May 6, 2015

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Dionne: Clinton campaign finds a less conservative America

Mike Huckabee gleefully highlighted these frictions when he announced his presidential candidacy, and Clinton moved quickly to exploit them. If Democrats have a problem with...

Conservative anti-terror bill passes final vote with Liberal support

The third-reading vote passed 183 to 96 with the support of Conservative and Liberal Members of Parliament, and was opposed by New Democrats and Green...

Harper's Anti-Terror Bill C-51 One Step Closer To Becoming Law

It will also grant Canadian security and intelligence agencies more leniency when it comes to accessing and sharing information between departments. Public Safety Minister Steven...

Scott Walker's rabbi

Scott McConnell, co-founder of The American Conservative publication, was even more blunt. “He's doing it because the way the Republican primary is set up, this...

Gladstone's Library: a retreat for readers and writers

(I blame John Logie Baird, Netflix and HBO, in pretty equal measure, for my own paltry tally that probably lies somewhere shy of 2,000.) In...

Koch brothers go deep in Alberta tar sands

Fort McKay, Alberta, a hamlet of 700 citizens, hugs the Athabasca River a half-hour's drive north of Fort McMurray. It's home to the Fort ...

We need David Letterman's America: How the Leno/Fallon/Colbert choice ...

So when I recently visited my mother in the home where basic cable never dies, and I reunited with David Letterman for the first time...

Limey Liars & the Country That Doesnt Love Them

Britain, in fact, already had a hung parliament with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron ruling by the grace and favor of alliance with the Lib-Dems.

In Ottawa, Conservatives contemplate 'Albertastan' -

- and their futureCalgary Sun“Thomas Mulcair is no Rachel Notley,” said Alberta Conservative MP Leon Benoit. “Rachel Notley certainly has a way of appealing very...

Bellegarde email urges MPs to support bill on UN Indigenous rights declaration

OTTAWA—Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde wrote an email to MP's urging them to support Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash's private members bill...

GOP pushing aside conservative amendments to Iran nuclear deal bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate is pushing aside amendments offered by two of its most conservative members in order to clear the way for likely...

Alberta election 2015: NDP sings for joy, Harper's caucus like 'morgue'

Reporters sought out Rob Anders, who once hoped, but failed, to make a serious bid for the leadership of Alberta's Wildrose Party, after losing his...

With support from Liberals, Conservatives pass controversial anti-terror bill

OTTAWA -- The federal government's controversial new anti-terrorism bill has won the approval of the House of Commons. The Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill...

The Liberals still have no plans to scrap income splitting ... - iPolitics

“With the Liberal leader's opposition to income splitting for families, you can be sure he will also cancel income splitting for seniors,” followed Conservative Robert...

Ottawa NDP rides Alberta victory, but incoming premier keeps distance

“I guess now that we have to realize that there are a couple of really solid NDP strongholds, they're Alberta and Quebec.” Ottawa Centre NDP...

Notley's rookie MLAs to get a boost from federal NDP

“People have to know that you're there for them.” The new MLAs should take their time in hiring staff, suggested Alexandre Boulerice, who was first...

Mulcair's Federal NDP Celebrates Triumph By Alberta Cousins

Differences between the parties, however, didn't stop the federal NDP on Wednesday from inviting news cameras into its caucus chamber, where chanting MPs celebrated the...

Nathan Cullen excited about Alberta NDP win, "nail in the coffin" of ...

A wave of orange has spread across Alberta following the NDP's election win Tuesday, and we could feel the ripples here in Northern BC. Skeena-Bulkley...

NAN – Water is a Basic Human Right

In Parliament, NDP MP Carol Hughes asked “The Shoal Lake aboriginal community was forced to declare a state of emergency because the ferry that connects...

ZYTARUK: Surrey Tory MPs' silence on crime ironic, considering their roots

To her credit, the foremost item on Nina Grewal's website was her private member's statement on crime. In it, the Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells...

The two trade fights about to roil Republicans — here and in DC

(blog) (blog)David Perdue, R-Ga., said her boss is supporting fast-track authority as well.) Down on the Georgia coast, Carter is the one taking the...

Quebec's NDP MPs offer advice to newly elected counterparts in Alberta

New Democratic Party MP Laurin Liu (3rd from right), along with NDP colleagues Hoang Mai, left, Pierre Nantel, Marie-Claude Morin, Tyrone Benskin, Alexandre Boulerice and...

Peter Stoffer, NDP MP, Knighted By The Netherlands

NDP MP Peter Stoffer has been knighted by the Netherlands in recognition of his "outstanding service to society," according to a party news release. The...

Conservatives threaten defense bill over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immigrants brought...

Idaho man acknowledges killing Idaho officer, records say

This undated photo provided by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department shows Coeur d'Alene, police officer Greg Moore, who was critically wounded in the line of...

