October 3, 2014

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Ottawa conent to fiddle while climate ruins forest

No doubt the double entendre was unintended. However, when a bill calling for a National Fiddling Day is introduced late the same afternoon as a...

Issac Bailey | CCU, Horry County and Myrtle Beach chamber made poor choice ...

That did happen, of course, because local experts such as Coastal Carolina University research economist Rob Salvino participated. “For 17 years, the Coastal Carolina University...

Sen. Lee: Conservatives must be 'pro-happiness' not anti-poverty

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee told a Sutherland Institute audience Wednesday that Americans are ready to launch a new war on poverty, "if...

Friday's high school football: Deering defeats Lewiston

OCEANSIDE 22, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 12: Preston Spear gained 109 yards and scored twice to lead the Mariners (1-4) over the Raiders (2-3) at Rockland. Ryan...

Let's fight barbarism overseas but let's keep it civilised here too

A Liberal MP, Craig Laundy, representing the inner-western Sydney seat of Reid, came across an unpleasant incident in Auburn in his electorate. A Muslim man,...

Doug Ford interviewed on Metro Morning 17:06

... race, Ford has been working to get his last-minute campaign up and running against two experienced opponents who have been on the campaign trail...

Harper Says Canada Will Bomb ISIS In Syria If Murderous Despot Asks Him To

The Hindu NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar told reporters Friday the decision to open the door to attacks in Syria is "shocking and troubling." "We...

Opponents of Republican Sasse in Nebraska Senate race try to cast him as tea ...

Watson, a self-described "conservative populist," argued that Sasse represents a Republican Party that hasn't followed through on its promises at the national level. "People are...

Ebola vaccine trials will start in weeks, say WHO and company

"That's the reason why we are calling on God, because we don't know what else to do. We cry all the ... Because of the...

How we joined the battle for Iraq

“This has a broad range of support from the international community, including not just conservatives but liberals and social democrats the world over,” he said,...

Environmentalists shift focus to more grassroots, less government

It wasn't that the Conservatives were anti-environment, it just wasn't on their political radar when they first took power, according to Bruce Carson, a senior...

In Toronto's Trinity-Spadina, even the front-runner can't get lazy

... in July after losing as the NDP candidate in a federal by-election to Ward 20's previous councillor, Adam Vaughan. Olivia Chow left her long-held...

Around Town: NAC Gala nets $917000

Chad Schella and his wife, Catherine Clark, TV host of CPAC's Beyond Politics, at the National Arts Centre on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, for the...

Around Town: NAC Gala nets $917000

Chad Schella and his wife, Catherine Clark, TV host of CPAC's Beyond Politics, at the National Arts Centre on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, for the...

Winnipeg man could be test case for Canada's latest tool in fight against ...

John McCallum, the Liberal immigration critic, said he was also concerned that the judgments of foreign courts could influence Canada's decision to revoke citizenship, arguing...

The 'Good Fighter' Face of Hong Kong Government

The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong chided the Canadian chamber, saying it hadn't been notified of the move, and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said...

Ottawa's tepid response to Hong Kong protests marks a shift in policy

In 2005, senior Conservative MP Jason Kenney broke away from a Liberal trade mission to China in order to visit the grieving house of Chinese...

Pope braced for a bruising showdown with hardliners

Although the Church's intransigence on the issue has driven away many Catholics, the Pope's urge for reform is opposed by some cardinals, as well as...

Allen predicts 58 percent win over Barrow

Rick Allen's campaign received a boost this week, landing the endorsement of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee one month before the Columbia County Republican projects...

NDP, Liberals say they won't support Canadian jets in Iraq

Globalnews.ca The opposition parties also raised concerns that the combat mission could involve future strikes against Syria, which NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar warned could...

Canada Airstrikes ISIS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wants Parliament To ...

Although Trudeau's party may be opposing the motion for Canada too airstrike ISIS militants in Iraq, the Conservatives under Harper holds the majority of the...

Marco Rubio Apparently Isn?t Buying Into Criminal-Justice Reforms

In an op-ed for the conservative Washington Times, Rubio made the noncontroversial case that whomever succeeds Eric Holder as attorney general should be “committed to...

Scarborough MPs submit petition to House of Commons calling for more ...

But some local politicians, including Pickering-Scarborough East Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu, accuse the Ontario Liberal government of “playing politics” with the environment. In a press...

Marco Rubio Apparently Isnt Buying Into Criminal-Justice Reforms

In an op-ed for the conservative Washington Times, Rubio made the noncontroversial case that whomever succeeds Eric Holder as attorney general should be “committed to...

4 Idaho governor candidates debate

Moderators, from left, Jimmy McAndrew Peter Smith and Brent Lyles prepare for the Idaho Governor's debate in front of a packed house Friday, Oct. 3,...

Boys cross country: McHenry's Reiser runner of the week

4. Huntley: The Red Raiders keep improving as they took second at the Bartlett Invitational. Keagan Smith took second, Mike Grocholski was fifth and Seth...

Liberal Democrats pledge to spend extra £1bn a year on NHS

Protesters march through Manchester on a union protest against austerity cuts on the opening day of the Conservative party conference. ... As the Lib Dem...

Liberals can't deny Islamic influence on workplace beheading

Just because someone is a committed liberal does not mean he or she endorses everything issuing from fever-swamp websites like MoveOn.org, or agrees with Robert...

Maher: Time to reform the governance of Royal Conservative Mounted Police

In the House on Wednesday, Robert Sopuck, the Conservative MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, lobbed a softball question to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq about the winter...

Liberals can't deny Islamic influence on workplace beheading

I've never been among those who equate mainstream advocates of a political philosophy with those on its radical fringe. Just because someone is a committed...

Maher: Time to reform the governance of Royal Conservative Mounted Police

This spring, when the RCMP moved to ban a kind of semi-automatic rifle that can be easily converted to full automatic, Public Safety Minister Steven...

Community Calendar Oct. 5

Oct. 11 — Amber Friday-Brown ill be at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. at 3 p.m. She will present a program on a...

Maher: Time to reform the governance of Royal Conservative Mounted Police

The Conservative Party of Canada is a vote-getting machine, like the Liberals and the NDP. Hunters and trappers should know that the Tories are on...

AG says 'no' to defending Government Accountability Board

Scott Walker is at the center of a state John Doe investigation whose validity is again under question in a newly filed lawsuit in U.S.

Sen. Graham floats 2016 bid, dismisses Rubio as 'afraid of the right'

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says fellow Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is “not quite ready” to become president of the United States, but Graham...

WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Snow in forecast for overnight

He did send his staff to meetings in Pennsylvania and Maryland, for which the Congressional Institute and the conservative YG Network paid a total of...

Funny, Smart 'Last Man Standing' Returns for Fourth Season

Nilsen Report (blog)The series, starring comedy stalwarts Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, and Hector Elizondo with a talented cast of supporting players, takes place in Colorado...

The Gargoyle: Senate signage, marital bliss and municipal machinations

Meanwhile, Conservative MP Patrick Brown joined the race this week to lead the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. The MP for Barrie said he'll keep his...

The Iraq debate: What will happen Monday

Debate will begin at noon with a speech from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. A spokeswoman for government House leader Peter Van Loan said the...

A guide to Canada's proposed combat mission in Iraq

Conservative MP Laurie Hawn has said the cost of operating the CF-18, when salaries and other items are included, is around $40,000 an hour. The...

Ebola focus narrowed to 50 in Texas; Hong Kong protesters face Chinese rule ...

(blog)Hazardous material cleaners arrives at the apartment complex in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from...

Tories quash bid to make question period more relevant

"We lost the vote on the idea, the radical idea, that answers should actually be relevant to honest questions in question period by 12 votes,"...

NRL grand final lunch | Photos

Michael Ennis and John Sutton pose with the trophy during a press conference at the 2014 NRL Grand Final lunch at The Star on October...

The opposition doesn't support Harper's ISIS airstrikes. Why?

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar clarified that he'd like to see Canada build refugee camps and provide education, health and basic services in Northern...

A progressive's case for making war on Islamic State

(subscription) (subscription)The Opposition leadership closely echoes the activist legacy of those who fought for peace with the CCF and NDP throughout its history. This...

Canada Set To Send CF-18′s Against ISIL

The Federal government is set to send up to 6 CF-18′s in an American-led campaign against ISIL in Iraq. A vote is expected in Parliament...

Supervisors seek to protect Albemarle neighborhoods from wireless towers

“It has been the policy of the county to have more towers, shorter towers, all throughout the county,” Williamson said, adding that Americans are becoming...

Eric O'Keefe compares John Doe subpoena targets to rape victims

Express Milwaukee Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign Thursday compared subpoena targets to rape victims and accused the state's election agency of corruption and domestic spying. The...

Stephen Harper and the art of losing well

(subscription) (subscription)Over the past year, a lot of people have argued that Stephen Harper's reluctance to resign is an egotistical move that undermines any...

'You have to be audacious': Kshama Sawant tells Vancouver's Left how to win

(blog) (blog)The B.C. NDP threw away a 20 point lead against a lame duck premier set up to fail by running a tepid and...