March 18, 2015

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More than one side to taxation - Dan Albas MP

What has Dan Albas been smoking? In his column dated Mar 10, "Stephen Harper choking Canada's economic recovery," David Bond said that since the Conservatives...

Castlegar squares off against Bill C-51

Speakers ranged from Castlegar United Church minister Greg Powell, area defense attorney Ken Wyllie, postal worker/union activist Cindy McCallum Miller, Gail Hunniset representing NDP Alex...

Harper to ask Parliament to expand Canada's mission against Islamic State

Waterloo Region's four Conservative MPs all said that Canada has an obligation to safeguard its citizens. "I absolutely support the ... Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht...

Kyle Whitmire

Moore called it "judicial tyranny." Meanwhile, State Representative Patricia Todd, Alabama's first openly gay legislator, said she would "not stand by and allow legislators to...

Timmins Chamber of Commerce gives local wish-list to feds

Thorne presented the ideas Monday to Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board of Canada. ... Those were some of the ideas presented to federal...

Montana Republicans Divided Over Open Primaries

Boulanger was appointed to the Senate for the 2013 session after voters elected Bob Lake to the Public Service Commission. In the 2014, Boulanger ran...

New Blood

Two-term councilman Mike Allen, who is regarded to be part of the council's conservative minority but considers himself to be a moderate, says that's he's...

Take Netanyahu with 'grain of salt': envoy

The Harper government took a wait-and-see attitude Wednesday on the foreign policy implications of the Israeli election rhetoric, although Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign...

Quebec says it should have been consulted on federal anti-terrorism bill

QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it has serious concerns with the Conservatives' anti-terror bill and chided Ottawa for not consulting with the provinces before...

Liberal MP Pacetti says he's hobbled by misconduct allegations ...

Pacetti's announcement came on the same day Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was expected to inform him and Newfoundland MP Scott Andrews that they will be...

The MP misconduct saga timeline from October to March

Oct. 30 — In a behind-the-scenes meeting with the NDP and Liberal whips, NDP MP Craig Scott tells the Liberals that one of the misconduct...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

It's also true that in Harris County and elsewhere, law enforcement checks the immigration status of jail inmates. Sheriff's departments regularly work with U.S. Department...

The MP misconduct saga timeline from October to March

Oct. 30 — In a behind-the-scenes meeting with the NDP and Liberal whips, NDP MP Craig Scott tells the Liberals that one of the misconduct...

Could Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau ever join to oust Harper?: Tim Harper

News1130The two men have never discussed the matter. They have never met in the same room, face-to-face, on any issue and their last and only...

The MP misconduct saga timeline from October to March

Oct. 30 — In a behind-the-scenes meeting with the NDP and Liberal whips, NDP MP Craig Scott tells the Liberals that one of the misconduct...

Durbin: These Republicans are putting Loretta Lynch at the 'back of the bus ...

Kansas City StarHarry Reid also once positioned himself as pro-life, even pretending to oppose taxpayer-funded abortion on principle (“my belief in the sanctity of life...

Peter Goldring's pocket pen video camera keeps MPs talking

Conservative MP Peter Goldring puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like any other politician. But then he tucks an accessory into...

Every Top 25 College Football Team's 2014-15 One Shining Moment

When the college football season ended in January, our final images were of Ohio State's players and coaches hoisting up the first playoff-fueled championship trophy...

Benjamin Netanyahu win a good omen for Stephen Harper: Walkom

. In Israel, a hard-line prime minister defied the pollsters by stoking fear. Is this a model for Canada's Conservatives? Share on Facebook ...Terror fears fire...

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith: Blacks Should Vote Republican

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN said blacks should vote Republican, at least once, while speaking at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University, Breitbart News reported...

Harper Says Gun Comments Did Not Promote Vigilante Justice

In December, Mulcair said a federal NDP government would ensure police can track every firearm in Canada — comments many took to mean he was...

Liberal candidates critical of anti-terror bill,... - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Liberal candidates critical of anti-terror bill,...www.ottawacommunitynews.com/The upcoming election will be a choice between the politics of fear and division versus the “balanced” Liberal approach, two...

Former councillor to represent New Democrats in Ottawa South federal riding - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Former councillor to represent New Democrats in Ottawa South federal ridingwww.ottawacommunitynews.com/... option to turn to in the upcoming election, “a progressive choice.” Ottawa South MP...

Hoop Thoughts: Five NCAA tourney mistakes to avoid; bracket breakdown

On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Pete Thamel, associate editor Ted Keith and college basketball producer David Gardner break down why Notre Dame has...

