July 31, 2015

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HERO ballot fight presents challenge to GLBT Caucus

(subscription)According to the Kinder Institute's recent Houston Area Survey, support for gay rights in Harris County, which includes Houston's more conservative suburbs, has increased...

Super Pac Friday: Five takeaways

The network of groups connected with the billionaire Koch brothers has signaled it will spend as much as $889 million during the 2016 election cycle...

Tories' Raitt says she's prepared for possible 11-week campaign

SYDNEY — It will be business as usual for Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt, regardless of whether an election is called Sunday. “The election is...

Canadians Working to Rescue Mandaean People on Brink of Extinction in Iraq

(press release)"We want to motivate Canadians to see they can do something, through private sponsorship," Mr. Konkel, who is also a former federal Conservative...

Daphne Bramham: $4.7-million boost for North Van's waterfront rebirth

In the Conservative government's pre-election announcement frenzy, MP Andrew Saxton handed over a cheque for $2.2 million to the North Vancouver Museum and Archives in...

Feds give $25M for UW science complex

Conservative politicians announced it Friday. It's the third (and biggest) funding announcement this week at UW, as politicians roll out money ahead of a campaign...

Mulcair can't keep dual citizenship

Layton urged former Liberal leader Stephane Dion to renounce his French citizenship, saying: “I would prefer that a leader of a party hold only Canadian...

From Dawson Creek to Skinners Pond Tories' spending spree nears $1.6b

“The economy is suffering and Stephen Harper's government is more concerned about wasting taxpayers' money with an early election call,” NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen...

Edmonton MPs announce millions in spending, critics accuse them of "pork ...

Edmonton MPs announce millions in spending, critics accuse them of "pork ...On Facebook, independent Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber sarcastically thanked Ambrose for visiting his...

Funding buoys Keewatin region - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesFunding buoys Keewatin regionOrillia Packet & TimesSimcoe North MP Bruce Stanton announced Friday the Friends of the Keewatin will get $480,000 toward...

Where the federal leaders went in July's unofficial campaign

... city for a series of Canada Day events with MPs in and around NDP-held ridings of Beaches-East York (Matthew Kellway), Parkdale-High Park (Peggy Nash),...

Federal reps are ready to go

And the riding's NDP incumbent MP Malcolm Allen will defend his seat in his third federal election against Port Colborne's former mayor Vance Badawey representing...

Cruz, Perry hope to shine – or at least appear – at GOP 2016 debate

He has found his firebrand style, usually a crowd-pleaser in conservative circles, dimmed by outspoken frontrunner, New York billionaire Donald Trump. In an average of...

Governments promise $495M for Lake Manitoba flood channel

Conservative MP Candice Bergen stood on the banks of Lundar Beach to announce the federal government's involvement. The announcement comes just days before Prime Minister...

MP announces $1.12M to improve high-speed Internet access

“This is an important investment that will significantly benefit these residents,” Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller, who announced the funding Friday in Lion's Head,...

Five things to know about new riding boundaries in the upcoming election - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsFive things to know about new riding boundaries in the upcoming electionCP24 Toronto's Breaking News... Trinity — Spadina shedding its northern third...

UPDATED: New four-lane bridge to replace Daly Overpass

Brandon Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire and Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell made the announcement near the bridge Friday afternoon. The project involves the...

Reporters' Roundtable

James Lynch writes for the Gazette published in Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register Political ... And it is playing well with a large group of...

Reporters' Roundtable

James Lynch writes for the Gazette published in Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register Political ... And it is playing well with a large group of...

Reporters' Roundtable

James Lynch writes for the Gazette published in Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register Political ... And it is playing well with a large group of...

Lawrence O'Donnell Slams Ronald Reagan: 'The Donald Trump of His Time'

(blog) (blog)REID: Yes, absolutely. And so as a fundamental sort of matter of conservative dogma, what Ronald Reagan said when he was actor Ronald...

Sunday writ drop would start most expensive campaign in Canadian history

Winnipeg North Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux and Selkirk-Interlake Conservative MP James Bezan both said they don't expect to really ramp up their campaign efforts until...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair visits region key to party's hopes of forming government

... say they'll do things that we know will never happen." Mulcair will pay a visit to Edmunston, N.B., Thursday and hold a news conference...

