August 10, 2015

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Donald Trump prepares to bolster depleted staff

After the weekend departure of longtime political adviser Roger Stone over the weekend, The Washington Post and POLITICO's Mike Allen reported that the campaign was...

Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick gain Republican presidential ...

Ms. Shirer plays the lead character, Elizabeth Jordan, and Ms. Moore makes a cameo appearance as Mandy. “My part in 'War Room' is tolerable ...

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In London North Centre, the group is working to defeat Conservative Susan Truppe. “It's a high-priority riding for us” because it could become one of...

“Stick to the issues!”

Political activism has devolved to petty vandalism in the Prince Albert federal riding, where Conservative candidate Randy Hoback's signs have been damaged. An unfortunate reality...

ISIS mission, not aid alone, needed to help refugees, Stephen Harper says

Humanitarian aid and refugee resettlements alone will do nothing to stem the tide of people fleeing Syria and Iraq as ISIS's mass slaughter continues, Conservative...

NDP candidate Constance Barnes says Leadnow's pursuit of strategic voting ...

She's competing against Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who's won seven consecutive elections in Vancouver Centre. At an August 8 NDP rally at the Westin Bayshore,...

Harper-Wynne pension feud offers no save-face middle ground

The Conservative leader may be underestimating the size of the audience for an improved public pension system. As an alternative, Harper has recently been floating...

Mulcair says NDP didn't post ad offering jobs for $13 an hour

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says a company that posted an online ad seeking Punjabi-speaking phone canvassers for $13 an hour had “no permission whatsoever to...

The Watts Riots Plus 50

Then, in 1965, a white liberal Democrat and sociologist named Daniel Patrick Moynihan issued his controversial report, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.”...

Joy Smith, Former Tory MP: Government Has Committed To First Nation Road

The statement came hours after a departing Conservative MP said the government should help build the road. Joy Smith, who is not running for re-election...

Conservative campaign promise would bring in 10000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees

As he spoke in a gym where the crowd included Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims, Coptics and Buddhists as well as recently landed refugees, Harper was...

David and Goliath: Who runs against the party leaders?

Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe lost to NDP candidate Hélène Laverdière as the Orange Wave swept Quebec. And then-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff's short political career...

Who runs against the party leaders? - Ottawa Citizen

Bernard Trottier, Conservative MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore who beat out then-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, poses for a photo in May 2011 in Toronto, Ont. Brett Gundlock...

Tories only ones who will confront ISIS: Harper

Markham-Thornhill Liberal candidate John McCallum said it was “crazy” to characterize Trudeau as not knowing what is needed to fight terrorism. “As a former defence...

Tories end gag order on people who attend Stephen Harper's events

The Conservative party has backtracked from a gag order it placed on voters permitted to attend Stephen Harper's campaign events, but it is sticking to...

Why same-sex ruling has SC's religious-based schools fearing loss of tax exemption

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader John Boehner to express their concern over the potential loss of tax-exempt status. ... Following the court...

Conservative MP Joy Smith backtracks on remarks about Shoal Lake 40 road funding

Smith initially told CBC's As It Happens and Radio Noon programs that she learned of the government's support after she held a news conference on...

18th Street bridge project has mayor 'really thrilled'

Larry Maguire, Conservative MP for Brandon-Souris, says the bridge project was a priority of his for some time now. “When I was first elected, the...

Deep-sea diver fighting for pension

... stands facing traffic wearing a sign saying 'Don't Vote Kramp' on the grass outside of Millennium Square Monday morning. This is the first of...

LaFleche: Region goes wrong on Twitter...again

Tamming quoted me as saying: “St. Catharines Conservative incumbent Rick Dykstra has been a great MP for the city,” to which he added his own...

LaFleche: Region goes wrong on Twitter...again

Tamming quoted me as saying: “St. Catharines Conservative incumbent Rick Dykstra has been a great MP for the city,” to which he added his own...

MD runs for Liberals in west Winnipeg, Headingley

The novice politician realizes he's facing a strong opponent in Steven Fletcher, who has represented the riding in Parliament since 2004. He said he admires...

Oakville election candidates reminded no election signs on regional roads

The new election sign ban on regional roads caused some confusion with Conservative incumbent in the Oakville riding Terence Young briefly losing a few improperly...

Albas the new Tory for many Kelowna voters

(subscription) (subscription)... past three elections won't see his name anywhere on the ballot this fall. The Conservative Party - in a large wedge-shaped section...

Toet ready for battle to retain seat

Incumbent Conservative MP Lawrence Toet is running again for the Elmwood-Transcona seat in the House of Commons. Pictured, left to right, former Transcona mayor and...