Meet the Press Transcript - February 8, 2015

. By Joe Toohey. CHUCK TODD: This Sunday, crises from ISIS to Iran to Ukraine. JOHN KERRY (ON TAPE): President Putin's got to make the...

Le plan conservateur pour la dualité linguistique ... - Stéphane Dion

À peu de choses près, les Conservateurs n'ont fait que reconduire le financement du plan libéral au niveau qu'il avait atteint à sa cinquième année.

Stephen Harper to extend Canada's military mission in Iraq

CBC.caCanada's prime minister will present a plan to extend Canada's military mission in Iraq next week. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his Conservative government will...

Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti maintains innocence, says he won't run again

CBC.caOne of two Liberal MPs accused of sexual misconduct has decided to jump before he's effectively pushed out of politics. Massimo Pacetti continued to maintain...

Israeli ambassador downplays Netanyahu's comments on Palestinian state

Wall Street JournalNDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said in a statement that his party would “be watching as a coalition government emerges.” Yet Dewar...

How should we (formally) debate this year's election?

Presumably, this suggests that Conservative candidates in all 338 ridings won't be skipping too many all-candidates' debates this fall. It is also to ... There...

Neuroscientists Challenge Myths About Men and Porn

(blog) (blog)Today's users can force [their] release by watching porn in multiple windows, searching endlessly, fast-forwarding to the bits they find hottest, switching to...

Harper Seeks to Expand Canada Mission Against Islamic State

CBC.caIn an e-mailed statement, Liberal Critic Joyce Murray said her party believes “Canada does have a role to play” but that she wouldn't speculate on...

LaFleche: Tories and the language of unreason

Conservative MPs wonder if Greenpeace is a terrorist organization. If you needed ... This is not the time for clear minded MPs of conscience —...

LaFleche: Tories and the language of unreason

Conservative MPs wonder if Greenpeace is a terrorist organization. If you needed ... This is not the time for clear minded MPs of conscience —...

Silicon Valley to millennials: Drop dead

David R. Wheeler is a writer and journalism professor living in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter @David_R_Wheeler. ... Played by Blake Anderson, Bean might...

Hamilton labour council hosts forum on 'overreaching' Bill C-51

Hamilton-area NDP MPs Wayne Marston, Chris Charlton and David Christopherson are all expected to attend Wednesday night's forum, and will speak about the bill. Though...

Feds supporting youth, science and space tomatoes

London West MP Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and London North Centre Conservative MP Susan Truppe were at the London Children's Museum...

State elections agency abruptly calls closed meeting

(blog) (blog)The agency has been involved in a number of recent lawsuits, including a challenge to the state's requirement that voters show photo ID...

Budget cuts are blighting pupils' prospects, say headteachers

Sixth-formers and college students have already suffered classes “crammed” with extra pupils and a reduced choice of courses, according to Peter Kent, president of the...

Provocative Filmmaker John Waters to Deliver Keynote Address at Rhode Island ...

Author and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik and musicians Chris Frantz (RISD '74 Painting), Martina Weymouth (RISD '74 Painting) and Jerry Harrison, all former...

Stephen Harper says Canadians want income-splitting plan

The income-splitting plan, which the Conservatives dubbed the Family Tax Cut, was made retroactive for the 2014 tax year. To address concerns that the plan...

Fayetteville veterans push to legalize marijuana for pain management

McClannan mistakenly ate the sweet, brought home by a son and baked with marijuana, several years ago. It was one of the few times ...

Taxpayer group urges Tories to stop pumping public money into partisan ads

The critique comes just days after Liberal finance critic Scott Brison blasted the Conservatives for spending millions on what he described as "wasteful and ineffective...

Liberal MP Pacetti says he won't seek re-election in October federal ...

OTTAWA - One of two Liberal MPs accused of sexual misconduct has decided to quit politics. Montreal MP Massimo Pacetti continues to maintain his innocence...

Racism Should Not Become a Conservative Value

Most are distinguished --- Chris Alexander, Niki Ashton, Elizabeth May and Irwin Cotler -- and remind us to envision a dream for our Canadian politics...

Fund aims to improve accessibility

Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen encourages eligible organizations to apply for Enabling Accessibility Fund grants, with Conservative MP Andrew Saxton (centre) at...

GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

In the immediate term, the measure would produce higher deficits as lawmakers would block a looming cut in Medicare fees to doctors and increase Pentagon...

Budget 2015: Reaction round-up

Richard Threlfall (pictured), construction head at KPMG, said: “The announcement of pilot schemes for Manchester, Cheshire East, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to retain 100 per cent...