Lebel qualifie le projet de loi du NPD de «mirage politique» - Le Journal de Québec

Le Journal de QuébecLebel qualifie le projet de loi du NPD de «mirage politique»Le Journal de QuébecDe passage à Québec, mardi, le chef du NPD,...

MPs wear carnations in support of MS awareness month

Liberal MP, Hedy Fry, was also handing out carnations to fellow politicians as they arrived in the house for question period. Fry is a physician...

Federal Tory caucaus described as "a morgue" in wake of NDP victory

Federal Tory caucaus described as "a morgue" in wake of NDP victorySo they will be even more of a force on the ground," said Leon...

BC New Democrats celebrate Alberta victory

Veteran federal New Democrat MP Libby Davies agreed with Cullen that the Alberta breakthrough, on the heels of the federal NDP's historic performance in Quebec...

BC New Democrats celebrate Alberta victory

Veteran federal New Democrat MP Libby Davies agreed with Cullen that the Alberta breakthrough, on the heels of the federal NDP's historic performance in Quebec...

Harper Tories Contemplate Political Mortality After Alberta NDP Win

What happens with the conservative movement in Alberta could be divined by the by-election to replace him, some suggested. It was the aftermath of an...

Delay of Scarborough LRT leaves residents 'neglected' again, says councillor

Scarborough residents belonging to the Shepppard Subway Action Coalition likely had the opposite reaction, along with Jim Karygiannis and Norm Kelly, both Agincourt-area councillors who...

Federal Tories have lessons to learn from NDP victory in Alberta

Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin said the “real lesson” for the NDP out of the Alberta election is that “when you unite the progressive vote,...

Un vent rafraîchissant qui vient de l'Ouest selon Pierre Dionne Labelle

SAINT-JÉRÔME. « Ça nous nous amène de l'espoir pour les élections de cet automne. C'est un vent rafraîchissant qui vient de l'Ouest », nous lance...

They Might Be Mayors

When Rocky Anderson declined to run for a third term in 2007, Becker had to get past Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson and eight...

Paul Dewar: Bring Saeed Malekpour home

Saeed Malekpour moved to Canada because he loves this country and what it represents. All Canadians can be proud of what Saeed represents. We must...

Conservative MP John Duncan testifies at Duffy trial

(subscription) (subscription)The first federal Conservative politician to make an appearance at Senator Mike Duffy's criminal trial testified Wednesday, adding a dimension of election-year politics...

Conservative MP John Duncan testifies at Duffy trial - iPolitics.ca

He said he also wasn't aware Duffy, after attending the fundraising event in Comox for Duncan, went on to travel around B.C. attending partisan events...

MY BAD! Bill Clinton Admits His Policies Threw Too Many People In Jail

In 1994, Clinton signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which increased sentencing minimums for a wide variety of crimes. “The problem is...

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announces he's running for Houston mayor

Former City Attorney Ben Hall, Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello, former congressman Chris Bell, businessman Marty McVey, former Kemah Mayor Bill King and state...

Treasury to expand government checking account

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than double the amount...

Albertastan? A morgue? | Warren Kinsella

So sayeth Peter MacKay: “It was like a morgue,” Justice Minister Peter MacKay told reporters Wednesday morning after the weekly meeting. ... “Fight the Right...

Alberta Tories contemplate political mortality in wake of NDP victory - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsAlberta Tories contemplate political mortality in wake of NDP victoryCP24 Toronto's Breaking News"We've always worked hard with constituents and what we're hearing...

Have it Both Ways: How Jeb Bush Can Win By Losing In Iowa

Cillizza is convinced, but I'm not so sure. During a recent podcast, Jon Huntsman told me one of the thing he learned from his 2012...

Orange you glad about Alberta? Or are you Blue?

(blog)They said the NDP would never win in Alberta. Canadians want change. Change is with the NDP." Then MPs Andrew Cash, Charlie Angus and...

Newly knighted MP Peter Stoffer won't add Dutch honorific ... - iPolitics

NDP MP Peter Stoffer was named a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau Wednesday, and while he's entitled to add new initials beside his name,...

Newly knighted MP Peter Stoffer won't add Dutch honorific ... - iPolitics

NDP MP Peter Stoffer was named a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau Wednesday, and while he's entitled to add new initials beside his name,...

Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

Dean Heller, R-Nev., co-chairman of the Senate's VA backlog working group. ... Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, has said she does not believe...

Floyd Roland to seek NWT Conservative nomination in federal election

Kieron Testart and Gail Cyr, both of Yellowknife, have announced they will be seeking the Liberal nod in the riding. Current Northwest Territories MP Dennis...

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Is Running for Rubio's Seat

“He's a strong conservative, he has grassroots support, and he can win. If he is elected, he will stand up to the big spenders in...