PM may call election Sunday

New Democratic Party Member of Parliament (MP) Pat Martin speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 28,...

$175M for Waverley underpass as pre-election cash flows from feds

For the third consecutive day, one of Winnipeg's Conservative MPs will make a major funding announcement and this one is expected to be significant. Joyce...

Canadian government moves to ban microbeads

... in the House of Commons calling for microbeads to be added to the list of toxic substances named under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act,...

Canada's Liberals face bleak future – is it too late for Justin Trudeau to ...

“Every time a Tory gets a bleeding nose, the Liberals and the New Democrats turn around and punch each other in the face,” complained popular...

Pre-election funding keeps pouring in for Ottawa projects

... number of Ottawa-specific funding announcements by government ministers and MPs in the past five days, kicked off in blockbuster fashion by the July 27...

NDP Nominates Amandeep Nijjar To Take On Embattled Wai Young In South Vancouver

VANCOUVER – With NDP's prospects rising nationally, they are hoping to take seats like the one in South Vancouver from embattled Conservative MP Wai Young,...

Gone Fishing? Councillor gears up for federal election

As for the angry tweets, the councillor—who's also running as a Liberal candidate against incumbent Dartmouth NDP Member of Parliament Robert Chisholm—doesn't like having to...

Feds announce funding for Scout Hut in Beamsville

Conservative M-P Dean Allison has awarded the Town of Lincoln, $67-thousand towards the rehabilitation of its Scout Hut in Beamsville. Allison says the funding will...

Newmarket auto parts firm receives funding boost from federal government

Newmarket automotive supplier Palcam CEO Walter Palisca (left) shows Conservative Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown around his company's Newmarket plant Friday. Brown was there to announce...

The bloodsports of Best of Enemies and Rogue Nation

... about the series of debates between the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. (founder of National Review) and the liberal Gore Vidal in 1968 for...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Ed Balls interview: 'I knew we had lost...I was here one day and gone the next'

... Gordon Brown's leading adviser, Balls had achieved more than many Chancellors by keeping Britain out of the euro and securing the independence of the...

As election call looms, flurry of federal cash announced in Sask.

On Friday, Saskatchewan Conservative MP Kelly Block was involved in announcements — along with provincial politicians and officials — on 26 water, sewer and road...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Fox News Says Don't Worry if Times' Clinton Email Story Wrong, Keep Talking ...

Earlier today, on Fox News' Happening Now, Judith Miller said we need more coverage of the Clinton emails “Whether or not The Times got certain...

Scarborough will have six ridings up for grabs in this year's federal election

Conservative Roxanne James won in Scarborough Centre and fellow Tory Corneliu Chisu finished first in Pickering-Scarborough East. Now, three of these four first-time MPs have...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Northern York Region Conservative MPs staying mum on possible federal election ...

“It's up to the prime minister when he makes the decision to go see the Governor General; that is his decision and I am not...

Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, Lynn Anderson attends the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Anderson, whose strong, husky...

When CEOs Become Activists

AARON CHATTERJI: It's not just CEOs who are speaking out for progressive issues, but also folks who are speaking out in more conservative positions. By...

Liberal finance critic talks business in Oakville

Liberal Finance Critic Scott Brison visited Oakville Chamber of Commerce to speak with local business about why he feels his party is the right choice...

Early federal election campaign might drain resources, wane voter interest

O'Regan is running against the NDP incumbent Ryan Cleary in the district of St. John's South-Mount Pearl. "When do people start paying attention to their...

Money for job training

The Splatsin First Nation in the North Okanagan is the latest group to benefit from the Conservative gravy train that has been rolling through the...

Reevely: Vote anybody but Conservative, Ontario finance minister urges

They conjured the ghost of Jim Flaherty, quoting him saying that retirement security is important and government should try to get along. Oliver was even...

Diane Francis: Why Stephen Harper's opponents are critics, not ...

... Mulcair, Conservative leader Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau face off. Canadian PressNDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Conservative leader Stephen Harper and Liberal leader...

International group to monitor Canada's federal election

Canada will be expected to respond to the team's findings, but is not obligated to adopt its recommendations. NDP MP Peggy Nash said the fact...

Around Town, July 31, 2015

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church,...