Why the news networks let Donald Trump phone it in (literally)

Instead, he phoned into four Sunday political talk shows to discuss his feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly and elaborate on his intra-party battle...

Michelle Mone handed role as entrepreneur tsar

Lord Sugar, star of BBC2's The Apprentice, was given that role in Gordon Brown's government, to be replaced by the Conservative peer Lord Young when...

ICYMI: A weekend of outrage and denunciation from the campaign trail

Calgary Conservative Michelle Rempel, who was on the same panel, challenged McQuaig and said constituents were bringing it up while she was campaigning on Saturday.

Federal Conservatives commit “in principle” to Shoal Lake 40 road ...

The statement came hours after a departing Conservative MP said the government should help build the road. Joy Smith, who is not running for re-election...

Trump's policy approach a mystery amid lack of detail

Trump on Monday criticized moderators of the first Republican primary debate for failing to quiz him on policy during an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,”...

Conservative travel ban nothing but 'posturing,' Justin Trudeau says

​A Conservative proposal to restrict Canadians from travelling to regions of the world it considers controlled by terrorist groups is mere "electoral posturing," Liberal Leader...

A Little Dubya Up in Canada

AlterNet - 70 Ways Prime Minister Harper Has Assaulted ...AlterNetAs opposition members claimed the Harper government was out to rig election rules in its favour,...

Stephen Harper defends travel ban to terror zones

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is defending his proposal to ban travel to parts of the world controlled by terrorists, saying it's not a...

Environmentalists urge Canada not to approve oil spill solvent

Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq proposed in July that energy companies should be allowed to use the product and another spill-treating agent supplied by Nalco,...

Environmentalists urge Canada not to approve oil spill solvent

Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq proposed in July that energy companies should be allowed to use the product and another spill-treating agent supplied by Nalco,...

Op-ed: First Nations people who opt out of voting ensure status quo

This means only four indigenous candidates, Romeo Saganash, Leona Aglukkaq, Rob Clarke and Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, are up for re-election. Until last Sunday, this was indigenous...

Leaders hope aboriginal voters will help swing results

(blog) (blog)There are currently seven serving members of Parliament with aboriginal roots: four with the Conservatives from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut, including cabinet ministers...

College football's 25 Most Intriguing Quarterbacks of 2015

... degree work at EWU. If Adams doesn't take over the position, it would fall to junior backup Jeff Lockie. ... DeShaun Watson, Clemson. Was...

Un retour à la radio pour le député André Bellavance

Interrogé sur le retour de Gilles Duceppe à la tête du Bloc québécois, André Bellavance croit que sa venue ne peut avoir qu'un effet positif.

First Nation receives uncertain federal commitment for long-sought ...

The statement came hours after a departing Conservative MP said the government should help build the road. Joy Smith, who is not running for re-election...

Former Conservative MP Joy Smith says feds should commit to ...

WINNIPEG – A former Conservative MP from Manitoba says the federal government should commit to helping a remote aboriginal community cut off from the outside...

First Nation receives uncertain federal commitment for long-sought ...

The statement came hours after a departing Conservative MP said the government should help build the road. Joy Smith, who is not running for re-election...

Busy slate of GOP primaries Sept. 10

Addison: David Harris, Stephen Knapp, Jeffrey BeGell and Patrick Ward are running for highway superintendent, a four-year term. - Avoca: Charles Ron Harmon and Kenneth...

NDP candidate leaves the race in Nova Scotia after past Israel comment ...

Wheeldon was running against incumbent Liberal Scott Brison and Conservative David Morse. There's still time for the NDP to nominate someone else in that riding,...

Local candidates kick-off federal election campaigns

It was a sentiment echoed by Member of Parliament Blake Richards, who will run for re-election as a Conservative in the district. “Certainly I've been...

A Republican Agitator in the Senate Makes Friends Across the Aisle

... meetings among congressional colleagues go, the one last month in which Republican senators confronted Mike Lee, a freshman from Utah, was among the most...

Conservative MP Joy Smith backtracks on remarks on Shoal Lake 40 road funding

Smith initially said she learned of the government's support after she held a news conference on Monday morning, urging the Conservatives — specifically, Natural Resources...

Harper pledges to bring 10000 more refugees from Syria, Iraq

It's a distinction that matters, because it's clear the government itself can't follow through, said Andrew Cash, who as an NDP MP was responsible for...

The Drilldown: TransCan working on a plan B for Keystone - iPolitics

This follows a move by local NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who brought this issue to the attention of the federal elections commissioner. “I have a...

Watson: The longer the campaign, the better

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada; Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic...