October 13, 2014

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Oil Tankers Leaking into Seattles Water

It's the vapor that burns, not the liquid,” says Kelly Blaine, the fire marshal for Skagit County, where the rail facility is based. “But it...

There hasn't been anybody since Newt Gingrich to set the agenda

Last week former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at the Allen County Bean Dinner, which reminded everyone what it was like to have a Republican...

Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was such an example. He was a liberal -- he believed in the good that he thought an expanding ... Another...

Shooting of Mexican radio host heard live on the air

"That's pretty shocking," Kent D. Boklan, a former National Security Agency cryptographer who figured out Malbone's code, told AP. "It's a military diary and you...

Biden, Boehner are players in Dold-Schneider House race

Surrounded by friends and family members, Bob Dold, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from the 10th district makes his consession speech at Viper Alley in...

Crisis in Ferguson: Protesters at Police Headquarters

Roman Catholic gay rights groups around the world hailed the paper as a breakthrough, but Church conservatives called it a betrayal of traditional family values.

Al Franken's record, sized up

In his five years in the U.S. Senate, Al Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress, says his opponent, Republican Mike...

Conservatives use patriotism, fear to sell their war plan

(subscription)OTTAWA—The vote in support of Stephen Harper's decision to join allied airstrikes in northern Iraq—and possibly Syria—was never in doubt. But Conservatives imported two...

Op-Ed: FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations – Don Davies ...

Vancouver - Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the NDP representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment...

How to Be a Devils Fan In Washington -

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog) - 2014-15 EditionBleeding Yankee Blue (blog)"Columbia" was derived from the man who "discovered America," Christopher Columbus, and places throughout the Western Hemisphere...

Conservatives' 'very ethnic' media approach a success: journalism study

We also saw a pattern of courting the ethnic media undertaken by Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, who was then helping brief ethnic media separate from...

The devil, the details and Stephen Harper

(subscription) (subscription)Jason Kenney is apparently spending 20 per cent of his time whipping the shiny new pony on Twitter. Kenney's staff is in on...

Media material for nothing and clips for free

CTV discovered the change, and many in the media are in high dudgeon about it. The opposition parties, always hoping to curry favour with the...

Sorry Koch Brothers, But Money Can't Buy You Real People's Votes

Thanks to Jane Mayer exposing the billionaires on a crusade against Obama, the Koch brothers have been outed as the nasty Oz behind the curtain...

UK Parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state

Conservative lawmaker Nicholas Soames — grandson of World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill — said that "to recognize Palestine is both morally right and...

Unpredictable race rolling out in Daniel McIntyre ward

He faces stiff competition as he runs against two opponents from 2010, Keith Bellamy — former parliamentary assistant to NDP MP Pat Martin — and...

Stephen Maher: The 'boys in short pants' — Government run by PMO's youthful ...

This is the frame — fatherly Harper versus Trudeau the bozo — that the Conservatives hope will help them eventually turn around public opinion, so...

Office of Lawyer Regulation tosses complaint against Susan Happ

On Monday, Happ told the Journal Sentinel that as attorney general she would have assisted Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm in the John Doe...

For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

The legislation now faces opposition from a new conservative Catholic movement. They call themselves the Standing Sentinels, and ... At the Silent Sentinel vigil, four...

5 Things Wall Street Completely Missed on JC Penney's Future

Shares of the Plano, Texas-based retailer were routed 10.8% on Wednesday as CFO Ed Record lowered third-quarter same-store sales guidance. The company now expects same-store...

Vatican report on homosexuals 'stunning change'

WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Vatican report issued Monday (Oct. 13) demonstrates what observers described as a dramatic shift -- even an "earthquake" -- regarding homosexuals,...

Celine Cooper: Justin Trudeau's foreign-policy comments might hurt Liberal ...

Up to this point, Trudeau has been a boon in bringing the Liberal Party back from the dead. After a messy era of infighting between...

Chow calls on Tory to cost out his promises

Olivia Chow called on John Tory to release a fully-costed platform before election day. Chow accused Tory of giving voters a campaign ... The former...

Iran Trip Advert Makes Gray Lady Blush

The Times Journeys promotion, by contrast, invites paying customers to enjoy “an interesting fusion of old meeting new; conservative elders uphold the traditions of the...

Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, Endorses Tory as Toronto Mayor - Oye! Times

Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, Endorses Tory as Toronto MayorOye! TimesThe Conservative MP for Halton and former chief executive of the Toronto Port Authority, Raitt, has...

MPs scramble to make a deal on transferring tax powers to Scotland

Alistair Carmichael, Scottish secretary, published a document setting out options for giving Edinburgh more control over income tax and other levies, with a view to...

Political News, Now.

(blog)A little-known liberal group, the Agenda Project Action Fund, unveiled a 60-second advertisement on Monday that it says will run in Kentucky. It includes...

Are Schools Required to Use Mandatory Defibrillators on Athletes?

(registration)Lawyers for petitioners: David C. Rash, David C. Rash P.A., Weston, and Elizabeth K. Russo, Russo Appellate Firm, Miami. Lawyers for respondent: John W.

Federal transport minister Lisa Raitt endorses John Tory, mum on SmartTrack

Mayoral candidate John Tory was endorsed Monday by federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who praised him as a consensus-builder but would not discuss the SmartTrack...

Cotler abstains from voting on IS combat mission

(blog) (blog)Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler says he broke ranks with the Liberal party and abstained from voting on the government's motion to approve...

15 compete for 12 Erlanger council seats

The city continues to work with Toyota, Tri-ED, and our economic development team to find other businesses that want to call Erlanger home. In just...

John Tory endorsed by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, Olivia Chow demands ...

Raitt, the Conservative MP for Halton and former chief executive of the Toronto Port Authority, is the most senior and influential federal official to publicly...

Are Schools Required to Use Mandatory Defibrillators on Athletes?

(registration) (registration)Lawyers for petitioners: David C. Rash, David C. Rash P.A., Weston, and Elizabeth K. Russo, Russo Appellate Firm, Miami. Lawyers for respondent: John...

Festival loses money, but sets course

Mike Donaghy (third from left), chairman of the board of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, cuts a ribbon to open the Taste of the Valley...

Democrats Listen to Liberals, Hitting Republicans for Their Dangerous CDC Cuts

JAG: This type of ad is effective with Conservatives, because studies show they have greater emotional re... lilowl: Congress ... Suzanne Moore: Robert - I...

Lessons from Cointelpro – Many Learned in OB and San Diego in the Seventies

Peter Bohmer Editor: The following is taken from a talk given by Professor Peter Bohmer at the Radical Ecology Conference, in Portland, Oregon on September...

EDITORIAL: The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House

Republican Eric Wallace , of Flossmoor , disagrees with Kelly's efforts to expand background checks on gun purchases or to place restrictions on felons owning...

49ers-Rams: 15 things to know about Week 6's MNF game

Williams could gamble and send the house, or he could hope that the defensive line wakes up. If they keep it conservative and that happens,...

The next culture war: Slate opinion

David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values famously reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage on the grounds that we should be encouraging everyone to...

Supervisor race puts board majority in play

The race between a political newcomer and a veteran city councilwoman for Sonoma County's 4th District supervisor seat is far more than a contest to...

On Ebola, a 'Philosophical Choice'

TIME Come to think of it, the priorities laid out by Secretary of State John Kerry in a press conference last week—that “[w]e need airlines to...

On Ebola, a 'Philosophical Choice'

Come to think of it, the priorities laid out by Secretary of State John Kerry in a press conference last week—that “[w]e need airlines to...

Scott Brown: Close IRS branch in Cincinnati

Obama, top White House aides and top Democrats have said the branch in Cincinnati deserved a big part of the blame for the treatment of...

John Tory endorsed by federal transport minister Lisa Raitt, but no cheque for ...

Last month, he earned the support of two Scarborough Liberal MPs — Hon. John McKay who represents Scarborough-Guildwood as well as Scarborough-Agincourt MP Arnold Chan...

The Upside of Ebola (Yes, There May Actually Be One)

(John Moore/Getty). This problem, one of many plaguing the region due to Ebola, gets exponentially worse with every new victim. Children are losing parents to...

Accommodation shortage feared as fruit picking season looms

Mr Gaeta suggested the Scout Camp near Lake Canobolas would be ideal, but the idea was not accepted by council because community and cultural services...

Thomas Mulcair will visit Island next Saturday for nominating meeting

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair will visit Prince Edward Island Oct. 18 to attend the party's federal nominating meeting in Egmont that night in Abram-Village.

MP seeks law change in wake of Supreme Court's Zahra Kazemi ruling

In the wake of last week's Supreme Court of Canada decision in the case of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, a Liberal MP is once again trying...

Duggar Family '19 Kids and Counting' News: Bryan Kemper, Jessa Duggar ...

The family has been very vocal about their Christian beliefs and are known to be a conservative family. This shows in the way .... One...

God Comes in Flavors

(blog) (blog)According to Gladwell, back in the 1970's, a fellow named Howard Moskowitz figured out that the way to break open the super-conservative spaghetti...