem able to fill his duties in way it had been designed,”...

Death By Ice Bucket Challenge Accident For Kentucky Firefighter

Reports of death or injury doing the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge, whether real or hoax, usually involved the challenger being hit by the frozen water...

Pm to hold talks on 'english votes'

David Cameron will gather senior MPs at his official country retreat today to consider his plan to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs in...

Kirk urges politicians to work in friendship

... Rt Rev John Chalmers for unity. Finance Secretary John Swinney, Labour's shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander and the Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the...

Ontario PC Party sets rules for leadership contest, $1.25-million spending limit

Federal Conservative MP Patrick Brown has scheduled a news conference in his Barrie riding next Sunday to announce his candidacy. PC party members will be...

Tony Parker: Gregg Popovich hopes team isn't 'satisfied'

Fantasy owners shouldn't expect many changes this season -- the Spurs' aging trio of stars will play conservative minutes with occasional DNP-CDs, and Pop will...